Upside-Down Peach Schnapps Cake

Tonight, Jon and I are going over to his parents’ house for dinner. We will be having dinner with Jon’s grandmother and aunt, visiting from Ohio. I never go to a dinner party empty-handed. I think it’s common courtesy to contribute to a dinner at someone else’s home (unless they insist you are their guest(s) of honor; then you get you relax).

The PERFECT ingredient for tonight’s dessert to take along: Peaches! I love the smell of peaches when I walk by them at the grocery store. I am always drawn to them. So I’ve had some peaches in the house that I’ve needed to use. They’re a southern staple and a great southern ingredient to share with out-of-town guests so they get the full, southern experience.

With Jon’s aunt having an allergy to dairy, I’ve had to really be careful about what ingredients were used in my dessert. I was able to make a delicious Upside-Down Peach Schnapps Cake, completely dairy-free!

Jon tried to help me turn-out the peach cake onto a cutting board and a little of the peach schnapps cake slipped onto the counter. I’m glad it did! It was the perfect way to get to taste it for “quality control”. He had no idea it was dairy-free before tasting it, and he LOVED it. Booze and cake, how could you not love that?

*Tip: The cake can also work as a peach cobbler if you aren’t brave enough to turn the cake upside-down, and it will be equally delicious!

Slice of Upside Down Peach Cake

Ingredients:
1 tbsp olive oil
½ cup brown sugar
5 large peaches, pealed and cut into slice (pits removed and discarded)
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1/3 cup peach schnapps
1 and ½ cups cake flour or all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sliced Peaches in Cake Pan

Brush an 8 x 11 inch cake pan with the 1 tbsp olive oil. Remove excess oil with a paper towel. Arrange the peaches in rows in the pan.

Peaches and Sugar in Cake Pan

Top the peaches evenly with the brown sugar.

Peach Cake Wet Ingredients

In a mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients: the vegetable oil, sugar, vanilla extract, egg, and peach schnapps. Whisk until all is combined.

Sift Peach Cake Dry Ingredients

In a separate mixing bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon together.

Peach Cake Batter Whisk

Gradually whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until all is combined to make the peach cake batter.

Peach Cake Batter

Pour the batter over the peaches and gently spread the batter to be sure all of the peaches are covered.

Bake on 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake.

Upside Down Peach Cake

Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes. If you’re using as a cobbler you can spoon out the cake from the pan and serve. If you’re wanting the upside-down version of the cake, place a platter (same shape as the cake pan) on top of the pan and turn completely over. Be careful as the pan and cake may still be hot (use your oven mitts and/or hot pads!). Remove the cake pan. Cut the cake into 12 servings.

Slice of Upside Down Peach Cake

 

 


 

 

Upside-Down Peach Schnapps Cake

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Serves: 12 servings

A delicious peach filled cake perfect for a southern meal!
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 5 large peaches, pealed and cut into slice (pits removed and discarded)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup peach schnapps
  • 1 and ½ cups cake flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Brush an 8 x 11 inch cake pan with the 1 tbsp olive oil. Remove excess oil with a paper towel. Arrange the peaches in rows in the pan. Top the peaches evenly with the brown sugar.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients: the vegetable oil, sugar, vanilla extract, egg, and peach schnapps. Whisk until all is combined.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon together.
  5. Gradually whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until all is combined to make the peach cake batter.
  6. Pour the batter over the peaches and gently spread the batter to be sure all of the peaches are covered.
  7. Bake on 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake.
  8. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes. If you’re using as a cobbler you can spoon out the cake from the pan and serve. If you’re wanting the upside-down version of the cake, place a platter (same shape as the cake pan) on top of the pan and turn completely over. Be careful as the pan and cake may still be hot (use your oven mitts and/or hot pads!). Remove the cake pan. Cut the cake into 12 servings.

 

1 comment for “Upside-Down Peach Schnapps Cake

  1. alcia
    January 15, 2017 at 9:07 am

    i’m making this for my mom’s birthday, thanks for sharing!!

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