Small Batch Apple Almond Upside Down Mini Cakes
These apple almond upside down mini cakes are miniature versions of a classic upside down cake! The top of each mini cake is covered in a brown sugar, butter, and apple topping, while the cake batter is made with both almond flour and almond past for lots of nutty flavor. Each cake tastes like marzipan, with some tartness from the apple to cut through the sweetness! The best part? The recipe is small batch and makes 6 mini cakes. Access the recipe by supporting Hummingbird High on Patreon—learn more below!
Why You Should Make This Apple Almond Upside Down Mini Cakes Recipe
Here are all the reasons to make these apple almond upside down mini cakes:
These apple almond upside down mini cakes are a fun, seasonal twist on a classic dessert: pineapple upside down cakes!
Personally, I don’t think upside down cakes get enough attention in the baking world. They’re distinctive-looking and delicious-tasting; plus, they’re easy to make, too! What’s not to like?
Perhaps the most famous upside down cake is the pineapple upside down cake. I love pineapple, but wanted to take advantage of the apples that are currently in season. I paired the apple with an almond cake base and were pleased with the results. The apple almond upside down mini cakes taste like marzipan!
These apple almond upside down mini cakes are a cross between SO many desserts: cakes, muffins, petit fours, and more!
Instead of making a giant 9- or 10-inch upside down cake, I decided to switch things up. I baked the cake batter in a muffin pan to make mini cakes! I love mini cakes because they are a dessert for all occasions. You can serve them as muffins for breakfast, or as petit fours and tea cakes for an afternoon snack.
This apple almond upside down mini cakes recipe is small batch.
Because I developed the recipe to be baked in a muffin pan, I was able to scale down the serving size of the cakes accordingly. The cakes go stale fairly quickly, so it’s best to only have a small amount on hand. This recipe makes 6 mini cakes, perfect for a small household of 2 to 4 people!
Apple Almond Upside Down Mini Cakes: An Exclusive Recipe For Patreon Supporters
Now that I’ve convinced you to make these mini cakes, I have some potentially bad news. You’ll need to support me on Patreon to access the recipe. Before you click out, please either learn more about why I started a Patreon.
But the TL/DR is this: Patreon supporters of Hummingbird High get exclusive access to extra recipes like this one with a basic $1 or $5 subscription. Supporters also have the exclusive ability to choose the recipes I develop for Patreon by participating in a monthly poll. Previous recipes have included:
- Blueberry Scones (Small Batch)
- Yellow Sheet Cake with Chocolate Frosting (Small Batch)
- Cinnamon Rolls (Small Batch)
- Mini American Flag Cake
- No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Small Batch)
- Peach Crumb Bars (Small Batch)
- Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
- Baked Apple Cider Donuts
- Peppermint Bark Oreos
- Gateau Basque
- Blood Orange Drizzle Cake
- Small Batch Baileys Brownies
- Lemon Pudding Cake
- 6-Inch Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe
- Small Batch Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe
- 6 Inch Japanese Strawberry Shortcake
- Small Batch Biscuit Peach Cobbler
And now, these apple almond upside down mini cakes. Hooray!
Why Becoming a Patreon Supporter Helps Me Create Recipes
By becoming a patron of Hummingbird High, you are enabling me to keep developing the baking recipes that you have been using and relying on during these critical times. You’ll also enable me to shift my focus away from pitching to sponsors and working on branded content, and instead spend more time creating recipes and tutorials that are specifically made for you and your needs. You can see examples of this work on these recipe blog posts for Small Batch Brownies, Small Batch Blueberry Muffins, and Small Batch Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins.
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