Upside-Down Apple Cake with Yacon Syrup


Upside-Down Apple Cake with Yacon Syrup

Upside-Down Apple Cake with Yacon Syrup


  • 20 cm cake pan


  • 2 medium apples peeled and sliced into 8 similar circles (1/4 inch thick)
  • 3/4 cup dairy-free milk of your choice
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp chai spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 5-8 anise stars
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup Yacon Syrup
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F
  • Line an 8-inch cake pan with parchment at the bottom. Coat the apple slices with turmeric and sprinkle with brown sugar.
  • Arrange the apple slices and star anise in the prepared pan.
  • Mix all the wet ingredients (except Yacon syrup) in a bowl until well combined.
  • Mix the baking powder, baking soda, and spices into a sieved flour. 
  • Add the flour mixture (slowly, in a few parts) to the wet ingredients and stir in. 
  • Pour gently on top of the apple slices and spread to even it out.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick from the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 15 -20 minutes, then remove the cake by inverting it over a dish. Carefully peel off the parchment paper.
  • Pour the Yacon Syrup on top of the cake. Enjoy!


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