Thursday, August 20, 2015

Peach Upside-Down Cake



Another delicious Cake Slice bake! All thanks to Laura, our cake group administrator, who now has the task of selecting our Cake Slice choices of the month. Every month our bakers chooses from four recipes selected. We no longer vote, but simple choose one. This way we have more flexibility and we cover more delicious cakes from our current book "The Southern Cake Book" by Southern Living.


My selection this month is Peach Upside-Down Cake! A first for me. I chose a delicious freestone peach for my recipe. Clings are actually my favorite. As kids we use to pick Cling peaches during summer break, it was hard work, but much needed money for our school clothes, along with the lesson of  the value of a dollar. I'm forever great full to my mother for instilling these values in her children. I've never forgotten the hard work in the fields, and appreciate the hard work of our farm laborers. My Mother is an incredibly hard working person, and couldn't be more prouder to have her as a Mother. 

The batter was like silk, and the flavor was incredible! 

We have two more bakes before we start our new book in November. We are still deciding what baking books will be up for vote, and will release the winning selection in November. If you wish to join the Cake Slice bakers, I should have the information next month on how to join. We bake once a month, and blog and post on the 20th of each month. Keeping the selected recipe secret until the revealing day.


I doubled the recipe, and had no problems. I did swap the vanilla bean for vanilla extract. I used a 12" cast iron skillet, and lowered the temperature to 325 degrees half way through. I loved everything about this cake, from the delicious caramel like sauce, to the buttery silky cake! You must try this recipe! I've been trying to keep this from being devoured in one day, but my family keeps nagging me for another slice, and might just have to give in. 



Please visit my Cake Slice friends for their baking adventure this month!

9 comments:

Elle said...

Your cake is just perfect! The peaches are in a lovely pattern and the cake is so light looking. No wonder your family wants to eat all of it right away.

Anne@FromMySweetHeart said...

Anabel....your cake looks incredible!!! I was very close to making this one and oh how I wish I had. Those peaches are worth it alone! This is just beautiful! : )

The Ninja Baker said...
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The Ninja Baker said...

Grrreat photos, Anabel =) Love your comments about your mother and the memories about picking peaches =) Your cake does indeed like a delight from the oven!

Sandra Lee said...

Anabel you have a hit on your hands with this one, what a beauty! It hardly seems that our baking year with this book is almost over but I'm looking forward to the next one.

Hazel said...

Funny how both our cakes related to our Mother's.. special people require the most special of things!! Your cake looks wonderful.. I used stoned peaches, I don't think we can get that variety you mentioned here, but I will look out for them. I also loved the caramel stickiness against the sweet juicey peaches!! A total delight! Hazel x

Laura N said...

Your cake looks wonderful Anabel, I'd love a slice and I don't even like upside down cakes lol. Lovely memories behind the peaches you used in this. Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas

Emily said...

I love upside down cakes, and your peach skillet cake looks scrumptious! Love your post!

Faye and Yvonne said...

Now that's a gorgeous upside down cake and peaches are my fave!