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Peach Upside Down Cake

Southern Peach Upside Down Cake Recipe - Easy - Delicious - Late Summer

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In this post I’m sharing how to make a Peach Upside Down Cake.

 


I’m sitting here this morning, looking out the window, and just smiling because it has been a great summer. I’ve sort of taken a break the past couple of weeks off and feel refreshed. Ready for the very busy second half of the year.

One of my favorite things about summer time in the South is fresh local peaches. Oh my stars, they are just so juicy and sweet. So, so good!

I picked up a half peck of peaches last week and with it just being two of us, have made quite a few desserts and had peaches left for freezing.

I love sharing a couple of recipes with peaches during the season, such as an easy peach galette, bourbon peaches, and a reader favorite peach cobbler.

That being said…y’all are GONNA LOVE this peach upside down cake. It is easy and bakes up to perfection every time.

Southern Peach Upside Down Cake

Best peach cake - alton - dessert recipes - Southern upside down peach cake on a glass cake stand in a country style dining room

To bake this cake you’ll need an eight or nine inch round cake pan. If you’re partial to using your cast iron then you can use a skillet if you prefer. 

Should I use Freestone or Clingstone Peaches? You could use either but this cake works especially well if you use the freestone variety of peaches will ripen later in summer. Freestone peaches are easy to work with and look great in desserts.

Are fresh peaches better? If it is the season and you can get fresh local peaches then by all means please do. There is nothing like the sweetness of a tree ripened peach.

Can I use frozen or canned peaches for this cake? You can, if you don’t have access to fresh peaches. If you’ve frozen fresh summer peaches yourself – bonus! 😉 

Summer Peach Cake

Beautiful caramel peach upside down cake with freestone Pretty Lady Peaches on a glass plate and country check napkin

What freestone peach did you use for this cake? For this particular cake I used a peach called “pretty lady” but I love all freestone peaches.

It takes just a few minutes to prep this cake for the oven. It took me a minute or two longer because I had to slice and peel a third peach because we kept eating the slices I already had done. It happens. HA!

This recipe uses self-rising flour, can I use all purpose? Of course but you’ll need to add a couple more ingredients for leavening. Here’s what you’ll need if you’re using all purpose flour: 1.25 tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt in addition to the other ingredients.

Late Summer Peach Cake Recipe

Beautiful peach cake

Can I put cherries on top like on a pineapple upside down cake? Sure you can if you like.  Go ahead and add a few candied cherries, halved, between the peach slices.

How to bake an upside down cake?

Yield: 1 cake

Peach Upside Down Cake

Peach Upside Down Cake

Fresh summer peach upside down cake dessert.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1.5 Stick of Butter, divided (softened to room temperature)
  • 1/2 c Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 2 c Fresh Summer Peach Slices (2-3 peaches) peeled
  • 3/4 c Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1.25 c Self Rising Flour
  • 1/2 c Whole Milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C)
  2. Place 1/2 stick into an 8" round cake pan and place into the oven while it is heating up to melt the butter.
  3. When the butter is melted, remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle in the brown sugar to coat the bottom of the pan.
  4. Arrange the peach slices in a single layer over the sugar layer.
  5. In a bowl, cream the granulated sugar and 1 stick of softened butter until fluffy.
  6. Next, add the egg and vanilla extract then mix to combine.
  7. Next, add the flour and mix to combine.
  8. Then add the milk and mix to combine with the flour mixture.
  9. Spoon the cake batter over the peaches evenly.
  10. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  11. Cool the cake for 10 minutes then invert on a cake platter.
  12. Peach upside down cake can be served warm or room temperature.

Notes

If the cake remains in the baking pan longer than ten minutes of cooling it may stick when inverted.

Do not grease the baking pan for this particular cake recipe.

Cover the leftover cake with plastic wrap and store at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 371 Total Fat: 19g Saturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 70mg Sodium: 388mg Carbohydrates: 49g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 34g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Deborah W.
    July 31, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    This looks and sounds wonderful! I can’t wait to make it. It looks like one my mom used to make long ago with peaches from our tree.

    • Reply
      Julia Jordan
      July 31, 2019 at 6:48 pm

      Thank you! I love how easy this cake is to prepare and I sure hope that you enjoy it.

  • Reply
    R. Brandon
    August 5, 2019 at 10:06 am

    In the recipe above it states to cook for 45 to 50 minutes. The next step states to “Cook the cake for 10 minutes then invert on a cake platter.” I believe you mean to COOL for 10 minutes. I am sure this was a misprint and you do realize that is reading the recipes, but when I was much younger and just started cooking, It was very important for me to go by the recipe Can’t wait to try this recipe. . Thank you for all the great recipe you provide.

    • Reply
      Julia Jordan
      August 5, 2019 at 1:24 pm

      Thank you for letting me know 😉 I’ll get that corrected.

  • Reply
    Carlee
    August 7, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    That looks absolutely fabulous! I love warm caramel tones with peaches and this cake looks like it delivers!

  • Reply
    Joyce Alford
    August 16, 2019 at 7:01 am

    This was delicious and turned out perfectly!

    • Reply
      Julia Jordan
      August 16, 2019 at 8:27 am

      I am so glad that you enjoyed this cake, Joyce!

  • Reply
    Gina
    August 16, 2019 at 9:19 am

    This looks wonderful! I can picture it with a scoop of Bluebell vanilla ice cream!

    • Reply
      Julia Jordan
      August 16, 2019 at 11:59 am

      Thank you! Oh yes…vanilla ice cream would go heavenly with this cake.

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