Sally McKenney

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 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.

DETAILS:

– The giveaway is open to USA residents only and will run until Monday, August 5 2013 at 11:59 PM EST.
– 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.
– Winner will win one 16oz jar of Smooth Operator and one can of Golden Roasted Peanuts. Product will be shipped by Peanut Butter & Co.
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Peanut Butter Apple Upside Down Cake, 10.0 out of 10 based on 2 ratings

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51 Responses to Peanut Butter Apple Upside Down Cake

  1. Azar Attura says:

    Top a slice of this cake with a scoop of Rum Raisin Ice Cream – and drizzle some melted White Chocolate Peanut Butter over the top. Add whipped cream, a cheery maraschino cherry, some peanut pieces and then GUARD that slice of cake while you devour it! YUM t!!!

  2. Jessica says:

    Torte it, fill it with Dark Chocolate Dreams mousse and frosted with 7-minute frosting. I’m on a PB s’mores kick right now ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Erin Roll says:

    OMG that looks soooooo good!

  4. Denice says:

    Add bananas and cover with dark chocolate frosting.

  5. Amy P says:

    This looks incredible! I would also use this peanut butter cake topped with ganache to make a buckeye cake.

  6. Kelsi says:

    Serve as a breakfast parfait with layers of greek yogurt, cream, and cake.

  7. Francisco says:

    I’m thinking a trifle, layers of peanut butter cake, sliced apples, and whipped cream, topped with crushed peanuts and perhaps a drizzle of caramel sauce.

  8. Lindsay says:

    Um, I’d like a birthday cake like that! ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. Frieda Liebeskind says:

    Oh my word — heavenly!

  10. Ray Meany says:

    Can’t wait until someone makes this for me….HINT! HINT!

  11. Victoria Crissman says:

    I think I would use it as a 2 layer cake, with a fluffy milk chocolate buttercream frosting topped with a mixture of chopped up PB cups and salty roasted peanuts..

  12. Susan Christy says:

    Peanut Butter Cake – Bananas and Strawberries Between layers, chocolate frosting.

  13. Debra Miller says:

    I would take the cake you made and top it off with my peanut butter frosting and banana whipped cream….yum, yum.

  14. Natasha says:

    This looks awesome! I would also love to try a peanut butter cake with bananas and chocolate chips!!

  15. Carly says:

    A Reeses cake? I love chocolate peanut butter ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Barb says:

    I would add it to a soft icecream for a sundae topping YUM!

  17. Lauren Rieger says:

    I am drooling!!! Looks so yummy!! Cannot wait to make it!!

  18. Lauren Rieger says:

    Looks Yummy!!! I am drooling!! Can’t wait to make it!!!

  19. Terrie Swanson says:

    I would take the cake cut into squares, add butterscotch ice cream topping, crushed pecans and coconut flakes over the top.

  20. CK says:

    Fill two layers with chocolate mousse and frost it with a chocolate swiss meringue butter cream. Decadent!

  21. Mary McCOy says:

    I would make thin layers of it and alternate the layers between slices of bananas, creme fraiche and chocolate ganache.

  22. Debbie (Accidently Delish) says:

    i’ve wanted to make a peanut butter bread for so long! i actually didn’t even know it was possible, but have seen a lot of recipes for it. i think it would be such a great moist bread! yum!

  23. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    This would be delicious with more peanut butter or caramel! Covered with ganache or filled with mousse. Anything with Peanut Butter is delicious!

  24. Adie says:

    I would use a whipped chocolate frosting and make a layer cake!! Or maybe a cream cheese frosting and add peanut butter cups on top!!

  25. Sand says:

    It would be great in a fig upside down cake.

  26. Kara D says:

    A peanut butter loaf topped with whipped chocolate frosting!

  27. Jessica says:

    This recipe looks amazing! I would love to make a peanut butter cheesecake!

  28. Erin R. says:

    I think a peanut butter Boston cream pie. Peanut buttery pudding of some sort in the middle and chocolate ganache on top.

  29. Tori L says:

    I would crumble it on top of some homemade ice cream as a delicious topping!

  30. Sandy says:

    I would use Smooth Operator in a coffee cake. Peanut Butter rippled through out and a crumble top that included a berry jam

  31. Seren Melissa says:

    I’d use it in a layer cake with bananas and cream cheese frosting!

  32. Kelli says:

    Instead of apples I’d use bananas.

  33. Jessica B says:

    I would do this cake with chocolate frosting.

  34. trisha abrahamson says:

    put it on french toast. mmm.

  35. Terry Cross says:

    I would frost it with milk chocolate frosting

  36. megan says:

    I would use this for a cake pop base and make cute little cakes our of it to dip in dark chocolate dreams

  37. Em Robin says:

    I’d use the cake –a few layers of it–with chocolate fudge fulling and icing.

  38. Sheila Blevins says:

    Make 2 layers…in the middle make a peanut butter and cream cheese filling…then coat the outside with Hershey’s Chocolate Frosting…and drizzle the whole thing with a glaze made of peanut butter and confectioner’s sugar, vanilla and milk…then add crushed Butterfinger candy bars..Death by Peanut Butter!!

  39. Marci says:

    id’ warm it and use it as a topping for ice cream

  40. nik says:

    Cupcakes with chocolate frosting and sprinkles, for my nephews birthday. ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. tara pittman says:

    peanut butter cookiesd

  42. Jeffrey says:

    Layer the cake with a chocolate ganache and homemade peanut butter cups!

  43. Kim says:

    I would use it to make Brownies and Frosting.

  44. Bill says:

    I’d cut the cake in half and layer caramelized bananas in the middle and then frost the top with a healthy layer of Nutella!!

  45. Katie says:

    I would put chunks of the cake in ice cream with extra peanuts on top and a drizzle of chocolate…

  46. Shawn says:

    Jelly roll with a pumpkins & cream cheese filling topped with a walnut caramel sauce

  47. Sara S says:

    I’d make peanut butter cupcakes with a dark chocolate frosting.

  48. Lori says:

    cupcakes with a peanut butter cup in the center of each, and dark chocolate dreams frosting.

  49. kolpin says:

    i’d make peanut butter and jelly cupcakes with a puddle of PB&J in the center!

  50. hermes ใ‚ซใƒใƒณ says:

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Peanut Butter Apple Upside Down Cake