SweeTango Apple Toffee Upside Down Cake Recipe

SweeTango Apple and Toffee Upside Down Cake Recipe

With cool fall temperatures finally here there’s nothing that makes me happier than turning on my oven and baking. I came up with this SweeTango Apple Toffee Upside Down Cake Recipe, with a nice spicy bite from homemade chai spice, using SweeTango apples grown right here in my home province of Nova Scotia.

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SweeTango Apple Toffee Upside Down Cake
Upside down cake with SweeTango apples, toffee sauce, homemade chai spice, and whole grain spelt flour.
  • 1 recipe for toffee sauce (see below)
  • 2 SweeTango apples
  • 1 1/4 cup spelt flour
  • 3 teaspoons chai spice (see below)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Generously butter a 9-inch round cake pan. Line buttered pan with parchment and butter parchment. Set aside and make toffee sauce as per directions below. Pour toffee sauce into prepared pan and set aside.Peel, core, and slice SweeTango apples to your preference. Arrange apple pieces gently on top of toffee sauce.In a medium-large bowl mix spelt flour, homemade chai spice, baking powder, and salt to well combine. Set aside.In the bowl of a stand mixer, or with a handheld mixer, mix sugar and melted butter until sugar dissolves. Add eggs, one at a time, and mix each until well combined, stopping in between to scrape down sides of bowl. Add milk and vanilla and mix until well combined.With mixer running on low slowly add dry ingredients to wet. When all dry ingredients have been added allow mixer to continue to run until everything is just combined. Stop mixer and scrape down side of bowl to make sure everything is well incorporated. Gently scoop and spread cake batter evenly on top of apples trying not to disturb the arrangement of the apples in the toffee sauce.Place pan in oven and bake 30-35 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes then turn out onto a plate or platter. Serve as is or topped with ice cream, warm or cold.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 10-12 slices
SweeTango Apple Toffee Upside Down Cake Recipe
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Toffee Sauce
Homemade toffee sauce to use as the base of SweeTango Apple Toffee Upside Down Cake.
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
Place butter and sugar in a small pot and cook over medium heat. Stir gently until butter melts to help dissolve sugar, but once the butter has melted do not stir again. This is very important!Cook butter and sugar to a deep amber colour, remove from heat, and slowly add cream, whisking constantly. Set aside to cool.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 3/4 cup
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Homemade Chai Spice
Homemade chai spice to use in the SweeTango Apple Toffee Upside Down Cake or anywhere else you use cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.
  • 3 teaspoons cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
Mix spices together and store in a small airtight container.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6 1/2 teaspoons
SweeTango Apple Toffee Upside Down Cake Recipe

SweeTango Apples FAQ

Where are SweeTango apples grown?

In Canada, SweetTango apples are grown in Nova Scotia and Quebec.

When are SweeTango apples available?

SweeTango apples are generally available from early October until mid-November when stock runs out.

What is the apple parentage of SweeTango apples?

SweeTango apples are a hybrid of sweet Honeycrisp and tangy Zestar apples. Apple breeders at the University of Minnesota used a manual, painstaking process to cross-pollinate these two parent apple varieties to create an apple with distinct taste and texture.

What do SweeTango apples taste like?

SweeTango apples are sweet and tangy with a crisp, juicy bite. They’ve been described as having notes of citrus, honey, and spice. Perfect for fall baking!

Where can I buy SweeTango apples?

When stock is available, SweeTango apples should be widely available.

  • In Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland you can find SweeTango apples at Costco, Atlantic Superstore, Dominion, Sobeys, Walmart, and independent grocers.

  • In Quebec you can find SweeTango apples at Costco, Metro, Provigo, and IGA.

  • In Ontario you can find SweeTango apples at Costco, Metro, Fortinos, Loblaw, Zehrs, and independent grocers.

  • SweeTango apples are not currently available west of Ontario.

Are SweeTango apples good for baking?

SweeTango apples are perfect for most of your fall recipes, especially pies and crisps. The apple structure held up very well in my upside down cake recipe and the slices maintained a nice firmness and sweet tang that balanced the toffee sauce and chai spice nicely.

Are SweeTango apples good?

If you like Honeycrisp apples you will love SweeTango apples. SweeTango apples have a tangy tart bite that is unforgettable and are one of my favourite apples for eating and baking. Give them a try - you won’t be disappointed!

For more information about SweeTango apples visit -

Website - www.sweetango.com

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sweetango_apple/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sweetango/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/SweeTango

Disclosure : This post is sponsored by SweeTango and I have received financial compensation and ingredients for the recipe I’ve created. That being said, all views and opinions are my own, and I will never endorse anything that I don’t use or love.