Peach Upside Down Cake

Simple and moist, the peach upside down cake is the perfect cake to celebrate summer! Serve it with fresh homemade whipped cream or vanilla ice cream!

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The peach season is here and that makes me so happy. You know peach is actually one of my favorite fruits, I know I keep saying that about all the fruits but honestly peach is right up there! I love it when it’s in season, so juicy and so sweet. It’s one of those fruits which you must eat only when in season, at least that’s what I believe because the out of season peach is so tasteless compared to what it is in July and August! I went to farmer’s market this weekend and got this huge box of peaches. They were so ripe, that they didn’t even last 2 days! I felt like going into a sugar coma with each bite, okay I might be exaggerating but they were really sweet is what I am trying to say.

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Since I got so many peaches, I obviously had to bake with them. I decided on making an this simple Peach Upside Down Cake with you guys. Upside down cakes are one of my most favorite cakes, I love the fact that they are so easy to make and taste so amazing. Have I told you guys this story? My pineapple upside down cake is a huge hit my my family back home and 2 years back when I went to India I baked that cake 10 times in a month! I am not even kidding! Everyone just wanted to eat the pineapple upside down cake only! It was like a everyday thing, someone would come to meet me, like my cousins, friends etc etc. and my everyone would want to eat only the pineapple cake. No wonder I never made that again all these years!

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Anyway so I adapted this recipe from my pineapple upside down cake. I only reduced the sugar in this recipe because the peaches were really really sweet and so I thought I should cut down on the sugar and I am actually glad I did. The cake turned out just perfect. It was really moist and perfectly sweetened. The batter for this cake couldn’t be simpler. It’s basically dump and mix everything together and bake.

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This peach upside down cake is a great summer dessert. Bursting with the sweetness of fresh peaches, enjoy this cake with some vanilla ice cream on top!

 

Method

In a bowl whisk together all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

Using the paddle attachment of your stand mixer or using your hand mixer, beat sugar and oil till combined. Then add egg, vanilla extract and mix.

Stir in the buttermilk and mix.

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Fold the dry ingredients into the wet. Don’t dump the entire mix in one go, do it in 3 parts.

Mix till the flour mix is well combined but do not over-mix. Set aside.

Meanwhile melt butter in a pan. Once the butter melts, add brown sugar and cinnamon and let the sugar melt.
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Pour the butter-sugar-cinnamon mixture into a 9 inch round pan.

Arrange the cut peach slices on top. I arranged the peaches in 2 layers, just to make it look prettier.

Pour the prepared cake batter on top of the peach slices. Place the cake pan onto a cookie sheet. I place the pan onto a cookie sheet before placing it in the oven so that in case the batter bubbles and spills, my oven remains clean!Peach-Upside-Down-Cake-Recipe-Step-3

Bake at 350 F degrees for 35-40 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve peach upside down cake with some vanilla ice cream on top!

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* For a sweeter cake, increase the amount of sugar in the cake batter to 1 cup.

Peach Upside Down Cake

Simple & moist Peach Upside Down Cake with fresh juicy peaches. This summer dessert is best enjoyed with some vanilla ice cream on top!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 373 kcal
Author: Manali
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Ingredients

  • 1.25 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons oil, I used vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

topping

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 4 large peaches, cut into 1/2 inch slices

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  2. In a bowl whisk together all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using the paddle attachment of your stand mixer or using your hand mixer, beat sugar and oil till combined. Then add egg, vanilla extract and mix.
  4. Stir in the buttermilk and mix.
  5. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet. Don't dump the entire mix in one go, do it in 3 parts.
  6. Mix till the flour mix is well combined but do not over-mix. Set aside.
  7. Meanwhile melt butter in a pan. Once the butter melts, add brown sugar and cinnamon and let the sugar melt.
  8. Pour the butter-sugar-cinnamon mixture into a 9 inch round pan.
  9. Arrange the cut peach slices on top. I arranged the peaches in 2 layers, just to make it look prettier.
  10. Pour the prepared cake batter on top of the peach slices. Place the cake pan onto a cookie sheet. I place the pan onto a cookie sheet before placing it in the oven so that in case the batter bubbles and spills, my oven remains clean!
  11. Bake at 350 F degrees for 35-40 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  12. Take out of the oven and let the cake cool down for 20-30 minutes. Place the serving plate on top of the cake pan and flip over. The cake would come out easily.
  13. Serve peach upside down cake with some vanilla ice cream on top!
Nutrition Facts
Peach Upside Down Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 142mg6%
Potassium 264mg8%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 530IU11%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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33 thoughts on “Peach Upside Down Cake

  1. Oh you are talking my language with this peach cake, Manali! I love juicy, summer peaches. In fact, I’ve got some sitting on the counter upstairs right now. Maybe I should set a few aside for this cake. Amazing! Pinning it now. 🙂

  2. I go crazy for peach season! Nothing can compare to peaches that are in season and perfectly ripe. Now I’m craving a peach!!! This cake looks phenomenal, Manali. I’ve made a blackberry peach upside down cake before but love this simple version better. It really highlights one of summer’s best stone fruits.

  3. Love peaches! This cake looks amazing! Going to the farmers market on Friday and will definitely get some ripe peaches to make this cake !

  4. There’s something about upside-down cakes that are just so gorgeous! This peach cake looks so perfect, Manali! I’ve been buying peaches like crazy lately, so this sounds perfect.

  5. Peach season is THE best!! There is a peach farm right down the road from my neighborhood so I have been going at least once a week. Now I KNOW what I will be making with my next haul – this cake!! There is something about upside down cakes that are just so fun (and reminds me of my grams), and this one looks just delicious, Manali! Can’t wait to try it! Cheers!

  6. it’s peach season here in Georgia. with many varieties.Can’t wait to make this for company who will be visiting from up North. one thing. did you peel the peaches, I can’t tell.

  7. Looks delicious! I’m going to try to cook the cake for a 4th of July BBQ. How soon ahead of time do you make it?

      1. Thanks! I cooked it a day ahead of time and stored it as you suggested, and it tasted delicious! Definitely a hit!

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