Easy Peach Upside Down Cake

Peach season here in Niagara is always a treat! With the first peaches of the season I made this peach upside down cake and it was a huge hit!

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peach upside down cake

I am always happy to see the arrival of peach season. It signals the start of August, which really is just the gateway to fall. And if you know me at all, you know fall is my favorite season!

I am lucky to live in an area with lots of on farm markets where produce is picked and only has to travel up to the roadside farm stand. Peaches are just one of the crops in season right now, so you are in for a treat this week!

peach upside down cake

Peaches are so popular here in Niagara, there is a street festival every year to celebrate the harvest! Unfortunately this year it has been cancelled due to COVID, but will be back better then ever next year!

When I set out to create this peach upside down cake, I only hoped if was half as good as this delicious pineapple upside down cake, then I would be really pleased!

peach upside down cake

Well, I am sure my entire family will agree that this is every bit as good!

A hint of cardamom in the batter gives the cake a wonderful flavour. The juicy peaches baked up to a tender perfection, while their juices carmalized the brown sugar creating a scrumptious, moist layer!

peach upside down cake

To add a decorative touch, I used a few fresh blueberries to fill in the centre of the cake. But, these are completely optional.

I think you’ll find this peach upside down cake will leave you s-peach-less!!

You’ll definitely want to “pin” this recipe for later.

Looking for more peach recipes? Why not try this Peach Almond Tart or this Peach Iced Tea Cocktail!

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peach upside down cake

Peach Upside Down Cake

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Peach season here in Niagara is always a treat! With the first peaches of the season I made this peach upside down cake and it was a huge hit!


  • 5 to 6 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries (optional)
  • 12 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray a 9 inch round cake pan with 2 inch sides with non-stick spray
  3. In a small saucepan melt 4 tablespoons of the butter with the brown sugar, and stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour into bottom of prepared cake pan.
  4. Arrange peach slices in a circular pattern in one layer over the brown sugar mixture. Arrange blueberries in the centre if you are using them.
  5. Add remaining 8 tbsp (half cup) butter and the granulated sugar to the bowl of electric mixer and beat until light and fluffy.
  6. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and beat until combined.
  7. In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and spices.
  8. Add 1/4 cup milk and half of the flour mixture to the bowl and beat until combined. Add final remaining milk and flour mixture and beat for 1 to 2 minutes.
  9. Carefully pour batter over top of the peaches and gently spread to cover peaches completely. Smooth with a spatula
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.


If you don't have a 9 inch cake pan with high sides, simply use a regular cake pan, filling about 3/4 full and then use the remaining batter to make cupcakes. Reduce bake time of cake to 30 to 35 minutes, testing with a toothpick to come out clean.

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  1. This is perfect for after dinner with coffee or tea but I’d serve it for breakfast too! That caramelized sugary layer sounds amazing.

  2. Yum! When we lived overseas I loved that peaches froze well. I would make them into a crock pot “cobbler” nearly every Sunday morning. Im going give your recipe as try. It’s been years since I made an upside down cake!