Easy Peach Upside Down Cupcakes

These peach upside down cupcakes are the perfect treat for any event! Not only are they super easy to put together, but they also taste amazing!

With cake mix being one of the main ingredients, it saves a ton of time, making this a reliable recipe for when you want to satisfy your sweet tooth in a hurry!

Three peach upside down cupcakes on a plate

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Why you’ll love this recipe

When it comes to making peach upside down cupcakes with cake mix, using cake mix is part of what makes this recipe so easy that anyone can bake it with confidence. Plus it only requires a few common ingredients, so you really can’t go wrong with this tasty dessert recipe!

Ingredients for this recipe

Yellow cake mix: This is the base of this peach cupcakes with fresh peaches recipe.
Eggs: To add to the cake mix.
Oil: Use oil to create moist cupcakes.
Water: Helps to create the right consistency in the batter.
Brown sugar: Used to sweeten the dessert.
Butter: Adds additional moisture and flavor to the cupcakes.
Peaches: The star ingredient of this recipe!

Substitutions

Although fresh peaches are the best option, you may also use canned or frozen peaches as well. 

Equipment needed for this recipe

This recipe only requires a few pieces of equipment, and the good news is that you likely already have almost everything you need! You’ll of course want a cupcake tin to bake them in. You’ll want some measuring cups and spoons to make sure you’re getting exactly how much of each ingredient that you need. A good knife for cutting the butter and the peaches would be ideal. A mixing bowl and a whisk are needed to mixing together the ingredients. A cooling rack would also be very handy to help with even cooling of the cupcakes after baking. 

How to make peach upside down cupcakes

greasing a muffin tin

Steps 1 & 2: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a muffin pan.

cut up peaches on a plate

Step 5: Peel the peaches and cut into thin slices. You will want 48 slices total, so the number of peaches will depend on how big they are. Mine were large.

batter in a muffin tin

Steps 7 & 8: Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Fill each muffin pan cavity 3/4 of the way with cake batter.

butter and sugar in a muffin tin

Steps 3 & 4: Cut butter into 24 equal-sized pieces, and set one piece into the bottom of each cavity of the muffin pan. Add brown sugar to each muffin pan cavity.

peaches in a muffin tin on top pf butter and sugar

Step 6: Place two peach slices into the muffin tins.

Three peach upside down cupcakes on a plate

Step 9: Bake for 17-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Step 10: Remove from the oven and set on a cooling rack to cool.
Step 11: Once cupcakes are completely cool, gently run a butterknife around the edge of each cupcake (if needed), to loosen them.
Step 12: Place a large tray or baking sheet on top of the muffin pan, and while holding onto the muffin pan and the tray/baking sheet, flip the muffin pan over onto the tray/baking sheet. The cupcakes should come right out.

Expert Tips

We recommend using fresh peaches in this recipe for the best taste and texture. 

What other cupcakes should I bake?

If you’re a big cupcake fan, you’ll likely be looking forward to your next batch of cupcakes. I have some really fun recipes for you to try! You may want to make these Dr. Pepper Cupcakes or try out this Easy Sprite Cupcakes Recipe. I also have a citrusy Orange Julius Cupcakes recipe that is a must-try!

If you’re baking cupcakes during the fall months, I also have some really fun Halloween-themed cupcakes for you to try like these Candy Corn Cupcakes and this Eyeball Cupcakes recipe!

Common Questions

Should I use fresh or canned peaches for these peach cupcakes with cake mix? 

This recipe calls for fresh peaches as that will give the best taste and texture, however, if you’re in a pinch, you definitely can use canned peaches, just be sure to drain them well so they don’t add much extra moisture to the recipe. 

Can I use frozen peaches for this peach upside down cupcakes recipe?

Yes, just like with canned peaches, you may also use thawed frozen peaches in this recipe. 

Three peach upside down cupcakes on a plate

Storage suggestions

To properly store this peach upside-down cupcakes with cake mix recipe, you’ll want to store them in an airtight container for up to three days. You can also freeze them for up to three months for optimal freshness. 

Yield: 24

Easy Peach Upside Down Cupcakes

Three peach upside down cupcakes on a plate

If you're looking for a delicious yet super simple dessert recipe to bake, then you'll want to try these easy peach upside down cupcakes!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix - mine called for 3 eggs, ⅓ cup oil, and 1 cup water, though yours may differ by brand
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, cold
  • 2-4 peaches

Instructions

    1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
    2.Grease a muffin pan.
    3.Cut butter into 24 equal size pieces, and set one piece into the bottom of each cavity of the muffin pan.
    4.Add ½ tsp of brown sugar to each muffin pan cavity.
    5.Peel the peaches and cut into thin slices. You will want 48 slices total, so the number of peaches will depend on how big they are. Mine were large.
    6.Place two peach slices into the muffin tins.
    7.Prepare cake mix according to package directions.
    8.Fill each muffin pan cavity 3/4 of the way with cake batter.
    9.Bake for 17-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
    10.Remove from the oven and set on a cooling rack to cool.
    11.Once cupcakes are completely cool, gently run a butterknife around the edge of each cupcake (if needed), to loosen them.
    12.Place a large tray or baking sheet on top of the muffin pan, and while holding onto the muffin pan and the tray/baking sheet, flip the muffin pan over onto the tray/baking sheet. The cupcakes should come right out.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 176mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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