Want me to let you in on a little secret? My favorite part of a pineapple upside down cake is NOT the pineapple. It’s the cake! I could actually do without the pineapple completely. I generally will eat the cake and let my children have the pineapple. Yes, it’s all about the cake for me. Now, if you exchange that pineapple for a peach then it’s a winner.
How it became Peach Upside Down Cake
One day I was craving pineapple upside down cake, but just the cake part. I didn’t have any pineapple, but I did have peaches. Peaches and cake. How bad could that be? Have you tried my Peach Cream Tart with Raspberry Hearts? Another fantastic peach dessert.
Ok, so do I slice them? Cube them?
Peaches cook down quite a bit so I decided to halved them.
Best. Decision. Ever!
How To Prepare Your Pan For Your Upside Down Cake
The first thing you want to do when making any kind of upside down cake is to prepare your pan with that ooey gooey caramel like topping. I am using a 9 inch square pan, but you could also use a 9 inch round pan if you like.
Preheat your oven to 350 and place your butter in the pan. Put your cake pan in the oven to melt the butter and then sprinkle your brown sugar evenly over the butter.
Next, place the peach halves slice side down onto your sugar/butter mixture.
I am using four peaches because this is what I had on hand, but surely you could use more or slice them differently.
Making The Cake Part of the Upside Down Cake
To make the cake part of this upside down cake, start by mixing your dry ingredients.
Then add your egg and softened butter.
Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Scrape down your bowl and then beat on high for 3 minutes until its fluffy and luscious.
Pour evenly over peaches and spread. This is going to be so good!
Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. Turn pan out onto heat safe plate or surface and allow pan to remain for about 5 minutes. This will give your topping time to drip down fully onto the cake and set.
I really enjoyed this cake. I can’t wait to try other fruit. Strawberry could be nice. Topped with whipped cream, that could be very nice. What other fruit would you try?
Peach Upside Down Cake
A classic cake with a not so classic twist. You won't miss the pineapples and cherries. Trust me!
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 4 large fresh peaches
- 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
Heat oven to 350°. In 9-inch square pan, melt butter the pan in oven. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over melted butter. Arrange peach halves over brown sugar.
In mixer bowl, beat remaining ingredients on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl after. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Scrape bowl occasionally if needed. Pour batter over peaches.
Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately place serving plate upside down over pan then turn plate and pan over. Leave pan over cake for about 5 minutes so brown sugar/butter mixture can drizzle over cake. Remove pan and enjoy!