Desserts

Apple Upside Down Cake #AllBran

I hope you’ve been enjoying all my recent comfort food recipes I’ve been sharing! I know I’ve enjoyed making AND eating them too. My goal has been to show you that comfort food can be both delicious and good for you! Take a peek at the #AllBran hashtag on social media and you’ll some awesome fibre-filled “comfort food moderne” recipes that will make your tummy growl!

My appetizer recipe, French Onion Stuffed Mushrooms, combines all the flavours from the classic soup recipe into a bite sized, fibre-filled mushroom cap. Think holiday parties! My entree, Healthy Shepherd’s Pie, is comfort food you can eat without the guilt! It has the traditional meat and veggies with a fibre kick. The topping is creamy mashed cauliflower. Even my kids enjoyed it.

Today’s recipe takes the cake. No really, it does! I hope you like Apple Upside Down Cake because I sure do. Apple desserts + fall go hand in hand. I’ve been making this dessert for several years, but only recently started adding All-Bran Buds to my recipe. I love that it’s sweet and is helping my family reach their daily fibre goals.

Let’s move onto the recipe, shall we? It has quite a few ingredients, but I bet you’ll have most of these pantry staples already on hand.

Apple Upside Down Cake - Moist, sweet and fibre-packed, it doesn't get any better than this mouthwatering fall dessert recipe. Who said dessert couldn't be healthy?!

My favourite kind of apples to use in baking recipes are Granny Smith apples! These are also the apples that my youngest daughter asks that we buy when we are shopping. I love their tartness.

Apple Upside Down Cake - Moist, sweet and fibre-packed, it doesn't get any better than this mouthwatering fall dessert recipe. Who said dessert couldn't be healthy?!

Toss in some brown sugar, walnuts and spices. It smells like fall!

Apple Upside Down Cake - Moist, sweet and fibre-packed, it doesn't get any better than this mouthwatering fall dessert recipe. Who said dessert couldn't be healthy?!

Don’t forget to grease your baking pan! This is an important step. If you forget, your cake will not flip over so easily. I know this from experience! These apples will eventually become your cake topping.

Apple Upside Down Cake - Moist, sweet and fibre-packed, it doesn't get any better than this mouthwatering fall dessert recipe. Who said dessert couldn't be healthy?!

The star of the show are All-Bran Buds cereal and I think this recipe shows just how versatile they are. Enjoy them for breakfast in milk or yogurt, add them to a smoothie or salad and now to your desserts! Each 1/3 cup serving contains 44% of the recommended daily fibre.

Apple Upside Down Cake - Moist, sweet and fibre-packed, it doesn't get any better than this mouthwatering fall dessert recipe. Who said dessert couldn't be healthy?!

They’ll be mixed into the cake batter.

Apple Upside Down Cake - Moist, sweet and fibre-packed, it doesn't get any better than this mouthwatering fall dessert recipe. Who said dessert couldn't be healthy?!

It has what I like to call “fall spices” which basically means cinnamon and nutmeg. I seem to use these two in many desserts this time of year.

Apple Upside Down Cake - Moist, sweet and fibre-packed, it doesn't get any better than this mouthwatering fall dessert recipe. Who said dessert couldn't be healthy?!

Apple Upside Down Cake - Moist, sweet and fibre-packed, it doesn't get any better than this mouthwatering fall dessert recipe. Who said dessert couldn't be healthy?!

Add your wet ingredients to your dry and give it a good stir. Pour the mixture evenly over the apples. It’s baking time, folks!

Apple Upside Down Cake - Moist, sweet and fibre-packed, it doesn't get any better than this mouthwatering fall dessert recipe. Who said dessert couldn't be healthy?!

Your home will fill with the heavenly scent of baked apples and cinnamon. Because you’ve greased your baking pan so well, it should just slide right out easily onto your cooling rack. It will still be steaming so be careful!

Apple Upside Down Cake - Moist, sweet and fibre-packed, it doesn't get any better than this mouthwatering fall dessert recipe. Who said dessert couldn't be healthy?!

Moist, sweet and full of healthy fibre. This is my kinda dessert!

Apple Upside Down Cake - Moist, sweet and fibre-packed, it doesn't get any better than this mouthwatering fall dessert recipe. Who said dessert couldn't be healthy?!

Yield: 8 to 10

Apple Upside Down Cake

Moist, sweet and fibre-packed, it doesn’t get any better than this mouthwatering Apple Upside Down Cake recipe. Who said dessert couldn’t be healthy?!

Ingredients:

Cake

  • ¾ butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • ¾ cup All Bran Buds
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ tsp caramel extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt

Topping

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan. In a medium size bowl, mix together the apples, brown sugar, walnuts and cinnamon. Arrange the apple mixture evenly in the bottom of the baking pan.
  2. Beat butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium until light and fluffy. Add in eggs, one at a time and continuing to beat. Then stir in milk, All Bran Buds, caramel extract and sour cream.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, baking powder. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  4. Spoon cake batter over the apples in the baking pan. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out of the center clean.
  5. Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Then place the cooling wrack on top of the cake and carefully turn it upside down and remove the pan.
  6. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

Apple Upside Down Cake - Moist, sweet and fibre-packed, it doesn't get any better than this mouthwatering fall dessert recipe. Who said dessert couldn't be healthy?!

I brought this cake to our Thanksgiving dinner at my parent’s house. It was a hit! My mom said it reminded her of a snacking cake and that it wasn’t overpoweringly sweet.

Apple Upside Down Cake - Moist, sweet and fibre-packed, it doesn't get any better than this mouthwatering fall dessert recipe. Who said dessert couldn't be healthy?!

Many Canadians struggle to get the recommended 25 grams of fibre a day. Think about your own fibre intake. Are you getting enough? The good news is that there are many tasty, fibre-rich foods including the ones I’ve shared so far through my partnership with Kellogg’s All-Bran.

Apple Upside Down Cake - Moist, sweet and fibre-packed, it doesn't get any better than this mouthwatering fall dessert recipe. Who said dessert couldn't be healthy?!

This fall, Kellogg’s All-Bran has teamed up with three top Canadian chefs who have created 15 delicious  comfort food recipes that are perfect for people who want to eat healthy, but aren’t willing to sacrifice on taste. Visit All-Bran on Pinterest and take a peek at all their yummy pins. When you see a recipe you like, pin it to one of your boards so you can try it later on. I’ve been pinning a bunch myself!

Apple Upside Down Cake - Moist, sweet and fibre-packed, it doesn't get any better than this mouthwatering fall dessert recipe. Who said dessert couldn't be healthy?!

You’ll also find this Apple Upside Down Cake recipe there too! It’s a keeper.

Apple Upside Down Cake - Moist, sweet and fibre-packed, it doesn't get any better than this mouthwatering fall dessert recipe. Who said dessert couldn't be healthy?!

Craving more recipe inspiration? Visit the All-Bran website. I hope you’ll discover how easy it is to incorporate an extra fibre boost into your meals. Fibre promotes regularity, contributes to healthy cholesterol levels and helps you maintain a healthy body weight. I encourage you to try some new recipes!

Apple Upside Down Cake - Moist, sweet and fibre-packed, it doesn't get any better than this mouthwatering fall dessert recipe. Who said dessert couldn't be healthy?!

I’ve also made a recipe video! Watch me make this delicious dessert and see how easy it is.

Apple Upside Down Cake - Moist, sweet and fibre-packed, it doesn't get any better than this mouthwatering fall dessert recipe. Who said dessert couldn't be healthy?!

Have you ever tried adding All-Bran to your recipes to give them a healthy kick of fibre?

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Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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