Tuesday, July 2, 2013

em + the kitchen - peach upside-down cake.

As I type this, delightful summery smells are wafting through my house. My doors are open, allowing a breeze to come in, because THIS WEATHER ya'll.
I bought peaches at the farmer's market this past Saturday with the intent to make this particular recipe and nothing else. I'd been itching to try it because, not only did it sound delicious, it looked delicious. Some recipes are just meant to be photographed. This is one of them.

So, while I haven't even tried the now-cooling cake yet, I still feel like I can vouch for it. It smells wonderful and if it tastes anything like it looks, it's going to be a winner.

Peach Almond Upside-Down Cake
recipe originally from kitchentrials.com

Topping -
1 tbsp butter
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 lb peaches, peeled and sliced

1 cup flour
1/4 cup ground almonds
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cups white sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
6 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup light sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract

Preheat oven to 350*.

Put the butter in the bottom of a 9" round pan and place in warm oven for 3 min or until butter is melted and beginning to brown.
Sprinkle the brown sugar into the pan and press into an even layer with a spatula.
Arrange peach slices on top of sugar.

In a small bowl, mix together flour, ground almonds, salt, and baking powder.
In a larger bowl, whisk together sugars and eggs until creamy (I used the whisk attachment on my kitchenaid). Add melted butter and whisk. Add sour cream and both extracts and whisk. Finally, mix flour mixture in and whisk until combined. Batter should be thick.
Pour on top of peaches and flatten top of batter.
Lightly drop the pan on the counter a few times to ensure batter has fallen in between the peach slices.
Bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown.
Let rest in pan for 5-10 minutes, but no more. Flip right-side up onto a plate to let finish cooling. Some peaches will probably stick to the bottom of the pan, but it's easy enough to figure out where they fell from.

What's your favorite summertime dessert?

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