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Peach Upside Down Mini Cakes

These super moist and tender peach upside down mini cakes are bursting with peaches in every bite. Easy to make, this recipe is a keeper for that indulgent peach season!

These super moist and tender peach upside down mini cakes are bursting with peaches in every bite. Easy to make, this recipe is a keeper for that indulgent peach season!

I originally shared this recipe back in August 2014. I took new photos to update this recipe and bring it up front, because this recipe is a winner!

Every summer I buy a few boxes of juicy peaches. Why so many? Because we love dehydrating peach slices to snack on throughout winter (ok, more like fall!). It’s a lot of work, blanching, removing skins, slicing and dehydrating for many hours, dried peaches are a labor of love! But they sure worth it.

Of course, we enjoy them fresh as much as possible, and use them in iced tea and in baking.

Today, I’m sharing these mini cakes loaded with juicy peaches. Every single bite bursts with juicy fruits, thanks to overload of peach cubes in the batter. And you won’t even miss the frosting, as these mini cakes are topped with brown sugar glazed peach slices. Effortlessly beautiful presentation! You agree?

Here is the step-by-step photo instruction for your viewing pleasure.

These super moist and tender peach upside down mini cakes are bursting with peaches in every bite. Easy to make, this recipe is a keeper for that indulgent peach season!

Make sure to whip the butter/sugar/egg mixture really well, which means the mixture should be super fluffy and white.

These super moist and tender peach upside down mini cakes are bursting with peaches in every bite. Easy to make, this recipe is a keeper for that indulgent peach season!

Once you incorporate the dry ingredients, add the peaches and give it a quick mix.

These super moist and tender peach upside down mini cakes are bursting with peaches in every bite. Easy to make, this recipe is a keeper for that indulgent peach season!

I love using my large cookie scoop for filling the cupcake pans. It’s mess-free and yields uniform cakes.

These super moist and tender peach upside down mini cakes are bursting with peaches in every bite. Easy to make, this recipe is a keeper for that indulgent peach season!

These super moist and tender peach upside down mini cakes are bursting with peaches in every bite. Easy to make, this recipe is a keeper for that indulgent peach season!

For an extra special treat, serve the cakes with vanilla ice cream. It’s quite a treat!!

These super moist and tender peach upside down mini cakes are bursting with peaches in every bite. Easy to make, this recipe is a keeper for that indulgent peach season!

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Peach Upside Down Mini Cakes

These super moist and tender peach upside down mini cakes are bursting with peaches in every bite. Easy to make, this recipe is a keeper for that indulgent peach season!

Yield: 12 mini cakes

Prep Time:15min

Cook Time:25-30min

Total Time:40-45min


  • 1/3 cup, plus 1 tablespoon (90gr) unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 3 peaches
  • 1 ½ cups (190gr) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup (130gr) sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (120ml) buttermilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177° C). Spray muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Divide 1 tablespoon of butter equally into 12 muffin cups. Sprinkle ½ teaspoon of brown sugar into each muffin cup.
  3. Slice 1-2 peaches into thin slices. Put about 3 slices into the bottom of each muffin pan.
  4. Cut the remaining peaches into small cubes. You should get about 1 cup of cubed peaches. Set aside.
  5. To make the batter, in a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  6. In a mixing bowl with paddle attachment, beat the remaining 1/3 cup of butter and sugar together until creamy.
  7. Add egg and vanilla extract and beat for another 2-3 minutes, or until well combined. The mixture should be fluffy and white.
  8. Add half of the flour mixture into the batter, beat for 1 minute.
  9. Stir in the buttermilk and beat for another minute.
  10. Add the remaining flour mixture and beat just until combined.
  11. Fold in the cubed peaches.
  12. Divide the batter into 12 muffin pan cups. I like to use this large cookie scoop.
  13. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  14. Cool the cakes in the pan for 5 minutes. Place the wire rack over the muffin pan and carefully turn the pan upside down to remove the cakes. Cool completely before serving.
All images and text ©Shinee D. for Sweet & Savory

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12 mini cakes, Serving Size: 1 mini cake

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 190 Calories
  • Total Fat: 7.1g
  • Cholesterol: 32.7mg
  • Sodium: 120.2mg
  • Carbohydrates: 29.6g
  • Sugar: 16.8g
  • Protein: 2.9g


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  1. Hi, I just made these muffins with canned peaches and they were delicious. I saved the recipe to use again and again. Thank you for posting it.  Brenda Dunbar.

    Rating: 5
  2. I haven’t yet made this with peaches yet but i have with a couple apples and with fresh spricg rhubarb. Delicious both ways!!Thank you for posting this!

    Rating: 5
  3. It was a lot More work than just making a pan of peach cobbler, which I enjoy better than this recipe. Sorry. 

    Rating: 2
  4. What if we don’t have a paddle attachment? Would a regular hand mixer be fine?

  5. I am sheltering in place. I do not have butter milk. Can I use reg. milk?

    • Hi, Dalila! You can make a homemade buttermilk by stirring in 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice in 1/2 cup milk. Let it sit for 5 minutes and you’ll get DIY buttermilk. Hope this helps. 

      • I was wondering the same thing so as I scrolled down I saw this from a previous post. She never said that you could use only milk.  However, I just bet we could use any homemade cake recipe.   Hope this helped. It did for me. 

    • Thank you, Joanna, for chiming in! Your advice is spot on! I’ve never tested this recipe with milk, but homemade buttermilk will work just fine.

  6. Can these be frozen?

  7. I added some cinnamon to my batter, and mmm they were sooo good! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

    Rating: 5
  8. I made these this weekend and they were delicious! I used very ripe peaches and they are sweet without being too sweet.

    Rating: 5
  9. My 16 year old just made these with some of our fresh peaches and O-MY-LANTA they are delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  10. Good recipe! It took 30 min of prep time not 15 though. Will make again 😀

    Rating: 5
  11. I made this recipe exactly the way it is written.  I did cut out about 25% of the sugar as a preference.  I did d make these with sweet , delicious, ripe peaches.  I did run a butter knife gently around the sides when it came out of the oven. They came out nicely.  I wonder if the other readers remembered to spray with spam before starting all around the tin.The recipe is gorgeous.  They are incredible heated. Will make again.

    Rating: 5
    • So happy your cakes came out beautiful, Jeanne. I also wondered if people remembered to spray the muffin cups. Thank you for your feedback. It’s so helpful!

  12. Great recipe. I cut the sugar to 1/3 cup, used nectarines instead of peaches, 1 c flour and 1/2 c almond flour. I also used a non stick spray on my muffin tins. No difficulty turning them out because I very carefully ran a small spatula around each cake upon removing from the oven. I only let them cool about 3 minutes before turning them out. Absolutely delicious!

    Rating: 5
  13. I would almost call these a Pinterest Fail but, they taste really good. When I turned them out it was a MESS. I sprayed the pan but the cake cooked over the edges and that part stuck. The peaches also all slid off the top. As I said, though, they taste great!!

    Rating: 4
    • Mine didn’t come out looking so pretty but they sure are delicious. I used almond milk instead of buttermilk but otherwise followed the instructions exactly as written. Great flavour and not too sweet. I will definitely make these again!

      Rating: 5
    • Hi. Well, I’m so glad you enjoyed the taste of these cakes. Thank you for your feedback.

  14. Do you think this would work in a bundt pan?

  15. Love This Recipe! I used yellow boxed cake mix and 3 fresh peaches instead! My boyfriend loved it! It wasn’t too sweet either…

    Rating: 5
  16. It was delicious, and not too sweet. Used three peaches I had leftover it turned out perfectly! Everyone raved about it…

    Rating: 5
  17. Hi!
    Just wondering if one can use a different type of fruit like pineapple or apples.

    Thank you for sharing!

  18. I made these today & they came out great
    I used silicone muffin inserts & turned each one out separately. That worked perfectly
    My only question is should the uneaten ones be stored in fridge?
    Thank you

  19. This recipe is lovely. They were delicious. But they were really stuck at the bottom and broke in half. Any tips? 🙁 (they were cooked enough, just sticking to the bottom I think) 

    Rating: 4
    • Hi, Carla. So glad you enjoyed the cake. Thank you for your feedback. I never had to, but if your cakes are sticking, maybe try spraying the muffin tins with a cooking spray?

  20. Can this be made in a round cake pan?

  21. Your print recipe did not work for me. 

  22. Can this recipe be made into a cake rather then individual mini cakes?

  23. These had a really good taste and I made exactly as per recipe. I used the disposable muffin tins and I don’t have a ‘large’ cookie scoop (only a small or med size). Since I am a detailed person, apx how large is your large scoop? I think I overfilled the cups yet I still had way more batter, enough to make 16 cakes. I baked the full time and pulled a clean pick but still had a small taste of uncooked batter. Still, yum! I topped with whipped cream. Thank you for such a delicious recipe as written.Next time I will use almond extract. Also, I will do the first layer of sliced peaches, top with batter then do a second layer of peaches and follow up with the batter. I thought the diced peaches in the batter seemed to disappear, (perhaps I cut into too small a dice). I will also sprinkle with Demerara Sugar and use my Brulee torch to crystalize it on top. A measure for the amount of your large scoop (3 tablespoons or 1/4 cup?) would be helpful as would the size of dice. From the photo, the dice looks like 1/4 inch?

    Rating: 5
    • Hi, BootzB! First, thank you so much for your feedback. SO glad you enjoyed the cakes. I thought I’m the detailed person, but you win! I cut the peaches for the batter into pretty small pieces (and you’re right, about 1/4-inch), the idea is to have those peaches “melt” into the batter infusing with flavor and keeping it moist. As for the large cookies scoop, according to the product description, it holds 3 tablespoons. Hope this helps. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts and feedback!

      • Oh, thank you, Shinee, for responding! As part of the 16 cakes I mentioned above, I used Swerve, brown sugar substitute for the topping. My BIL is a diabetic so I wanted to offer him a ‘reduced sugar’ option, it was as delicious as the ‘full sugar version! Also, I just bought more peaches so I am going to try my ‘sliced peaches in the batter’ version… Your recipe as written (and my result) was a big hit with those who were in attendance at our July 4th celebrations! Thanks again for the awesome recipe and your indulgence with ‘my need to know’ (it wears me out, sometimes) LoL.

    • Can you use frozen peaches? I had a few fresh ones that I sliced and froze because they wouldn’t get used before they went bad.

  24.  The tops of mine didn’t come out with the rest, I made sure they were done all the way. Toothpick came out clean. But definitely not as pretty as yours. Any suggestions? 

    • I use this, makes removing a baked cake easy peasy! (Especially a Bundt Cake)
      Magic Bake Release:
      1/2 cup (62 g) all-purpose flour
      1/2 cup (85 g) shortening
      1/2 cup (118 ml) vegetable or canola oil
      Use a mixer to blend together.
      Use a pastry brush to prep your pans with a layer.
      Sub unsweetened cocoa powder if making an unfrosted chocolate cake.
      Keep on hand in Fridge.
      Keep the ingredient amounts equal if making a larger or smaller batch.

  25. This is the most flavorful, tender and yummy peach cake I have ever made. Thank you. I would like to try the recipe in a larger cake. I think the chopped peaches take it over the top. Have you made this as a standard cake?

    Rating: 5
    • Hi, Helen. So happy you love the recipe. I just saw your GRANDE version of this cake, and it looks amazing. Thank you for your feedback and sharing the photo!!

  26. Can’t wait to make these later todsy! my ? Is divide 1. Tblsp of butter into 12 muffin cups? really ?

  27. HOLLY PEACHES! These were so good. I am still fairly new at baking, my upside down peach part got stuck on the bottom. But I hope it will get better as I keep practicing. Worth the pounds.

    Rating: 5
  28. I made these and they are beautiful! Haven’t tasted them they are cooling. I did put a dash of cinnamon on them . Followed recipe and they turned out beautiful!

    Rating: 5
  29. Can you use frozen peach slices?

  30. Do you know what the conversions would be to make this keto?

  31. Looks so yummy I got to make it for the 4th of July!

  32. Did you use mini muffin tin or cupcake tins for these
    Look great

  33. I love this recipe!  Followed it exactly, except subbed in   gluten free flour, and they came out great. Family loved them. Definitely a keeper!  Thanks. 

    Rating: 5
  34. Does 1. Tablespoon divide into 12 cups? 

  35. These sound wonderful! Do you slice the peaches or leave the skin on?

    Rating: 4
  36. Can u use almond or coconut flour iinstead of wheat flour. Also, I only use coconut oil in baking-do u think that would be a problem. The recipe looks really good.

    • Hi, Carol. I’m afraid this recipe isn’t going to work with coconut oil. Creaming butter with sugar is essential for moist and tender cake crumbs. And I’ve never tried this recipe with almond or coconut flour.

  37. I’m making these for my daughter’s wedding reception. Can these be made a couple of weeks ahead of time and frozen? I thought I read somewhere they could.

    • Hi, Belinda. Honestly, I’ve never tried freezing these peach upside down mini cakes. But I read that pineapple upside down cake freezes well, so I would think these would be the same.

  38. Did you use the standard size muffin tin or the larger size? Thanks in advance…

  39. Absolutely terrible. Followed the recipe perfectly and ended up with an absolute mess. Of my kitchen and of my desserts! My first Mother’s Day and I am sitting on my kitchen floor in tears with unservable deserts and flour all over myself 

    • Oh, I’m so sorry, Brittany. Not sure what was the problem, and I can’t advise about how to fix it.

    • No recipe should cause you to end up on the floor covered with flour. Since you mentioned that it’s your first Mother’s Day, maybe you were a little distracted or overwhelmed. I’ve never replied to a comment but yours seemed especially painful. I’ve been a cook my entire life and have done everything from cookbooks to being a member of a gourmet club…but have only seriously baked for the past couple of years. I wish I had started when my children were small. It’s wonderful therapy. I now have mobility issues and with a large kitchen, have found that having everything that I need together before I begin a recipe makes preparation go smoothly with no mistakes. You could also start with a cake mix and simplify it. It looks like a good, balanced recipy so I’m going to try it now, myself.

    • I’m wondering if these would freeze and thaw well?

  40. the is yummy! thanks for sharing!

    Rating: 5
  41. Canyou post  a gluten free version?

  42. I do not have a countertop mixer therefor no paddle attachment, any instructions for a standard handheld Kitchen Aid mixer?

  43. Have you tried this recipe with another fruit? I am not a fan of peaches but I love the recipe and would love to make it with.

  44. Can I use canned peaches?

  45. With the peach season over here in Australia, could you use apples or tin fruit?

  46. Making this right now. Perfectly sized for two senior people. thank you for the recipe

  47. These would be great for brunch or dessert! And I love that they’re mini cakes!

  48. Hi there,

    These look lovely and yummy! Is there a substitute for buttermilk?


  49. I’ve been anticipating peach season for months now! These will be made often this summer! Saving and sharing oxox

  50. I love making fruit leather, but don;t think I have ever tried peach – sounds great as do these little cakes – and I would definitely include a big scoop of vanilla