I found these fabulous, sweet, HUGE peaches as Costco. Huge as in bigger than a tennis ball. When you go big, you run the risk of mealy peaches. Not these. They are sweet and delicious. It only took one peach to line my pan.
This is one peach sliced and fanned out.
This is a simple recipe. It's a basic upside down cake. It started with a syrup of sugar and butter. Next came a layer of peaches. Last was a simple butter cake. Into the oven for a bake. Out of the oven for a flip. I was a tad nervous. But it worked out just fine. There was lots of syrup pooled on the plate near the cake. A few hours of resting took care of it. The cake soaked it all back up. I was worried that it would get soggy, but it only added a lovely peachy moistness to the cake. Dorie offers a glaze option, but I don't think it was at all necessary.
Yum! This is minutes after the flip. You can still see some juice around the edges
You can almost see how moist and yummy this cake is (was - didn't last long)
This one is an absolute keeper. I can't wait to try it again with cranberries! Go to Sabrina's blog to see what the cranberry version looks like.