SIMPLE SUMMER PEACH CAKE

 

  • Cooking Time: 60
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 10

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe peaches
  • ¾ teaspoons freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup almond flour (or finely ground almonds)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • Turbinado Sugar

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter and flour a 9-inch cake pan.
  • Cut the peaches into bite sized pieces. Toss the peaches with nutmeg and 2 tablespoons sugar. Set aside.
  • Cream together the butter and remaining sugar with a wooden spoon or spatula. Add the egg, buttermilk and extracts, and stir to combine.
  • Combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add this flour mixture to the butter mixture, mix until smooth (some lumps may remain).
  • Pour into the prepared pan. Press the peaches into the top of the cake. They can be nicely arranged, but I like to cram as many peaches as possible into the cake. Sprinkle turbinado sugar over the top.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce the oven heat to 325 degrees and bake for an additional 45 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.

Notes

This particular flavor combination comes from my childhood -- on summer mornings my mother would fix me a bowl of cut up peaches with milk, sprinkled with sugar and a dusting of nutmeg. Although that's a pretty sublime combination, the flavors translate well to cake form.

Categories: Cake 

Author Credit: Savour

Website Credit: http://food52.com/recipes/282-simple-summer-peach-cake

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