Peach and Almond Cake

Peach and Almond Cake myfavouritepastime.comTwo weeks ago, we had this peach and almond cake, warm, with some ice-cream on the side. It was a simple but fulfilling dessert. You can use nectarine instead of peach or plums??? or perhaps, ripe pears. I am not a fan of plum because the ones sold in my local store are so bland and tasteless.  Happy Baking!

Peach and Almond Cake myfavouritepastime.comPlease alway remember to assemble ingredients before you start

Peach and Almond Cake myfavouritepastime.comAdd the sifted flour, lemon zest and butter to a food processor bowl and process until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the eggs and milk, and process using pulse action until just combined.

Peach and Almond Cake myfavouritepastime.comSpread half the batter evenly into the prepared tin (pan).

Peach and Almond Cake myfavouritepastime.comSprinkle with half the almonds and top with half the peach slices and half the cinnamon sugar.

Peach and Almond Cake myfavouritepastime.comSpread the remaining mixture evenly over the first layer of peach and then arrange the remaining peach slices on top. Sprinkle with remaining almonds and cinnamon sugar.

Peach and Almond Cake myfavouritepastime.comBake 50 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Leave the cake in the pan for 10 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.

Peach and Almond Cake myfavouritepastime.com

 

Peach and Almond Cake myfavouritepastime.com

Peach and Almond Cake myfavouritepastime.comServe warm with whipped cream or ice cream.(there was no cream or ice-cream…sigh)

Peach and Almond Cake

Preparation time: 15 minutes; Baking time: 50 minutes; Makes: 1 x 8-inch round cake

Ingredients

  • 150g (5.5oz, 1 cup + 2 tablespoons) all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • 125g (4.5oz, ½ cup) fine sugar
  • Finely grated rind (zest) from 1 lemon
  • 125g (4.5 oz, 1 stick + 1 tablespoon; 9 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter diced into cubes
  • 2 large eggs room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 50g (1/3 cup) slivered almonds
  • 2-3 ripe peaches sliced into thin wedges
  • 1 tablespoon sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon cinnamon (cinnamon sugar)
  • Icing (confectioners) sugar to dust the top

Instructions

  1. Sift the flour, baking powder and sugar into a bowl. Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC) ten minutes before using. Grease and line the base of an 8-inch (20cm) spring form pan. Flour the sides.
  2. Add the sifted flour, lemon zest and butter to a food processor bowl and process until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the eggs and milk and process using pulse action until just combined.
  4. Spread half the mixture evenly into the prepared tin (pan). Sprinkle with half the almonds and top with half the peach slices and half the cinnamon sugar.
  5. Spread the remaining batter evenly over the first layer of peach and arrange the remaining peach slices on top. Sprinkle with remaining almonds and cinnamon sugar.
  6. Bake 50 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Leave in the pan 10 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.
  7. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.

Points to Note

  1. Please note that oven temperatures are given as a guideline only. You may need to add or reduce the suggested temperature depending on your oven
  2. I baked at 350ºF (180ºC) for 50 minutes.
  3. For cup measures: (use 240ml cup) spoon the flour into the cup, heaping it up over the top, then slide a knife across the top to level off the extra. Be careful not to shake or tap the cup to settle down the flour or you will have more than you need.

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20 thoughts on “Peach and Almond Cake

  1. I might have to stop reading your blog. All these cake and bread photos…I’m gaining pounds just looking at your pictures! And the holidays are right around the corner..

  2. Thinking this would be a great breakfast. The ingredients and appearance remind me of my grandpas coffee cake. Very similar. Thank you, I will let you know how this comes out, I am going with pears!

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