Fresh Peach Upside-Down Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling


6 servings

Updated: Oct. 03, 2022
This is a family favorite and a great summertime dessert, using fresh peaches. We love this cake served warm with whipped cream.


  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups sliced peeled fresh peaches
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • Whipped cream, optional


  1. Pour butter into an ungreased 9-in. square baking pan; sprinkle with brown sugar. Arrange peach slices in a single layer over brown sugar.
  2. In a small bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Beat in lemon juice 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 in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve warm with whipped cream if desired.