Peach Upside Down Cake is a summer ‘must make’ recipe. Fresh, sweet peaches swirl across the top of this lightly sweet single layer cake for a showstopping dessert. Step by Step instructions make it easy for anyone!
This pretty, fresh peach cake is a true celebration of summer.
Beautifully sliced white (shown here) or yellow peaches, caramelized in brown sugar and butter top a soft lightly sweet regular and almond flour cake.
It’s fun to make and always a family favorite recipe!
What’s an Upside Down Cake?
If you’ve never made an Upside Down Cake you’ll love this recipe!
And if you have adding this peach cake to your collection will be a treat.
This type of cake layers fruit and usually brown sugar and butter on the bottom of the cake pan.
The cake batter is added on top. When baked and turned out to serve, the fruit stays on top of the cake making a wonderful pattern.
They have a beautiful presentation but are delicious too.
This peach cake uses all the regular baking ingredients you’d expect: flour, salt, baking powder, sugar (brown and granulated), butter, eggs, vanilla extract and milk.
What Peaches to Use
Either yellow or white peaches can be used. Select firm but ripe peaches.
They do NOT need to be peeled for this cake recipe. Rinse the peaches well especially if they are not organic.
If you’d rather peel the peaches I have a really easy method in this Peach Crumble recipe.
White peaches are shown in this recipe but either type works great. Yellow peaches tend to have a stronger peach flavor.
All Purpose Flour
Regular All Purpose Flour or gluten-free measure-for-measure flour may be used for this recipe.
Almond Meal or Flour
In addition to regular flour, almond flour is used in this recipe.
It adds a natural sweetness and a nice texture to the cake.
How to Make Peach Upside Down Cake – Step-by-Step
STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
STEP 2: Add 3 tablespoons unsalted butter to a 9-inch round 2-inch deep cake pan (photo 1). Put it in the oven to melt (aproximately 3 minutes) (photo 2). Do not brown the butter!
STEP 3: Add the brown sugar and water to the pan (photo 3) and whisk to mix and dissolve the brown sugar (photo 4).
STEP 4: Layer the sliced peach slightly overlapping on each other (photo 5).
STEP 5: In a large bowl combine the all purpose flour, almond meal/flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon (photo 6). Whisk to combine (photo 7).
STEP 6: Using a mixer cream the softened butter (photo 8). Add the granulated sugar and cream together (photo 9). Add the milk, eggs and vanilla; mix together. DO NOT OVERMIX.
STEP 7: Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix together until fully combined (photo 10).
STEP 8: Spoon the batter over the peaches (photo 11) to cover evenly (photo 12).
STEP 9: Bake for 30-35 minutes until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven to cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes (photo 13). NOTE: it should not cool longer or it may stick to the pan.
STEP 10: Run a knife around the edge of the cake (photo 14). Place a serving plate face down on top of the cake pan (photo 15). Gently turn the cake over onto the serving plate (photo 16).
Let the cake cool 30 minutes before cutting and serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.
How to Store it
Store tightly sealed in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
More Peach Recipes you’ll Love!
- Fresh Peach Chutney
- Grilled Peach Mascarpone Ice Cream
- Peach Pie Overnight Oats
- Buttermilk Peach Buckle
- Peach Ginger Mint Paletas