Peach upside down cake

Heather Disarro

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Make this delicious peach upside down cake any time of year, although summer's fresh bounty is always hard to beat. Beautiful, tender peaches are baked under a layer of tender cake, and then flipped over and beautifully displayed on top. Serve warm with ice cream for a special treat!

peach upside down cake

Peach upside down cake

Serves 12


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 large peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into eighths
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1-3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan and line with parchment paper.
  3. Combine the brown sugar and butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until the mixture is bubbly.
  4. Carefully pour the brown sugar mixture into the prepared cake pan and spread to the edges.
  5. Place the peaches on top of the brown sugar mixture in concentric circles.
  6. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, eggs, yogurt and vanilla until completely combined.
  7. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and fold gently into the wet ingredients until just mixed.
  8. Pour the batter evenly over the peaches.
  9. Gently tap the pan on the counter to release any bubbles.
  10. Bake at 325 degrees F for 60 to 75 minutes, or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  11. Let the cake sit for about 5 minutes, and then gently run a knife around the edges.
  12. Place a plate or cake stand on top of the cake, and then carefully invert allowing the cake to fall onto the plate.
  13. Gently remove the parchment paper to show the peaches on top.
  14. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.