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Upside Down Peach Cake on a white cake plate with a pie server, some peaches and a blue and tan towel near by.
Upside Down Peach Cake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
Peaches are one of my favorite fruit, but only when they are perfectly ripe at the end of summer. This is a perfect end of summer cake that uses peaches, but lets them shine by glazing them at the bottom of a dense and moist cake, which when inverted shows off the beautiful summer fruit.
Course: Desserts/Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Make Ahead
Servings: 10
Calories: 570 kcal
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter melted
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 3 cups fresh peaches peeled and sliced (about 3 to 4 peaches)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • cup sour cream
  • teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ice cream or whipped cream for serving
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350ºF
  2. Pour the melted butter into the bottom of a 9-inch cake pan that is at least 2½-inches deep and sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the top. Layer the peaches around the bottom of the pan, letting them overlap slightly. Transfer the pan to the refrigerator to allow the butter to harden again.

  3. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy and light yellow in color. Add the eggs one at a time, beating between each new addition. Stir in the milk and sour cream and mix until the batter is smooth. Finally, stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Slowly add the dry ingredient to the wet ingredients, mixing just until combined – do not over-mix. Pour the cake batter into the cake pan, on top of the peaches. Transfer the cake pan to the oven.
  5. Bake at 350ºF for 45 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let the cake rest for 10 minutes.
  6. Run a butter knife around the edge of the cake in the pan. Unmold the cake by inverting the cake pan over a serving plate and gently lifting the cake pan away from the cake. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
Nutrition Facts
Upside Down Peach Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 570 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 22g110%
Cholesterol 140mg47%
Sodium 99mg4%
Potassium 275mg8%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1280IU26%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 94mg9%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.