My mother likes peaches. Last week she had the opportunity to get a lot of them (and I mean A LOT) from a farmer and of course she did. So we suddenly had around 20 pounds of peaches at home. They weren't all ripe yet, but their time was coming... It has been a peachy week! Lol. Since we had so many, I thought I should bake something with peaches in it, just to make use of some of them, because peaches can quickly become boring, if you eat them every day for breakfast, after lunch and for dinner.
Luckily for me, Rose Levy Beranbaum has an Apple cake recipe in Heavenly Cakes that can easily be converted into a Peach cake. It didn't include any special ingredients, so I only had to purchase sour cream and I could get started.
This was the third recipe from Heavenly Cakes that I tried and none of the other two went so well, so I hoped that at least this one would come out tasting good. Otherwise I would probably start thinking I'm weird because everyone else loves this book and I just can't get anything from it to work!
I had to peel the peaches (my first time), soak them in lemon juice and then build the bottom of the cake with them. That went very well, considering how slippery peaches are! On top of that, I put the batter that I made from the usual ingredients - eggs, flour, sugar and butter.
After baking, the cake was really thin, but tasty. The whole apartment smelled nice because of it. I really succeeded with Rose's recipe this time and I'm really happy about it, because I was worried that something would go wrong - again. It was the first time that I made anything with fruit - except for those blueberry muffins that I made 7 years ago and they don't count.
As of right now, the cake has been at room temperature for two days (only one piece of it actually, that I have been saving, because the rest of the cake was devoured very quickly...) and it still tastes good. The peaches have shrunk a little though, but it didn't affect the taste. I'm certain that I'm going to make this cake again soon, because it's the perfect recipe with peaches (so far) and we still have a lot of them in the fridge. If you have some peaches at home (I only used 3 for the cake), I strongly suggest making it. If you have Rose's book of course. If not, there are some pretty similar recipes on the internet, so you could try those. I really liked the taste of peaches in this cake. If you have any great recipes with peaches, let me know so I can try them!
Approximate cost: 5.00 €
My list of Rose Levy Beranbaum's Heavenly Cakes' recipes