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28 August 2013

Peach and Almond Upside Down Cake {RECIPE}

Winter is still upon us and the delicious stone fruits which we enjoy in the warmer summer months are still a little while away from reaching our stores.

Woolworths works with local Australian growers to supply delicious Woolworths Select Australian Canned Fruit for year round consumption.

I was recently invited to play along in a Ready! Steady! Cook! type of challenge with a box of ingredients from Woolworths. Honestly, this challenge got my brain going and I was super excited to bake and share my recipe with you today.

Peach and Almond Upside Down Cake

Peach and Almond Upside Down Cake


For this yummy sweet, crunchy cake, you will need these ingredients:


Peach and Almond Upside Down Cake ingredients


1 tin of Woolworths Select Australian Peach Slices (in juice)
3/4 cup of SR flour
1/2 cup of flaked almonds
1 egg
2 tablespoons caster sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
50g butter

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius
In a small saucepan, add the butter and brown sugar. Swirl around the pan until the sugar and butter dissolve into a lovely lush caramel.


Peach and Almond Upside Down Cake - Caramel


Once the caramel is ready, pour it into the base of an 18cm cake tin.

Layer the peach slices onto the caramel in a pretty-ish pattern. Don’t throw out the peach juice. You will use this in the cake batter.


Peach and Almond Upside Down Cake - Peach layer


Time to make the cake batter.

Whisk an egg with the caster sugar.

Mix through the flour, almonds and some of the peach juice left in the tin. The batter needs to be wet enough to spread, but not runny (does that make sense?).

Spoon it over the peaches – carefully so as not to upset the slices you laid out prettily.


Peach and Almond Upside Down Cake - batter


Bake for approximately 25 minutes. It’s a fairly thin cake base, so it won’t take too long to cook.

Remove the cake and let it cool slightly… and then think to yourself that maybe you should have made sure to spread the batter a little better.


Peach and Almond Upside Down Cake - base


Find a plate and prepare yourself to turn over the cake, remembering there will be some runny caramel which will ooze all over the place.

Take a photo of the turned over tin – just incase it turns into a red hot mess once the tin is lifted.


Peach and Almond Upside Down Cake - turn out


Pat yourself on the back when you lift the tin and the caramel oozes over the cake, just as it’s supposed to and your peaches don’t flop out all over the place. Yay!
Reward yourself with a piece of cake.


Peach and Almond Upside Down Cake - slice


Woolworths Select Australian Canned Fruit products are picked and packed in Australia to support Australian fruit growers. Grown in Victoria’s Goulburn Valley and regions throughout Queensland, Woolworths Select Australian Canned Fruit is picked at its prime to ensure optimum freshness and maximum flavour.

Do you use canned fruit in your baking?
Which are your favourite canned fruits? 
Which recipes do you recommend?

Disclaimer: I received product and vouchers from Woolworths to participate in this challenge.

4 comments:

  1. Oh YuMMo! I'll be sure to try this one...
    THANKS! :)

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  2. Yum...just gained another 500 grams :) :) :)

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  3. Oh my goodness...that is just lovely! Thank you for sharing!!!!!!!

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  4. You have inspired me to try peaches in my upside down recipe. I usually use pineapple.

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