Apple & Cinnamon Upside-Down Tray Bake

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi 8-in-1 Flip Mini Oven SP101
  • Prep Time: 35 mins
  • Total time: 1h 10 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 12 people

Apple & Cinnamon Upside-Down Tray Bake

A super easy Autumnal recipe. This is a perfect recipe for anyone who has some left-over apples at home. As you cut each slice of the cake, it is like biting into a super moist fruit loaded cake. You can serve the cake with your favourite ice-cream or custard.

Utensils required


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Eggs, Dairy

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For the apple topping

  • 300g apple slices
  • 30g butter
  • 7g cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 40g light brown sugar
  • 1tsp cornflour

For the cinnamon sponge

  • 200g cake butter
  • 200g white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4g cinnamon
  • 200g self-raising flour

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  • Step 1

    Add the apple, butter, cinnamon, water, light brown sugar and cornflour in a small saucepan and bring it to a medium-low heat, allow the ingredients to simmer for approximately 15 minutes stirring occasionally. Reduce temperature if needed.

  • Step 2

    Prepare the cake batter while the apples are simmering in the pan, in a mixing bowl add the butter and white sugar and whisk together to create a paste, add the eggs and repeat whisking.

  • Step 3

    Sift the flour and cinnamon over the wet ingredients and whisk together to mix the wet and dry ingredients together – do not over mix.

  • Step 4

    Using a 26×20 baking tray, line it with greaseproof paper and place the caramelised apples directly in the tray and spread it evenly. Pour the cake batter over the caramelised apples and using a pallete knife spread it evenly throughout.

  • Step 5

    Preheat the oven to 170c degrees, (if you are using a regular oven, preheat the oven at the beginning), place in the oven and bake for approximately 35 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Pierce to check the cake is bake, leave the cake to cool before slicing.