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Upside down peach and honey cake

Not so long ago I stumbled upon this great recipe @ Hot Polka Dot. With the peach season starting and my love to fruity cakes I baked this one straight away and it was a winner: light, airy, moist and not too sweet.


1/4 cup honey

2-3 peaches, sliced
1 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
110g (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
2 eggs


1. Preheat the oven to 175C (350F).

2. Butter a small (22cm/9 inch) round cake pan. Place a round parchment paper at the bottom of the pan and butter it.

3. Spread the 1/4 cup of honey over the bottom of the pan then arrange the peach slices on top.

4. Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.

5. In an electric mixer cream together the butter, sugar and honey. Add the eggs.

6. Stir the dry ingredients into the batter and mix until smooth.

7. Pour the batter over the peaches and honey layer and bake 30 – 35 min.

8. Cool the cake on a cooling rack for about 10 – 15 minutes.

9. Once the pan is cool enough to touch carefully flip the cake over onto a big plate.

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  • Reply
    The Life of Clare
    November 28, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    This cake looks absolutely delicious! We have a peach tree over our back fence in a vacant block, so I can’t wait for them to grown so that I can eat a bunch and make this cake!

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    November 30, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    I’m so inspired by the colour yellow, I’m using it to decorate this Christmas with a little silver.
    I appreciate the bright and happy yellow food.
    Thank you

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    December 6, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    I’m a big fan of fruity cakes too… but unfortunately, my partner isn’t really a fruit man so I often find myself coveting others posts and living vicariously through them – this looks fabulous!

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    lizzie - strayed from the table
    December 14, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Your photos are fantastic. This looks really good, I am a sucker for upside down pineapple cake.

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    Trudi jones
    June 2, 2013 at 3:22 am

    Brilliant simple cake that taste fantastic, my 8 year old daughter was very proud of her peach and honey cake cheers..

    • Reply
      June 2, 2013 at 8:49 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed the cake 🙂 Thanks for coming back and sharing your experience.

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