This is a delicious recipe as we head into peach season. The photo of an Amish peach upside-down cake comes to us courtesy of a talented young Mennonite photographer that I met in Pennsylvania. Her name is Cherlyn Beidler and I hope to bring you more of her beautiful photos soon.
PEACH UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE
The Amish Cook's Peach Upside-Down Cake
- 1 quart sliced peaches, drained
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 / 3 cup vegetable shortening
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 1 /2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 eggs
- Drain peaches and reserve syrup. Melt butter in a skillet. Add brown sugar and 2 tablespoons syrup and drained peaches to skillet. Add water to remaining syrup to make 1 cup and set aside. Cream together shortening and sugar until light and crumbly. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat until fluffy. Sift together the baking powder, salt, and flour. To the creamed mixture, add the dry mixture and 1 cup of syrup alternately, stirring after each addition till smooth.Use slotted spoon to remove peaches from skillet and spread peaches in bottom of greased 13x9 inch cake pan. Spread batter over peaches and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, until brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean
This looks delicious. I make an upsidedown cake using peaches and a gingerbread cake mix. Different and, also, delicious.
Yum, that sounds good, let us know how it turns out!
How long or to what stage do you heat the peaches in the skillet?
This recipe sounds like the one my Mother used to make. I lost it a long time ago. I'll be trying this one soon.
This recipe is similar to a recipe my Dutch grandmother used to make, only placing fresh peach haves on top. It's wonderful! I'm praying that we have peaches here in Michigan after the hard freeze we had earlier this spring. Reports are not good looking good for Michigan fruit farmers.
Oh yum was this stuff ever good. We made this and it was gone in 2 days. The nice thing about it was it was good warm or cold and with or without ice cream. I will make this again really soon. I make one somthing like it with pears but I like peaches better.
This looks soooo yummy!!! Thank you!
Donna K Smith
YUM!!! I can't wait to try this. It sounds so yummy at this peach season.
I noticed the directions say to use a slotted spoon to transfer the peaches from the skillet to the pan. Could you clarify how long or how high to cook the peaches in the skillet and what to do with the juice left in the skillet after transferring the peaches.
Can I use canned peaches
Yes, Nancy, canned are OK, just drain them first!