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Friday, August 20, 2010

Fresh Peach Cake




Peaches were used by ancient Egyptians as offerings to the God of Tranquility.  No wonder most of us enjoy peaches and it makes me love August too!  That’s because it means there are great Michigan peaches at the farmer’s markets.  They’re large, ripe and juicy! 

This recipe is from a friend and makes the best peach cake you can imagine.  It may seem like a cobbler but, it’s really more like a cake.  Here’s the secret why this is so very delicious:  the peaches are combined with brown sugar and allowed to macerate over-night in the refrigerator.  Oh, are they good the next day ~ very soft with an intense flavor.  Then they turn into this magnificent “homey” dessert!

Be sure to make it in a large glass baking dish or other 2 quart shallow pan.  I use my Le Crueset Au Gratin dish.  It is shallow and large and has more surface to crisp up the great edge of the cake.  The edges are awesome!

Do not open the oven door until baking time is completed.  After the time is up, I look at it and then usually bake it another 5 minutes or so to get the great golden color plus, it makes that yummy edge better too!

This is an amazing dessert you will love and devour if you are a peach lover!  I wish I could really let you know how delicious it is by giving you a serving with a little vanilla ice cream!

It’s a peach cake for the gods!


Ready for the oven

Baked, look at that edge!



Here’s the recipe:

Fresh Peach Cake

Prepare the peaches the day before:

5 medium, firm peaches, peeled and sliced
¼ cup brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon almond extract, optional

Mix together the peaches and sugars.  Cover and refrigerate over-night.  The next day, the peaches will be in a thick syrup.

Make the batter:

½ cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Topping:

Combine in a small bowl:

2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon


Method:

Heat oven to 400 degrees.
In a small saucepan, bring the peaches and juice just to a boil. 
Pour melted butter into a shallow 2 quart baking dish.  Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, flour, milk, baking powder and salt; mix well.
Pour flour and sugar mixture over the butter in the baking dish.
Spoon the hot peaches and juice over the batter.
Sprinkle with cinnamon topping.
Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.

This is true love!  Ummm-mmm!!!




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75 comments:

Vrinda said...

Delicious cake with cinnamon topping...

Cathy said...

Peaches are on my farmers market shopping list for tomorrow. I can imagine all the yummy juices that accumulate overnight. I'm looking forward to a big serving with ice cream on top.

newlywed said...

This looks so yummy and wholesome! I bet I could eat that by myself. I always think fruit desserts make perfectly sane breakfasts, right?

Victoria said...

This cake sounds delliiiciouuus! It's the season of peaches and, it's a wonderfull idea to cooking them! Thanks :)

TKW said...

I'm not a dessert person, but this one has my attention! It sounds so rustic and homey.

My Little Space said...

I am drooling over this lovely peach cake! Emm...mm... yumm.. Salivating! Thanks & enjoy your day.
Cheers, kristy
p/s congrats on the giveaway winning at Chow & Chatter's blog.

robin @ penpinprov said...

This looks awesome. It makes me want to go buy some peaches...

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I've been dying with all these awesome peach recipes lately!! They all look so good and this is no exception! Thanks!!

laurie said...

I think this is my next bake!

Jeannie said...

Wow! Looks delicious, love the crust on the side too.

girlichef said...

That sounds sooooo great! I've never had a peach cake...but now I'm totally craving one =)

Zia Elle said...

Here your peach cake! It looks delicious!!
definitly, this is peach time all over the world!!

intuitive eggplant said...

Oh, yum! I can smell those juicy peaches all the way over here in Ohio :)

FoodFunFarmLife said...

Oh. My. Goodness. This looks utterly delicious and just the sort of thing I could sit down and enjoy .... piece by piece, until it was ALL GONE !!!

jose manuel said...

Que autentica maravilla, esto se ve fantastico. Me apunto tu receta.

Saludos

SteelCityFlan said...

Peaches in my house usually don't make it into desserts because I can't stop eating them for the short time they're available...but this looks delicious and quite possibly worth it :)

Lynda said...

This is making me drool-peach desserts are very high on my list of the best things so eat. Can't wait to try this Pam!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

What can I say that has not already been said? It just looks quite delicious. Diane

scrambledhenfruit said...

That looks soooooo good! Peaches are on my list to pick up this weekend. Thanks!

bellini valli said...

Macerating the peaches in brown sugar overnight is an excelelnt idea Pam!

Louanne said...

Mmmmm, I can just imagine the wonderful scent of the peaches baking with the brown sugar...looks so delicious!

Mimi said...

Just when I have picked the last of my peaches you post this fabulous recipe. Hopefully the farmers market will have a supply.
Mimi

Shamrocks and Shenanigans said...

I love peaches!!! This looks so good!!!

Avril Miller said...

Soooo yummy looking! Peaches with almond extract - how can you go wrong!!!!

Karen said...

A nice cup of hot coffee, a big piece of this cake and I'm good to go for breakfast!

Katerina said...

This cake is perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack. Thanks for visiting my blog. You gave me the chance to meet yours which is beautiful. I will be following.

Monet said...

This would be wonderful with some fresh whipped cream. I love the addition of almond extract...I think almonds and peaches pair so well together. Thanks for sharing a dessert fit for the gods!

Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum said...

Another midwest blogger! Glad to have found your site. :) And YUM to the peach cake!

zurin said...

this sounds fantastic Pam. Im bookmarking this. we dont have peaches availabe too cheaply here so i mite try it with mango. i wonder if that will work well. but i'll gv it a shot one of these days :)tq for such a lovely recipe :)

Raina said...

This looks wonderful. The perfect dish for me to try when I go peach picking this weekend:) Thanks!

Dishesdone said...

That is one great looking peach cake, my husband would flip for that one! Great recipe! Copied and saved! Thanks!

Marguerite said...

Looks incredibly scrumptious and heavenly! At the rate I'm printing out your recipes, I'm going to run out of ink! Thanks for sharing!

Chef Dennis said...

now that peach cake looks delicious....wow...and the ice cream just drives it over the top!! I can imagine it melting into that warm peach goodness....sigh

Alessandra said...

I often macerate the peaches with sugar and lemon juice before putting them into a cake... the problem is that they smell so good that then I feel like eating them as they are!

Patticake said...

Peaches and almond flavoring, my two favorite things, yummmm.
This is definitely on my list of to do's!!

elra said...

Hmmmm, your peach cake very delightful Pam.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

If you run out of gods to serve this to, I'm available :) This sounds like a delightful recipe! I have to get to the farmers market and get some of those Michigan peaches.

Gloria said...

Pam this look absolutely delicious! lovely recipe and pics! gloria

Gloria said...

Pam,encantada de conocerte y gracias por tu visita. perdona que no te escriba en inglés, pero no es que mi inglés sea malo, es que es nulo.
Nos vemos.
Este postre se ve exqyuisito.
Un beso

Pam said...

Gorgeous cake!!!

BettyJean @ Shabby Tea Party said...

Hi Pam, thank you for stopping at Shabby Tea Party and your nice comments. Wow! I love your blog and am your newest follower. I know I will spend hours pouring through your beautiful recipes. This Peach Cake looks Delish! And I soooo agree with your philosophy about cooking being an expression of love & caring. A very satisfying "warm fuzzy" for the giver as well as the receiver. Hugs, BettyJean

Terrianne, Call me Ree said...

Pam,

I just love peaches. Where I live, there's a little fruitland around the corner and there I can get peaches 2 lbs. for a dollar. So I've been making pies and cobblers and ice cream all summer.

This one you've made just looks wonderful! Yummy!

Annie said...

A delicious cake and very easy to make, Thanks for your recipe.
Have a nice weekend

Dancing Brush by Cheri said...

Oh my, your recipies are becoming and addiction for me. Thank you for this one. We love peaches.

EG Wow said...

This recipe sounds excellent! I like peaches in just about anything. :)

À LA GRAHAM said...

oh my goodness Pam, this looks so delicious. I am going to keep my eyes open for some peaches the next time I am at the F.M.

Chow and Chatter said...

oh looks great and love the way you made it

Magic of Spice said...

I love peaches, and this cake sounds fantastic :)

baking.serendipity said...

Peach cobblers are one of my favorites, but I can honestly say I've never had a peach cake before. This looks delicious!

Sweet and Savory said...

What a yummy cake. Peaches are great. I just made a peach salsa for salmon and a peach/blueberry cobbler.

Now, I have a peach cake to make. Thanks.

Foodessa said...

I've got a great big basket of peaches and the weather today is sending out a chill. I might just be tempted to add a few blueberries and bake this easy, tasty cake.

Thanks for the idea ;o)

Ciao for now,
CLaudia

Beej said...

Pam, I've been reading through your blog for almost an hour and have decided to make my monthly dinner menus straight from your site! You have compiled a treasure trove of wonderful recipes here! I love your blog!

Psychgrad said...

That reminds me, I need to pick up peaches. The cake looks delicious!

Thanks for visiting our blog. Nice to find yours as well.

Moogie said...

I love this informative post and the cake.... the cake looks yummy divine.

Rachel Cotterill said...

That sounds gorgeous. I love peaches but we never get to see *really* fresh ones here.

Country Dreaming said...

Yummy!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. Thanks also for joining the fun at Dreaming.
Love new followers and readers.

Melinda

Sylvia K said...

First of all, thanks for your visit and comment! Always appreciated! Next, this recipe looks and sounds scrumptious and I'm making a copy right now! I love peach desserts! Hope you have a great week ahead! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Kristin said...

This looks amazingly delicious! I don't know if I could handle no peeking at it.

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Bake to perfection. Lovely peach cake. One of my favorites.

Cook with Madin said...

Pam this is awesome. I would love to try and make it, I actually bought some peaches. Thank you for sharing a lovely recipe.

Design Wine and Dine said...

Heaven! I love the almond extract - I know it's optional but it's one of my favorites!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Pam, you are killing us! This looks too delicious for words - we are wondering what kind of picture peaches were in the Egyptian alphabet though...mmmmmm!! You have by far the best recipes on the planet!
Off to dream of peaches now!
Karla & Karrie

Gastronomy Gal said...

What a great way to use peaches. We are not in peach season yet in Australia but won't be long!

lucy said...

mmm.very lovely recipe,it's tender and very good!thanks

The Caked Crusader said...

I love baking with peaches - the way their juice oozes into the batter/sponge is divine!

Lori said...

You have me wishing I didn't just use up all my peaches! This sounds great!

Pam said...

Thanks to all of you and I hope you give it a try! It's great!

Salsa Verde said...

Delicious cake!!
Cheers,
Lia.

Alwayzbakin said...

That looks great! Glad to find your blog too!

What's For Tea? said...

That cake looks divine! I would serve it with some vanilla bean yoghurt I think. Thanks for leaving a comment over at my blog - it's nice to meet you too :)

The Food Hound said...

This cake looks amazing, I'm so glad I found your blog! I'll definitely follow it regularly!

Von said...

I love peaches! I'm definitely trying this one day! Those edges look so yummy! It's a shame peaches aren't in season here.....yet :P I'm guessing canned peaches won't make quite a great cake?

Pam said...

Thanks again to all of you!

Von, canned peaches can be used but it's definitely not the same.

David said...

I'm tough to please foodwise...too many pet food dislikes! It kills off a lot of recipes from your web site. My wife likes eating out or at others homes so she can enjoy some of her favorites...without us cooking 2 different meals! This peach cake is a winner! It will make both of us very happy... Thanks, Big Daddy Dave

Caroline said...

Peach cake is a HUGE thing where I'm originally from, so it takes a lot to get me to consider straying from my 'classic.' However, this looks delicious enough to convince me that it might be time to give something else a try :)