Tuesdays with Dorie: Summery Peach Upside-Downer

September 14, 2010 at 12:06 am | Posted in cakes & tortes, groups, simple cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 30 Comments

summery peach upside-downer

Sabrina of Superfluous chose Cranberry Upside-Downer For TWD this week.  This cranberry cake sounds sooo good, but it will have to wait for cooler weather (and cranberry season).  In the meantime, I made Dorie’s summertime version with peaches and raspberries for Labor Day weekend.  I don’t know about you, but I think it looks like sunshine! 

The topping isn’t caramelized like it is in a pineapple upside-down cake, but it infuses the fruit with buttery sweetness, all the same.  And the cake is soft and full of cinnamon.  I made a half recipe, and it was all R & I could do not to eat it all in one go!  The cranberry version is definitely making my fall baking list.

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, or read Superfluous.  Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. Wow, that looks so delicious! I can tell you right now that you will enjoy the cranberry version.

  2. Sunshine is a perfect discription! I must try this cake with peaches.

  3. I just love that you made it with peaches and I want to try it that way next. I actually had some cranberries in my freezer which surprised me. We loved this one. Great recipe.

  4. Such a gorgeous cake.

    I love upside down cakes.

    And the batter was so wonderful.

  5. Love the peach version of this cake and how nicely they held thir shape during the baking. Looks wonderful 🙂

  6. This looks so good! Sunshine and goodness.

  7. Your cake turned out just beautiful. I can’t think of a more perfect way to celebrate the last days of summer.

  8. the peaches are beautiful!

  9. I love baking with peaches because they get so sweet and juicy. Your cake does indeed look like sunshine! 😀

  10. That looks amazing! I love all the variations I’m seeing! I would definitely use peaches next time!

  11. Lovely! They do look like sunshine 🙂

  12. I made this summery version too. Used peaches and raspberries from my in-law’s garden. I loved it. I agree, it wasn’t as caramelized as a pineapple one would be but still so buttery!

    Yours looks delicious!

  13. What a gorgeous photo! I’ll have to try this one again with peaches.

  14. It looks like sunshine and would feel like it in my belly..Im sure after I ate some! I like your idea of peaches. I used cherries and im thinking pears would be yummy too!

  15. Beautiful cake!

  16. It definitely does look like sunshine 🙂 So beautiful! I love the addition of raspberries!

  17. Oh wow. Summery goodness indeed. Beautiful arrangement and beautiful picture.

  18. Seeing so many lovely peach versions of this cake has me very excited about trying it! Your looks so perfect and inviting!

  19. Stunning cake!

  20. Gorgeous, Steph! 🙂

  21. Your peaches are so vibrant! I did a White Peach version, but my peaches are too washed out in color 😦

  22. I used peaches, too, but I absolutely LOVE your idea of adding raspberries. Brilliant! Peaches and raspberries are our fruits and berries of choice. We had to enlist a lot of self control to NOT devour this cake in one sitting…oh man! It was sooo good!!!

  23. That looks beautiful.

  24. Its so pretty, Steph! Well done lady.

  25. your cake looks beautiful!

  26. That is a beautiful cake. Love the peaches and raspberries. What did you glaze it with to make it so shiny and lovely.

    • No glaze…I just photoed it soon after I turned it out of the pan.

  27. Your cake looks exquisite! I didn’t make this but after seing yours, I wish I had. Great job!

  28. I know I’m tired, but all I could think over and over when I saw your picture was ‘pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty’ – and yes, it was all five times. 🙂 Your cake makes me smile.

  29. Steph — I agree with you completely: sunshine! It’s a beautifully made a cake.

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