Peach Cornmeal Upside-Down Cake
Who knew that bright, juicy peaches and cozy, crunchy cornmeal would make such a great pair?
Why This Recipe Works
Skillet upside-down cakes are simple affairs: Sauté the fruit, top the fruit with batter, and pop the skillet in the oven. If all goes well, the cake releases from the skillet to reveal beautifully caramelized fruit perched atop a rustic, not-too-sweet cake. But too often the result is overly sweet or, worse, a soggy mess. To avoid the latter, we added toasted cornmeal to the cake batter for both flavor and texture and nestled the peaches in a sauce of sugar and butter before baking to ensure a top layer of caramelized peaches with the perfect amount of sweetness.