Fresh peach upside down cake

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    A gorgeous sponge tops fresh peaches, then it's baked and flipped upside down for a pretty result. Moist and delicious, this cake really lets in-season peaches shine!

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    Serves: 9 

    • 50g butter
    • 110g light brown soft sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 5 fresh peaches - peeled, stones removed and halved
    • 110g butter, softened
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 150g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 120ml milk

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Melt 50g butter in a 20cm square tin. Sprinkle with dark brown soft sugar and nutmeg. Arrange peach halves, cut side down, in tin.
    2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Spread cake mixture over peaches.
    3. Bake in a preheated oven at 190 C / Gas 5 for 35 to 40 minutes, or until lightly browned on top. Remove cake from oven, and let stand in tin for 5 minutes; invert onto serving plate.


    Delicious served with whipped cream.

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    Reviews in English (91)


    This is a very moist, tasty and good cake. I read the reviews about the bland cake. I then added 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1 tsp. almond flavoring. I doubled the recipe and put it in a 9 x 13 pan. I used leftover fresh peaches that I had sliced with a little sugar the night before. I poured the peaches and the juice in the bottom of the pan. It all cooked into the cake and made a very pretty and moist looking cake. Very easy and very good!  -  04 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this recipe for my mother, I used canned peaches instead and in the batter I used 1/2 cup of oil instead of the butter. The cake was SO FLUFFY and good that my mother just LOVED it! I will be making this recipe again.. Thanks! Note: I will try pineapple too and I'm sure it will taste good.  -  24 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was my first time making an upside down cake. I must admit this is now my new favorite recipe. I used fresh peaches and added 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. It was delicious. I have four kids 2 of which are fairly picky and they also gobbled it up. Thank you.  -  17 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)