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Makeover Peach Upside-Down Cake

This peachy delight has charmed folks for years. Our lightened version is even better with less fat and calories than other similar recipes.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) sliced peaches in juice
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Drain peaches, reserving 2 tablespoons juice. Cut peach slices lengthwise in half; pat dry.
  • In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, 1 tablespoon melted butter, spices and reserved juice; spread into a 9-in. round baking pan coated with cooking spray. Arrange peach slices over top.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk together egg, vanilla, buttermilk and remaining butter. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until moistened. Spoon over peaches.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 226 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 231mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • songbird5769
    Aug 22, 2020

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  • Laura
    Aug 10, 2020

    Can you use pineapple? I don't have peaches.

  • Patty
    Jul 3, 2020

    This is so yummy..I just made it yesterday and it is about gone...Great recipe...Going to make the lemon orange cake next.

  • adamscook
    May 3, 2019

    Great recipe! I love this cake. For some reason, when I got about half way through making this recipe when I realized that all of the ingredients that were mentioned in the directions were not listed. Just in case anyone else had this problem, I found the recipe on another site, and the items are: 1 cup buttermilk, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

  • HOGWriter
    Mar 25, 2014

    The topping was sweeter than expected...probably because the peaches were canned in heavy syrup. Will try recipe with fresh or frozen fruit next time. Couldn't find my 9" pan, so used an 8" and baked about 15 minutes longer. It was wonderful served warm with whipped cream.

  • debsnoozy55
    Jul 18, 2013

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  • ConnieK
    Jul 6, 2012

    Very good makeover recipe for peach upside down cake. Tasy and easy to make when using canned peaches.

  • jenluv37
    Aug 12, 2010

    This was a great cake. Not as pretty as the picture. Don't know why the makeover cake used canned peaches instead of fresh. Used fresh then used peach puree instead of juice from the can. Would definitely make again but would try doubling the peaches on top.

  • bluebowtye
    Feb 9, 2010

    This is really good. I have made it several times. The peaches are a nice change of pace from traditional pineapple upside-down cake.

  • njred115
    Sep 19, 2007

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