Mangez Québec

Apple-cranberry upside down cake

50 minutes
Cooking time
1 hour



  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
  • 160 ml (2/3 cup) sugar
  • 6 to 8 Quebec Cortland apples, peeled, cored and halved
  • 250 ml (1 cup) fresh Quebec cranberries


  • 375 ml (1 1/2 cups) flour
  • 7 ml (1 1/2 tsp.) baking powder
  • 4 ml (3/4 tsp.) salt
  • 2.5 ml (1/2 tsp.) cinnamon
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) soft unsalted butter
  • 160 ml (2/3 cup) sugar
  • 5 ml (1 tsp.) vanilla
  • 10 ml (2 tsp.) peeled, grated fresh ginger
  • 2 eggs
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) sour cream
  • 1 Quebec Cortland apple, chopped



  1. Melt butter over medium-low heat in a large non-stick pan measuring 27 cm (11 in.) in diameter by 5 cm (2 in.) deep. Add sugar and mix well with a wooden spoon.
  2. Place apple halves in a pretty pattern, cut side up, in the pan and spread cranberries evenly between the apples.
  3. Cook without stirring for 25 to 35 minutes or until centre of apples is tender and the juices have caramelized.


Preheat oven to 190°C (375°F).

  1. Sift and mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar with electric mixer for 3 minutes until fluffy and smooth.
  3. Add vanilla and ginger as well as eggs one at time, beating well after each addition. Mix in sour cream. With mixer at low speed, gradually add dry ingredients, mixing just enough to humidify. Fold in chopped apple with a spatula.
  4. Spoon batter evenly onto caramelized apples, taking care not to disturb them and keeping a half centimetre (quarter inch) border free.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of cake comes out clean. Protect plastic handle by wrapping in a few layers of aluminium wrap if not using an oven-safe non-stick pan.
  6. Cool cake on rack for 10 minutes. Run a knife around cake and lay serving plate face down on top of cake mold. With one hand under the mold and other holding the plate in place, take a deep breath and quickly flip over the cake onto the plate. Carefully remove pan. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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