PERFECT PEACH UPSIDE DOWN CAKE
From Bigelow Tea
Looking for a fun and delicious way to add tea to your recipes? A couple of years ago, one of the ladies from the Tea Society made this cake for one of our events and it was absolutely delicious.
¾ cup boiling water
3 Bigelow Perfect Peach ™ Herb Tea Bags
¾ cup butter or margarine; softened, divided
½ cup brown sugar
1 can (16-oz.) sliced peaches, well-drained
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon or orange peel (optional)
Yield: Yields one 9” round cake.
Pour boiling water over tea bags. Let steep 10 minutes. Remove tea bags, squeezing out liquid.
Meanwhile, drain peaches in a colander; transfer to a plate and pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.
In small skillet, melt ¼ cup butter. Add brown sugar and cook over medium heat until brown sugar is dissolved. Pour mixture into bottom of 9" round cake pan. Arrange peaches on sugar mixture.
Preheat oven to 350° F. In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In large mixer bowl, beat remaining ½ cup butter with granulated sugar until combined. Add eggs and lemon peel, and beat at medium speed until smooth and creamy about 2 minutes. Alternately beat in flour mixture and tea mixture, beating well after each addition.
Spread batter evenly over peaches. Bake 35-40 minutes or until cake tests done. Remove from oven and let stand on wire rack 10-15 minutes. Loosen cake from sides of pan and invert cake onto serving plate. Serve warm.
About Bigelow Tea:
R.C. Bigelow, Inc. has produced quality teas since 1945. Based in Fairfield, CT, Bigelow Tea takes pride in its family heritage and its successful growth into one of the nation's leading producers of Green Tea, Decaf Tea, Herbal Tea, Flavored Tea and specialty teas. Today, in addition to its flagship Constant Comment Tea , Bigelow Tea offers a wide variety of green tea, iced tea, and gourmet teas, everything from black tea, flavored tea, green tea, herbal tea, decaffeinated tea, iced tea, and loose tea, along with tea gift baskets, tea chests and tea accessories.