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Monday, August 20, 2007

Peach Cake

When I was growing up, on Sundays, my parents might stop at our favorite local bakery for all sorts of treats. One of my favorites is their peach cake. I had some beautiful peaches at home and while this cake is not the same as the version I love, it's got all the same tastes and delights as the original. I still recommend going to the bakery if you are in the neighborhood, because some of their items are a must have!

Prepare the peaches:
2 c sliced, peeled peaches
2/3 c sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon
1 lemon, juice and zest
3 tbsp clarified butter

Combine the first 4 ingredients together in a bowl. In a well greased deep 8 in cake dish or pie plate, line slices of peaces along the bottom of the plate. Pour the clarified butter over the layer of peaches.

Sift together:
1 c all purpose flour
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Beat together:
2 egg yolks
1 tbsp clarified butter
1/4 c milk

Combine wet and dry ingredients until blended. Do not over mix the batter. Pour the batter on top of the peaches to cover. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until cake is firm and golden brown. Let rest for 5 minutes and then invert onto a platter.


charm city cupcake said...

That looks so yummy. There was an article on peach cakes in this month's Urbanite, and I was going to make I was going to make this peach cakethis peach cake - I'll let you know how it turns out! :)

Meghan said...

Charm City- I can't view your blog anymore... let me in! :)
thanks for the article... i loved it.

charm city cupcake said...

I need your email address to invite you! Mine is roopa916 at gmail dot com - send me an email and I'll get right on it! :)

K8teebug said...

I used to go to that bakery all the time growing up to get peach cake! Thanks so much for the recipe!

BC said...

What a fabulous use of peaches. do you think an upside down version will work?