Monday, March 30, 2009

Apple Upside Down Cake from Alberta Burrill

1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups tart sliced apples

Melt the butter in the bottom of an 8 inch cake pan.
Spread the brown sugar over the butter and arrange the apple slices over the sugar. cover with the cake batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Turn out on a serving platter with the fruit side up. Do not allow the butter and sugar to harden before unmolding it.

The cake batter:

1 1/4 cups sifted flour
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
5 tablespoons boiling water

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt several times together.
Beat the eggs with a beater until thick and light.
Add the sugar gradually beating as you go.
Add lemon juice.
Fold in the dry ingredients alternately with the boiling water.
Blend well after each addition till all is completely incorporated.

This will work with pineapple or a number of other hard fruits that do not weep too much.

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