Peach Upside Down Cake

Sunday, August 26, 2018
Peach Upside Down Cake recipe is has an elegant presentation and is easy to make from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

We bought a box of peaches the other day and I knew I wanted to make something special before the kids devoured them all, they never last long in our house even when I try to hide a few.

After a few hours of trying to decide what I wanted to make, I knew I had to make a decision fast because the kids had already ate about half the box of peaches.

I finally decided a Peach Upside Down Cake with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream was what I was craving. 

I adapted our families favorite Fresh Pineapple Upside Down Cake to make the ultimate Peach Upside Down Cake.

There's something about how the caramelized peach topping soaks into the cake to infuse it with an amazing flavor that I just can't get enough of.

I totally could live on this cake and it may or may not have been my breakfast and dessert but I am not denying nor admitting to anything! 

Peach Upside Down Cake recipe puree fresh peaches for cake from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Add 1 1/2 whole Pitted Peaches  to a blender and puree until fairly smooth, a few chunks like apple sauce won't hurt.

Peach Upside Down Cake recipe puree peaches for cake. From Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Measure out a 1/2 cup of the Peach Puree and set aside.. Any remaining puree makes a super delicious snack the kids love! 

Peach Upside Down Cake recipe beat together cold butter, sugar, and brown sugar from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

In a mixer add:
  • 6 tablespoons Cold Butter Cut Into 1 Tablespoon Sized Pieces
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar.

Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.

By using cold butter it helps to add more volume to the Peach Upside Down Cake for a lighter crumb.

Peach Upside Down Cake recipe add eggs one at a time from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Add 2 whole Eggs one at a time beating well between each addition.

Peach Upside Down Cake recipe mix in baking powder, peach puree, and vanilla from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Add:
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • reserved 1/2 cup Peach Puree.

Mix until well combined.

Peach Upside Down Cake recipe stir in flour and milk from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Stir in
  • 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose or Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Half & Half or Milk


Mix just until combined scraping sides, and bottom of bowl well. 

It's important not to over mix the cake batter. The more the batter is mixed, the more the gluten develops leading to a tough crumb.

Peach Upside Down Cake recipe mix butter and brown sugar to form caramel from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

In a skillet add:
  • 7 tablespoons Butter
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar.

Whisk over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and smooth.

Peach Upside Down Cake recipe is a southern favorite. Perfect for dessert or brunch from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Grease a 9"x2" Cake Pan well with Butter. Pour cooked brown sugar mixture into pan and arrange Sliced Peaches over the top to fill pan.

I left the skin on the peaches for a pretty color, and they become very tender when cooked.

Peach Upside Down Cake recipe batter from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Cover peaches with cake batter and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean.

Peach Upside Down Cake recipe is a Southern favorite for dessert or brunch from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Allow cake to cool for about 5 minutes for the juices to absorb back into the cake.

I didn't set my timer and as you can see I had some of the juices run.

This pictures not the pretties I've shared because I grabbed it with my cell phone to send to Colt so when he came home to take photos he totally forgot to grab an overhead shot and sliced into the cake and the center peach sunk into the middle of the cake.

So we both decided it wasn't the end of the world and I would just use the picture off my phone.

I figure we've all been friends long enough you could look past the photo and see the deliciousness awaiting you..

Peach Upside Down Cake recipe is a Southern favorite for dessert or brunch from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

But we did manage a pretty half of the cake shot... Just looking at it makes me want to make another one! 

Peach Upside Down Cake recipe is a Southern favorite for dessert or brunch from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Allow cake to cool until warm or room temperature and serve with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.

A few other favorite ways to use up peaches are:


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Peach Upside Down Cake

Peach Upside Down Cake recipe is a Southern favorite for dessert or brunch from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings
prep time: 20 minscook time: 45 minstotal time: 65 mins

ingredients:

Peach Cake
  • 1 1/2 whole Peaches, Pitted
  • 6 tablespoons Cold Butter, Cut into tablespoon sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour Or Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Half and Half or Milk
Peach Topping
  • 7 tablespoons Softened Butter Plus More For Greasing Pan
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2-3 whole Peaches, Pitted And Sliced About 1/4" Thick

instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9"x 2" Cake Pan well with butter and set aside.
Peach Cake
  1. In a blender add 1 1/2 pitted peaches. Puree until smooth. Depending on how strong your blender is you may need to stir the mixture a few times. Measure 1/2 cup peach puree and set aside.
  2. In a mixer add cold butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs 1 at a time beating well between each addition.
  4. Stir in baking powder, salt, vanilla extract, and 1/2 cup peach puree until till combined.
  5. Mix in flour and half and half or milk just until combined. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl well. Set aside.
Peach Topping
  1. In a heavy duty pan combine remaining 7 tablespoons of butter and 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Whisk over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and silky. Remove from heat and whisk in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
  2. Pour brown sugar mixture into prepared cake pan and arrange sliced peaches over the top. Spread cake batter evenly over the top of peaches and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean.
  3. Allow cake to cool for 4-5 minutes before inverting onto a cake plate to allow the caramelized peach syrup to cool and absorb back into the pan. A cake plate with an edge works best in case some of the juice is still runny.
calories
318
fat (grams)
14
carbs (grams)
47
protein (grams)
3
sugar (grams)
35
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Peach Upside Down Cake

10 comments

  1. A beautiful .e and I really like the use of the peaches

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  2. I would definitely eat this for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It looks amazing!

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  3. I would definitely eat this for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It looks amazing!

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  4. Hi Serena, I can't wait to try your recipe! Looks delicious.

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  5. What a moist and delicious looking cake! YUM! Pinned and shared!

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  6. Delicious and pretty -- who could ask for more?! Love yellow peaches!

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  7. This cake is simply gorgeous! Love the look of those beautiful peaches :)

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  8. What a delicious looking cake! Pinned and shared!

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