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Apr 28, 2008

Microwave Apple Upside down Cake

Ever since Srivalli of Cooking4allseasons has announced the MEC: Cakes theme, I have been digging through all my recipe collection. Finally I found this cake that is done easily in microwave. I clearly don’t know why I forgot about it till now! Thanks to Srivalli, I could bring this recipe to the front and make it. I was surprised how easily this was done in a microwave. I made little changes to the original recipe, though! Actually it was pineapple upside down cake, but as I don’t have pineapples on hand, I replaced them with apples. And for pineapple juice as suggested in the original recipe, I used apple juice. That’s it!

  • 3 tbsp Apple Juice
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 Apple (any kind)
  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda


Peel the apple and core out the seeds. Then slice into thin rounds like in the picture below. Keep aside.

Place butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave it for 1 minute or until the butter melts.

In a different bowl mix apple juice with sugar and beat well with a spoon. To this, add all the other ingredients except the apple slices and beat well either with a manual or electrical mixer until the mixture turns smooth. Keep aside.

Coat a microwave safe bowl (I used a 2-quart glass bowl) with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange the apple slices in a circular pattern at the bottom of the bowl. Pour the prepared batter on top of these slices.

Place the bowl in the microwave on an inverted saucer. Microwave for 6 minutes or until the center of the cake springs back when touched lightly.

Let stand for 3 to 5 minutes until the cake cools down. Then invert onto a serving plate. Cut into pieces and serve. It tasted delicious.

This goes to Srivalli’s MEC: Cakes event.


Madhavi said... [Reply]

WOW Uma, cake looks awesome, very nice recipe. will try soon!!!

Cham said... [Reply]

Delicious apple cake! Looks perfect Uma!

Srivalli said... [Reply]

looks lovely..thanks for the great entry!...I am so happy that you found this again!

Cham said... [Reply]

Uma, there is no flour in ingredient list. Did u forgot or no flour?

Uma said... [Reply]

Thanks for pointing out the mistake, Cham. Yes, I forgot to write it. How can we make a cake without any flour? Now I corrected it.

Madhavi, Cham, Srivalli: Thank you so much for your sweet comments.

Vaishali said... [Reply]

Uma, lovely-looking cake. The apples sound like such an interesting variation on pineapple upside-down cake. Great job.

Divya said... [Reply]

Can not beleive that it is made in Microwave ...coz i used MW just for heating ..great job done !!

Unknown said... [Reply]

Uma the cake loks like it were made by a pro..Should have tasted really great..Keep rocking!

kamala said... [Reply]

Looks so beautiful uma.Different one in a microwave

Mansi said... [Reply]

that looks inviting indeed Uma! perfect morning cake:)

Dhivya said... [Reply]

innovative idea uma:))looks so delicious

Rama said... [Reply]

Lovely cake....Nice entry....

Uma said... [Reply]

Thanq all for your sweet comments.

Red Chillies said... [Reply]

Very nice recipe, Uma. So glad that dug up this wonderful recipe.

Rachel said... [Reply]

Looks lovely and am sure it tasted great as well

Anonymous said... [Reply]

cake in MW sounds so easy and looks so yummy

sandeepa (Bong Mom's Cookbook)

jayasree said... [Reply]

Uma, you have a beatifully cake. Great that you have come up with a different cake in MW. Good entry for the event.

Ramya's Mane Adige said... [Reply]

apple upside down cake sounds interesting!!! the pic looks gr8 too

Anonymous said... [Reply]

The cake looks absolutely delicious! Good job :)

Swati said... [Reply]

Lovely cake Uma..always seen pineapple upside down cakes n using apples instead is a bright idea!!

Jayashree said... [Reply]

Looks perfect!!!

Deepa Kuber said... [Reply]

Hey nice recipe Uma, easy one..
I dont know wats the matter wit my images uma, may be its taking more time cos i have too many pics in one post. thanks for informing.

Suganya said... [Reply]

The cake looks prefect.... Nice recipe....Never tried upside down apple cake....so different....

Unknown said... [Reply]

Hi Uma, I never saw a Apple upside down cake, always heard about a pineapple upside down, yours is inspired me to make these as we always buy lots of apples, can I use red apples too?

Uma said... [Reply]

Thank you all for your wonderful comments.

Roopa: Yes, you may use any kind of apples. It tastes great with any kind.

Meera said... [Reply]

That apple cake really looks delicious. Great job, Uma. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Annu said... [Reply]

Awesome Uma dear:-).I never tried cake as of now,will try this,its so simple.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said... [Reply]

uma, very well done..quite innovative and all the best for the event !

Anonymous said... [Reply]

I'm new to your blog. This cake sounds really good and easy to make. There was one part that was not clear to me..i'd appreciate if you could clarify that. Why did you say "Place the bowl in the microwave on an inverted saucer". Is there a reason we need to put it on an inverted saucer. Please clarify...Thanks :)

Uma said... [Reply]

Hi Anonymous,

Glad you raised this doubt! An inverted saucer is used to elevate the bowl being used to make a cake so that the cake is cooked evenly!

Thanks you liked my cake!

Miri said... [Reply]

I have only seen pineapple upside down cake and made a strawberry upside down cake, apple upside down cake is different and interesting!

Laura de Argentina said... [Reply]

great recipe! i will try it right now!!

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