Peach Upside Down Cake

peach upside down cake

 Summer means one thing to me: peach season.  Peaches are my favorite summer fruit.  From cobblers and crisps to pies and this peach upside down cake, I adore using them in my beautiful summer dessert recipes.

Pineapple upside down cake is usually the standard upside down recipe of choice so I love that this is a twist that helps switch things up a bit.  In this recipe, I start by sauteing fresh peach slices in a skillet with brown sugar and butter.  A gorgeous syrup develops which bakes into the moist cake batter after it is poured on.  This cake is a dream and tastes terrific warm out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.  You will want to make this peach upside down cake all summer, trust me.

So hurry over to Parade right this second and check out this incredible peach upside down cake recipe HERE:

Peach Upside Down Cake
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Recipe type: Sweet
Cuisine: Cake
Serves: 8
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup peach nectar
  • 1 stick butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 22-26 fresh peach slices
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. For the cake batter: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, vanilla extract, eggs and peach nectar until well mixed. Set aside.
  3. Next, melt butter in a 9-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
  4. Once melted, whisk in brown sugar and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Line the bottom of the butter and sugar mixture with peach slices and saute over medium heat for an additional 2 minutes.
  6. Pour cake batter on top of the peach slices.
  7. Bake cake for 28-33 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  8. Cool cake for 10 minutes then invert the cake onto a serving plate and serve.


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  1. says

    Oh my goodness Jocelyn, this sounds out of this world! I love pineapple upside down cake, but peaches have a special place in my foodie heart. Love! And lovely photography, per usual!

    • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says

      Thank you so much Mary! I adore pineapple upside down cake too! And of course peaches are perfect to use this season as well!

  2. says

    Jocelyn, I can’t even express to you how much I ADORE this idea! Pineapple upside down cake is one of my all time faves but I never thought to use peaches. Brilliant! This also makes me miss the peach tree I grew up with in California–one day I’ll plant some fruit trees :)

    • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says

      You had a peach tree? Gosh girl you are so lucky! I think I need to move to the west coast!

    • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says

      Thank you so much Nancy! You are a sweetheart. I have a big obsession with peaches!

  3. says

    I adore upside down cakes, and peaches are one of my favorite summer fruits! I want to reach in there and grab that big slice a la mode, Jocelyn!

    • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says

      Oh yeah I ate this just like that with the ice cream melting right on top. Summer heaven indeed!

  4. says

    I love peaches too!! I’ve never seen a peach upside down cake. Only you can amaze like this!! Love this cake. Heading over now for the recipe.

    • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says

      Awww thank you boo! Girl I love me some peaches and upside down cake so they seemed perfect together.

  5. says

    Yay, I cannot wait to try this recipe! We’ve got too many homegrown peaches this time of the year and I’ thinking it’s about time to put them into good use (aka caaaaake). This looks gorgeous!

  6. says

    This is so gorgeous and creative! My mom just brought me 25 lbs of Georgia peaches this morning!!! I think I know what i’ll be making :)

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