Summer Stone Fruit in all it’s Glory!

by Elizabeth Newcomer, Innkeeper


Stone fruits are one of my favorite things about summer; give me peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, cherries all day, everyday! While perusing ingredients in my kitchen and pantry trying to decide on what to make for the afternoon tea today, I realized I had some perfectly ripe nectarines in the refrigerator so I went to my trusty Pinterest and looked up a brand new recipe for Nectarine Upside-Down Cake. I had never tackled upside-down cake before and I have to say, for a first try it was a big success!

Buttery cake with perfectly ripe summer nectarines!

Buttery cake with perfectly ripe summer nectarines!

Give the recipe from food blogger, Chungah a try the next time you have guests over for dinner this summer!

Nectarine Upside-Down Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8-12
A vibrant cake with fresh nectarines drenched in sweet, buttery goodness!
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 4 nectarines, sliced into 1½ inch thick wedges
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar baking soda & salt.
  3. In a second bowl, whisk together buttermilk, 4 tablespoons butter and eggs. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist.
  4. Add remaining 4 tablespoons of melted butter to the bottom of a cast iron skillet or 9-inch cake pan, swirling the pan until the bottom and sides are well coated. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over the melted butter. Arrange nectarine slices on top in a single layer. Scoop the batter evenly over the nectarines, smoothing out the top.
  5. Place into oven and bake for 45 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Let cool for 5-10 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the cake and turn upside down onto a serving plate. Serve immediately.


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