blueberry peach upside down cake


I was bored, hungry, and alone on a friday night and that is how this cake happened. I’ve always been an “it has to be just right” kind of eater, perfect example as a child I would slice my moon pie so it would look like miniature cake pieces to serve with my imaginary tea. Even now when I’m starving I would rather spend an hour on something that is going to taste good and not just sit down and eat a bag of chips. I would love to tell you of how much I worked on developing this recipe, but honey I just started throwing stuff in a bowl and mixin away and out popped a cake. It was delicious and simple, not overly sweet but really allowing the fresh fruit to shine through. Whipped cream was a lovely garnish, but if you happen to have some vanilla ice cream I would imagine that would be delightful as well. Any way you “slice” it this was a perfect cake for a breezy summer night… Cheers to being bored and hungry…


blueberry peach upside down cake

2 fresh peaches – peeled and sliced

1/4 C or small hand full blueberries – washed and drained well

3 T sugar (for sprinkling) and 1/2 C sugar (for cake)

1 C cake flour

1 egg

1/4 -1/2 C milk

1 pinch baking powder

1 T. vanilla

3 T. butter melted

– begin by preheating oven to 350 degrees.

– grease a round cake pan or deep dish pie plate (i used a pyrex deep dish pie plate)

– place slice peaches and blueberries on bottom of dish and arrange in a single layer.

– sprinkle fruit with 3 T. sugar

– using a large mixing bowl combine, 1/2 C sugar, 1 C cake flour, 1 egg, 1/4 C milk, pinch of baking powder, 1 T vanilla, and 3 T melted butter. whisk well to combine. batter should be free of lumps but not to thick, add in additional 1/4 C milk if batter is too thick.

– pour batter on top of fruit. level batter so that all fruit is covered.

– bake at 350 for 25 – 30 minutes.

– once cake is cook through, remove from oven and immediately invert onto serving dish.

– let cake cool 5 minutes before serving.




18 thoughts on “blueberry peach upside down cake

    • oh my, moon pies are a Tennessee tradition, they are like a “snack cake”, but it’s two graham cracker cookies with a marshmallow cream in the middle, then the whole thing is dunked in chocolate…they are divine 🙂 this is a pic of one
      the chocolate makes the cookies get a bit soft..they even make double decker ones now days…thanks for taking the time to stop by…sarah

  1. Aw…this is such a beautiful creation Sarah! I love the color and I can imagine the combination of flavor from the peach and blueberry. I totally agree with you that we shouldn’t just settle for a bag of chips to relieve hunger. And I think we wouldn’t do that at all since we can always make something from whatever ingredients available in our kitchen. Your boring Friday night has turned out beautifully instead 🙂 I really love this post…..danny

    • thank you Danny for such kind words…glad you was really tasty and just the right size for us single folks… hope your day went well… sarah

  2. Cake looks absolutely fantastic. Great flavor combinations, color, and overall concept for a dessert. May have to try this out. Keep up the great work.

    • well thank you so much…so I’m sure your talents would come up with something much more beautiful… but it was tasty 🙂 thanks for taking the time to stop by..sarah

  3. Mmm…this is the perfect summer dessert! I’m obsessed with chocolate but on hot days, something light and studded with fruit just hits the spot. I love your gorgeous photos too.

    • thank you so much dear..i couldnt agree more, i’m a choco nut too, but sometimes it’s just to sticky to eat… thanks for taking the time to stop by..sarah

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