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Line A Crock Pot With Sliced Peaches And Dump In Batter For Yummy Upside-Down Cake

by Kate Taylor
Kate is a writer who laughs at her own jokes and likes to pour too much hot sauce on her food.

For most people, a crock pot or slow cooker is something that only comes out of the cabinet in winter time, when you want to eat hearty soups and slow-cooked meat.

But if you’re only using your crock pot to make savory stews, you might be missing out on a whole range of alternative uses!

Amazingly, you can do all kinds of things with crock pots, like make candles, potpourri, or even dye fabric. 

Your crock pot even has a whole range of culinary functions that have nothing to do with traditional slow-cooker meals.

For example, one of our all-time favorite cakes can actually be prepared in a crockpot, and it’s perfect for summer time.

This peach upside down cake is sure to make your tastebuds tingle and give you a very good reason to use your crock pot this summer.

Not only is baking in a crock pot less work and easier to clean up, it also is the best way to achieve the perfect squishy yet firm cake texture we all pine for.

Check out the recipe below!

Cook: 2 hrs
Prep: 15 min
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 12 cups all purpose flour, sifted
  • 23 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking Powder
  • 2-3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 1 egg
  • 3 peaches, sliced
  • 12 stick butter, melted
  • 12 cup milk
  • to taste confectioners sugar
  • to taste whipped cream
Instructions
  • Combine the flour, baking powder and sugar into a bowl.
  • Add the milk, butter, and vanilla essence. Whisk until smooth.
  • Place peach slices in a circle covering the bottom of the crock pot and sprinkle with brown sugar.
  • Pour the batter in over the peaches.
  • Seal the top of the crock pot with paper towel before placing the lid on.
  • Cook on high for 2 - 2 1/2 hours.
  • Test if the cake is done with a toothpick. If the toothpick isn't dry, cook for another 15 minutes.
  • Remove the ceramic liner from the crock pot and let it cool. Run a knife around the edge of the cake to loosen before flipping it upside down onto a plate.
  • Sprinkle the cake with as much confectioners sugar as you'd like.
  • Spoon a dollop of whipped cream onto your slice and enjoy!
Crock Pot Peach Upside Down Cake 15 minutes 2 hours 17 hours Serves 8 //www.littlethings.com/app/uploads/2017/07/thumb_1200x627_CrockPotCake_A1-850x444.jpg all purpose flour, sifted sugar baking Powder brown sugar vanilla essence egg peaches, sliced butter, melted milk confectioners sugar whipped cream Combine the flour, baking powder and sugar into a bowl. Add the milk, butter, and vanilla essence. Whisk until smooth. Place peach slices in a circle covering the bottom of the crock pot and sprinkle with brown sugar. Pour the batter in over the peaches. Seal the top of the crock pot with paper towel before placing the lid on. Cook on high for 2 - 2 1/2 hours. Test if the cake is done with a toothpick. If the toothpick isn't dry, cook for another 15 minutes. Remove the ceramic liner from the crock pot and let it cool. Run a knife around the edge of the cake to loosen before flipping it upside down onto a plate. Sprinkle the cake with as much confectioners sugar as you'd like. Spoon a dollop of whipped cream onto your slice and enjoy!

1. Combine Dry Ingredients

1. Combine Dry Ingredients
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The first step to making your crock pot peach upside down cake is to combine the flour, baking powder and sugar into a mixing bowl.

Stir well to get everything sifted together.

2. Add Rest Of Batter Ingredients

2. Add Rest Of Batter Ingredients
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Next, add the wet batter ingredients. This means cracking in the egg, pouring in the milk, melted butter and vanilla essence.

Then, whisk the batter until it’s free of lumps.

3. Prep Crock Pot

3. Prep Crock Pot
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Perhaps the most fun step is to arrange the peach slices along the bottom of your crock pot in a circular formation.

Then sprinkle the fruit generously with brown sugar.

4. Pour In Batter

4. Pour In Batter
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Next, pour the batter mixture into your crock pot so it covers the peaches. Make sure to scrape in every last drop to completely cover the peaches.

5. Seal With Paper Towels

5. Seal With Paper Towels
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Drape paper towels over the lid of your crock pot before placing the lid on. This helps collect condensation during baking and will help keep your cake from becoming soggy.

6. Cook With Crock Pot

6. Cook With Crock Pot
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It’s time to bake the cake! After placing the lid on your crock pot, turn the knob to its high setting and sit back while your cake bakes for 2 – 2 1/2 hours.

7. Test If The Cake Is Done

7. Test If The Cake Is Done
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After 2 hours, poke a toothpick into your cake to check if it’s done. If the toothpick comes out clean, it’s ready to start cooling.

However, if it isn’t clean, leave the cooker on high for another 15 minutes and check again. Repeat as needed until cake is cooked through.

8. Turn Cake Upside Down

8. Turn Cake Upside Down
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When the cake is done cooking, remove the ceramic liner from your crock pot and let it cool for about 15 minutes.

To loosen the cake, run a knife along the edges. Then place a plate on top of the dish and flip it upside down.

9. Sprinkle Cake With Confectioners Sugar

9. Sprinkle Cake With Confectioners Sugar
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Admire your peach artwork for a minute before sprinkling on confectioners sugar to your liking.

10. Enjoy!

10. Enjoy!
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Finally, cut yourself a slice and spoon a dollop of whipped cream as a final touch. Enjoy!

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