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Upside Down Peach Cake

This upside down peach cake is so pretty, that you almost forget it’s an easy dessert! It doesn’t take much planning and once you have all the ingredients it’s just a matter of making the topping and then blending everything together before baking. No need to add anything gradually.

It’s a very simple basic recipe, and almost identical to my Pineapple upside down cake one. I am a big fan of upside down cakes, as they are so easy to make and look very simple when they first come out of the oven, but once you overturn it on a plate you get a beautiful cake. Perfect for when you are short on time but want something that will impress.

The single layers of peaches at the top is beautiful, and the consistency of baked peaches is amazing. The extra juice in the cake batter ensures that the fresh taste of peach runs throughout the cake and is in every mouthful.

The cinnamon adds a comforting warmness to this cake, and turns the peaches from a refreshing summer fruit to a cosy autumn treat.

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One of my favourite things about upside down cakes is that you don’t need to grease your tin. The topping is so buttery and rich that the cake will fall right out of the tin. This recipe is for a small 9inch cake and I like to use a deep tin such as this one.

If you have fresh peaches, by all means use those. However I tend to use canned ones as it means I don’t need to slice them, and can get the juice at the same time. Also you can get canned peaches all year round which makes this cake a year round treat.

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Upside Down Peach Cake

A beautiful and easy cake, with peaches and warm hints of cinnamon
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Baking, peaches, upside down
Servings: 9 people
Calories: 219kcal
Author: rominaslittlecorner



  • 25 g Unsalted Butter at room temperature
  • 25 g Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Can of Sliced Peaches
  • Icing Sugar Optional


  • 100 g Self raising Flour
  • 100 g unsalted butter at room temperature at room temperature
  • 100 g Golden Caster Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Peach juice from the can
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder


  • Preheat oven to 200degrees


  • Beat the butter and brown sugar and cinnamon
  • Spread it at the bottom of the tin and lay the peaches on it in a single layer

The Cake

  • In a bowl mix the cake ingredients until combined and smooth and pour the mixture over the peaches
  • Bake at 200degrees for about 35 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean
  • Once ready turn it on a plate, the peaches should now be at the top
  • Let it cool and dust some icing sugar on it before serving

22 thoughts on “Upside Down Peach Cake

  1. 5 stars
    What a wonderful, easy, delicious recipe! Saves me just in time…ripe peaches are falling from our tree 🙂

      1. 5 stars
        I love that this recipe is peaches not pineapple! I’m not a huge fan of pineapple but upside down cakes always look delicious, so glad I could make one with peaches! Yummy!!!

  2. How perfect for the end of summer! My kids absolutely love peaches so I will be trying this. Perhaps using grilled peaches? Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love peaches! I’m not a huge fan of pineapples upside down cake, but I want to try this one. Any chance you can convert the grams to tsp and tbsp, etc. That would be my only hangup on trying it! Looks delicious though!

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