Sleigh Ride Upside Down Cake

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Hosting a holiday bash? Wow your guests with these festive apple upside down cakes featuring our sweet and fruity Sleigh Ride tea. One bite is all it takes to get their sleigh bells jingling.


Sleigh Ride Upside Down Cake


  • For the cake batter:
  • 3 Perfect Spoonfuls of Sleigh Ride tea
  • ½ cup plus 1 tbsp hot water
  • ¼ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • For the topping:
  • 2½ cups apples, peeled and chopped into 1 inch cubes
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • pinch of salt


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2
In a large bowl, toss apples with ¼ cup brown sugar, corn starch, melted butter and salt until well coated. Evenly distribute into 12 count muffin tray and set aside.
Step 3
Steep tea in hot water for 10-12 minutes, then strain and set aside.
Step 4
In large bowl, beat together room temperature butter and 1/3 cup brown sugar until well incorporated and slightly fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
Step 5
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and baking powder. Add half the brewed tea and half the flour mixture to the beat sugar and mix until well incorporated. Then mix remaining tea and flour mixture.
Step 6
Spoon the batter over apple mixture in muffin tins and bake for 15-18 minutes until toothpick inserted in several spots comes out clean.
Step 7
Let cool in pan for 5 minutes and then invert onto baking tray. Serve in individual ramekins or bowls topped with vanilla ice cream!


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