Peach Cake

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One of my favorite cakes that my mom makes is a dried apricot cake. It’s a butter cake that’s studded with dried apricots and topped with cinnamon and sugar. The cake is simple yet delicious.

So, when I saw all of the awesome fresh peaches at the store, I knew that I wanted to make a peach version of that cake. So, I swapped out the dried apricots for fresh peaches and added some pecans on top for a little crunch. And since I was doing some swapping, I figured I’d lighten it up because, hey, it’s summer, and that just seemed like the thing to do.

Peach Cake

Ingredients

1/4 c. butter, at room temperature
1/4 c. plain non-fat Greek yogurt
3/4 c. granulated sugar, divided
2 eggs whites from large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 ½ c. all-purpose flour
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1/3 c. low-fat or skim milk
1 ½ c. thinly sliced peaches
1/2 c. chopped pecans
2 T. granulated sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a deep 8-inch round (8x3) cake pan. Set aside.
  2. With a hand or stand mixer, beat together butter, yogurt, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix in egg whites, vanilla extract, and almond extract; beat for 2 minutes.
  4. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Begin mixing on low speed.
  5. Stream in milk, and continue mixing just until batter is combined.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  7. Arrange peach slices over batter.
  8. Sprinkle pecans over peaches.
  9. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over peaches and top of cake.
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  11. Serve warm.
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Comments

    • kateheartseating says

      Thanks! I sent you an email. I don’t have a banana split cake, but I have a caramel banana cake that could easily be made into a banana split cake with the addition of chocolate chips or a chocolate icing on top.

  1. says

    OH MY NOM! That cake looks epically beautiful! I love peaches and plan on getting my mitts on some fresh ones this weekend! I’ve GOT to make this cake! Pinned to my Let them eat cake board! Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! This is the link!

    • kateheartseating says

      Thanks so much for stopping by!! That’s awesome! Me too!! You just can’t go wrong with peach! =)

    • kateheartseating says

      Thanks!! I’m not sure how the comment ended up over here, but I knew exactly which recipe you were commenting on! Thanks so much, and thank you for coming by!! =)

    • kateheartseating says

      Me too! =) You’re right on!! I thought of making this cake as an upside down cake! =)

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