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Two Peas and Their Pod: Recipe for Peach Almond Cake

Monday, August 10, 2009

Recipe for Peach Almond Cake

I love Utah peaches. In my book, they are the best! They are finally ripe and ready and I can't get enough. I bought a bunch last week, but couldn't eat them fast enough so I decided to use some of them in a cake.

The peaches and almonds were wonderful together. The almonds and turbinado sugar gave the cake a nice crunchy top. The peaches kept the cake moist and delicious! If you are overloaded with peaches this summer or just want a tasty summer treat, try this cake.

I took the peach almond cake to the Julie & Julia party and everyone loved it. To read more about the movie and our Utah food blogging party read Kalyn's article over at Blogher. We really had a great time and the movie was fantastic! Meryl Streep is amazing. I hope you all get a chance to see it.

Peach Almond Cake

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened

2/3 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, divided

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1 large egg

1/2 cup shaken buttermilk

Peaches, chopped (about 1 1/4 cups)

Almonds, sliced or chopped almonds (about 3/4 cup)

Turbinado sugar (to sprinkle on top of cake)

Preheat oven to 400°F with rack in middle. Butter and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Beat butter and 2/3 cup sugar with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and almond extracts. Add egg and beat until combined.

At low speed, mix in flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour, and mixing until just combined.

Spoon batter into cake pan, smoothing top. Scatter chopped peaches evenly over top and sprinkle the almonds on top of the peaches. Top with remaining 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar and the turbinado sugar.

Bake until cake is golden and a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack and cool to warm, 10 to 15 minutes more. Invert onto a plate.

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Blogger Erica said...

Fabulous- glad everyone at the party enjoyed the cake!! I love the use of turbinado sugar- the crunch is so awesome! I still haven't seen Julie and Julia but hope to this week!!

5:00 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

It looks like such a delicious cake! I have a bunch of peaches, and I'd like to try this one.

5:32 AM  
Blogger Natashya said...

Yum, I love peaches and almonds together. Looks fantastic!

6:15 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

I love peaches and almonds, so this may be my weekend cake! YUM!

6:21 AM  
Blogger kat said...

That would a cup of good coffee would just be perfect

6:24 AM  
Blogger Sara @ Our Best Bites said...

I'm jealous you guys all got together- that sounds like so much fun!

And good timing with the peach cake- I've been looking for peach recipes now that they're finally ripe around here. Looks great!

6:33 AM  
Blogger Bunny said...

I haven't eaten breakfast yet , your making me very hungry!! This looks terrific!

6:34 AM  
Blogger Nancy/n.o.e said...

Well, as a resident of The Peach State, I might have to take issue with you about who has the best peaches (!) but I won't argue about how delicious this cake looks - Love almonds in anything.

6:36 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A fabulous cake! Surely very tasty!



6:49 AM  
Blogger Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Peaches are one of my favorites, too, and I believe we are at the peak of the season here in PA. I will have to buy a basket of peaches this week to try this cake!

7:05 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

I really enjoyed your cake at the party. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

7:22 AM  
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7:36 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Looks delish! Peach and almond sound great together and peaches are so wonderful, this time of year.

7:37 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Oh I hope to go see that movie this week. I want to now that everyone is raving about it. Plus the fact that all the foods in the movie...
I love this cake. I have been on a peach-kick lately.

7:50 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Jersey peaches are here too and I can't wait to bake with them.

8:14 AM  
Blogger The Food Librarian said...

Looks lovely! I want to make this soon!!!

8:46 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Any cake with peaches must be delicious. Looks great!

8:49 AM  
Blogger ♥Deeba @Passionate About Baking♥ said...

♥ that cake Maria, it looks delicious!Am glad it was enjoyed at the J & J party. Sadly, our peach season is over; can't wait for next year.I love the crunch & nuts on top. Lovely way to use peaches!!

8:59 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

the peach cake looks wonderful! I went to an advanced screening of Julie & Julia and loved it. I'm planning on seeing it again! :)

9:33 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

I used up the last of my cherries last batch went into a, get this, cherry almond cake :) Great minds think alike.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

I bet this was delish especially with the added almonds on top. I didn't know Utah had peaches. I see peach I think Georgia. I'm learning everyday!

10:09 AM  
Blogger veron said...

What a lovely cake to celebrate a foodie movie!

10:10 AM  
Blogger Gaby said...

peaches are the best! and this cake looks fab!

10:50 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I love peaches, but it always seems like they are never in season here. The only time I've had a good one is when we stopped at a roadside stand way down in Southern Va. Your peach cake looks delicious!!

10:54 AM  
Blogger pinkstripes said...

Sounds delicious!

11:28 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

What a wonderful party!!!! Im glad everyone like this cake, it looks and sounds So good! Peaches and almonds pair so well!

11:28 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

I had a Julie & Julia party too! This cake sounds so delicious.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Grace said...

nice, maria! it looks like a soft cake, so the crunchy topping is particularly appealing!

11:56 AM  
Blogger Snooky doodle said...

what a nice cake.Almonds and peaches are delicious together . I was just searching for a recipe with peaches :)

12:17 PM  
Blogger Carrian said...

I'm sad I didn't get to be there. I ended up really sick over the weekend. Maybe another time :(

12:34 PM  
Blogger Connie Weiss said...

I haven't had any Utah Peaches yet this year. I guess I better get busy!

1:02 PM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

I have to agree that Utah Peaches really give GA peaches a run for their money. My parents tree had the largest, juiciest, most delicious peaches I have ever tasted. I definitely miss them.
This cake looks wonderful.
Too bad I moved before this get together- I really would have loved to meet everyone and see the movie :(

2:33 PM  
Blogger Elle said...

I don't do enough with peaches! But I think I have to buy some just to try this cake. Peaches and almonds? Perfect together! And it looks all crusty and good on top, too.

3:20 PM  
Blogger VintageMixer said...

good combo! I'll have to try this recipe!

3:54 PM  
Blogger Tracey said...

Peaches and almonds sound like a delicious combo but I don't think I've ever tried them. I'll have to keep this recipe in mind!

4:42 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

I love peaches and almonds together! It looks simply beautiful.

6:03 PM  
Blogger BitterSweet said...

Mm, this sounds like pure comfort food, perfect for a warm summer day. Delicious flavor combination!

7:52 PM  
Blogger Monica H said...

This looks tasty- I wish I could sample a piece. I just finished up my peaches last night. dang!

10:13 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

I was going to see the movie with Mom while I was home, but then this Harry Potter kid got in the way... oh well :)

Great idea with the peaches and almonds, I would love this with just a little powdered sugar :)

5:43 AM  
Blogger ttfn300 said...

oooh, i'm loving this cake :) and the movie was fantastic!!

5:47 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

Any form of almonds in a cake always make it better in my opinion :)

7:56 AM  
Blogger Katherine Aucoin said...

Peaches and almonds sound amazing. The cake looks perfect.

8:00 AM  
Blogger Dave and Lindsey said...

I just made the flour-less peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, yum!

8:18 AM  
Blogger CookiePie said...

Beautiful cake! LOVE anything with peaches :)

8:53 AM  
Blogger Bridgett said...

Delicious! My husband would love this.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Wow - this cake look delicious, Maria! No surprise that it was a big hit at the J&J party. I hope to see it in the next week or so - glad to hear that you enjoyed it!

10:02 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

That looks like a great, versatile cake. I'd love to try that with the peaches and also with a different fruit. Looks wonderful!

10:14 AM  
Blogger Dana Treat said...

Washington peaches are usually good but this summer they have been amazing due to all of the sun we've had. This is a perfect way to showcase them.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Oh delicious! Peaches and almonds are a lovely combination...I will have to try this with my plethora of peaches!

10:44 AM  
Blogger Chef Jeena said...

Fabulous recipe it looks very more-ish! I love almonds and peach together delicious.

2:17 PM  
Blogger emily said...

Okay a few things..

1. Congratulations on the new address! I think it's a great move.

2. This cake looks fantastic!

3. I'd love it if you'd keep your ears open for me for positions if anything is opening up. Thank you for offering!

4:21 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

I know where to come for my peach recipes! :) This sounds wonderful.

4:45 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

I have to make this just so I can eat it with my peach ice cream! YUM

5:57 PM  
Blogger JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

This sounds delicious! Perfect for a party for sure! :)

6:38 PM  
Blogger Cookin' Canuck said...

I was at the party where this can serve and I can testify to the fact that it was delicious!

7:59 PM  
Blogger A_and_N said...

I love almonds in my desserts! Lovely!

6:05 AM  
Blogger Ciao Chow Linda said...

I think we in NJ could give you and Giorgia a run for your money when it comes to peaches. Your cake looks scrumptious though with that almond topping.

9:36 AM  
Blogger Mermaid Sweets said...

That looks and sounds amazing.

9:33 PM  
Blogger pigpigscorner said...

The combination sounds wonderful!

7:12 AM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

The cake looks beautiful and I cannot wait to see the movie. I remember seeing the coming attraction thinking this movie is just for me!

5:18 PM  

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