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Amish Peach Upside-Down Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Amish

Ingredients
  

  • 1 quart sliced peaches, drained
  • 6 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
  • a 2 eggs

Instructions
 

  • 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 13×9 inch cake pan.
  • Spread batter over peaches and bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.
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