Peach Upside Down Bundt Cake

winner of Peach Cook off

Master Gardener Sarah Saunders used this recipe to win the recent Chilton County Peach Cookoff.

3 c. fresh Chilton County peaches, peeled and sliced in equal pieces
1 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. butter, melted
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
3 eggs
1/2 c. sour cream
2 t. vanilla extract
1/8 t. baking soda
1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
Maraschino cherries for top, if desired

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Spray a Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place melted butter in the bottom of the pan and swirl to cover bottom. Sprinkle in brown sugar over the butter. Place sliced peaches on top of the brown sugar using the design of the pan to space them. Maraschino cherries are placed between peaches.  This will be the design when turned out of the pan. Set aside and mix up your cake batter.  In a mixing bowl cream together softened butter and sugar until smooth.  Add eggs and sour cream.  Continue to beat until mixture is thoroughly mixed.  Add vanilla and baking soda and mix in completely.  Now add in flour and mix just until combined.  Pour or spoon this mixture evenly  over the peaches and even out the top.

Bake for 45-60 minutes.  Check after 40 minutes.  When a toothpick comes out clean, it is done.  Let sit 3 minutes, and then turn out on to a cake plate and ENJOY! 

Sarah Saunders’ award winning Peach Upside Down Bundt Cake was adapted from Peach Upside Down Bundt Cake

Sarah Saunders Wins Peach Cook Off

CCMGA member Sarah Saunders won 1st place this year in the Peach Festival Cook-Off with her peach upside-down Bundt cake. Congratulations, Sarah! The first time she entered,  Sarah won 3rd place with a peach cake that wasn’t a Bundt style. Entries are judged on appearance, uniqueness, creativity, and taste. In fact, taste can count as many as 60 points. And of course, the recipe must include fresh Chilton County peaches! First, second, and third place winners receive $50, $35, and $25.  Maybe we can talk Sarah into bringing  one of these delicious cakes to our next monthly meeting!

winner of Peach Cook off