Back in December 2014, I posted a recipe for an apple upside down cake. It’s now October 2015 and I’ve finally gotten around to making it again except this time, I decided to use a batch of nectarines that I had hibernating in the fridge. They weren’t very tasty (they were a little on the frothy fluffy side vs. juicy and moist) so I decided to try and get rid of them by making a nectarine upside down cake.
I’ll be honest. I was a little nervous. It had been a long time since I’d made the upside down cake and I only hoped that I wouldn’t mess it up. You’ll be happy to know that it all worked out just fine.
Recipe: Ingredients to make a Nectarine Upside Down Cake
To make the nectarine upside down cake, here are the ingredients I used:
2 cups thinly sliced nectarines (I peeled them)
2 TBSP melted butter
¼ cup brown sugar depending on your sweet tooth (not packed because nectarines are on the sweeter side but if you want it sweeter, you could make it ½ cup)
½ cup – ¾ granulated sugar
1/3 cup oil or melt 1/3 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 ¼ cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
Take the ingredients in Group A and mix them all together: the apples, Cover a square 9 x 9 baking pan with parchment paper and line the bottom with the nectarine slices. If you want a fancier pattern, place the nectarine slices in rows. Otherwise, if you don’t care, you can just dump them in any way you want.
In a separate bowl, use ingredients from Group B. Add the eggs to the melted butter and beat away until well blended together. Then, add the granulated sugar and vanilla and mix again. I added the ingredients in a slightly different order when I made the upside apple cake. Both seemed to turn out fine. When it’s all well combined, set the mixture aside.
On to Group C. Combine the flour and baking powder and add it to the wet mix until the batter is smooth and creamy.
Pour the batter over the nectarines.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 – 35 minutes or until lightly browned. Poke a toothpick in and if it comes out clean, you’re done! This is what it looks like when it comes out of the oven.
Let it cool and then flip it on to a plate to reveal an amazingly decadent nectarine upside down cake.
Baking: How’s the nectarine upside down cake?
Truth be told, I actually like the taste of the nectarine upside cake more than the apple version.
The frothy pulpy tasting less-than-palatable nectarines were magically transformed into a really yummy and delicious baked treat. The cake is a little on the dense side but I’m okay with it and so was the rest of the family. We certainly devoured it quickly enough!
If you’re looking for an easy recipe to tackled that packs a fun punch, you may just want to try out this upside down nectarine cake. It looks complicated but it really isn’t and it’s a little fancier than the typical loaf that you might otherwise bake.
Yum…I’m almost tempted to bake it again.
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