Peach Upside-Down Cake

Peach Upside-Down Cake - Little Lady Little City
As much as I love staying with my dad when we are in Phoenix I am so happy to be back in my own kitchen on the mountain. My dad doesn't cook much, and he is not the biggest fan of his kitchen being a little disheveled, even if it's only while the cooking is happening. He does enjoy getting to eat whatever was being made, however. To celebrate being back in my kitchen I thought I would make a cake and we got back to the mountain just in time for peach season, so peach upside down cake it is! 

Ingredients:
3-4 peaches
1 1/2 cups flour
4 eggs
3/4 cup butter
3/4 and 3 Tbsp brown sugar
3/4 white sugar
2 Tbsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder 
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 salt
1-2 Tbsp water 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. 

Combine 1/4 cup of butter and 3/4 cup of brown sugar in a sauce pan or skillet and melt over low heat. Once butter is melted cut peaches and add to pan/skillet. Keep on low heat for about 5 minutes. Be sure to mix around so it doesn't burn, then pour into baking pan and set aside. Separate your eggs and beat egg whites on medium until they start to form stiff peaks. Once this happens add in your white sugar 1/4 of a cup at a time. In another bowl mix together your flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, add to egg whites and sugar mixture. Add vanilla, egg yolks, butter, water, and remaining tablespoon of brown sugar, mix on medium until combined. Pour batter over butter, brown sugar, and peach mixture. 

Bake for 40 minutes or until cake is golden brown. 
Peach Upside-Down Cake - Little Lady Little City
Truth time - While I was making this I foolishly grabbed a detachable cake pan instead of a regular one and soon my kitchen was up in smoke, sigh. I'm taking about smoke billowing out of the oven because the butter/sugar combo was spewing (well, more like slowly leaking) out of the pan. So I did the only thing I could really do without totally ruining the cake and put a glass pie dish under the cake pan to catch the remaining butter and brown sugar mixture. That glass pie dish is now taking a long soak in the sink, haha. I seriously don't think I have ever felt any more stupid, but I guess it makes for a funny story now right? Have you guys ever done something silly while cooking? 

Let me know what you think of this cake if you give it a try!

x's and o's

2 comments :

  1. looks so delicious :9


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  2. Oh my gosh, this looks seriously divine!! I'm adding this to my list for summer :)

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