Enjoy a Frugal High Tea with this Caramel Peach Upside Down Cake

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This delicious peach cake recipe makes for a wonderful morning or afternoon tea. The peaches are a great alternative to icing (frosting) the cake.

Caramel Peach Upside Down Cake

This scrummy cake is a little different to the usual butter cake with icing. Use fresh peaches if they are available, or tinned. If you’re using tinned, keep the syrup to add to the cake.

I created this peach cake recipe by taking a basic vanilla cake recipe, making some adjustments, and incorporating some ideas from a few other recipes.

I’ve always read that you have to be precise when baking, but I haven’t found this to be the case yet. If the mix doesn’t seem right, I add a little extra moisture or a little extra flour.

Yield: 1 cake

Upside Down Caramel Peach Cake

Caramel Peach Upside Down Cake

Make plain cake a little bit special with a caramel peach topping, that you cook on the bottom before inverting.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 125g butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups self-raising flour/ sifted
  • 1/2 cup milk (substitute part of the milk with the syrup from the tinned peaches if using)
  • 2 – 3 peaches, peeled and sliced or a tin of peaches, drained
  • 50g butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line a cake tin.
  2. Beat butter and sugar until creamed. Add vanilla and eggs and beat until well combined.
  3. Add the milk and self-raising flour a bit at a time, alternating between the two, mixing well until all combined.
  4. Alternatively, throw everything in the mixmaster or food processor and give it a wiz.
  5. Pour the melted butter over the base of the cake tin and sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the top. Line the tin with the peach slices.
  6. Top the peach with the cake batter and bake for approximately 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  7. Leave to cool completely in the tin so that the caramel sets otherwise it runs everywhere.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 430Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 542mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 2gSugar: 34gProtein: 6g

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