Cranberry-Bacon-Apple Upside-Down Cake

20 minutes
1h to 1h 05 minutes
  • 5 slices duBreton Bacon, chopped into small pieces (approximately 1 cm)
  • 1/2 cup (125mL) organic dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup + 1/2 cup (80mL + 125mL) organic raw sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80mL) water
  • 2-3 organic apples, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1-3/4 cups (330mL) organic unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. (10mL) organic baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. (2mL) organic baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. (1mL) organic cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of organic nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup (60mL) organic butter, softened
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 1 cup (250mL) organic ginger kombucha
Preparation steps
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a pan, cook the bacon for 7 to 8 minutes or until crisp.
  3. Add cranberries, 1/3 cup (80mL) sugar and 1/3 cup (80mL) water. Bring to a boil, reduce and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, line the bottom of a 9 in. (23 cm) round baking tin with parchment paper.
  5. Pour mixture into baking tin and fan the apple slices over top.
  6. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices.
  7. In a separate large bowl using a mixer, or in a standing mixer, mix the butter with 1/2 cup (125mL) sugar. Add eggs and beat for 2 minutes.
  8. Stir in the kombucha then add dry ingredients while continuing to beat gently.
  9. Spread batter over top of apple slices then bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  10. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes.
  11. Place a large plate on top of the cake tin and turn the tin upside-down to turn out the cake.

Cake can be served hot or cold.