Summertime is fast approaching and you know what that means? I’ll be adding delicious, sweet fruits on just about everything!
When the warmer season hits, I’m all about snacking on fresh fruits. Got a huge sweet tooth? This Blackberry Peach Upside Down Cake is exactly what you need. With my upside down cake, you get the best of both worlds: a luscious, moist cake, topped with a generous amount of peach slices and juicy blackberries.
Grabbing for your drool bib? I don’t blame you! So slice those peaches, wash those blackberries and get your cast iron skillet ready. You’ve got a cake to make!
- 1 ½ sticks butter (approx. 12 tbsp)
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 2 pints fresh blackberries, washed and dried
- 16 oz sliced peaches
- 1 ½ sticks butter softened
- 1 ½ cup milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
In a 12-inch iron skillet, melt 1½ stick of butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar and stir constantly until it starts to bubble and both ingredients are thoroughly combined. (You may also use a baking dish. If so, melt butter in microwave or on the stovetop. Stir brown sugar into the melted butter and heat again, until bubbly. Pour mixture into pan.)
Arrange blackberries and peaches evenly over brown sugar mixture (which will either be on your skillet or pan, depending on what you used). Set aside.
In a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and granulated sugar. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together remaining softened butter sticks on medium speed. Beat until fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, while beating on low speed after each addition.
Next, add milk and mix until well-combined.
Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix on medium speed. Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Pour cake batter over fruit in pan and place on center rack of preheated oven, at 350 degrees F.
Bake for approximately 55 minutes, or until golden brown. Insert a toothpick in the center to see if it comes out clean. If so, then the cake is set and ready!
Remove cake from oven. Loosen cake by running a knife around the edges.
Immediately invert the cake over a serving platter. Enjoy!