Peach Praline Upside-Down Cake

Posted: June 15, 2020 in Recipes

peach_upsidedown_cakeThis cake is filled with fresh peaches, roasted Saigon cinnamon, roasted ground ginger and toasted pecans,  and that makes it different.

Tips for making Praline Peach Upside-Down Cake:

  • Canned peaches or frozen peaches that have been defrosted can be substituted for the fresh peaches.
  • For more flavor, try adding a tablespoon of bourbon to the butter/brown sugar mixture.
  • Whatever you do, don’t let the cake cool for longer than 10 minutes in the pan before you remove it. It will start to stick as the butter and sugar on the bottom of the pan cool and harden.


Praline Topping
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 to 3 medium peaches, peeled and sliced
Cake Batter
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • vanilla ice cream for serving
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Pour melted butter into a 9-inch cake pan. Swirl the pan to evenly coat it.

  • Combine brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and pecans in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over melted butter.

  • Arrange the peach slices in a circle around the perimeter of the pan and then fill the center with peach slices.

  • Using an electric mixer, beat softened butter and granulated sugar until creamy.

  • Add egg and vanilla and beat until mixed in. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to make sure it is evenly mixed.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to mixing bowl, alternating with milk. Mix just until incorporated.

  • Spoon batter over peaches. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until it feels firm when you press gently on the top.

  • Let cool 10 minutes and then invert onto a serving plate. Do not let it cool longer than 10 minutes or it will stick to the pan.

  • Slice and serve with vanilla ice cream.


To easily peel peaches, place them in boiling water for 20 to 30 seconds. Let them cool a few minutes. The skin will easily peel off.


Calories: 414kcal

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