Sara from Suamico, WI (2018 Week 1: Cakes)




Suamico, WI

Baking Challenge

Upside Down Cake

Give your cake a name based on the ingredients and decoration – and tell us about the origin of your recipe.

Apple cherry upside down cake

Tell us about your proudest moment – or humble failure – in this week’s baking challenge.

I combined a vanilla yogurt cake with the apples and cherries covered with a cinnamon spiced caramel. I really like the topping with a hint of spice and the cake is moist and flavorful. I did some modifying with the cake mix by decreasing the sugar by half a cup and it kept the cake from getting too sweet with the topping. The cherries were hard to see with the darkness of the caramel but the taste was there.

Describe how you added a Wisconsin twist to your creation.

Where I live we are lucky to have cherry orchards as well as many apple orchards around. Combining the two fruits seemed like a natural combination. This would be a great cake to make in the fall around Thanksgiving when you could add some variation and add some more spices to the cake mix.

How did you do?

Pleasantly satisfied.