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Upside-Down Peach Cake Recipe

Upside-Down Peach Cake Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 386 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 347mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

Reviews for Upside-Down Peach Cake

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krazya User ID: 8910363 252498
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2016

"This cake is very delicious , I used 1/2 cup of cashew milk in place of regular milk to give it a little nut flavor. My family loves this cake."

nanaginny User ID: 8780978 252313
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2016

"Absolutely fantastic and easy to make....hubby said it was better than $9 peach cake bought from local scratch bakery...."

ChezSanderosa User ID: 8895342 250561
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2016

"I had a craving for something with almond flavoring and a stack of peaches to use up, so I made this recipe but substituted the vanilla with almond extract at a 1 for 1 ratio. It was DELICIOUS! So easy! Thanks!"

Riahart User ID: 8884226 249817
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2016

"Delicious! Easy to make. Will make it again. Looks beautiful."

jpress1012 User ID: 8788106 244655
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."

signick User ID: 8530044 232862
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. !!"

CherylShumaker User ID: 2231606 232153
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!"

CVanBree User ID: 8476923 230903
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!"

kafaughn User ID: 3552105 230373
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."

EmilyBunker123 User ID: 8457692 230023
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2015

"I made this for my boyfriend for his birthday and he loved it! said it was better than one of his favorite cakes his grandmother makes! Instead of using brown sugar though I made a substitute out of sugar and a little bit of syrup. This is a great an easy cake to make with any kind of peaches, my mother absolutely loved it too! I will definitely be making this again!"

mjcuomo User ID: 7299213 58896
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2014

"very good"

ouraislinn User ID: 7422018 83070
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2013

"This was delicious, my new peach recipe. I would advise to place a cookie sheet under the pan in the oven, to keep the oven clean. I did slightly modify the recipe, used almond milk (lactose intolerance in the house) and substituted amaretto for vanilla. Delicious!! Next time I may use a deeper pan, springform, to add more peaches."

puglet528 User ID: 6606969 83613
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

"This cake is beautiful!"

hunkydoriest User ID: 4515323 40344
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2013

"Very good and simple to make. Both the cake and topping we're delicious. Made this in my toaster oven, and it turned out perfect."

CBARRY6 User ID: 5235764 53329
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

"This cake was delicious, except for the fact that I couldn't get it out of the pan, so it wasn't really upside down cake. I just sliced it right out of the pan. I did a layer of nectarines instead of peaches, with blackberries in between. Next time I would use more fruit, almost any fruit would work well in this."

janicermr User ID: 1292102 35445
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2012

"This is my first time to make upside-down fruit cake and the result was amazing ! My husband and I love it. I am so happy, definitely will make again. Thank's for great recipe !"

rdkpcomeaux User ID: 350176 130692
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"wonderful recipe! Sometimes the cake batter in an upside down cake recipe is bland, but this batter is good enough to eat without the sweet buttery peaches."

smjrks User ID: 1392086 91447
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2010

"this was easy and good. Great way to use fresh peaches"

Kensmoma User ID: 1059460 91444
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2009

"Great way to use fresh peaches! Just the right amount of sweetness, and comes out of the pan nicely. Thanks for a great recipe!"

kirfarm User ID: 163600 83068
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2009

"I have never used canned peaches but it's worth a try."

granmommak User ID: 1456767 204716
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2009

"peaches are out of season right now.. could I get away with drained canned peaches?"

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