Peach Upside Down Cake

Such a beautiful day in Bristol! I was walking along the chocolate path, enjoying the river at high tide, and trying to savor these warm summer days. Well, warm for England anyway. These walks help me think about what to bake up next and since there seems to be an abundance of peaches everywhere, an upside down cake seemed like the obvious choice! Here is what you’ll need:

1/4 cup butter

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 cup sliced or chopped peaches
  • 1 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (or butter)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk

For this recipe I used flat white peaches as they were on sale at Aldi. I am not affiliated with them in any way, but I tend to get a lot of my ingredients there due to quality and price. I’m all about baking on a budget! You’ll want to slice or chop your peaches and set aside.

Next, place the melted butter directly in the baking dish. I suggest using an 8×8 square or 9 inch circular pan. I used this dish as it’s what I had and it worked just fine. Then add the brown sugar and mix well.

Line the sliced peaches on top of the buttery brown sugar. Remember, the peaches will shrink a bit as they cook, so you’ll want to overlap them. I need to really pack the fruit in next time for even more peachy flavor. Set this aside as you prepare the batter.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set this one aside too.

Next combine the coconut oil, vanilla, and egg. This bowl will be the one where the batter comes together.

You will then alternate between adding the flour and milk in order to get a smooth batter. If you have a hand mixer, definitely use it. If not, you can get good results with a whisk.

Try to reduce the lumps as much as possible until the batter is velvety smooth. If you haven’t already done so, heat the oven to 350 F / 180 C.

Pour the batter directly over the peaches, smoothing it out evenly.

Place in your oven for 40-45 minutes, or until it is golden brown and a cake knife comes out clean.

Take the cake out and let it cool for at least 15 minutes.

Next, place a cake plate or chopping board atop the cake, and carefully turn it over. Give it a few taps and it should slide ride out. If it’s not budging, you may have to loosen the sides with a butter knife.

And there you go, Peach Upside Down Cake! This turned out deliciously, like whoa! I definitely have to use more peaches in it next time, but hot damn, this was good! The late summer days are best spent by enjoying the fading sun while  indulging in this peachy delight. My husband and I went through half of it while watching coach trip last night, so you know it’s gotta be delish to distract me from the vote, ha, ha! Anyway, peaches are on sale again this week at Aldi, for 59p I believe, so why not try your hand at baking this and “maybe” share some with friends. Enjoy your weekend, thanks for reading, and Happy Eating!

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