Peach Upside-Down Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

A twist on the upside-down cake tradition! The first cake I ever made and entered at the fair, years ago as a 4Her! Of course I got a blue ribbon! Still making it today 40 years later only simplified these days.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Melt butter in a 13x9 pan.
  3. Sprinkle with brown sugar, evenly.
  4. Drain peaches and reserve syrup.
  5. Arrange slices in the sugar.
  6. If desired arrange cherries round side down in the sugar.
  7. Add enough water to syrup to make 1 1/3 cup liquid.
  8. Add this and the eggs to the cake mix and mix as directed.
  9. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes until toothpick comes clean.
  10. Let stand 5 minutes.
  11. Turn upside-down on a large platter or cookie sheet with sides.
  12. Remove pan and serve warm topped with whipped cream.


Most Helpful

Delicious, We love peach upside down cake. This was every easy to make. I did cut the recipe in half as there is only 2 of us. I was hoping to get a chance to make the whole recipe. I just measured the cake mix(4cups)& used half (2 Cups) worked great. Served it with vanilla ice cream,Yum Yum. Thank you for sharing this recipe Laurie.

Barb Gertz May 14, 2003

I was going to post an almost identical recipe tonight. Instead I will post the slight differences which might help someone else making this. I sprayed the sides of my 13 x 9 pan with Pam before melting the butter in the bottom. I also followed the directions on the cake mix in making the batter instead of the way it was given here. I then baked it for 43 minutes at the same temperature. **NOTE be sure to let the pan rest for 5 minutes before inverting. Mine came out perfectly. It is a very good and easy recipe.

CarrolJ August 22, 2006

A very nice tasting dessert. Subbed apricot halves for the peaches. Otherwise, followed the recipe exactly. Had a problem with the brown sugar candying on the bottom of the pan which made neatly turning the cake over impossible and compromised the presentation. The baking time seems a little long. Our cake would have been happier at 35-40 minutes.

mollypaul April 20, 2004

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