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Peach Upside Down Coffee Cake Recipe

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This southern specialty just tastes like home. It also tastes like summer! The glossy and sticky peach layer covering this cake is fantastic, and everyone loves it. Interestingly, those peaches were once the bottom of the cake. Only after flipping it do they end up on top.

This is not your average peach cake, though; it’s a coffee cake, which means it’s a beautiful addition to your coffee table. Coffee time has just gotten better. Make this one for your next grown-up get-together, and thanks for the cake’s peachy personality; this one’s also fantastic for outdoor entertaining.

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What goes into a Peach Upside Down Coffee Cake?

For this cake, you’ll need fresh peaches, brown sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, flour, baking powder, milk and salt. Nothing out of the ordinary here.

What’s extraordinary is the technique. Making this type of cake is definitely fun and a bit scary. The flipping is pretty intimidating, but fear not, you’ll find a detailed recipe below.

How to make a Peach Upside Down Coffee Cake?

The first thing you do for this one is the peach layer, so arrange the sliced peaches in the bottom of the pan with butter and brown sugar. The pan’s heat in the oven will caramelize this layer.

Then, you must make the cake batter and pour it over the peach layer. You see? This one’s not that hard! Once you bring the cake out of the oven, let it cool before unmolding the cake by flipping the pan over a plate or serving tray. You’ll get this one on your first try.

How to Make It

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time40 min
  • Total Time1 hr
  • Serving Size8
  • Energy347 cal




Melt 1/4 cup of the butter and place into a greased 9-inch round baking pan. Dust with brown sugar and arrange the peach slices all around. Set aside.


Preheat the oven to 350°F.


In a mixing bowl, combine the rest of the butter with the granulated sugar until frothy.


Incorporate the egg, vanilla, baking powder, salt and milk. Mix well until incorporated and airy.


Pour the cake batter over the peaches in the baking pan and bake for 40-50 minutes or until cooked through.


Remove from the oven and let the coffee cake cool down to room temperature before flipping it into the serving plate.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size8
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories347
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat18.4 g78 g23.59%
  • Saturated Fat11.3 g20 g56.5%
  • Cholesterol67 mg300 mg22.33%
  • Sodium288 mg2300 mg12.52%
  • Total Carbohydrate44.2 g275 g16.07%
  • Dietary Fiber1 g28 g3.57%
  • Total Sugars31.9 g
  • Protein3.3 g50 g6.6%
  • Calcium63 mg1300 mg4.85%
  • Iron1 mg18 mg5.56%
  • Potassium186 mg4700 mg3.96%
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