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Peach Upside Down Cake Recipe

Peach Upside Down Cake Recipe

Just the thought of peaches makes my mouth water, they are so sweet and fragrant. And upside-down cakes are fun–so I figured why not try a peach version instead of the usual pineapple?

Here, lush peaches spiced with just a hint of cinnamon and lemon and sweetened with brown sugar crown a moist golden cake, making a dessert that kids and adults will adore. Fruity, rich, and delicious!



2 cups sliced fresh peaches
1/2 cup brown sugar
cinnamon to taste
juice and grated rind of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon flour
3 tablespoons melted butter


1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 cup milk

1. Preheat oven to 425F.

2. Grease an 8-inch deep-dish pie plate or baking pan and cover the bottom with sliced peaches.

2. Sprinkle peaches with brown sugar, cinnamon to taste, and the lemon juice and rind. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon flour and stir gently to mix, then pour 3 tablespoons melted butter over that.

3. Make the batter: mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together. In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks, butter, and milk until combined, then add to the flour mixture and beat until blended. If mixture is too dry, add milk until the consistency can be easily poured.

4. Pour batter evenly over fruit and bake for about 30 minutes.

5. Reverse the cake onto a platter and allow to cool slightly before serving.

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By Cait Johnson, author of Witch in the Kitchen (Inner Traditions, 2001).

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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6:42AM PDT on May 7, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

6:57PM PST on Mar 5, 2013

This is a nice small cake. I like it very much. Cakes(recipes) always tend to be in a 13 X 9 X 2 inch pans.

That's great if you have a family of 6. It goes to waste if you are simply looking for a small snack cake.

This is perfect.

7:05AM PDT on Sep 30, 2012


7:45AM PDT on Jun 21, 2012


11:07AM PDT on May 11, 2012

Try it with slices of pineapple instead .

10:59AM PDT on May 11, 2012


12:37AM PDT on May 11, 2012

This sounds delicious!!

1:38PM PST on Nov 14, 2011

Thank you

5:12PM PDT on Aug 23, 2011

Amazing! Thanks for this great recipe. Love it.

5:08AM PDT on May 10, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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