Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Peach Upside Down Cake

Grandma's homemade peach upside down cake
I spent most of the weekend in the kitchen and loved every minute! My canner was on the stove from Friday night through Sunday afternoon. I canned peach jam, peach butter, mint jelly, blueberry jam, pickled banana peppers and dilly beans. My basil was getting out of control in the garden so I picked enough to fill a basket then made and froze pesto. We visited the local farmer's market so I froze enough sweet corn, Simply Freezing Sweet Corn to take us through the winter months. I bought 2 lugs of peaches and had some left over so I froze about 6 quarts, Simply Freezing Peaches. Three peaches were left on the counter so I pulled out Grandma's 1929 cookbook and discovered a peach upside down cake recipe. I love the old recipes and once again the taste testers said it was the best ever!
1/4 cup butter
2/3 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
2-3 fresh sliced peaches
Cake Dough:
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup white sugar ( I used organic cane sugar)
1/4 cup butter, softened not melted
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup milk
  • I started with a 9 inch round cake pan and buttered the sides.
  • In a small pan I heated the butter and brown sugar over medium heat on the stove just until the brown sugar was melted.
  • Pour the melted sugar and butter into the cake pan.
  • Arrange the peaches in the bottom of the pan over the melted mixture.
  • In a medium size bowl, mix the cake dough ingredients together and beat on low with a hand mixer until all of the ingredients are combined. 
  • Using a spatula, spread cake batter dough over the peaches. It'll be too thick to pour.
  • Bake in a 370F oven for 30-35 minutes. The cake will spring back when touched with the finger.
  • Cool 10 minutes on a cooling rack.
  • Place a large serving plate over the top of the cake and turn upside down. Lift the pan off the cake.
And there is your beautiful cake! This makes 8 delicious servings. Serve warm and enjoy!
Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi

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