Cinnamon Peach Upside Down Cake

Hey booboo baby booboo. How you doin’? I’m doing better over here now that my face isn’t melting off anymore. If you don’t follow me on snapchat, then WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?! Kidding. Kind of. Anywho, you probably missed me talking about getting my face worked on and some snaps of me numbing my face beforehand. Well, IT HURT SO F*CKING BAD! I’m keeping what I did a secret until I fully heal and then I’m going to put together a post all about it along with my daily skin routine, but first and foremost, holy sh*t balls…it was so unbelievably painful. The most painful thing I’ve ever done. By far. So I stayed home almost all weekend to keep my face hidden and smear aquaphor all over it every 10 minutes. So fun. And next weekend I’m doing something else. My poor husband is probably questioning why he married me at this point while he’s watching my face turn inside out. Ew. But I can’t wait to tell you about these two things I’m trying out because I think I’m going to be very happy that I did both!

Anywho, it’s been nice to have weekends open through July to do the things I want because once August and September come along…BOOM, busy a sh*t. Here’s what I have going on: wedding, bridal shower, girls trip to Portland with my best friend Laura to see my other friend Kyra, girls trip to Palm Springs with my sister in law, Lake Powell, Nebraska for my brother in law’s football game, book signing in Phoenix then Kansas City then Denver, another wedding, and a trip to Idaho to visit my friend who just popped another human out of her body! You guys…that’s a lot of stuff going on.

PaleOMG Cinnamon Peach Upside Down Cake

But I need your advice for one of those trips. Palm Springs. I’ve never been. All I know is that it’s a desert that my friends go party in at Coachella every year. That’s literally all I know about it. I have no clue about where to eat, where to go, things to see. Any advice when it comes to Palm Springs? I know that we plan to lay by the pool, drink some cocktails and ride bikes, but that’s all I got. I’m hoping you can lead me in the right direction to make this trip awesome! HELP!

Wait. I barely talked about the book tour stops I’m hopping in on. So get this. My friend Cassy from Fed and Fit is coming out with her first cookbook Fed & Fit: A 28 Day Food & Fitness Plan to Jump-Start Your Life with Over 175 Squeaky-Clean Paleo Recipes which releases on August 16th! And then my friend Diane from Balanced Bites is coming out with the second edition of her amazing book Practical Paleo which releases on September 6th! So the two of them are joining up for book tour and I’m going with them on a couple stops, too! The whole reason I’m even joining is because I wrote the workouts for the fitness section in Cassy’s book! You’ll even see my face on a couple pages since I flew to Vegas right before my wedding to get some shots of the fitness movements that you’ll see through the book! So fun! And what is even more fun is Liz Wolfe is joining in on the book tour action as well! It’s going to be so much estrogen in one room. To see all of their stops, click here and then you can sign up so we know you’re coming! Who is joining? Come on, don’t be lame. Come visit. Liz can talk about the organic facial options out there and I’ll talk about the chemicals I’m pouring on mine. Cool? Cool.

PaleOMG Cinnamon Peach Upside Down Cake


Cinnamon Peach Upside Down Cake

  • Yield: 12 slices 1x


  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • ⅓ cup maple or coconut sugar*
  • 3 peaches, halved and sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice

For the batter

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ½ cups tapioca flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon powdered ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs at room temperature, whisked
  • 3 tablespoons ghee, melted
  • 3 tablespoons maple or coconut sugar
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For serving


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch round cake pan then cut out a piece of parchment paper to fit the bottom of the pan and place in the bottom and grease the parchment paper as well.
  2. Place a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the ghee and sugar and whisk until the sugar dissolves. Then add peach slices. Sprinkle with cinnamon and allspice and toss until peaches become soft. About 5 minutes. Let cool to touch.
  3. Once cool, arrange in the bottom of the cake pan however you’d prefer. I did a fan pattern which left me with a few leftover peach slices. But you can make any decision you’d like. Once the peaches are arranged in the pan, pour the rest of the caramel mixture that’s in the saute pan on top of the peaches.
  4. In a large bowl, add almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk until combine.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, ghee, coconut sugar, almond milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Whisk until coconut sugar dissolves.
  6. Add liquid mixture to the dry mixture and mix until combine.**
  7. Pour batter on top of the peach caramel mixture and smooth out on top.
  8. Place in oven to bake for 40-43 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Begin checking the cake at around 35 minutes since oven temperatures will range.
  9. Let cake rest for 10 minutes outside the oven then place a plate or a cake stand over it, flip then tap the bottom of the cake pan to make sure it comes out. Remove the parchment paper from top of cake.
  10. Cut into slices and place ice cream on top then serve!


*I used maple sugar in this recipe because i like the flavor and the color of maple sugar better than coconut sugar.
**Since different tapioca flours and coconut flours sometimes react differently, you may need to add a little more almond milk. If the batter seems to thick and does not pour, add a bit more almond milk.

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39 thoughts on “Cinnamon Peach Upside Down Cake”

  1. I’ve been a long time reader and huge fan of yours, Juli!

    Places to visit in Palm Springs: The Parker, Cheeky’s, Rooster and the Pig, The Barn Kitchen at Sparrows Lodge and Birba!

    Other than that, enjoy vintage shopping and drinks by the pool!

  2. Can’t wait to hear what you’re doing to help with scarring. Mine sucks and I’ve spent (wasted) a good chunk of dough on tx(s) over the past year with little to no results. I’m always looking to see what else there is.

  3. My boyfriend’s family lives in Palm Springs and I have no idea what to do down there–whatever he has planned for us when we visit! I’m leaving tonight to spend two weeks down there, and I know we are going to Zion for a few days, Lake Havasu for some days, and trips to the coast…so that really doesn’t help you out much at all because that all involves heading out of town. Palm Springs does a fun, like, market thing on Thursday nights. The biggest thing food-wise I get excited about is a Whole Foods in Palm Desert because I don’t have one where I live! I just want to eat their salad bar all day long. One of the good hikes in the area (I’m sure there is a ton, but this is the one I did and loved) is the Bump ‘n Grind in Palm Desert. It also happens to be right next to Whole Foods, so…heh. Good luck! I’ll have to keep looking the comments to see if anyone gives good food places.

  4. When you are in Portland will you be doing any kind of meet and greet at Kyra’s bake shop?! I missed you when you were here for your book signing and I am heart broken! I would DIE to meet you and also stuffing my face with one of Kyra’s amaze balls cinnamon rolls wouldn’t be terrible either.

    1. awwwww you are so so sweet, tessa! but it’s a girls trip with my best friend so i don’t have anything planned work wise! just food and fun with my girlfriends. but i will be at kyra’s a ton!

  5. I love Palm Springs! We go there for a convention every year. It’s definitely an eating out town. I love the fish tacos here: Pinnochio’s has amazing chorizo burritos for breakfast: They also have chicken kabobs and drinks everywhere on outside patios, at least they do in March when we usually go. There is an outdoor market every Thursday night as well that has a ton of locally grown food and trinkets, although they stop when it gets too hot. I think this is it: Oh and the trip up the mountain is worth it, it’s a neat little hike, but cold up there.

  6. Pinnochio’s has amazing chorizo burritos and a great brunch, Shanghai Red’s has fantastic fish tacos, The Thursday village fest is definitely worth going to, as is the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. It’s hot, except up there it’s around 50 degrees. Everywhere you walk has outdoor patios with chicken kabobs and drinks, it’s definitely an eating out town! I posted earlier but it didn’t go through, maybe because I had links to all of those places. Sherman’s is fun to look at, in my opinion the food is pretty standard but their dessert case is entertaining.

  7. There must be something in the air because I made Pineapple Upside Down Cake this weekend! Yours looks delicious. I’ve never been to Palm Springs, so sorry I can’t help with suggestions.

    1. Oh my gosh you guys are so ambitious! Paleo desserts are so good but to me they sometimes feel like so much effort. I need to suck it up and just commit to making it because YUM. :)!

  8. There are some fun restaurants out there. I’ve been to LuLu’s which has a funky fun retro type interior and good food. When I went out there for a bachelorette party we rented a house with a pool and mainly ended up drinking around the pool and going out for dinner.

  9. After my last (maybe 5th?) laser treatment for rosacea it looked like I went 5 rounds with Mike Tyson. But it was worth it. Now I just need to stay out of the sun and lay off the etoh so it doesn’t come back ;o

  10. Palm Springs is SO fun! I already commented but it I included links so it didn’t go through but check out the Ace Hotel and the Saguaro! Both are beautiful hotels with great pools, drinks and perfect for nice photo ops. Also be sure to check out some of the mid-century modern antique and furniture stores and architecture in downtown, that is what Palm Springs is most famous for.

  11. Hi Juli, based on some of your snaps and recipes with stuffed dates, I would say make a stop at Hadley Fruit Orchard. It’s outside of Palm Springs next to the Morongo Casino and Resort. But, they have an insane variety of dates and all kinds of other delicious dried fruits and other snacks. Have a great time! ps – if i wasn’t at work, i would make this cake right now!!!

  12. This looks amazing! I fricken love your photography. And as for Palm Springs, I really wish I would have some good advice for you but I’ve never been 🙁 That’s ok. Already looking forward to tomorrow’s post!!

  13. I’ve never been to Palm Springs so I can’t help you there. But I am excited for Cassey’s new cookbook! I really love her podcast. I made your buffalo chicken casserole for my hubby a couple weeks ago and it was a HUGE hit! Thank you! Can’t wait to try out this cake! I hope your face heals quickly!

    1. awwwww thanks cristal! what’s funny is i was going to take more pictures but when i came back with a plate to slice it, the ice cream had melted and slide onto the floor lol. skillzzzzzz

  14. This looks incredible! Will definitely be making this summer.

    Just noticed in step 7 you say ‘pears’. Say wot? 🙂

  15. I highly recommend looking at travel blogs, travel guides and videos for Palm Springs recommendations. I’ve never been, but these are ways I generally find places to go to when I’m travelling! Hope this helps!

    And honey, I am so in need of a slice of this upside down cake right now. Peaches are my life and pairing them with delicious sweet spices and a to-die-for crust will ultimately be the death of me!

  16. Palm Springs is AWESOME! You’ll have a blast. My fave place to stay is The Saguaro, they have a great mexican restaurant there as well (El Jefe). Gorgeous hotel, great vibes, doesn’t take itself too seriously.

    I like to hike when I’m out there and “earn” the rest of the day at the pool 🙂 I know you live in Colorado so you have a ton of hiking available normally, but I still highly recommend doing one out there. Go EARLY and put ice + water in your Camelbak…but check out Mecca/Painted Canyons ( or Indian Canyons for some awesome desert hikes. Or my favorite – take the Tram up and hike Mt San Jacinto. It’s much cooler up there.

    L’Aterlier is bomb for breakfast/brunch. Little French cafe owned and operated by a husband and wife from Paris.

    Enjoy your trip!

  17. I made this cake last week and we all LOVED it! Even non-Paleo family members enjoyed it, and couldn’t tell it wasn’t made with white flour. Can’t wait to try the pear cardamom version in the fall!

    Thanks for all the great recipes, Juli – I have your latest cookbook and it’s terrific.

  18. YUM! Made this yesterday and I worried, so much caramel sauce….but I jumped in and just added it all. It was amazing. Love the hint of ginger in the cake. I will be adding this to my favourites. Everyone loved it.
    FYI! I used coconut milk in stead of almond milk (it’s what I had) and butter instead of ghee.

  19. Hello There,

    I have tried the pineapple upside down cake but never tried the peach. Now, my question is can I substitute the tapioca with arrowroot flour? Thanks.

  20. Does it have be served warm or can I place in the fridge for later? Hosting a dinner for my chikas and wanted to start cooking early so I can enjoy the wine 🙂

  21. I made this recipe a couple of weeks ago . . . . with challenges. 🙁 The ghee and coconut sugar would not dissolve as instructed in the recipe. So, I began again this time with ghee and maple sugar . . . . same results – no melting/dissolving. So, the third time I used butter and brown sugar with results.

    Wondering if something is missing from the instructions . . . .

    LOVE, love, love all the recipes I’ve tried . . . . never any challenges.

    Pam Bland
    Cascade CO

    1. did you have the ghee and sugar over heat? ghee and coconut sugar will melt if over heat, no matter what brand. can you tell me what brands you were using of ghee and coconut sugar? i’ve seen many people make this recipe without that issue so I’m not sure what may be happening….

  22. Made this today but used persimmons instead of peaches because I have a crap ton of them to use up. It’s amazing! Going to be a real struggle for me to not demolish the whole cake today. Thanks Juli for all of your awesome recipes!

  23. OOOH! I was going to make the raspberry tart for thanksgiving, but now I see this and I’m torn ! Help! Which one ?! 🙂

    Loving your podcasts btw. ! Keep em coming!

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