6 ripe peaches, peeled and halved
2 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup water
8 tbsp butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup self-rising flour
1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and lightly flour a 9-inch round cake pan; set aside.
In a large skillet, place the peaches with the cut side down. Add the brown sugar, vanilla, and water. Simmer mixture for 5 minutes. Allow to cool.
In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer at medium speed, combine the butter and sugar until well blended. Add the eggs to the sugar mixture and beat until light and fluffy. Add the flour, salt, and the cooked syrup from the peaches; beat until well blended. Place the peaches, cut side down, in the prepared baking pan. Top the peaches with the batter mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden in color and a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. After cake cools, sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.