Cherry Nectarine Upside-Down Cake Recipe
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Cherry Nectarine Upside-Down Cake Recipe

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Here in sunny southern California, we have many types of fruit growling in our yard, which makes this spectacular-looking dessert all the more fun.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup pitted sweet cherries
  • 2 cups thinly sliced peeled fresh nectarines
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons almonds, toasted and ground

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 291 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 273mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter; pour into a 9-in. round baking pan; sprinkle with brown sugar. Place a few cherries in center and arrange remaining cherries around edge of pan. Toss nectarines with lemon juice. Arrange nectarines in a circular pattern over sugar, overlapping slices; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream sugar and remaining butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Stir in almonds. Spoon over fruit.
  3. Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes. Run a knife around edge of pan; invert cake onto a serving plate. Serve warm. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Cherry Nectarine Upside-Down Cake in Country August/September 2005, p51

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sstetzel User ID: 158954 62178
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2012

"This is wonderful! Super easy - 2 nectarines and a handful of cherries. cake is sweet and moist. I omitted the almonds and never missed them. It was done in 30 minutes so check early!"

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