Apple pie gets all the love, but apple cakes are homier and (often) less fussy. Here are nine takes on an apple cake to try this weekend.
1. Classic upside-down. Keep it classic: Sweet buttery apples on the bottom? Check. Moist yellow cake on top? Check. A drizzle of confectioners’ sugar glaze? You got it.
2. Maple upside-down. Reduce maple syrup and pour it in a cake pan. Top with apples and cake batter. Think New England thoughts.