This post is sponsored by Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning, although all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Enjoy this rustic and warm Upside Down Apple Pecan Cake that is made with delicious and juicy apples, apple spice, pecans, and a touch of Tony Chachere’s Pecan Bourbon Ham Glaze. Using the glaze gives the cake a surprisingly delicious nutty flavor you won’t forget.
When I started my journey baking, I remember making Pineapple Upside Down Cake for the first time. It was a cake that I grew up loving and wanted to learn how to make on my own. The first time I made the cake, it was a fail. However, the second time, it was a win! I was so enthusiastic about my newfound talent that I started making more cakes with an “upside-down” flair.
When trying to develop a recipe for the fall, it only makes me create an upside-down cake that will need no introduction if seen on a dessert table. That is when I decided to make this Upside Down Apple Pecan Cake that is topped with a delicious caramel topping that has sliced apples and chopped pecan pieces. This single-layer cake would be perfect for fall baking.
Apple Upside Down Cake Topping
The topping becomes perfect as the cake is baking. Like most upside-down cakes, the topping is made up of light brown sugar, butter, sliced apples, and chopped pecans. The best part of the upside-down topping is Tony Chachere’s Ham Pecan Glaze. Add a couple of tablespoons to the caramel gives a delicious nutty flavor to the caramelized apples on top.
I know many of you are thinking, “Doesn’t the ham glaze taste like…ham?” My answer is, not at all! The glaze is a bottle caramelized flavor coating that you can use for your ham but can add flavor to other dishes like my Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding Cupcakes and this recipe. So, if you happen to buy yourself a bottle (which I definitely recommend that you do), go ahead and use this for this easy upside-down apple cake.
Another option for the cake
The cake recipe that I have listed below is simple and easy. However, if you want to get a little more creative and simplify things further, you can absolutely use a box cake mix. A few flavors I would consider if you are going to do that are the following:
- Yellow Cake Mix
- Spice Cake Mix
- Butter Pecan Cake Mix
These flavors would go very well with this cake recipe.
Commonly Asked Questions
No need. The apples will cook while the rest of the cake is baking. Once the cake is finished, the apples would’ve completely baked through.
You don’t, but you’ll want to. If you can’t find this glaze you can use Bourbon if you have it.
If you like using Tony Chachere’s products, you’ll love the recipes below:
- Spicy Crunchy Fried Shrimp
- Easy Baked Beef Brisket
- Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding Cupcakes
- Hot Pepper Jelly Glazed Grilled Chicken Wings