Upside-Down Peach Cake Recipe
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Upside-Down Peach Cake Recipe

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Folks have been flipping over upside-down cake for generations. This dessert is very popular with my family and guests.—Terri Kirschner, Carlisle, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups sliced peeled fresh peaches
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk

Nutritional Facts

One piece equals 386 calories, 19 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 347 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Melt 1/4 cup butter; pour into an ungreased 9-in. round baking pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Arrange peach slices in single layer over sugar.
  2. In a large bowl, cream sugar and remaining butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Spoon over peaches.
  3. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Peach Upside-Down Cake in Light & Tasty February/March 2002, p18

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2016

"I followed the recipe to a tee and still turned out really doughy and had no rise to it. Would not recommend."

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2015

"This cake looks and tastes like you spent alot of time and preparation, but is so simple to make. As other reviews said, no problem flipping, and getting out of the pan. Just the right amount of butter and brown sugar. Not overly oily and sweet, perfection. !!"

Reviewed Sep. 1, 2015

"Delicious! Just as good as pineapple upside down cake! My husband doesn't care for peaches but he likes this cake!"

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2015

"Absolutely delicious and easy to make! It's a bit of a fusion between monkey bread and peach cobbler. The cake is lighter so it balances well with the heavier peach and brown sugar top (which I added a touch of cinnamon too!). I'll definitely make this again!"

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2015

"This cake is delicious and very easy to make! No problems getting it out of the pan. Substituted almond extract for vanilla."

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