Upside-Down Double Apple Coffee Cake

This recipe saves calories by substituting equal parts cooking oil with Mott's applesauce.


  • 1 cup Mott’s® No Sugar Added Applesauce Apple
  • 1 medium apple
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
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  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Cut apple in half and remove core. Cut each half into slices approximately ⅛-inch thick.
  • Stir together brown sugar and water in medium saucepan. Add apple slices. Cook, stirring gently over medium heat, until apple slices are softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle cranberries in bottom of nonstick or greased 9-inch cake pan. Arrange apple slices over cranberries, drizzling with brown sugar sauce. Set aside.
  • In large bowl or mixer, beat butter with granulated sugar until thoroughly combined. Add applesauce and egg.
  • In separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. Gently blend into applesauce mixture.
  • Spoon batter over apples and cranberries, spreading evenly.
  • Bake 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and cool 15 minutes before turning cake out onto wire rack to cool completely.

Makes: 10 servings.