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Nectarine Upside Down Skillet Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Stand Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
When it’s too hot to turn on your oven but you need that fresh baked slice of cake, Nectarine Upside Down Skillet Cake is your go-to recipe. Made with fresh summer fruit and baked on your stove top, our easy dessert recipe starts with a cake mix.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: skillet cake, upside down cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 79 kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin
  • 4 Tbs. butter
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 lb. nectarines, pitted, sliced, about 3 cups
  • 1 box (16 oz. ) pound cake mix
  • 1 Tbs. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 eggs
  1. In large non-stick skillet over medium heat melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, orange juice and crystallized ginger. Heat until just bubbly.
  2. Arrange fruit slices in concentric circles, overlapping slightly. Simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in bowl combine pound cake mix, cinnamon and ground ginger until blended.
  4. Add milk; with mixer on medium speed, beat until combined, about 1 minute.
  5. Add eggs; beat until a batter forms, 1-2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl as necessary.
  6. Carefully pour batter evenly over fruit to cover.
  7. Reduce heat to low. Cook, covered with domed glass lid, until cake is “baked” through, 30 minutes. Do not remove the glass lid while cooking.
  8. Remove from heat. Let stand, uncovered, 15 minutes.
  9. Invert onto serving dish. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Recipe Notes

Makes 12 servings.

Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips

  • Make this recipe with your favorite stone fruit
  • Serve a la mode with a scoop ice cream
  • Stir fresh raspberries into the batter
Nutrition Facts
Nectarine Upside Down Skillet Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 79 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 26mg1%
Potassium 141mg4%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 199IU4%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.