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Nectarine Upside Down Cake
Caramelized Nectarine Upside-Down Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
Summertime's delicious bounty of fresh and juicy nectarines comes alive in this recipe for Bountiful Caramelized Nectarine Upside-Down Cake.
Course: Dessert, fruit cake
Cuisine: American Comfort Food
Keyword: Nectarine Upsidedown Cake
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 385 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • 3 nectarines stones removed and cut into slices (peaches may be used)
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1⅔ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ¼ cup sugar granulated
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup yogurt Greek
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Tools and equipment
  • 1 9" round cake pan
  • 2 large bowls
  • stand mixer or hand mixer
  • spatula
  • small microwave safe bowl for melting butter
  • cutting board and chef's knife for slicing nectarines
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • pot holders or bakers mitts
  • cooling rack or trivet
  • serving plate
  • Whipped Cream optional as garnish
  • Fresh Mint Sprigs optional as garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add the melted butter into the cake pan.
  3. Evenly add 6 tablespoons of brown sugar to the pan.
  4. Add the nectarine slices in a star pattern on top of the brown sugar and butter, making sure to fit as many as possible.
  5. Sprinkle 2 additional tablespoons of brown sugar evenly over the nectarine slices, along with the freshly grated nutmeg. Set aside while preparing cake batter.
  6. In a large bowl, combine the all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  7. In another large bowl (of a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer), cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar.
  8. Add the egg, yogurt, milk, and vanilla and blend until combined.
  9. Slowly blend the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture (scraping the sides down on occasion) until a thick but creamy batter is formed.
  10. Use a spatula to spoon the cake batter gently and evenly over top of the nectarines in the cake pan.
  11. Bake the cake in a preheated oven for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  12. Cool the cake on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.
  13. Place a serving plate on top of the cake (in the pan) and invert the cake pan, and plate, in one smooth motion so that the nectarine slices are now on top.
  14. Gently remove the cake pan from the cake and allow the cake to cool completely.
  15. Slice, serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Caramelized Nectarine Upside-Down Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 385 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 408mg18%
Potassium 244mg7%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 995IU20%
Vitamin C 3.8mg5%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.