Peach Upside Down Cake

Sweet summer peaches belong in an effortless peach upside down cake, an absolute breeze to throw together in a trusty cast iron skillet. Butter, brown sugar, and a splash of vanilla coat the skillet followed by an artful arrangement of peach slices. Spoon the easy cinnamon and vanilla batter over the top before popping the skillet into the oven; in no time at all, the kitchen will be perfumed with peaches and caramel.

Peach Upside Down Cake

The cake emerges golden with juices bubbling, ready to be flipped. Cool slightly before serving with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream and dig in – some things are meant to be enjoyed straight from the oven.

Peach Upside Down Cake
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Peach Upside-Down Cake

  • Author: Laura Kasavan
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
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Sweet summer peaches belong in an effortless peach upside down cake, an absolute breeze to throw together in a trusty cast iron skillet.



  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 medium peaches, peeled and thinly sliced


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt, at room temperature
  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a seasoned 10-inch cast iron skillet.
  2. Combine butter and brown sugar in skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, until butter has melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Top with peaches and set the skillet aside.
  3. For the cake, whisk together sugar, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl; make a well in the center of the mixture. Whisk together egg, buttermilk, yogurt, melted butter, and vanilla in a small bowl; add to flour mixture and stir just until combined.
  4. Dollop batter evenly over peach layer and smooth with an offset spatula.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, until cake springs back to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs attached. Remove from oven and let the cake rest for 5 minutes in the skillet, until any juices have stopped bubbling.
  6. Use a thin spatula to loosen cake from skillet and carefully invert onto a cake stand or serving plate. Let cool to slightly warm before serving.

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  1. This looks delicious! My first thought, too, was how my dad loved pineapple upside down cake. I made it for him a couple times. But like the others said, I think I would prefer this peach. Bring on summer!!

  2. Beautiful Cake Laura! I love the gorgeous shot too! I know this would be so perfect with some coffee! Delicious 🙂

  3. What a beauty! Loving all of your peach inspired recipes lately! They’re one of my favorite summer fruits!!

  4. There are really few things better in the summer than peach upside down cakes, and this looks perfect! Love your photos so much lady. <3

  5. I am always so scared to bake fruit upside down cake. But this one looks easy ad doable. May be I will finally come out of the phobia and give it a try after all 🙂

  6. First cake I ever made my Dad was pineapple upside down cake! I’m loving this peach version even more Laura! Looks beautiful too!

  7. Now I can’t wait for peach season to start! I love upside down cakes because they’re self decorating! 😀

  8. So funny! I almost made a peach upside down cake today, but decided on another recipe…wishing I would have done an upside down cake. This looks amazing!!