It's been a while since I've baked a cake in my dutch oven, would like to blame it on the rainy, windy weather we've been having but honestly the last couple of cakes I've baked were complete disasters. My faith in my baking abilities was restored today with this beautiful, brilliant colored Rosy Peach Upside Down Cake. This cake is topped with sweet Jello and peaches and the cake is swirled with the Peach Melba flavored batter. It is very light and if you chill it after baking, would be positively refreshing on a hot summer's day. I had to shop around for the Peach Jello but other than that it's a snap to make and could even be baked at your campsite. In my 12 inch dutch oven it baked with 12 coals in a ring around the base of the oven and about 28 briquettes on the lid. After 15 minutes I removed some of the center coals to keep the cake from browning too quickly. Be sure to use a cake tester or bamboo skewer to insure that it's cooked all the way through. Let it sit for a good 20-25 minutes before lifting out and inverting onto a platter. It's such a pretty cake and the combination of flavors is delightfully delicious.
Rosy Peach Upside Down Cake
1 29 oz. can sliced peaches, drained
1 3 oz. package strawberry gelatin
1 3 oz. package peach gelatin
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup butter or margarine cut into small pieces
1 18.25 oz. box yellow cake mix plus ingredients needed to bake cake
Whipped cream for topping
Lightly oil or spray 12 inch dutch oven; line with parchment paper.
Arrange peaches in single layer in prepared oven.
Combine strawberry and peach gelatins and cinnamon in small bowl.
Sprinkle 3/4 of mixture evenly over peaches; dot with butter.
Prepare cake mix as directed on package.
Pour 3/4 of batter into pan.
Stir remaining gelatin mixture into remaining cake mix.
Blend well and pour into dutch oven.
Using a spatula or knife, gently zigzag through batter to marble.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
Cool for 20-25 minutes before lifting out and inverting onto platter.
Cool completely and garnish with whipped cream before serving.
|Sprinkle peach slices with gelatin mixture then dot with butter|