Whole Wheat Nectarine Upside Down Cake

20 Oct 2014

Whole Wheat Nectarine Upside Down Cake

Whole Wheat Nectarine Upside Down Cake


Monday! Everyone's favorite day...am I right?

Okay, I hear you. No one can escape the Monday morning blues. Where you wake up and realize that you have the whole week in front of you. Unless you are one of those weirdos that loves their job.

I am totally just joking about that last bit. My job is a lot of fun, doing math all day equals my day of fun.



Whole Wheat Nectarine Upside Down Cake


But what I am trying to say here is that Monday morning = waking up early = cranky Cathleen.

To be fair, I am a morning person. But just not a Monday morning person. If Monday morning were more like Stay-in-Your-Pajamas-All-Day kind of day, then I wouldn't be whining so much. But since I need to be out the door by 7:30, I am mostly wanting a quick breakfast and a cup of tea before I leave for the day.


Whole Wheat Nectarine Upside Down Cake


But of course, today was the day where I turn my alarm clock off, then wake up realizing that I need to leave in 15 minutes. It's surprising how much stuff you can get done when you are in panic mode. Make tea, wash face, get dressed, put an ice cube in my tea so I can actually drink it... thank goodness I made this cake last night!

This cake is me wanting to grab a hold of every ounce of summer and never let go. Because the cold winter scares me, and I have an irrational fear that as soon as I make something with pumpkin, winter will finally take hold, and I will need to walk around in what looks like a sleeping bag with a hood.

Happy Monday everyone!


Whole Wheat Nectarine Upside Down Cake



Whole Wheat Nectarine Upside Down Cake
printable recipe


What you'll need:

  • 10 tablespoons butter, softened and divided
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 nectarines, cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt

Directions:


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place 4 tablespoons butter in a 9-inch round cake pan, and melt in the oven. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over butter.
  2. Arrange the nectarines in an even layer in pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together flours, baking powder and baking soda. In a bowl attached to a stand mixer, beat 6 tablespoons butter on high until light and fluffy. Add the white sugar and beat until well combined. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then beat in the vanilla. With mixer on low, add flour mixture, alternating with the yogurt, and beat to combine.
  4. With a spatula, spread the batter over nectarines. Bake until cake is dark golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Let cake cool in pan on a wire rack, for 15 minutes. Run a knife around edge of pan and invert cake onto a serving plate. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Adapted from Martha Stewart



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21 comments:

  1. That's a great breakfast, Cathleen! It sure helps beat the Monday blues :)

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  2. I hear ya! Aaand I also had cake for breakfast this morning hehe :P
    I've been wanting to make upside down cake for some time now, I really gotta get my butt in gear and have it made! This looks fantastic, and I love the nectarines in this, yum! I hope your Tuesday will be a little less hectic ;) x

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  3. I'm definitely a morning person but Mondays = BLECH. Now if I had this cake for breakfast, I feel like I would be much happier to get up. Just saying.

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  4. Hi Cathleen, I am all about the mornings, even Monday.... kinda sad right? anyway love this cake!!!

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  5. wow that looks so good and I can't believe it is with whole wheat! Well done!

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  6. It has fruit, and made with wholewheat...so I guess it is okay to enjoy a large slice for the breakfast, right? It looks divine!

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  7. The cake is gorgeous! Love nectarines and I bet the flavor is amazing. I had to laugh at your comment about people that love their jobs. My husband loves his job - but I don't so Mondays are different for us both. I want to stay home all day and bake and blog and bake and blog some more! Have a great week.

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  8. This cake looks absolutely divine. I don't think it will last one day in my house lol.

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  9. Upside down cakes are the best! I see you've managed to squeeze in a bit of whole wheat flour too! WooT Woot! It's a good thing you have this cake on hand... when you most NEED it! Mornings when you realize you've slept way too late are those kinds of mornings. It seems the rest of the day is nothing but pandaemonium! Its a good thing we have cake in our lives!

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  10. Hi Cathleen , pinning the cake and happy Monday to you dear thanks for sharing :)

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  11. I love this upside down cake look delicious:))
    My favorite day is friday lol

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  12. What a nice idea to make this cake with nectarines ! I love it! Pinned!

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  13. Hi Cathleen, this cake is simply yummy with nectarines !

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  14. It looks beautiful and delicious!

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  15. I hate being rushed like that in the morning, although it happens way too often! Anyway, what a gorgeous looking cake -- this is inspired. Thanks.

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  16. This looks delicious! I wish i had a slice to snack on right now :)

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  17. Nectarines are one of my very favorite fruits- I love how you've added them to an upside-down cake! And the texture from the whole wheat sounds wonderful with them. ;)

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  18. I hear you about Monday mornings! This cake looks delicious and I bet the whole wheat gives it a hearty flavor.

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  19. Wow Cathleen, you nectarine upside down cake looks delicious...I just need a cup of tea to go with it...
    Hope you are having a fabulous week :)

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  20. What a stunning cake idea, the nectarine looks so juicy :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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