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Peach Bourbon Upside-Down Cake
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5 from 8 votes

Peach Bourbon Upside-Down Cake

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Cooling Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 296kcal



Pan Release

  • 3 teaspoons (14 grams) unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons (6 grams) all-purpose flour

Peach Topping

  • 1 pound (454 grams) 3 medium sized peaches
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Bourbon


  • 1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (114 grams) unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 (100 grams) large eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (173 grams) full-fat sour cream room temperature


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

For the Pan Release

  • Melt two teaspoons of butter and combine with the flour until a paste forms. Brush the sides and bottom of the cake pan. Line the bottom of the cake pan with parchment paper and brush the parchment paper with 1 teaspoon of soft butter.

Prepare the Peach Topping

  • Line a half baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Wash the peaches and cut each peach into 16 slices. Place the peaches in a bowl, add the sugar and bourbon and gently fold the peaches to combine all three ingredients. Spread the peaches and any liquid in the bowl into a single layer on the parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Roast the pieces for 15 minutes until the juices start to bubble. Remove the pan for the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  • Let the peaches cool for 2 minutes and then arrange them in a spiral pattern in the parchment lined cake pan. Scrape any juices that are on the baking sheet onto the peaches. Set this pan aside until the cake batter is ready to add.

For the Cake

  • Place the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and cinnamon in a medium bowl and whisk until the ingredients are well combined, about 30 seconds.
  • Place the sugar and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat the butter and sugar mixture on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating on medium speed after each addition until each egg is thoroughly incorporated. Add the vanilla extract and mix on medium speed for about 10 seconds.
  • Add half of the flour mixture and mix on low speed until well combined. There may be some flour on the sides of the bowl - that is okay. Add all the sour cream and mix on low speed until combined. Add the remaining flour and mix on low speed until incorporated. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl and mix for another 10 seconds to ensure all the ingredients are well combined. If there is still flour clinging to the sides of the bowl, scrape the sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula and mix in the remaining flour by hand.
  • Gently place the cake batter on top of the peaches in 4 large dollops and gently spread the batter across the berries with an offset spatula. Bake until a cake tester comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges to release the cake and invert in onto a platter.
  • Once the cake has cooled serve it with whipped cream or ice cream.


  • The cake is good at room temperature in a covered cake container for two days and in the refrigerator covered for one week. If the weather or your kitchen is hot then store the cake at room temperature for only one day.


The eggs, sour cream and butter should be at room temperature for the best results.  Room temperature is 65-68°F.
If you prefer you can omit the Bourbon.  You can also replace it with rum.
If you don't have sour cream, you can replace it with 3/4 cup buttermilk.


Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 521IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg