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Monday, May 03, 2010

Upside down peach cake

Peach cake

In the south, we are always dreaming up wonderful ways to use what we have plenty of during the growing season, peaches are usually available and so delicious. This is a twist on the traditional upside down Pineapple cake using fresh peaches instead.

9 X 13 glass baking dish
large cookie sheet
1 yellow cake mix
4-5 fresh peaches peeled and sliced
1/3 cup white sugar
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup of orange juice


Step 1

In a large mixing bowl prepare yellow cake mix according to the instructions on the box. Set aside. Butter your 9 X 13 glass baking dish. Preheat your oven according to the cake instructions at this time.

Step 2

Take peeled and sliced peaches, and mix in your sugar and spices, so that all peaches are covered in the sugar and spices. You can add up to a cup of sugar, if you want a really glazed top on the cake. Pour your peach mixture into the glass 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish.

Step 3

Pour cake mix over the peaches in the 9 x 13 very slowly. Making sure batter goes as far to the edges as possible, and bake.

Step 4

Once cake is done, usually after a toothpick is inserted in the center and comes out clean, it is time to let it thoroughly cool.

Step 5

Once cake is thoroughly cooled, run a butter knife around the cakes edges to loosen it from the baking dish. Now, get your cookie sheet, and cover it in aluminum foil. If you plan on a special occasion, you can take a large platter and cover it with parchment paper used in baking. Take the cookie sheet and cover the top of your cake in the glass baking dish, and invert it. Using a glass baking dish is an advantage, now you can see if your cake sticks to the bottom of the dish or not. If it isn't budging, simply tap on the bottom of the dish everywhere gently with a wooden spoon handle. If some of the peaches stick to your dish after the cake falls don't fret, just take your butter knife and get them off and add them where they were on the cake top. Enjoy!

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