Peach Gingerbread Upside Down Cake

Sunday, August 11, 20130 comments

Peach Gingerbread Upside Down Cake
Peach Gingerbread Upside Down Cake
A reader actually put me on to the flavor combination of ginger and peach. Her suggestion helped to create what has become a much loved dessert at our house, Ginger Snap Peach Crumble.

Spouse loves her gingerbread, so with some wonderfully ripe and juicy Ontario peaches on hand, I decided to again combine the two flavors in this moist and delicious upside down cake. It was utterly delicious. I had the first piece warm from the oven with a dollop of vanilla whipped cream and I can tell ya, it was a slice of comfort food heaven. Make it while summer peaches are at their best but truthfully, this is so good, I know I'll probably even try it with good quality canned peaches during the winter months.

Peach Gingerbread Upside Down Cake
Peach Gingerbread Upside Down Cake

Grease a 10 inch round cake pan or a 9x13 rectangular baking pan. Mix together:

  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
Spread evenly in the bottom of the pan.

Cover the entire bottom of the pan with thick-cut peach slices, peeled or unpeeled.
  • About 4 or 5 large peaches

Dissolve together:

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2/3 cup boiling water

Set aside.

Sift together:

  • 1 2/3  cups flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 3 tsp powdered ginger

Cream together until light and fluffy:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
Beat in:

  • 1 large egg
Add all at once, the dry ingredients, the baking soda and water mixture, along with:

  • 2 tbsp freshly grated ginger root

Mix for an additional minute until smooth then pour over the peaches in the prepared pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for about 40-50 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm with vanilla whipped cream.

Vanilla Whipped Cream

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 4 tbsp powdered sugar (icing sugar)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Whip together to firm peaks.

Peach Gingerbread Upside Down Cake
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