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.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

1
tablespoon butter
2
tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
2
cups sliced fresh peaches (3 to 4 medium)
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/3
cup milk, at room temperature
1/3
cup plus 2 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
1
egg, at room temperature
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
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.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
130mg
130%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
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.