Lillie Auld, the baking-obsessed blogger behind Butter Me Up, Brooklyn, believes that baking makes friends. And after trying her caramel apple upside-down cake, we’re ready to join her inner circle and start showing up at her place whenever she’s dishing up something sweet. Auld’s take on the retro cake pairs our favorite fall crop with a soft, spongy crumb. A quick, easy caramel sauce glazes the apples and completes a cake we’d be happy to eat after dinner or in the company of friends during a weekend brunch.
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Check out Lillie Auld’s blog, Butter Me Up, Brooklyn, for more recipes and food ideas.
Learn which apples are best for baking at Serious Eats.
As the season shifts, you could also make this recipe with pears--or try Auld’s gingerbread pear upside-down cake.