Monday, September 7, 2009

Peach Pecan Chocolate Up-side Down Cake

I have been off a few days and decided to bake something with peaches. I looked through my file of cakes and came across this one. It came out of the newspaper a number of years ago. It was easy to put together and has a nice flavor.

Peach Pecan Up-side Down Cake

Ingredients: Topping

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
4 medium peaches, peeled and sliced
2/3 cup pecan halves

Ingredients: Cake

6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/4 cup flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
pinch salt


Grease 10" round cake pan. Combine butter and sugar in small sauce pan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves and butter melts. Pour into cake pan. Arrange peach slices in a neat over lapping rows on top of the sugar butter mixture. Arrange pecans on top of peaches and fill in empty spots.

Melt chocolate over water bath or in microwave and set aside.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in eggs one at a time.
Stir in cooled chocolate.
Sift flour, baking powder and salt together.
Gently stir into egg mixture.
Spoon batter over peaches.
Bake at 350ยบ oven for 30 to 40 minutes
Allow cake to cool and then invert onto plate.
Cake maybe wrapped and frozen in pan. Defrost in frig and invert.
Serve with whipped cream or ice cream


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