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How to make a fresh apple upside down coffee cake with Nutella

Hubs walked slowly through the kitchen looking around hopefully for something sweet to eat this morning and finding nothing exciting slowly walked to his office.  I took the hint and looked to see what I had that would satisfy a sweet tooth and would enhance the cup of coffee I had been sipping and savoring.  Two apples were in the fruit bin so... 


I began to put together a fresh apple coffee cake. The cake went together pretty quickly and when it was close to done [breathing in the delectable smells] I made another cup of coffee.  Is it weird to be excited about a new coffee brewer?   I can't help it.  It came yesterday.  It's a champagne color that looks fabulous on my recently completed kitchen make over and because I'm not the kind of girl that likes to wait too long for my coffee, I'm loving how quick it is.  

skillet apple upside down cake recipe

As soon as the cake was cool enough to cut, I put a slice on a plate for hubs and one for myself along with two cups of coffee.     It feels like we braved the cold weather and drove to Starbucks, but we didn't...we are comfy and cozy right here in my kitchen.  We are both loving how perfect the cake and coffee taste together for our late morning breakfast, right here-at home.  


Fresh Apple Upside Down Cake

Pre heat oven 350° F  Butter and flour baking pan.
Caramelized apple top
  • Melt 2 Tablespoons butter in the pan by placing it in the oven.  When it is melted remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle:
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar sprinkled over the butter. 
  • Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon cinnamon on the sugar.
  • While the butter is melting use a vegetable peeler to peel 1 or 2 apples.  Core and slice them.
  • Arrange apples slices over the topping.  Set aside.


Cream together using mixer:
  • 1 stick room temperature butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (or try almond flavoring)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk (optional)
Mix in dry ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Spoon the batter over the apples.

I've made this cake without the milk and with milk.  It came out much denser without the milk; like a typical coffee cake and was done in less than an hour.  I liked it okay, but liked the version with a little milk better; which also made it easier to spoon onto the apples.  You can see the difference in the 1st photo of the cake without milk and the last made with the milk.

Bake 375° F 45-60 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.  Cool on wire rack, loosen edges from pan with a knife. Hold a plate tightly to the pan while you flip the pan over, releasing cake onto plate.  Now… drizzle Nutella across the apple top and have a delicious slice while it’s warm.


  1. Anything is better with Nutella although I've never tried apples and Nutella, sounds delicious!

  2. Mmm, this sounds fantastic! Pinning!
    Amber @

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  4. Apples and Nutella make a great snack, I bet they're diving in this cake. PINed it! :)

  5. My daughter is a sucker for nutella. I am going to have to show her this one.

  6. Jeannie, Your Apple Upside Down Cake sounds wonderful! I am a BIG fan of apple cakes of all kinds, and this one, with a caramelized topping? Oh, MY. I am loving my Starbucks Verismo Coffee Brewer, too, so no- it's not weird to be excited about it, lol! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely cake at Treasure Box Tuesday- PINNING! ♥

  7. Apples & Nutella!?! Yum!!! Thanks SO much for linking up with Hit Me With Your Best Shot! Hope to see you again soon!

  8. This sounds so good!!!

    - Brooke -


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