nectarine upside down cake

This is such a lovely little cake recipe. Handy to have up your sleeve if you’re lucky enough to have a stone fruit tree out the back or if you’re like me – have a family friend who does. It works perfectly with any variety of stone fruit – think peaches, nectarines, plums or apricots. Alternatively, you could use fresh blueberries, apples or pears – all depends on whats in season.

The perfect afternoon tea – it goes beautifully with a hot cuppa and served up with some yoghurt or cream, it’s a real crowd pleaser. Or why not go all out and throw a scoop of vanilla ice cream on to the plate for a real special treat!

I’ve figured out that I’ll need to make another 20 or so cakes to get through this bucket of nectarines – given to Nee and Pop by their friend, Julie Simmons. (Thanks Julie!)

I better get a move on.

Happy Baking!







nectarine upside down cake

6 x nectarines, halved and de-stoned
150 grams of butter, softened to room temperature
2/3 cup of sugar, plus an extra dessertspoon (use either white or castor sugar)
3 x eggs
1/4 cup of milk
1 x teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 x cup of self raising flour

  • Grease and line a small round 20cm cake tin with baking paper, using either butter or canola oil spray. Preheat the oven to 160℃ (fan forced).
  • Sprinkle a dessertspoon of sugar in to the tin, shaking it around so that it coats the base of the pan and the sides.
  • Place the nectarines (or fruit of your choice) cut side down so that they fit snugly in to the tin.
  • In a stand mixer (or using a handheld mixer) cream together the butter and sugar until pale and creamy.
  • Add each egg, mixing after each addition.
  • Add the milk and vanilla and fold in the flour until you have a nice smooth cake batter.
  • Using a spatula, scrape the mixture in to the tin on top of the fruit.
  • Bake the cake for approximately 45 minutes or until a cake skewer comes out clean.
  • Carefully turn the cake out on to a wire rack to cool.

Serve warm with a scoop of yoghurt, ice cream or cream.

I made this cake today using pears instead ~ see pics below. Delicious!

If you make this cake please leave your comments below. xx



  1. What a delicious recipe! I used three quartered pears for my cake, and boy was it a hit. I served it warm with a dollop of cream for dessert. Thanks Lo x

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