Farmersgirl Kitchen

Peach and Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

This cake was created as a result of a glut of rhubarb and those peaches you buy to ripen at home and then they all ripen at once and you have to use them quickly before they get over-ripe! Peach and Rhubarb Upside Down Cake is really moist and the perfect ‘pudding cake’,  it can be eaten as warm or cold as a dessert with cream, yogurt, custard or ice-cream.  It is also just as nice as a slice of cake with a cup of tea or coffee.

Peach and Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

4 peaches or nectarines
1 large  or two medium stalks of rhubarb, thinly sliced
125g butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
125g soft brown sugar

125g softened butter
125g soft brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
125g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder

For the topping

  1. Melt the butter and mix with the soft brown sugar. Grease a 20cm round cake tin and spread the butter and sugar mixture in the base of the tin.
  2. Skin the peaches by placing in a bowl and covering with boiling water, leave for 2 minutes, then lift them out and the skin should slip off easily.  Slice the peaches into even slices and place on the sugar mixture in a pleasing pattern.
  3. Cover the peaches with the thinly sliced rhubarb.


For the cake

  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and beat well with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes until well blended.
  2. Spoon the mixture over the peaches and rhubarb and smooth the top.
  3. Bake at 190C/170C fan for 25 minutes or test with a skewer, the cake is done when the skewer, when placed into the centre of the cake, comes out clean.
  4. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes then remove from the tin and either serve warm or cool on a cooling rack. 

Peach and Rhubarb upside down Cake



As it is the season for peaches, here are a few more ideas for cooking, baking and preserving them:

Peach Coffee Cake – Little Sunny Kitchen
Cinnamon Peach and Ice Cream Waffles – Made With Pink
Peach and White Chocolate Cake – Tin and Thyme
Peach, Marzipan and Amaretto Crumble – Casa Costello
Peach and Apricot Jam – Fab Food 4 All
Peach and Ginger Compote – Natural Kitchen Adventures
Peach Upside Down Cake – Jen’s Food

I’m adding this Peach and Rhubarb Upside Down Cake to the Midsummer Madness themed Love Cake Linky run at JibberJabber UK

This will also be my contribution to Bake of the Week over at Casa Costello
Turn out your Peach and Rhubarb Upside Down Cake, so pretty!



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    Jen Price
    June 4, 2015

    Beautiful cake Janice. I've not tried peach and rhubarb together before but it sounds like a delicious combination. Thanks for linking to my recipe 🙂

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    Ceri Jones
    June 4, 2015

    A glut of rhubarb and peaches – sounds incredible! Think this is a great way to make the most of them. I've been making a lot of rhubarb compote recently too! Wonder if this would work gluten free. Fingers crossed!

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      June 4, 2015

      I hate to waste anything Ceri! I'm sure you will find a way of making this gluten free, thanks for letting me share your compote

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      June 4, 2015

      I love peaches and nectarines they are so summery. I bet you could bake this in your slow cooker.

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    Choclette Blogger
    June 4, 2015

    Skinning peaches Janice? That is dedicated. I've never thought to use rhubarb in an upside down cake and am not totally enthralled by the idea. It looks gorgeous. Thanks for linking to my peach cake 🙂

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      June 4, 2015

      I don't know about dedicated but they do look nicer when cooked or baked. I certainly wouldn't skin them if I was eating them raw. The rhubarb worked really well as an upside down cake, I may make it without the peaches. Thanks for letting me share your peach cake post.

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    belleau kitchen
    June 5, 2015

    Oooh. Pudding cake. My favourite. Love the combo of fruits. Love the cake. Easy to make. Win win win x

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    June 5, 2015

    Gorgeous cake, I love peaches and rhubarb so will have to try this

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    Bintu Hardy
    June 5, 2015

    Since I am starving I should not really be looking at cakes as good as this one Janice. Great mix of peach and rhubarb not something I would have thought of myself.

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      June 6, 2015

      Thanks Bintu, I'm surprised that people find the combination a little unusual, it didn't occur to me at all!

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    June 6, 2015

    This looks delicious, I bet the peach and rhubarb combo is delicious. GG

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      June 6, 2015

      It would be excellent warm with custard, especially on a horrible wet cold day like today!

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    June 6, 2015

    What a great cake/pudding idea, certain it will taste as fabulous as it looks. Loads of rhubarb about now too, as well as those peaches that all ripen together overnight. Going to ask my Fair Lady to to knock one up tomorrow while she is in the galley.

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    June 8, 2015

    I could really do with a huge slice of your most amazing looking cake with a really interesting combination Janice. I really need to get back to baking soon!

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    Helen at Casa Costello
    June 11, 2015

    Beautiful – You have done a terrific job of making an upside down cake look pretty! Thanks so much for joining in with #Bakeoftheweek once again x

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    Jibber JabberUK
    June 17, 2015

    I've got a glut of rhubarb this year and I love the combination of it with peaches. I'll have to try this before it all gets made into crumbles to put into the freezer!

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