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Upside-Down Apple Coffee Cake

Upside-Down Apple Coffee CakeA 'coffee cake' in the most literal sense of the term, this java-infused treat is embellished with a warm apple topping.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2 cups all-purpose baking mix
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2/3 cup NESTLÉ CARNATION evaporated milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons hot water
1 tablespoon TASTER'S CHOICE® 100% Pure Instant Coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Apple Topping:
2 cups frozen escalloped apples, thawed
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
2 tablespoons butter or margarine

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. Combine brown sugar, nuts, flour and butter in a small bowl; mix well. Sprinkle over bottom of prepared cake pan. Stir together baking mix, sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Combine Coffee-mate, vegetable oil, egg, water, Taster's Choice and vanilla extract in a small bowl; stir into baking mix mixture. Pour over nut mixture in cake pan.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Run knife around edge to loosen side; invert onto serving platter. Top with Apple Topping.
  4. For Apple Topping: Combine escalloped apples, brown sugar, pecans and butter in a medium skillet. Cook over medium heat until warm.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.