Peach-Bourbon Upside-Down Bundt Cake
- 1 ¾ cups butter, softened, divided
- 2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar, divided
- 4 peaches, peeled and cut into 4 slices
- 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
- 6 large eggs
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup (2 oz.) bourbon
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Melt ¼ cup of the butter in a small saucepan over medium; stir in ½ cup of the brown sugar. Cook, whisking constantly, until sugar has dissolved and mixture is thoroughly combined, about 1 minute. Pour mixture evenly into a 15-cup (10 ½-inch) Bundt pan that has been heavily greased with cooking spray. Place peach slices in an even layer on top of brown sugar mixture.
- Beat cream cheese and remaining 1 ½ cups butter with a heavy-duty stand mixer on medium speed until creamy, about 1 minute. Gradually add granulated sugar and remaining 1 ½ cups brown sugar, beating on medium speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yolk disappears. Beat in 1 teaspoon of the vanilla.
- Sift together flour and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with bourbon, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Spoon batter carefully over peaches in prepared pan; level with a spatula.
- Bake in preheated oven until a long wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 1 hour and 25 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack until pan is cool enough to handle but still hot, about 25 minutes. Remove cake from pan to rack, and cool completely, about 2 hours.
- Stir together powdered sugar, remaining ½ teaspoon vanilla, and 1 tablespoon of the milk in a small bowl, adding remaining 1 tablespoon milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, if needed to reach desired consistency. Drizzle over cooled cake.