Apple Cake Cups

Monday, October 8, 2018
These apple cake cups are a great little dessert made in cupcake tins. The cake batter is all homemade from scratch and the apple topping can be made fresh or using pie filling. The cake is much like a homemade pound cake and delicious in texture and flavor. These little gems are the perfect fall treat when your an apple lover. It was mom's favorite "go to" recipe, in apple season.

This apple cake cup recipe is over 100 years old and been in our family a very long time. We grew up with orchards in Upstate New York and apples were plentiful. I love this recipe and wanted to share mom's recipe with my readers and hope you enjoy it as much as we have through the years.

They are perfect for one person, parties, a family get together or when unexpected arrive and you need a quick delicious and decadent apple dessert. I love these little apple cups because they are individual treats that can be frozen and thawed in no time. With a pretty garnish or whipped cream or ice cream they turn into pretty ending to your fine meal. Check out all my tips before you scroll down to the recipe.


these apple cake cups are made from a homemade from scratch batter . This is how to make the homemade cake batter and the topping is made with apples and there is a buttery cinnamon sugar topping on the cake. This homemade cake cup is made in a cupcake tin and on a plate with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar with a fork ready to eat










Apples and More!



Apples are a favorite in the fall season, so many varieties to choose from.


You can explore those here in my apple tips post.


Growing up in Upstate New York, we had so many apple trees on are block, we were always making new recipes to change it up over just a delicious apple pie.


this is how to make an apple individual upside down cake on a white plate with a fork



My Favorites



My favorites were Granny Smiths or McIntosh.


I loved the Cortland Apples, and so many more depending on what the apple orchards in Upstate New York had on sale.


If we didn't get any apples from the neighbors, we always went and bought a bushel at the orchards back home in Utica, New York.




this is how to make an apple cake using granny smith apples. The cake is on a white plate with a fork with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar



The Batter



The batter is very thick and almost like a pound cake.


The method is similar to making pineapple upside down cake.


The apples are on the bottom and the batter on top.



this is a muffin tin with apples and butter on the bottom then a layer of homemade cake batter on top getting ready to be baked in the oven



So Easy for Entertaining



These little individual apple cups are perfect for entertaining a large party and dinner guests.


You can really dress these up with whipped cream or a favorite ice cream.


Sprinkle them with a little cinnamon and sugar, they make an elegant dessert.


Also perfect for parties, graduations, brunch desserts and so much more.



this is now to make individual apple cakes in a cupcake tin



Change it Up



Well, as I said before, these do remind me of pineapple upside down cakes, just with apples.


You can change the apples to anything you like.


We have used pineapples, blueberries, cherries, peach and raspberry pie fillings.


If you want to make them from scratch, I have added what we did with fresh fruits to this recipe.



this is cake batter in a bowl ready to pour over apple pie filling



Freeze Them for Later



These apple cups freeze very well.


Just place them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet after the cool.


When the are frozen solid, place them in an air tight container.


Take out what you need, thaw and garnish however you want to serve them.



Apple Cake Cups are homemade from scratch upside down cakes with apples cinnamon with butter brown sugar with apples on top of the cake baked all homemade in cupcake tins for individual servings



Favorite Apple Recipes



I think we all grew up on a favorite apple pie recipe.


Of course I always thought mom's apple pie was the best.


I love making apple pie squares, apple pie sour cream muffins and these apple cups are one of my all time favorites.



Mom made these old fashioned apple pie biscuits that were amazing, almost like a dumpling.



Apple Cake Cups are homemade from scratch upside down cakes with apples cinnamon with butter brown sugar with apples on top of the cake baked all homemade in cupcake tins for individual servings




Apple Cake Cups Pin for later




Apple Cake Cups are homemade from scratch upside down cakes with apples cinnamon with butter brown sugar with apples on top of the cake baked all homemade in cupcake tins for individual servings





Try some of our other favorite cake recipes

Mom's Pistachio Tea Cakes
Zucchini Squares Cake
Fresh Apple Cake
Grandma's Triple Berry Poundcake
Italian Marble Cannoli Cake






Apple Cake Cups are homemade from scratch upside down cakes with apples cinnamon with butter brown sugar with apples on top of the cake baked all homemade in cupcake tins for individual servings



Using A Cake Mix?



I have seen recipes using a cake mix similar to these, I have never tried that.


Mom and grandma made everything from scratch these are totally homemade unless you use pie filling.


If you try these with a cake mix I would love to know how they come out, we love this homemade cake batter, it's really an old fashioned recipe handed down.


I really love homemade comfort foods like these apple cups.


No matter what you decide to use as fruits, the batter is what makes the difference.


I would love to hear from my readers what you think of the homemade from scratch style apple cake cups over using a mix.





apple pie, apple crisp, apple cobbler, apple cake, dessert
apples, dessert
American
Yield: 24
Apple Cake Cups are homemade from scratch upside down cakes with apples cinnamon with butter brown sugar with apples on top of the cake baked all homemade in cupcake tins for individual servings

Individual Apple Cake Cups

prep time: 10 mins
cook time: 25 mins
total time: 35 mins
These are an individual apple cake that is made like upside down cakes. They are perfect to freeze and take out when you need them. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.

ingredients:

2 cans of  apple pie filling or your favorite kind  (I have tried blueberry, peach and raspberry) see recipe below for using fresh fruits
4 tablespoons butter melted
4 tablespoon brown sugar
In a muffin or cupcake tin pan, lightly spray with cooking oil first. Then add a little of the the butter in each cupcake tin. Add brown sugar and stir. Place pie filling on the bottom evenly spread out. I then sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar mixture on top of the apples

instructions:

Cake recipe:
2/3 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
beat together until light.

Add:
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup milk

Mix in dry ingredients until well incorporated and smooth:

2 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Optional: cinnamon and sugar mixture to sprinkle of top of cake batter

Using a ice cream scoop, place one scoop over the apple mixture you can then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture on top of the batter before baking. Bake for 25 minutes on 350 degree hot oven till browned.


Serve warm.  Great with French vanilla ice cream or any whipped cream.

Note: for fresh fruits of any kind instead of pie filling see below:

Homemade fresh fruit fillings:  just toss 4 cups of fresh fruits cut up very small  IE:peaches and apples with 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup brown sugar or more to taste, 1/4 cup water, 1 tablespoon melted butter and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice mix together and place first in pan proceed with same directions using butter and brown sugar on the bottom of the tins.

calories
225
fat (grams)
11
sat. fat (grams)
6
carbs (grams)
16
net carbs
9
protein (grams)
2
sugar (grams)
14
Created using The Recipes Generator





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these are an easy upside cake with apples and homemade cake from scratch all done in a cupcake tin for individual servings. These are an easy upside down cake.

19 comments

  1. They look utterly delicious and I bet that you can't stop just eating one or two..LOL

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  2. I love a good apple dessert and the idea of an upside down apple cake really intrigues me, as does the "individual serving" aspect.

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  3. Oh I love apple desserts so much! These look delicious - I know my family will love them!

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  4. Oh my gosh! Yum! I love apples and these cute apple cake cups look so delicious!

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  5. These apple cake cups look totally delicious and perfect for this time of year!

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  6. This is such an interesting way of making an apple cake. I love the fact it is single serve and the rest can be frozen - sounds perfect for a small family.

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  7. I've never heard of apple cake cups, but what a fun idea! These would definitely be a hit for the holidays

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  8. Apples have taken a back seat to pumpkin spice during the last few years. With recipes like this we can put apples back in the spotlight!

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  9. These mini cobblers look irresistible! I love an apple dessert!!

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  10. Oooo....these apple cake cups look super scrumptious! This recipe's a keeper!

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  11. I fell in love with this apple cake! It is really impressive. Looks very tasty. Thank you for sharing this great recipe.

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  12. All that is associated with apples I adore. This is a really interesting recipe. I definitely want to try your recipe, and I'm sure it's very tasty. THANK YOU!

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  13. Who could have thought of creating such fun treats that is so simple too. Gotta love apples any time and these are simply perfect for fall

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  14. That is such a cool idea to make these individual servings. Perfect for this month now that apples are in season. Saving this for later.

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  15. We love apple desserts especially when they are served individually! Right now is the perfect time to be making goodies with apples -- it's wonderful you can carry on the century tradition of making this dessert.

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  16. Awesome idea!
    Maybe we can combine a couple of fruits and stick with the batter you mentioned.
    They look so interesting

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  17. What a fun recipe! My daughter would love to make these and they look simple enough for her to handle on her own. Thank you.

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  18. My kids love apple flavored desserts. We are going to have to make this recipe soon. Thanks

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  19. this looks awesome!

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