Peaches and Cream Cake

I loved the sound of this cake as soon as I saw it. I can’t verify the flavour but have been told on multiple accounts that it is to die for.

 

1 1/2 cups plain flour, sifted

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¾ cup cream

¾ cup caster sugar

410g tinned sliced peaches, drained and chopped

100g flaked almonds

 

Preheat oven to 180’C. Grease and line a 23 cm cake tin. In a large bowl combine sugar and flour. In a mixing jug or small bowl combine eggs, cream and vanilla and beat to combine. Pour into the dry ingredients and stir gently until combined. Fold through chopped peaches and pour into lined tin. Sprinkle top with flaked almonds. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool in tin for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

 

The smell of this cake baking is enough to make you want to bake it again and again. The praise received by its recipient’s makes you want to bake it for yourself so you can find out what all the fuss is about! I baked this for my step-mum Debbie to take to a dog show over the long weekend, thinking it would do for morning tea over a couple of days, little did I know that the cake was so tasty that word spread and it was finished before afternoon tea on the first day. Luckily I baked a few biscuits to go with it so no one went hungry.

 

This cake was super easy and I am considering re making it with some raspberries thrown in for good measure. After all the compliments I would really like to know how good it really is! I love cakes that are as easy as this, no butter, no creaming, no waiting, just whack it all together and bake. The hardest part was finding the ingredients in the supermarket as apparently inCanberra it is the done thing to move the aisles around every few weeks or so!

 

I can only give you a description of the cake as per the taste testers description. A soft middle with an almost custardy texture around the peach filling with a crispy almondy top. With many a comment of “it’s to die for and sensational” I would suggest this one is a winner. Those luckily enough to live in Canberra, why not try it out this next long weekend!

 

Love Sonia

 

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