Peach Upside-Down Cake on the Grill

Peach Upside-Down Cake on the Grill

Blogger Rachel Rappaport of Coconut & Lime shares her recipe for an upside-down cake with a twist—it’s “baked” on a charcoal grill to give it a slight smoky flavor and a wonderful caramelized topping.

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tablespoon butter
tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
cups sliced fresh peaches (3 to 4 medium)
cup granulated sugar
cup milk, at room temperature
cup plus 2 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
egg, at room temperature
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon salt
  1. Heat charcoal grill. Grease bottom only of 8-inch square pan with butter (discard any unused butter). Sprinkle brown sugar evenly in bottom of pan. Arrange peaches in single layer over brown sugar.
  2. In large bowl, stir together granulated sugar, milk, oil, vanilla and egg until sugar is completely dissolved. Beat in flour, baking powder and salt until well blended.
  3. Pour batter over peaches in pan, covering peaches completely and smoothing batter with spatula or back of spoon.
  4. Fill 8-inch square foil pan halfway with water. Place in bottom of grill; arrange hot coals around pan. Place grill rack on grill. Place cake pan on rack directly over pan of water. This will allow cake to cook evenly over indirect heat.
  5. Cover grill, leaving vents open. Bake cake 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 45 minutes.
  6. Run thin knife around edges of pan to loosen cake. Place serving plate upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over. Remove pan.
Makes 10 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Don’t have a charcoal grill? Bake the cake at 350°F for 40 minutes.
Are fresh peaches being elusive? Use thawed frozen peach slices instead of fresh.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 220
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 12g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 130mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 26g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 16g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.