YEARS AGO I WAS ON WIC FOOD SUPPLEMENT COUPONS AND THEY GAVE OUT A NEWSLETTER EVERY MONTH THAT INCLUDED RECIPES. I TRIED THIS UPSIDE DOWN APPLE CAKE AND IT WAS THE BEST THING EVER! OF COURSE AS BEST THINGS EVER GO, I PROMPTLY LOST THE RECIPE AND HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR IT FOR AT LEAST 10 YEARS NOW. THIS IS THE CLOSEST I HAVE COME TO WHAT I REMEMBER OF THE RECIPE SO TRYING THIS ONE NEXT TO SEE IF IT IS THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF....
3 large golden delicious apples
2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 scant teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, stirred before measuring
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup milk
Heat oven to 325°. Butter a 9-inch square cake pan or spray with baking spray. Core the apples and cut into wedges; peel and slice thinly. Combine apple slices with the brown sugar, 1 scant teaspoon of cinnamon, and 4 tablespoons of melted butter. Arrange the apple mixture in the prepared baking pan.
Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl. In a large mixing bowl with electric mixer, beat butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture to the first mixture, alternating with the milk, beating just until blended. Spoon the batter evenly over the apple slices; gently spreading to cover. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Invert the hot cake onto a platter or cake plate and let stand for about 5 minutes. Remove the pan and scrape up any fruit slices clinging to the pan and arrange them over the cake