Flipped Out Peach Cake

Some of you might refer to this as a Peach Upside Down Cake but in my kitchen, it’s a Flipped Out Peach Cake. Yummy ripe peaches and a light vanilla cake will make you flip! This cake is best served warm but is also great room temperature.

Ingredients:

1 stick butter plus 4 Tablespoons, melted

1 cup brown sugar

2 cups about 5 fresh peaches sliced

Maraschino cherries, optional

Mix melted butter and brown sugar together. Pour into a 9″ cake pan.

Arrange about 2 cups of sliced peaches on top of the melted butter/sugar. Add cherries if desired.

Dry Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

Whisk dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Set aside.

Wet Ingredients:

1 egg

2 teaspoons vanilla

3/4 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, blend egg vanilla and buttermilk. Gradually add dry ingredients and combine. Pour over sliced peaches and bake 40-50 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Let cake rest 10 minutes before flipping it out in a serving plate. Serve warm or room temperature.

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Peaches and Cream Cupcakes

I love and adore peaches. My Dad does too. I think I have purchased 15 pounds this summer. My Dad asked me to make another dessert with peaches, so I decided on cupcakes. The cupcakes are full of chopped sweet peaches and topped with delicious cream cheese frosting. The cupcakes on their own without frosting would be great as peach muffins. This recipe is for you Daddy.

These cupcakes are delicious without frosting. Would make a great peach muffin.

Ingredients:

1 1/4 flour

1 cup sugar

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup whole milk

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon peach extract, or peach schnapps

1 egg

1/2 cup water

2-3 peaches chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with liners.

Whisk together all dry ingredients. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine milk, oil, extracts and egg. Add liquid ingredients to the dry, scraping down the sides as needed. Slowly add the water. Fold in chopped peaches. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full. This recipe will make 14-16 cupcakes. The cupcakes are are so moist, fluffy and so full of peach flavor. These cupcakes vanished right before my eyes.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 stick of butter

1 8 ounce page cream cheese

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 pound of powdered sugar

Garnish with sliced peaches, optional

Cream butter and cream cheese together. Add extract and incorporate powdered sugar. Pipe frosting on cupcakes (I used a 1M tip). Enjoy!

Fresh Peach Cheesecake

There is nothing I love more in the summer than fresh peaches. My Dad also loves peaches. To celebrate my Daddy’s 85th birthday, I created this recipe for him. This cheesecake is very creamy and delicious. Fresh Peach Cheesecake, he told me I hit a home run with this one. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Crust:

1 1/2 packages of Keebler Sandies Cookies, crushed

4 Tablespoons melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cookie crumbs and butter. Pat on the bottom of a prepared (I use non stick baking spray) 9″ springform pan. Bake 6 minutes and cool completely while preparing cheesecake batter.

Ingredients for Cheesecake Batter:

3 8 ounce cream cheese, room temperature

1 cup sugar

3 eggs, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1/2 peach extract*

1 cup sour cream

3 heaping Tablespoons corn starch

3 cups of chopped peaches, about 7-8, depending on the size of the peaches

In a mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Mix in sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Blend in extracts. Add in sour cream and corn starch. At this point I stopped and chopped up my peaches and folded them in the cheesecake batter. Bake 50-55 minutes. Do not over bake. Cool completely and refrigerate.

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Peach Topping:

5-6 ripe peaches, peeled and sliced

6 ounces of Sprite or 7-Up

1/2 cup peach preserves

3 Tablespoons honey

Place sliced peaches in a bowl of Sprite or 7-Up. This will prevent the peaches from turning brown. By putting them in soda, I find there is no taste but if I dipped them in lemon juice, the peaches would taste like lemon. In a separate bowl, stir the peach preserves and honey together. Take the peaches out of the bowl of soda and blot them on paper towels. Arrange on top of cheesecake. Spoon or brush on the preserves that have been mixed with honey. Store in the refrigerator.

*Three Tablespoons of Peach Schnapps can replace the peach extract or you can leave it out.