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Peach Praline Upside Down Cake

Peach Praline Upside Down Cake is a southern twist on Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Made with fresh peaches, pecans, and a brown sugar and butter mixture that caramelizes into a gooey praline-like sauce, it makes a fantastic southern dessert.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Keyword peach cake, summer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 414kcal


Praline Topping

  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 to 3 medium peaches, peeled and sliced

Cake Batter

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • vanilla ice cream for serving


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pour melted butter into a 9-inch cake pan. Swirl the pan to evenly coat it.
  • Combine brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and pecans in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over melted butter.
  • Arrange the peach slices in a circle around the perimeter of the pan and then fill the center with peach slices.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat softened butter and granulated sugar until creamy.
  • Add egg and vanilla and beat until mixed in. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to make sure it is evenly mixed.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to mixing bowl, alternating with milk. Mix just until incorporated.
  • Spoon batter over peaches. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until it feels firm when you press gently on the top.
  • Let cool 10 minutes and then invert onto a serving plate. Do not let it cool longer than 10 minutes or it will stick to the pan.
  • Slice and serve with vanilla ice cream.


To easily peel peaches, place them in boiling water for 20 to 30 seconds. Let them cool a few minutes. The skin will easily peel off.


Calories: 414kcal