Learn how to make Upside-Down Apple and Walnut Spice Cake, a healthy lower-calorie recipes to manage weight.

Upside-Down Apple and Walnut Spice Cake


  • 1 small apple, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose white wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened or no-trans-fat tub margarine
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 small apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup walnuts, lightly roasted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray; line the bottom of pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place apple slices in medium bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon sugar; set aside.
  3. In large bowl sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.
  4. In another bowl cream together sugar and butter/margarine until smooth. Add vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, to mixture; mix until smooth. Add chopped apples; mix with spatula to blend.  Spoon flour-spice mixture into apple-sugar-butter mixture; mix well with spatula.
  5. Place reserved apple slices on bottom of prepared pan; sprinkle with walnuts. Spoon batter over apples and walnuts; smooth batter with spoon. Bake 30 minutes or until firm in center; remove and cool on wire rack. Insert knife around edges to dislodge cake from pan; quickly turn pan upside down over serving plate. Slice with serrated knife to serve.

Makes 8 servings.