Chocolate Fudge Cake | Oh So Decadent!

Chocolate Fudge Cake | Oh So Decadent!

Chocolate Fudge Cake is the stuff that dreams are made of!

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Quick and Easy this Decadent Chocolate Fudge Cake is a crowd pleaser.

But before we get to the details and the recipe,   I have a confession to make.  Yup and it’s a big one.

You all know how much I love pie right?  A homemade pie is #1 on my dessert list.  Well, gulp, there are actually two #1’s on my dessert list.  The second #1 favorite dessert for me is…..wait for it….Chocolate Cake.  There I said it.  I’m sorry.

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Not just any ole chocolate cake, mind you.  It has to be Chocolate Fudge Cake.

A moist and creamy trifecta of sugar and chocolate and more chocolate.

My husband Mark loves chocolate fudge cake so much he won’t wait for me to bake it!  So there is often a store-bought chocolate cake on the kitchen counter.  But not for long, of course.

A big slice of chocolate fudge cake and big ole glass of milk to wash it down.  My idea of snack!  Or maybe whip up this little chocolate number to take to the next potluck you’ve been invited to.  Or someone’s birthday at work?  Surprise them with this amazing cake.

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This awesome chocolate fudge cake recipe is adapted from Neilson Cocoa Recipes and it’s been around for awhile.  Another little treasure I found in my Grandma’s recipe files. She would clip recipes from newspapers and magazines and put them in her recipe book.

Years ago, brands like Neilson, would create mini recipe books, and include them inside their product or on the backs of labels.

There are some great chocolate cake recipes out there.  My faves are at Recipe Tin Eats and Rock Recipes.  Both are really great recipe sites!

 I’ve included a recipe for Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting – coz you can’t have a decadent Chocolate Fudge Cake without amazing frosting – am I right?

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Chocolate Fudge Cake | A Quick and Easy Recipe and Oh So Decadent!
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Author: Judy
Ingredients
Cake
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp shortening softened
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting
  • 1/3 cup of softened butter
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 cups confectioner's icing sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp. hot water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 350F/180C
  2. Grease a 9" square cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper
  3. Measure flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, and sugar into a sifter
  4. Put shortening into a large mixing bowl and stir
  5. Sift the flour mixture into the shortening
  6. Add water and mix until dry ingredients are dampened
  7. Then beat 2 minutes at medium speed using an electric mixer
  8. Add eggs and vanilla and beat 1 minute longer
  9. Pour batter into pan
  10. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until your toothpick comes out clean
  11. Let cool, then invert on cake plate
  12. Once cooled and crumbs are brushed off, frost with your favorite butter cream frosting
  13. Enjoy!
Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting
  1. Cream butter
  2. Sift cocoa and icing sugar together onto waxed paper
  3. Add one quarter of cocoa mixture to the butter and blend well.
  4. Beat in egg and vanilla
  5. Add remaining cocoa mixture and beat until smooth
  6. Blend in hot water at the end
  7. Makes 1 2/3 cups, enough to cover the top and sides of our Chocolate Fudge Cake!

 

 

Related:  Chocolate Mayan Bundt Cake and Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake.

Chocolate Mayan Bundt Cake with Kahlua!

Chocolate Mayan Bundt Cake with Kahlua!

Chocolate Mayan Bundt Cake:

Some of the best recipes are the ones that you happen upon by accident or are shared by friends.

When someone tells you all about a great dessert, pie or cake they have just made, and you can see the excitement and pride of that accomplishment.

I always ask if they will share the recipe with me, because you know the best part?

There is no need to improve upon their success!

Chocolate Mayan Bundt Cake is an easy to make dessert, richly full of flavor, smoky chocolate goodness and a teeny bit of spice. DELICIOUS!

I ran into a friend from work in the local grocery store, when we were buying our lunch and when we started asking what I was creating for the blog this week, I asked about his baking adventures.

Ben was happy to share he had just made a Chocolate Mayan Bundt Cake and that the secret ingredient was cayenne pepper!  Whoaa!!

Chocolate Mayan Bundt Cake is an easy to make dessert, richly full of flavor, smoky chocolate goodness and a teeny bit of spice. DELICIOUS!

 

The recipe in this post is adapted from the one published at dairygoodness.ca.  Since I’ve been in a Mayan State of Mind having just finished baking a Kahlua Pumpkin Pie (no kidding!)

Related:  Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake, Buttermilk Chocolate Bundt Cake, Decadent Chocolate Fudge Cake

I substituted Kahlua in place of vanilla for both the cake and the glaze.

I think it gives the whole Chocolate Mayan Bundt Cake some extra Jazzzz……

Chocolate Mayan Bundt Cake is an easy to make dessert, richly full of flavor, smoky chocolate goodness and a teeny bit of spice. DELICIOUS!

 

Now the cake may be exotic, the process is not, and this entire dessert comes together in about 20 minutes and you only use one bowl.  While the cake is baking, you can mix up the glaze in a saucepan.  Pour it into your nifty bundt cake pan , and Presto! One deeelicious chocolate cake.


Chocolate Mayan Bundt Cake is an easy to make dessert, richly full of flavor, smoky chocolate goodness and a teeny bit of spice. DELICIOUS!

 

Baking Tips
For a higher cake, try using a smaller or different shaped Bundt pan and adjust baking time accordingly.

For a celebration cake, after you’ve iced the cake, top with chocolate curls.

If you feel like a traditional chocolate cake, simply eliminate the spices.

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Chocolate Mayan Bundt Cake is an easy to make dessert, richly full of flavor, smoky chocolate goodness and a teeny bit of spice. DELICIOUS!
Chocolate Mayan Bundt Cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 
Chocolate Mayan Bundt Cake is an easy to make dessert, richly full of flavor, smoky chocolate goodness and a teeny bit of spice. DELICIOUS!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 10
Calories: 417 kcal
Ingredients
Cake:
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 425 mL
  • 2 cups granulated sugar 500 mL
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 175 mL, sifted
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 7 mL
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 7 mL
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 6 mL
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 2 mL
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 1 mL
  • 1/4 tsp salt 1 mL
  • 1 cup Milk 250 mL
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 125 mL, melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla 10 mL
Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 60 mL , sifted
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar 45 mL
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch 15 mL
  • 1/2 cup Milk 125 mL
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup 60 mL
  • 1 tsp vanilla 5 mL
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Cake: Butter a 10-cup (2.5 L) Bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, butter, eggs and vanilla.
  4. Pour the milk mixture over the dry ingredients, whisking until smooth (the batter is liquidy).
  5. Scrape into prepared pan. Bake for 35 to 40 min or until a cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cool in pan on rack for 20 min. Invert cake onto a rack set over a baking sheet to cool completely.
  6. Glaze: Whisk together cocoa powder, sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Whisk in milk and corn syrup. Whisking continuously, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook, whisking occasionally, for 30 sec until thickened. Whisk in vanilla.
  7. Pour over top of cake, letting excess drip down sides. Let cool.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Mayan Bundt Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 417 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 285mg 12%
Potassium 290mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 75g 25%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 52g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 8.2%
Calcium 10%
Iron 13.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

S’mores Chocolate Lava Toffee Cake

S’mores Chocolate Lava Toffee Cake

S’mores Chocolate Lava Toffee Cake from the Slow-Cooker Cake – a sweet chocolate treat

I love using my slow cooker – soups, stews, pulled pork, potatoes, chili, roast beef, chicken….. well I’m sure you do too.  Why?  Because it saves me TIME.  What’s the one thing that people say on a Monday morning when you ask “how was your weekend?”  Always, always – “it was too short!” So in addition to finding ways to make delicious pies and pastry – I’m searching for easy and quick recipes for you to make delicious desserts.

On Labor Day weekend I made an amazing BBQ Pulled Pork.  So following on that success, I’ve been researching recipes and wondering what other wonderful things I could use it for?  I got my answer earlier this week from hubby Mark, who advised me that when he returned home to our RV last Monday the propane tanks were empty.  Apparently all of the baking I’ve been doing in our little oven in the RV takes a ton of gas!  Who knew?

Using a slow-cooker to make squares or bake a pudding or cake, it’s just not a connection I make when thinking about creating a dessert.

But after making this amazing S’mores Chocolate Lava Toffee Cake, the slow-cooker has moved to the top of my list for baking delicious Sweet Treats.

Now there are some good examples of how to line your slow cooker with foil, to make a pan like form so that you can lift the cake out of the slow cooker when it is done.  I’ve put a link here for you.  I take a different approach and use an actual foil baking pan – a round one, it so easy to use and fits my slow cooker perfectly (put the size of the pot here).  We want this to be as quick and easy for you as possible!

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Ingredients:

First layer

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup flour

3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. salt

½ cup milk

2 tbsp. melted butter

1 tsp. vanilla

Second layer:

2 Heath Bars – crushed

¾ cup packed brown sugar

¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 ¾ cup boiling water

Garnish:

Salted Caramel Sauce

Vanilla ice cream

 

Mix together 1 cup brown sugar, flour, 3 tbsp. cocoa, baking powder and salt for the first layer.

Stir in milk, butter and vanilla.

Spread over the bottom of your foil lined slow cooker or in the foil baking pan.

Sprinkle crushed heath bars on top

Mix the second layer of ¾ cup brown sugar and ¼ cup cocoa and sprinkle this over the mixture in your slow cooker.

Pour boiling water over it all – do not stir

Cover and cook on High for 2-3 hours depending on your slow cooker.  This is tricky.  I set mine for 2.5 hours, but when I checked at 2 hours, the cake was done.

Cake is done when a toothpick comes out clean.

Serve your S’mores Chocolate Lava Toffee Cake with salted caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream.  This cake is so rich and chocolaty, it won’t last long!

Enjoy!

After making this amazing S'mores Chocolate Lava Toffee Cake, the slow-cooker has moved to the top of my list for baking delicious Sweet Treats

 

 

 

Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe | Grandma’s Best!

Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe | Grandma’s Best!

This Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe is Grandma approved. Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake was very popular in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake?

Why would I put mayonnaise in a cake?

Yup, you heard right.  When you think about it, it all makes sense, since mayonnaise is full of eggs and oil right?  Until I found this mayonnaise cake recipe in Grandma’s Recipe Book that she had clipped from a Hellman’s Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake ad, I had no idea.

But since then, since making my very own Chocolate Mayo Cake, lots and lots of folks have shared their Mom or Grandma used to make it for them too!

I was so surprised when many of you said that this Old Fashioned Mayonnaise Cake Recipe reminded you of the cakes from your childhood!  This chocolate mayonnaise cake recipe really struck an emotional chord with so many and that makes any baker happy!

Kind of full circle, don’t you think?

 

This luscious and deliciously moist Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe is Grandma approved. A One Bowl Scratch Cake, it's so easy to make and the taste is out of this world!

 

I just love it when you share your experiences.  We have a great group of folks over at Easy as Pie Recipes & More.  Come on over and join us!

 

Why do I call this awesome chocolate mayonnaise cake recipe old fashioned?  Well…..

 

My grandparents lived on a farm and lived through the Great Depression.  So I’m sure you understand that they would use up everything they could, since you didn’t know when you be able to get that something again.

This luscious and deliciously moist Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe is Grandma approved. A One Bowl Scratch Cake, it's so easy to make and the taste is out of this world!

Things like envelopes became note paper, and at some point, my Grandma must have come across an old financial ledger that wasn’t being used.  So what did she do?  Yes, you’re right.  That’s when she started to write down her famous recipes.

 

Or she would clip them from the weekly newspaper.  That’s how I found so many of her old recipes, including this one from Hellman’s Mayonnaise.

 

Many of these recipes were from the 40’s and 50’s, so maybe I should have used the word ‘vintage’ instead.  But when I think of my Grandma, vintage doesn’t come to mind.  She was a delight, and certainly very old-fashioned by today’s standards.

This luscious and deliciously moist Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe is Grandma approved. A One Bowl Scratch Cake, it's so easy to make and the taste is out of this world!

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I remember visiting during the summer months and staying for a week or two.  We always had so much fun, playing with the neighbourhood kids, catching frogs in the creek behind their house, watching thunderstorms in the summer porch.

 

And every once in a while, when it wasn’t too hot, Grandma would bake.  Often it was her famous Date & Nut Cookies, but sometimes, if my brother and I had been on our best behaviour, she would bake a Chocolate Mayo Cake.

 

We often squabbled over who would get the corner piece, you know the one with all that fudgy chocolate frosting?

 

But usually my Grandfather would solve the squabble and take it for himself!

 

My husband Mark loves chocolate cake, and I’ve made several different recipes.  I even recently made him the Ding Dong Cake from iambaker.net!  Now that was a lot of work, but definitely worth the effort.

 

Mark loves my Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake too, so every now and then…..

 

This luscious and deliciously moist Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe is Grandma approved. A One Bowl Scratch Cake, it's so easy to make and the taste is out of this world!

 

 

I’m so grateful that I have all of Grandma’s recipes to this day, and you will see some of her other recipes on the blog.

 

I’m starting to work my way through them, so stay tuned! Her Chocolate Fudge Cake is amazing!  And be sure to check out our Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake Recipe!

 

So making this Hellman’s chocolate mayonnaise cake was certainly a labor of love!

 

It’s so easy and the taste is out of this world!  In my research for this post I also found similar mayonnaise cake recipes like Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake from Southern Living, Taste of Home and of course an updated one from Hellman’s!

 

Some bakers have even created a Chocolate Mayonnaise Sheet Cake.

This luscious and deliciously moist Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe is Grandma approved. A One Bowl Scratch Cake, it's so easy to make and the taste is out of this world!

As I mentioned above, Grandma was an amazing cook, raised on a farm, and had to provide hot and hearty meals to the farm hands every day for their noon dinner.

 

I can only imagine what time she had to get up to make the meal, since we’re talking early 1900’s and no modern-day appliances to ease the work!  Well fast forward to today and her recipes still live on.

 

Here are the ingredients you will need for your Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe:

How Do I Make A Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake?

Directions –  Preheat oven to 350F
1. Mix the mayonnaise, sugar and vanilla together in a large bowl and set aside.
2. Sift the flour, cocoa and baking soda together.
3. Add the flour mixture alternatively to the mayonnaise mixture, and add the cold water
4. Pour batter into a 9 X 9 greased and floured baking pan.
5. Bake at 350F for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.
6. Cool completely and frost with a Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

And serve with a big scoop of French Vanilla Ice Cream!

This luscious and deliciously moist Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe is Grandma approved. A One Bowl Scratch Cake, it's so easy to make and the taste is out of this world!

Please take a minute and watch the Old Fashioned Mayonnaise Cake Recipe video.  You will see that with a few easy steps, you can create this awesome cake.  It will feed 9 hungry people with a generous slice or 12 smaller slices.

Here is the video to follow for step by step instructions.  It’s had over 60K views on Facebook!


In the comments below one of my readers turned my chocolate mayonnaise cake recipe completely gluten free and vegan! 

She used gluten free flour and Hellman’s Vegan Mayonnaise.

How’s that for being creative!

This Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake batter mixes up very quickly and the ingredients are right in your pantry.  I think everyone has a jar of mayonnaise on hand.

I just love using a bundt pan for cake recipes, but this time I decided to use a 9X9 square pan and I’m glad I did!  The cake rises beautifully, and because you grease and flour the pan, it will drop out quite nicely on an inverted cake plate.


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The dark chocolate buttercream completes this rich and decadent cake.  You can see my buttercream recipe right here.   I think any Mom or Grandma would be happy to receive such a delightful sweet treat anytime!

 

 

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This Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe is Grandma approved. Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake was very popular in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

This luscious and deliciously moist Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe comes from my Grandma's old recipe ledger. It's so easy and the taste is out of this world!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 363 kcal
Author: Judy Kahansky
Ingredients
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup water cold
Instructions
  1. Mix the mayonnaise, sugar and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. Sift the flour, cocoa and baking soda together.
  3. Add the flour mixture alternatively to the mayonnaise mixture, and add the cold water
  4. Pour batter into a 9 X 9 greased and floured baking pan.
  5. Bake at 350F for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Icing:
  7. Ice with a Dark Chocolate Buttercream and serve with a big scoop of French Vanilla Ice Cream!
Nutrition Facts
Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 440mg 18%
Potassium 71mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 22g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Calcium 0.9%
Iron 9.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This luscious and deliciously moist Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake is Grandma approved. It's so easy and the taste is out of this world!

 

Related: Chocolate Fudge Cake | A Quick and Easy Recipe and Oh So Decadent! 

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Crock Pot Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

Crock Pot Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

Crock Pot Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake.

This Crock Pot Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake is so creamy and delicious! It's definitely an easy dessert recipe! You will be amazed at how good it is, and your family will absolutely love it!

Lemon and Blueberry recipes are really popular right now, and this Crock Pot Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake is definitely a winner in the easy dessert recipe category!  And since it’s summer, it’s really too hot to get the oven going, even with air conditioning! 🙂

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So I’ve been doing some research into cheesecake recipes using a Crock Pot or Slow Cooker.    This Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake is adapted from a basic cheesecake recipe I found on This Old Gal.  This website also has some great tips on cooking with Crock Pots and Instant Pots.  I just made an amazing Mint Chocolate Cheesecake in my Instant Pot, so if you are wanting to try that as well, check it out!

In addition to your Crock Pot, you will need a 7″ spring form pan and some parchment paper.  It’s really important to fully grease your pan and that also includes the parchment paper.  That way your beautiful Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake will easily slide out.

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I’ve included the short video posted to our Facebook page Easy as Pie Recipes & More


 

The results?  Well, you be the judge!  I’m pretty sure this is the only way I’m making a cooked cheesecake from now on.

This Crock Pot Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake is so creamy and delicious! It's definitely an easy dessert recipe! You will be amazed at how good it is, and your family will absolutely love it!

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This Crock Pot Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake is so creamy and delicious! It's definitely an easy dessert recipe! You will be amazed at how good it is, and your family will absolutely love it!
Crock Pot Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 25 mins
 
This Crock Pot Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake is so creamy and delicious! It's definitely an easy dessert recipe! Your family will absolutely love it!
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8 slices
Author: Judy
Ingredients
Crust
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp sugar
Filling
  • 3 pkgs 8oz cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk (room temperature
  • 3/8 cup heavy cream 35% fat
  • 1/4 cup real blueberry jam or preserves
Garnish
  • Fresh Blueberries
  • Lemon Peel
Instructions
Spring Form Pan
  1. Grease the pan really well, putting a circle of parchment paper along the bottom, and covering the outside bottom with foil
Crust
  1. Mix the graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar together
  2. Press the mixture into the base of the 7" spring form pan, pushing it up the sides a bit around the base
  3. Chill while you are making the filling
Filling
  1. Mix the cream cheese, sugar, lemon zest and vanilla with a hand mixer until creamy
  2. Add the eggs one at a time and beat lightly
  3. Add the cream, mixing it in by hand until it is blended
  4. Pour into the spring form pan
  5. Using a teaspoon drop the blueberry jam in spots across the top of the filling
  6. Pull a knife slowly through the top, creating a marble effect
Get the Crock Pot Ready
  1. Put 1" of water in the bottom of your crock pot
  2. place the trivet with handles (I use the one I got with my Instant Pot) inside and set the cheesecake on top
  3. Put two large sheets of paper towel over the top of the crock pot and set the lid on top
  4. Cook on High for 2 hours
  5. After 2 hours turn off heat and let the cheesecake sit inside the crock pot for 1 hour - do not remove the lid
  6. Remove the cheesecake from the crockpot, place it on a cooling rack and let it sit for 1 more hour
  7. Wrap the cheesecake in foil and refrigerate overnight
Garnish
  1. Place a generous spoonful of blueberry preserves in the centre
  2. Dress with fresh blueberries and lemon peel
  3. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

The actual cook time is 2 hours, the additional time is standing and cooling.

 

Deliciously Easy Upside Down Apple Cake Recipe

Deliciously Easy Upside Down Apple Cake Recipe

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This amazing upside down apple cake recipe is an adaptation from my favorite recipe place food.com.  It is so delicious, full of good things and it’s like eating a baked apple surrounded by yummy cake!

The baked apples are surrounded by a moist, dense cake, lightly spiced with ginger and cinnamon and my favorite way to eat it is slightly warm with a big scoop of French Vanilla Ice Cream!

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I love to bake with apples any time of the year but especially in the fall. And this Upside Down Apple Cake Recipe will not disappoint.

We like to serve it with a big ole scoop of the best vanilla ice cream you can find, and drizzle a little homemade caramel sauce over it.

Did I say a little?  Silly me.

You will need an apple corer for this upside down apple cake recipe, a 9 X 9 pan and the usual baking bowls, a hand held mixer and measuring spoons and cups.  You can everything you need at the STORE.  The STORE lists all of my favorite baking tools and the links take you straight to Amazon!  How easy is that?

You will need about 90 minutes from start to finish to make this upside down apple cake recipe.  I would allow for about 30 minutes of prep and 60 minutes to bake and cool.

Varieties of apples:  I used Jersey Macs for this recipe, but any apple that is good for cooking will do.  Here is a chart that may help!

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Just make sure the apples are on the small side, since you want to be able to fit the nine halves in the bottom of your baking dish.

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Ingredients for your  Upside Down Apple Cake Recipe

  • 1/3 cup butter, cut up
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 small cooking apples
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

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Directions – before starting any recipe, I always advise folks to check their oven temperatures and times to cook.  Some ovens are fast, some are slow. So if in doubt, subtract a few minutes at the start – you can always add a little time at the end. 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F/180C
  • Place 1/3 cup butter in a 9×9-inch baking pan.
  • Place in oven 5 minutes or until butter melts.
  • Sprinkle brown sugar over butter and stir until the brown sugar melts into the butter.
  • Core 6 small apples and cutting them in half across the widest part or the middle (not down the core as you usually do to eat an apple)
  • Arrange 9 apple halves in the brown sugar mixture, with the cut sides down.  I didn’t peel mine and enjoyed the texture – but that’s a personal thing – if you want to peel them go ahead.
  • Bake in oven 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly.
  • Meanwhile, peel remaining apples. Coarsely shred; set aside.
  • In bowl combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, ginger, and cinnamon. Add shredded apple, milk, 1/4 cup butter, egg, and vanilla. Beat with electric mixer on low until combined; beat on medium 1 minute. Spoon over apples, spread evenly (apple may be exposed; some butter may come to surface).
  • Bake 35 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool your upside down apple cake in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Loosen edges; invert onto platter. Spoon any topping in pan over top. Cool 20 minutes; serve with ice cream. Makes 9 servings.

 

 

 

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Upside Down Apple Cake Recipe is easy to make with BIG flavour. Baked Apples, brown sugar and cinnamon create a comfy, cozy dessert that's perfect anytime!
Deliciously Easy Upside Down Apple Cake Recipe
Baked apples and a deliciously moist cake all in one recipe!
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup butter cut up
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 small cooking apples halved, stems removed, cored ( 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 lb.)
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180C
  2. Place 1/3 cup butter in a 9x9-inch baking pan.
  3. Place in oven 5 minutes or until butter melts.
  4. Sprinkle brown sugar over butter and stir until the brown sugar melts into the butter.
  5. Core 6 small apples and cutting them in half across the widest part or the middle (not down the core as you usually do to eat an apple)
  6. Arrange 9 apple halves in the brown sugar mixture, with the cut sides down. I didn't peel mine and enjoyed the texture - but that's a personal thing - if you want to peel them go ahead.
  7. Bake in oven 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly.
  8. Meanwhile, peel remaining apples. Coarsely shred; set aside.
  9. In bowl combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, ginger, and cinnamon.
  10. Add shredded apple, milk, 1/4 cup butter, egg, and vanilla.
  11. Beat with electric mixer on low until combined; beat on medium 1 minute.
  12. Spoon over apples, spread evenly (apple may be exposed; some butter may come to surface).
  13. Bake 35 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
  14. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes.
  15. Loosen edges and invert onto a plate big enough for the cake.
  16. Spoon any topping in pan over top.
  17. After 20 minutes cut into squares and serve with ice cream!
  18. Enjoy.

If you enjoyed this upside down apple cake recipe then please check out my other apple dessert recipes!

 

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