Spiced Apple Upside-Down Cake
1 jar (14 ounces) spiced apple rings
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
Whipped cream, optional
Drain the apple rings, reserving 1 tablespoon syrup; set apple rings aside. Melt 2 tablespoons butter; add brown sugar and reserved syrup. Spread evenly in a greased 8-in. round baking pan; sprinkle with almonds. Top with apple rings; set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat egg, milk, vanilla and remaining butter.
Combine flour, sugar and baking powder; add to egg mixture and mix well. Spoon over apple rings. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Let stand for 5 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of pan; invert cake onto a serving plate. Cool. Serve with whipped cream