Peaches are in season right now and they are SUPER delicious!  Add them to Upside Down Cupcakes and summer is now complete.  You won’t believe how wonderful these cute little peach upside down cupcakes are, keep scrolling for the recipe!

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Peaches have always been one of my favorite fruits.  Whether they are fresh or frozen, I love them and always have.  In fact if you love peaches as much as I do then try these Fresh Peach Turnovers.

I decided to take my cue from the Pineapple Upside down cake and add sweet peaches to a mini version.  

Mini versions of anything are so much fun!  Would you rather have a piece of cake or an Easy Peach Upside Down Cupcake for yourself?  I know…it is a no brainer.  Little cupcakes are always better!

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Where did Upside Down Cakes Come From?

Upside down cakes are dated back to the 1800’s.  In fact they are really a version of the skillet cakes that date back as far as the Middle Ages.  It is sometimes hard to imagine just how simple an upside down cake is because the presentation is so impressive.

Before you begin, be sure to spray your muffin pans generously with non stick spray.  The most frustrating part of an upside down cake is when they don’t release from the pan and this helps make it easy.

Then melt your butter and measure out a tablespoon into each muffin cup.  Top butter with a teaspoon of brown sugar.  The brown sugar will melt into the melted butter as it sits.

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Now it is time to add the sliced peaches to the pan.  Remember, this will eventually be the top of your cake.  So I like to place them in a way that will look nice one they are inverted.  

I added two slices but you could always add more.

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How to make Peach Upside Down Cake Batter with Cake Mix

The batter is a vanilla cake mix, oil, eggs, vanilla, buttermilk and milk.  Combine with a handheld electric mixer for 2 minutes.

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Add the chopped peaches to the cake batter and stir them in gently.  We want the peaches to be distributed throughout the batter.

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Use a scoop to measure out the batter.  This ensures that all of the cakes will bake at the same rate.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Remove from the oven and let the cakes cool for 5-8 minutes.  While they are cooling, I like to take a knife and run it along the edges to loosen any areas that may have stuck to the pan during baking.

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Once cooled, place a large cookie sheet over the top of the muffin pan and invert.  The peach upside down cupcakes should come out of the pan easily.  There may be a few peaches that stick, just take them and place them on the cakes they are supposed to be on.

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You can serve your peach upside down cupcakes warm with ice cream or whipped cream.  They also keep well at room temperature for 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.  My guess will be that they won’t last that long because they are so tasty that your family and friends will be gobbling them up.

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Do you like baking with fresh fruit and vegetables?  Try these recipes…

Easy Peach Upside Down Cupcakes

Fresh peaches and vanilla cake mix are transformed into mini upside cakes that everyone will love.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 cakes

Ingredients

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 fresh peaches {sliced and cubed}
  • 3 sticks butter {melted}
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar {packed}

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two muffin pans generously with non stick spray. Measure out a tablespoon of melted butter into each cup and top butter with a teaspoon of brown sugar.

  2. Prep peaches: Peel them, cut 48 slices and chop the remaining peaches. Place two slices of peaches on top of the butter and brown sugar mixture in each cup. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl combine vanilla cake mix, eggs, buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Mix for two minutes. Add chopped peaches and gently mix them in by hand.

  4. Using a scoop {cupcake size or 3 tablespoons}, place a scoop of batter into each cup and on top of the butter, brown sugar and peaches. Bake cupcakes for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of each cake to release an pieces that may have stuck to the side during baking while they cool.

  5. Place a large cookie sheet over the top of the muffin pan and invert the cupcakes. The upside down cupcakes should release easily. If a peach or two sticks return them to the cake that they belong to. Serve warm or cool with ice cream or whipped cream. Store at room temperature for two days or refrigerate for up to 4 days.