Tuesday, September 14, 2010

TWD: White Peach Upside Downer



I haven't seen any cranberries around my grocery store quite yet, so I had to improvise this week and take advantage of the last of the summer-fruit bounty. I had some gorgeous, plump white peaches that fit the bill. I did a mini-happy-dance when I flipped the cake over and it unmolded perfectly - not a single stuck peach slice! However, since I used white peaches, the fruit didn't stand out the way I would have like it to. Cranberries would have been much prettier.

The nutty, caramel topping that gets poured into the pan before the peaches and the batter was a definite winner in my books. It suited the cake and fruit flavors to a tee. I imagine this recipe working well with any fruit - berries, apple, plums?

Sabrina of Superfluous chose Cranberry Upside-Downer on page 206 for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie bake-along recipe. Check out her blog for the recipe.

27 comments:

cindy said...

I love white peaches, what a perfect choice for a late summer dessert. Beautiful cake!

Becky said...

yum. I haven't had one white peach this summer. just regular ones. I want one now. yours looks delicious!

Judy said...

That looks heavenly! If I could grab it off the screen, I would.

Peggy said...

Wow, love that you used peaches. It looks so good. Would love to try a piece of yours!

Sabrina said...

I love the idea of using peaches. I even thought apples would be delicious too! So many ways to make these cakes!

Beth said...

Lovely!

Jules Someone said...

Mmmm. Just delicious looking! I went with a peach version as well.

Clivia said...

I'm beginning to think peaches are the way to go next time. Your cake looks delicious.

Flourchild said...

I think it looks really pretty and very tasty! I used cherries!

LDH said...

Oh, I think your cake is beautiful! Not with bright cranberry colors but with a gorgeous golden color with the tans and browns of fall. Looks so yummy!

Pamela said...

It's gorgeous! Nice job!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Beautiful, Tia! I love peaches - bet your version was delicous! :)

Valerie said...

White peaches are so juicy and sweet! I bet they were perfect with the cake. :)

Jeannette said...

yum, looks and sounds great

Lynnylu said...

Your white peach upside down cakes looks great to me! I loved this dessert and will make it again when the cranberries come in.

Lynnylu said...

Your white peach upside down cakes looks great to me! I loved this dessert and will make it again when the cranberries come in.

Nichi said...

lovin' the white peach version! yum!

Deborah said...

I made this last year, but with nectarines. I love this recipe because I think most fruits would work in it, just like you said!

Leslie said...

Oh yum! I bet your version with white peaches was delicious!

Nickki said...

Your white peach version looks fantastic! Delicious :-)

Paula said...

Your peach version may not be as flashy but I think I would like it much better than the cranberries although I have tried them. It IS exciting when something "turns out" like you hope.

Criollobylisa said...

I was in one store and the sign for peaches said "southern peaches". They were pretty light and in color and looked lovely. Then I went to another store where I actually bought the peaches and the sign said peaches from New Jersey! Whadda ya think!!!????

TeaLady said...

The peaches look beautiful. I think they stand out just fine.

grace said...

regardless of the fruit used, upside-down cakes are always beautiful thanks to that gooey caramel topping. nice work!

spike. said...

yes, the white peaches sound perfect

Katrina said...

Your cake looks great with the white peaches!

Mary said...

A great use for the last of the summer peaches! They are finished here, sadly. I think I will try this with plums.