Upside-Down Pumpkin, Apple and Spice Cake

Upside-Down Pumpkin, Apple and Spice Cake
  • 6 servings
  • 0:30 Preparation
  • 0:40 Cooking
  • 1:10 Total Time

Ingredients

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  • cake

  • 1 3/4 cups
    (440 mL)

    all-purpose flour

  • 1 Tbsp.
    (15 mL)

    baking powder

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)

    cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp.
    (1 mL)

    ground star anise seeds or Chinese 5-spice blend

  • 1/4 tsp.
    (1 mL)

    ground cloves

  • 1 pinch

    Salt

  • 1/2 cup
    (125 mL)

    butter

  • 1 cup
    (250 mL)

    sugar

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)

    vanilla

  • 3/4 cup
    (190 mL)

    milk

  • topping:

  • 1 cup
    (250 mL)

    seeded, peeled and cubed pumpkin

  • 1/3 cup
    (80 mL)

    butter

  • 1 cup
    (250 mL)

    brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup
    (60 mL)

    chopped hazelnuts (optional)

  • 2

    cortland apples, peeled, cored and cut in wedges

  • whipped cream:

  • 2 cups
    (500 mL)

    whipping cream (35%)

  • 1/4 cup
    (60 mL)

    icing sugar

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)

    vanilla

Preparation

Cake

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, spices and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla with an electric mixer until very light, about 6 minutes.

Gradually beat dry ingredients into egg mixture, alternating with milk (start and finish with dry ingredients). Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

Topping

In a saucepan of boiling water, cook pumpkin for about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.

In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Remove from heat and add brown sugar and hazelnuts, stirring well.

Spread mixture in a 23 cm (9 inch) cake pan. Arrange apple wedges on top and evenly distribute pumpkin.

Spread cake batter over fruit mixture.

Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.

Turn out cake onto a serving plate.

Whipped cream

In a large bowl and with an electric mixer, whip cream with sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form.

Serve cake with whipped cream.

Source: Féd. producteurs de lait du Québec