Bourbon Peach Upside Down Cake

Karen Blackmon

By
@karenb681

350 degrees


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Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 3/4 c
sugar
2-4
peaches, cut into 8ths
1-3 Tbsp
bourbon
1
vanilla bean
1 c
buttermilk
1 ¹/² c
all purpose flour
¹/? c
ground pecans
1 tsp
baking powder
¹/² tsp
baking soda
¹/² tsp
salt
1 stick
unsalted butter, at room temp
2
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 375°. Combine 3/4 cup sugar and 1 1/2 tbls. water in a 10-inch ovenproof skillet and stir until the mixture looks like wet sand. Cook over medium-high heat, gently swirling the pan occasionally but not stirring, until light amber, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and arrange the peaches in concentric circles over the caramel. Drizzle with the bourbon; set the skillet aside.
2
If you are using the vanilla beans, scrape the seeds into the buttermilk and set aside.
3
Whisk the flour, ground pecans, baking powder and baking soda and salt in the bowl. Beat the butter and the remaining 1 cup flour in a large bowl with a mixer on med speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition, then beat in the vanilla. Reduce the mixer speed to low; add the flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with the butter milk, beginning and ending with the flour, and mix until just incorporated. Pour the batter over the peaches and spread evenly.
4
Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until the cake is golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Cover loosely with foil if the cake is browning to quickly. Let sit for 15 minutes then invert onto a platter and let cool completely.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American