Peach Upside-Down Cake is the perfect dessert to showcase the delicious sweet fresh peaches of summer.
You will love this new twist on the classic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake that features fresh peaches. Also check out my Blackberry Upside-Down Cake for another version of the delicious upside-down cake.
The upside-down cake, which was so popular in the ’50s and ’60s, is again gaining in popularity. No wonder – it is still wonderful! Use your old cast-iron frying pan. The heavy pan keeps the butter from burning, and the handle makes it easy to flip the cake upside down when it is done.
History: According to most historians, the late 1800s were when the term “upside down cake” first began appearing. Up until that time, this type of cake was referred to as skillet cakes. This was because ovens have not always been common or reliable, skillet cakes were born of practicality. Cakes were made in the popular cast-iron skillets on top of the stove. Inverting a cake to reveal a topping was very popular as far back as the Middle Ages. The first upside-down cakes were not even made with seasonal fruits such as apples and cherries.
Peach Upside-Down Cake Recipe: