Our apple trees at R.E.D. by the Sea are finished for the season but there are still lots and lots of great Annapolis Valley apples here in Nova Scotia ready for the picking.  So, with guests visiting in the next few days this Galley Kat has been busy…I repeat…busy! ….preparing goodies to welcome them to our little home by the sea.

This recipe is not for the diet conscious…I mean, butter and sugar and that’s just the caramel base.

Then there’s more butter and sugar for the rich batter.  But, hey,  there are apples in there somewhere and you know what they say about an apple a day.  And as my father always said….everything balanced and in moderation…including moderation. So grab yourself a slice…maybe two.

Go ahead.  Indulge yourself.  It looks relatively harmless doesn’t it?

…until you up end it onto your serving platter…and all of that warm ooy gooy caramel sauce drips onto the plate begging for a dollop of ice cream or whipped cream.  You’ve already blown your good intentions out of the water with this one so dive right in.  Tomorrow’s another day full of more good intentions.

And I can now confirm (for all of you oven-less folks) that all of this deliciousness can quite easily be produced in your stove top Omnia oven.

Same amount of baking time

And after ten minutes of wait time, it slips out of the pan like a dream.

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Salted Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

A super delicious take on upside down cakes with the addition of fresh apples and salted caramel
Course Dessert
Keyword apple, cake, caramel, dessert, Omnia, upside down cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 Slices
Calories 505kcal


For the sauce and topping

  • 1/2 Cup Salted butter At room temperature
  • 2/3 Cups Brown sugar
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 Tsp Ground cloves
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups Apples Cored, peeled and thinly sliced (2-3 apples)

For the cake

  • 1/2 Cup Salted butter
  • 1 Cup Brown sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour I used whole wheat bread flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • Sea salt for topping


For the sauce and topping

  • Add butter to medium saucepan
  • Stir in sugar and seasonings as the butter begins to melt
  • Gently simmer mixture until it begins to thicken, about 3 minutes
  • Pour caramel into prepared baking dish (see note below)
  • Arrange apples over caramel

For the cake

  • Mix softened butter and sugar together until light and creamy
  • Beat in eggs and milk
  • Stir in flour, baking powder and cinnamon and mix until combined
  • Pour batter over apples
  • For conventional oven, bake in a pre-heated 350 ° oven for about 40 minutes until toothpick test comes out clean
  • For Omnia stove top oven, place covered on pre-heated base plate and cook on high for 5 minutes, then reduce heat to medium low and continue to cook for another 35 minutes or until toothpick test comes out clean.
  • Let the cake rest on the counter for ten minutes
  • Place the serving platter over cake pan and gently flip upside down.  The cake should decant well.
  • Sprinkle sea salt over the saucy caramel apples.
  • Serve with a dollop of ice cream or whipped cream or just as is.

Galley Kat Notes:

Special Equipment: Omnia stove top oven (optional)
9” baking pan if using conventional oven


Calories: 505kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 805IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1.7mg


Inspiration thanks to Pinch of Yum


  1. Hazel says:

    5 stars
    Wow. Just wow.
    I’ve just tried this in my omnia.
    First ever use.
    Its amazing!!
    I cheated a little as I wasn’t prepared so I used a sponge mix and added a little vanilla and instead of water I used half water half coconut milk.
    I didn’t have the right spices so I used mixed spice.
    But that caramel topping. I’m in shock that I can cook this on the stove top.
    Thank you so much.

    • mm Galley Kat says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe and so very please that you are enjoying your Omnia. I’ve found that there is very little that can’t be done with it. Enjoy!

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