Sunday, January 24, 2010

Peach Pound Cake

When I saw this recipe I thought of my father in-law. Peaches in a pound cake..yum. Can't send it over there...just heard there's a diet going on?? That wouldn't be fair....maybe I will take it to sister's work tomorrow in the morning. Regardless of where it goes I think it will be a hit!. It was easy and smells so good. I had to make a little icing to drizzle on top...because that's what I do.


3 1/4 c flour - divided
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 c softened butter
2 c sugar
4 whole large eggs
1 c buttermilk
1 tsp butter flavor
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp lemon extract
3 cups diced fresh peaches (save any juice for icing)

Preheat oven to 350º Spray a 10" tube pan with non-stick baking spray with flour. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine 3 cups of flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Beat butter and sugar on medium speed until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture to your butter mixture alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour. Now add flavor and extracts, combining well. Beat on medium speed until well blended and creamy. 
Toss the 3 cups of peaches in remaining 1/4 c of flour to coat thoroughly, gently fold into batter - just until incorporated.
Bake until cake is golden brown and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean -1 to 1 1/2 hours.During the last 20 minutes, cover top with foil to prevent over-browning.
Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 15 minutes. Invert cake onto a cooling rack and let cool completely. Drizzle with icing or dust with powdered sugar.


Peach Icing
2 tsp peach juice
3 tbsp heavy cream
1 c  powdered sugar


Mix until it's thick and creamy and drizzle over cake.
Enjoy!

4 comments:

A Year on the Grill said...

That is a beautiful plating ...with the icing.

I love the sound of this. Peaches are not around the market right now, but will save this for summer!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

That looks wonderful!!!!! Yum!

Anonymous said...

where did you get fresh peaches this time of year? they aren't available around here - do you think slightly thawed frozen ones would work?

MonsterMama said...

My local Kroger's has peaches? I have never had a problem finding fruit during the winter..we're lucky here in Texas I guess. I am sure you could use frozen ones, I would completely thaw and drain them first :)