Upside Down Peach Cake

Upside Down Peach Cake Recipe - SavvyMom

When peaches are in season there’s truly nothing sweeter. Cobblers and crisps are the most obvious way to serve up seasonal peaches. However, I’m quite partial to a simple, rustic, upside-down peach cake that’s easy enough to make for a casual weeknight dinner, but swoon-worthy enough to offer to guests.

This delicious upside down peach cake can be made a day in advance and stored at room temperature until needed. While it’s definitely perfect with whipped cream or even sweetened sour cream, I think a spoon of vanilla ice cream over the cake wouldn’t hurt this sweet dessert either.

Heavily adapted from Everyday Food

Upside Down Peach Cake Recipe:

You’ll Need

  • 9 tablespoons (1/2 cup, plus 1 tablespoon) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2–3 large peaches (about 1 pound), halved and pitted, each cut into 12 wedges
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Whipped cream, (optional)

Prep and Cook

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Place 3 tablespoons of butter in an 8-inch round cake pan and melt it in the pan in your preheating oven, about 4 minutes
    Sprinkle melted butter with 1/2 cup of the brown sugar
    Arrange peaches in a circle (overlap the pieces) around edge of pan
    Repeat in center, completely covering bottom of pan
    Set aside
  • In a large bowl, beat together remaining 6 tablespoons butter, remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, and egg
    Beat in sour cream until blended
    Set aside
  • In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon
    Stir flour mixture into sour cream mixture until just combined (batter will be thick)
  • Spread batter evenly over the peaches
    Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, about 45–50 minutes
    Cool in pan 5 minutes
    Run a knife around edge of pan, invert onto a serving plate
    Serve warm or at room temperature, with whipped cream, sweetened sour cream, or vanilla ice cream, if desired


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