Tuesday, March 1, 2011

upside down grandma cake

whoops... I mean upside down blackberry and peach cake for Grandma!!!

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 1 3/4 cups (385g) caster sugar
  • 4 peaches, peeled, stoned, each cut into 6 wedges
  • handful of juicy blackberries
  • 250g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (60g) ground almonds
  • 6 eggs
  • Thick cream, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease and line base of a 24cm springform tin with baking paper. Place 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small, heavy-based saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil. Simmer until a dark caramel forms. Immediately pour caramel into base of tin, then top with peach wedges, skin-side down and sprinkle with blackberries.
  2. Place butter, vanilla and remaining 1 cup sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat until light and fluffy. Sift flour, baking powder, ground almonds and 1/2 tsp salt over butter mixture. Add all eggs then beat on low speed until mixture is smooth and just combined.
  3. Spoon batter over peaches then level. Bake for 30 minutes. Cover top with baking paper to prevent over-browning, then bake for a further 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand in tin for 10 minutes. Release side of pan then place a plate over top. Invert cake on to plate. Remove base and paper. Serve with thick cream.


  1. Yuuuummm that looks delicious!!! I'm sure Gma will love that!

  2. Yum but I only got one piece. Who ate the rest ofmycake

  3. Looks great! Love the name :)
    x JL

  4. It was rather nice, and grandma you were a party animal that went home without the rest of her cake!!!