Upside-Down Peach Cake
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
- 3/4 cup butter, softened, divided
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 cups sliced peeled fresh peaches
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup 2% milk
- Melt 1/4 cup butter; pour into an ungreased 9-in. round baking pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Arrange peach slices in single layer over sugar.
- In a large bowl, cream sugar and remaining butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Spoon over peaches.
- Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve warm.
Upside-Down Cake Tips
What other fruits can you add to upside-down cake?There are many delicious options besides peach for upside-down cake. Pineapple cake, whether baked in a cast-iron skillet or as adorable minis, is a classic. A little plum cake is perfect for summer, but there’s no reason to stop flipping cakes when the weather turns chill! Why not highlight winter pears with gingerbread in a gorgeous upside-down cake?
How do you flip a cake upside-down?Flip it quickly and carefully, being sure to protect your body. Once the cake tests done, let it stand 10 minutes or as long as the recipe directs. (Larger cakes stand for longer than small ones.) Place a serving plate upside-down over the cake. Wear oven mitts if you’re able, but the most important thing when flipping the cake is to keep the serving plate firmly aligned over (to catch!) the cake. If you can’t wear mitts, protect yourself with hot pads or kitchen towels. Flip the cake in one smooth, easy movement, placing it plate-side-down on the counter. Then gently wiggle and lift the baking pan away.
What if you wait too long?Just pop your cake back in the oven for a moment to help it warm up for a neat release.
How long will this cake last?Sweet upside-down cakes are best served warm, the day they’re made. But you can cool, then cover and refrigerate the leftovers for 2-3 days. Warm a piece up in the microwave to reignite that caramelly magic!
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 384 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 306mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
Aug 23, 2020
This was a hit! I used fresh peaches that I previously froze and defrosted slightly. I sprinkled a little cinnamon and chopped pecans on half of the brown sugar and both sides were winners! I can’t wait to have this when there’s snow on the ground for a little taste of summer! My pineapple upside cake uses shortening instead of butter and I will be making the switch to butter from now on!
Aug 22, 2020
I made this peach upside down cake and it was delicious. I did not peel the peaches as I like to leave the skin on whenever possible so for people who think peeling is too much trouble, you don’t have to!
Jul 15, 2020
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Jun 24, 2020
This cake is awesome - so flavorful, moist and a great way to enjoy fresh peaches,
Jun 18, 2020
Other than peeling and slicing the fresh peaches, this was an easy recipe. Turned out amazing! Light, nice crumb, not too sweet. It did not last long in this house. Making it again as soon as I get more peaches.
May 3, 2020
Thanks for this awesome recipe. It came out really well. Would definitely try it another time and this is my first cake.
Mar 30, 2020
I made this and it turned out great. I didn't have fresh peaches, so I dethawed some frozen peaches I have preserved when fruit was plentiful. I just dethawed them and left them to drain and placed in the bottom of the baking dish. Worked perfect and everyone enjoyed.
Sep 14, 2019
A friend of mine invited my husband and I to lunch at her house. She didn't want me to bring anything but because I had fresh peaches I decided to make this cake. Is absolutely delicious and so easy to make.There wasn't a crumb left. Thanks for this wonderful and easy recipe.
Aug 31, 2019
I made this recipe with the last 4 peaches off the tree for the season. Had peach pie, peach cobbler already and was looking for something different. This takes the "cake". A delicious use of peaches. I was wondering if other fruit could be substituted and if yes would you still use the brown sugar or or something else? Examples, cherries or apples.
Jul 31, 2019
I finally made this trecipw today since we got plenty of peaches from our tree, I was shocked how good it was the cake is super moist, lighy and so much flavor! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. Love it!