Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Peach Upsidedown Cake

I'm happy to report that my Pear & Apple Crisp went over very well with the residents where I work. Last week, once again, I came on shift & was confronted with a large quantity of fruit that needed transformation: this time, locally-picked peaches.

I didn't have a lot of time to get creative with these because there was a lot of hospital baking to do for the day, and that is my priority. I had to opt for something quick & easy, so I decided to make a Peach Upsidedown Cake using cake mixes my work always has on hand for when they are in a pinch.

Luckily, peaches are much easier to peel than your typical apple or pear, and the stone in the middle just needs popping out so there is no coring to do - excellent time-savers!

I mixed the sliced peaches with sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg, and cinnamon. I put this in the bottom of a chafing dish. Then I made two French vanilla cake mixes and poured the the mixture over the peaches. Into the oven, and voila!Just under an hour later, this is what we got. I was a little nervous about this because of the fruit on the bottom. I was worried the cake wouldn't cook properly and it would be raw around where the fruit & fruit juice was. We'll see. It certainly smelled excellent!

8 comments:

Palidor said...

It looks great. I can't imagine that the residents wouldn't like it.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Yum, I am a big fan of pineapple upsidedown cake, peach sounds fantastic!

girlichef said...

Nice. I love that you used a cake mix! Sounds great :D

Cathy said...

Looks yummy! I usually avoid baking with fresh peaches....zero patience for the peeling process.

Elra said...

I never made Peach upsidedown cake before. This sounds really yummy though.
Cheers,
elra

Shelly W said...

Hey, I bet it was delicious! It certainly sounds good.

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

Good idea! It sure sounds really yummy and it looks perfect!

Pierce said...

Last week I attempted a peach and pear cobbler in the crockpot - bet your upsidedown cake smelled wonderful cooking!

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