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Apple Upside Down Banana Cake

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Ingredients
  Margarine stick 1 Tablespoon, melted
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Peeled, sliced granny smith apple 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Thinly Sliced)
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Margarine stick 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), softened
  Granulated sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Mashed ripe banana 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Egg 1 Large
  Orange juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

Preheat oven to 350°.
Coat bottom of a 9-inch round cake pan with melted margarine.
Sprinkle 1/4 cup brown sugar over margarine.
Arrange apple slices spokelike, working from center of pan to edge.
Combine flour and next 5 ingredients in a bowl; stir well.
Set aside.
Beat 1/4 cup margarine, 1/3 cup sugar, and 1/3 cup brown sugar at medium speed of an electric mixer until well-blended.
Add banana, vanilla, and egg; beat well.
Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with orange juice, beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat well after each addition.
Stir in pecans.
Pour batter over apple slices.
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Let cool in pan 5 minutes on a wire rack.
Loosen cake from sides of pan, using a narrow metal spatula.
Invert onto a cake plate; cut into wedges.

Recipe Summary

Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake

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