Making Peach Upside Down Cake for Dinner Guests

Just like my mom, Making Peach Upside Down Cake for Dinner Guests is a must-make recipe, easy and delicious to pull hot from the oven, served with a dab of whipped cream! Whether you call it upside down peach cake or just upside down cake, I love this recipe that you can make with fresh or canned peaches! Watch the video below!

Peach Upside Down Cake for Dinner Guests

Friends, I recently got back from visiting Google in California, and attending the Mediavine Conference. When I travel, I love to pull out a new journal and start writing.

Google campus

I’ll write about what’s inspiring me, what I need to do that day, and other things that are important. I’ll also add in different recipes I want to try and articles in magazines that inspire me. Like Making Peach Upside Down Cake for Dinner Guests, just the way my mom used to do when she was hosting.

Upside Down Cake

Peaches for Upside Down Cake

I don’t have an easy pineapple upside down cake on my blog, but you may want to try this Pineapple Coconut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting if you are looking for a pineapple cake!

Writing in a new journal is a good thing. :) Another thing I like to do is go to the back of the book and dream about guests we’d like to invite to dinner.

Blank pages are just waiting to be filled, in my case, with names. Who would we like to have over? We live in a new town now, so my list is long.

I recently found an old journal and was thumbing through it, when this page jumped out at me:

“Spring guests” was listed with about 50 people, some couples, some single friends — grouped together by dinner parties.

Years ago I started dreaming about dinner parties. I liked to put the parties together in my head, and then on paper.

Some are new friends, some are old (as in friends in our lives for 27 years of marriage).

How to Make Peach Upside Down Cake

Peach Upside Down Cake

Spring is a wonderful time to invite people over for a meal.

You can keep it simple, make a one-pot-meal, delegate the dishes so you don’t have to do it all, or you can even head out to a restaurant and then come back home for dessert.

Making Peach Upside Down Cake

Last week I whipped out my mom’s Peach Upside Down Cake recipe and made it with a jar of Trader Joe’s peaches for a few friends.

And then the next night I made it with plums and bananas. That is what I LOVE about this kind of cake. Most any fruit will do! Or, have you tried it with pecans? And now that it’s spring, make Strawberry Coconut White Chocolate Upside Down Cake!)

Best Peach Upside Down Cake

It’s not fancy, really, but it’s warm and delicious.

For me, upside down cake is the any-time dessert.

Easy Peach Upside Down Cake

Perfect for warm connections–when friends join us in any season of life–for relaxation, good food, and a delicious dessert.

What is your favorite fruit when making an upside down cake?

Making Peach Upside Down Cake for Dinner Guests

Peach Upside Down Cake is a must-make recipe, easy and delicious to pull hot from the oven, served with a dab of whipped cream! Whether you call it upside down peach cake or just upside down cake, I love this recipe that you can make with fresh or canned (drained) peaches, or any fruit!


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2-3 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced or 1 25 oz. (14 oz. dry) peaches halves (drained and sliced)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 eggs

Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Lightly spray a 9″ round baking pan (a 9×12 pan works, too) with cooking spray.
  2. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter and stir in the brown sugar until blended. Spread over parchment paper.
  3. Arrange the drained (if using canned) peach slices on top of the brown sugar mixture.
  4. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat in the remaining milk, vanilla, almond extract, and eggs. Beat for 1 minute.
  5. Spoon the batter evenly over the peaches. Pour the remaining 6 Tbsp. melted butter over the batter. Bake until the top is golden, about 35 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven; transfer the cake to a wire rack and cool for 10 minutes.
  7. Run a knife blade around the edge of each cake to loosen it from the pan. Invert the cake onto a serving plate. Lightly tap the bottom of the pan to loosen the cake, then lift the pan.
  8. Peel off the parchment paper.
  9. In the medium mixing bowl, add whipping cream and whip for 2-3 minutes, or until whipped creamy and smooth. Slowly mix in powdered sugar and vanilla for about 20-30 seconds.
  10. Serve the cake warm and top with whipped cream, if desired.
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More peach recipes:  Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler Recipe [A Spicy Perspective], and Coconut Peach Crumble [Noble Pig].

Making EASY Peach Upside Down Cake for Dinner Guests

13 comments on “Making Peach Upside Down Cake for Dinner Guests”

  1. Sandy, you just have the sweetest, most beautiful spirit. I love that you want to love on others even before you have an event with them there. You are just such an encouragement :)

  2. Love a brand new journal! :) Delicious upside-down cake recipe!

  3. This looks delightful! I love recipes where you can change out the fruit to whatever is in season. I will be trying this out with some apricots. Thanks for posting!

  4. Delicious and easy! I used white whole wheat flour and managed to reduce half the sugar (I prefer less sweet desserts). Can’t wait to try this with other fruits.

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  7. Your peach upside-down cake sounds delicious! If I were to make it with canned peaches, about how much would I need? a small can of sliced peaches (drained, of course!) or a large can? Just in case I try it with canned I’d like to know what I will need on hand.

    Thanks so much! Can’t wait to try your recipe!

    Have a great day!


  8. I’ve never really made an upside down cake…>I think because I always associated it with pineapple and it’s never been a favorite. lol.

  9. You mentioned that you made another version with plums and bananas..  do you do it exactly the same, only swap the fruit?  Plums and bananas happen to be at the top of my favorite fruit list!  😍. Please share the details, if different than the peach version!  Thank you! 🙂

  10. I made this today for a dinner party, but the party got moved to tomorrow? Any idea how it is the next day?

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