Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Summery Peach Cake


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Peach Cake

Topping:
1/4 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar
4 ripe peaches, peeled and cut into 8 wedges each

Cake:
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup light cream

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
2) Make the topping: melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Add the brown sugar and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until sugar is melted. Pour the mixture into a 9" round cake pan with 2" sides; spread carefully to distribute evenly along bottom of pan. (Note: when I made this, I cooked the mixture for at least 4 minutes and the sugar never "melted." It was more of a paste consistency, which I spread in the pan as evenly as I could.) Next, place the peaches in a circular pattern to cover the bottom of the pan; set aside.
3) For the cake, stir together the flour and baking powder in a small bowl. In the large bowl of an electric mixture, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla extract and cream; beat until well combined. Gently stir in the dry ingredients until just incorporated.
4) Spoon the batter evenly over the peaches and gently spread with a spatula to cover peaches. Place the pan on a baking sheet with sides and bake in the center of preheated oven for 55 minutes, until top is set and springy. Let cool for 10 minutes before turning out upside-down onto a plate. Allow to cool before serving. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

A note about the pan:
Since I only have 8" cake pans, I used a 9" springform pan. If using a springform pan, it's especially important to set it on a baking sheet when putting cake into the oven because some juice will run out of the pan. Also, before releasing the outer ring of the springform pan, be sure to run a knife around the edge all around to release any cake that might be stuck to the pan.

2 comments:

  1. Claudia - You are a really good cook and baker :-)
    I've never had peach cake.....only pie and cobbler. Thanks for taking the time to post this recipe. Looks yummy!
    Loi

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    1. Thank you! You are very nice to comment on my posts! I really enjoy cooking and love to share favorite recipes.
      Claudia

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