Recipe: Peach-Corn Upside Down Skillet Cake

This is a not-too-sweet dessert, but if you want even less sugar, you could just make the cake and top it with fresh peaches.

Heat the oven to 350.  Peel and slice 4 peaches.  Shuck 2 ears of sweet corn and cut the kernels off the cobs.

In a 10 inch cast iron skillet, melt 3 T. butter and 1/2 C. of brown sugar.  Stir over low heat until it begins to dissolve into a smooth caramel, then spread the caramel over the pan evenly.  Arrange the peach slices in a single layer.  Set the pan aside.

To make the cake, cream 1/2 C. each butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.  Add 2 beaten eggs, 3/4 C. buttermilk or plain yogurt, 2 T. vanilla extract, and the sweet corn.

In a bowl, combine 1 C. cornmeal and 1 1/4 C. flour with 1 1/4 T. baking powder and 1/4 t. each baking soda and salt (if using unsalted butter).

Mix the liquid and dry ingredients together using as few motions as possible.

Spoon the batter over the peaches and smooth out.  Bake for 25-30 minutes.  The top of the cake should be golden brown.  Let the cake cool for at least 20 minutes before turning the flipping the pan onto a plate and removing the cake.


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