Recipe video: Peach Upside Down Cake with Warm Cherry Sauce

I love this time of the year because it brings in my favorite fruits. I never mourn the end of the mango season because it is then time for the peaches, cherries, lychees, apricots, plums and other lovely fruits to come in. If it’s raining and cold where you are at the moment, this recipe is just for you. It makes you all warm and fuzzy.


Here’s the recipe:

Peach Upside Down with Warm Cherry Sauce

Ingredients for the fruit layer:

  • 1/2 cup demerara sugar
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 3 peaches, stoned and sliced

Ingredients for the cake:

  • 100 gms. butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract/1 vanilla bean, scraped

Ingredients for the cherry sauce:

  • 2 cups of fresh cherries
  • 3 tbsp. caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp. water


  1. Grease and line a baking tin with parchment.
  2. Cream the demerara sugar and 3 tbsp. butter and spread on the bottom of the cake tin.
  3. Arrange the sliced peaches over the butter and sugar layer. Set aside.
  4. To make the cake, place the butter, sugar, and eggs in a mixing bowl or food processor and whisk until creamy. Add vanilla and process again to mix.
  5. Sieve the flour and baking powder together into the egg mixture and fold until no lumps are formed. If you think the the batter is too thick, add a few tablespoonfuls of milk.
  6. Pour the batter on the sliced peaches.
  7. Bake at 190 degrees centigrade until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  8. Invert the cake onto a pretty serving dish.
  9. To make the sauce, place all teh ingredients in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and cook on medium heat for about 10-15 minutes until the cherries turn squishy.
  10. Mash the cherries with the back of a spoon. Pass through a sieve.
  11. Serve each slice of cake with some warm cherry sauce.

Comments (8)

  1. Soumya June 12, 2012 at 5:15 am

    The video is just amazing! Can’t wait to try out the recipe! It looks grrreaaat! Tastes even better I am sure! 🙂

  2. Priti June 12, 2012 at 6:39 am

    There are fruit orchards here were we can pick ‘n’ eat as many ripe peaches and sweet cherries off the trees as we can and take a big bucket full of self picked fruit for a decent price. This recipe seems just perfect to make once we r back from fruit picking to use up the picked fruits and celebrate this season a spoonful at a time.

  3. Aditi Bharadwaj June 12, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Great Video ….pretty cake and pretty picture! Thank -you :))

  4. Priya Sreeram June 12, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    warm & moist it looks – good demo

  5. June June 22, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Your write-up & photo shots are excellent!

  6. sweta June 27, 2012 at 5:11 am

    Amazing cake! i would surely wanna try, could you please suggest a substitute for the eggs?*grin*
    i’m vegetarian, would like to try the eggless version 🙂

    Thanks in advance 🙂

  7. Soumya Rao August 6, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Best cake recipe video that I ever saw!! Awesome!!! 🙂

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