Peanut Butter Apple Upside Down Cake

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The idea for this cake was inspired by a buttery caramel apple upside down cake I made last year. I wanted to take the same idea but transform it into an incredible rich, dense peanut butter cake underneath the layer of apples. I love peanut butter and apples together! And boy, this cake does not disappoint combining the two. Each bite is impeccably soft, moist, and full of peanut butter and juicy sweet apples.

The apples sit in a pool of homemade caramel as the peanut butter cake bakes on top. Once the cake is done, invert it on a large serving plate to reveal the gorgeous sliced apples on top, decorated with lots of crunchy peanuts. Grab your glass of milk because you will need it after one bite of this rich decadent cake!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45-50 minutes
Total time: 1 hour and 5 minutes
Yield: 8-10 servings

Peanut Butter Apple Upside Down Cake

Ingredients

Ingredients butter cinnamon nutmeg peanut cloves vanilla apples flour powder salt eggs smooth operator milk

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, separated
2/3 cup dark brown sugar and 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, separated
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons vanilla extract, separated
2 medium apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1/3 cup Peanut Butter & Co. Golden Roasted peanuts
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Smooth Operator peanut butter
3 large eggs
3 tablespoons milk

Directions

1. Generously coat a 9-inch pie dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. Make sure your apples are sliced and ready to go.

2. In a small saucepan, melt 1 stick of butter on low heat. When it begins to bubble, stir in 2/3 cup dark brown sugar. Continue to stir until smooth. Add 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Stirring constantly, leave on heat for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 1 minute. Pour into prepared baking dish and layer with sliced apples. Sprinkle with roasted peanuts. Set aside.

2.	In a small saucepan, melt 1 stick of butter on low heat.  When it begins to bubble, stir in 2/3 cup dark brown sugar. Continue to stir until smooth.  Add 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.  Stirring constantly, leave on heat for about 3 minutes.  Remove from heat and allow to cool for 1 minute.  Pour into prepared baking dish and layer with sliced apples.  Sprinkle with roasted peanuts. Set aside.

Pour into prepared baking dish and layer with sliced apples.  Sprinkle with roasted peanuts.

3. Preheat oven to 325°F degrees.

4. Gently mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

5. In a large bowl, cream together the peanut butter, 1/2 stick of butter, and 3/4 cup of brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Slowly beat in the flour mixture until just combined. Stir in the milk by hand. Do not overmix. Pour the batter over the top of the apples in the prepared baking pan.

Pour the batter over top the apples in the prepared baking pan.

6. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool for exactly ten minutes before inverting onto a large serving dish.

Allow to cool for exactly ten minutes before inverting onto a large serving dish.

7. Serve warm or at room temperature.

*You may also bake in an 8-inch or 9-inch square baking pan at the same baking time & oven temperature.
*Garnish with additional peanuts, if desired.

Peanut Butter Apple Upside Down Cake Ingredients butter cinnamon nutmeg peanut cloves vanilla apples flour powder salt eggs smooth operator milk 2. In a small saucepan, melt 1 stick of butter on low heat. When it begins to bubble, stir in 2/3 cup dark brown sugar. Continue to stir until smooth. Add 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Stirring constantly, leave on heat for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 1 minute. Pour into prepared baking dish and layer with sliced apples. Sprinkle with roasted peanuts. Set aside. Pour into prepared baking dish and layer with sliced apples. Sprinkle with roasted peanuts. Pour the batter over top the apples in the prepared baking pan. Allow to cool for exactly ten minutes before inverting onto a large serving dish.

PEANUT BUTTER GIVEAWAY

What other desserts would you consider using the rich, decadent peanut butter cake portion of this recipe for?

Leave a comment below with your answer to enter for a chance at winning a jar of Smooth Operator peanut butter and a can of Golden Roasted Peanuts, the Peanut Butter & Co. products used in this recipe.

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– One entry per person.
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– Winner(s) will have until 08/8/13 to claim their prize or we will choose another winner.
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