U is for Upside Down Apple Cake

Welcome to my Food Recipe themed 2014 Blogging from A to Z Challenge

I have two things I just love, love, love to do, write books and cook. Stop by everyday to see my favorites recipes and a glimpse of one of my books.

U is for Upside Down Apple Cake


1 large apple, cored, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup maple syrup

3 large eggs
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Mix together butter and syrup and spread into bottom of ungreased 8-inch round cake pan. Layer appple slices. In mixing bowl, beat eggs, add brown sugar, oil, applesause, flour baking soda and powder, and cinnamon. Spoon batter carefully over the bottom-mixture in the pan. Smooth it evenly with the back of a spoon. Bake at 350 dregrees for 25 minutes or until slightly browned. Cool 15 minutes, loosen edges with knife and invert onto cake plate.


Under Her Brass Corset
by Brenda Williamson

Since the loss of her father, Abigail Thatch's life has been in turmoil. Her social status is in shambles, her finances depleted, and she's on the verge of losing her beloved home. But everything changes when she meets the dashing flying machine captain Jasper Blackthorn. Not only does he introduce her to a world she thought only existed in myth and legend, he awakens sensual feelings deep within her...

Jasper may be immortal, but he hasn't truly lived in years. Having secretly watched over Abigail as a favor to her notorious grandfather, he can't resist arranging a "chance" meeting with the beauty. But he has an ulterior motive: to retrieve the mystical Crystal Compass hidden in her house before it falls into the wrong hands. He never imagines he'll be tempted to love again...

When Abigail learns the truth, she and Jasper embark on a journey that will change both of their lives—and possibly the world...


  1. Visiting here from A2Z and found your upside down apple cake recipe charming and quite the contrast to my post!!! I think today may be a baking day!

    Beth http://bethandwriting.blogspot.com

  2. Upside down cake and a hot steampunk book? Yes please!