Thursday, April 14, 2022

Rustic Peach Cake Recipe

Rustic Peach Cake Recipe

I loved the simplicity of this cake. Once you’ve prepped the peaches (as much as I love baking with peaches, I still hate peeling them), the rest is a cinch. The cake is baked in a springform pan so no worries about having to flip it out at the end, simply remove the sides and serve it. The dried fruit, having absorbed the excess juice from the peaches, softened and added a ton of flavor to the cake. I didn’t even notice the dried fruit as a textural element. My peaches retained just a bit of texture; coated in a cinnamon-sugar mixture, they were definitely my favorite part of the cake. I enjoyed a slice for breakfast (totally justifiable with all that fruit) but I think with a scoop of ice cream this would be the perfect summer dessert too!

Rustic Peach Cake

By Tracey

Rustic Peach Cake

from Cook’s Illustrated American Classics



  • 1/4 cup (1 3/4 oz) sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 medium peaches, peeled*, pitted and each cut into 8 wedges


  • 1 cup (5 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (1 3/4 oz) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1 3/4 oz) packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup dried peaches or apricots, finely chopped


*To peel the peaches: Make a shallow “x” in the end of each peach opposite the stem. Drop the peaches into a large pot of boiling water. Boil for 15-60 seconds, or until the skin just begins to wrinkle. The amount of time in the water depends on how ripe your peaches are (riper peaches = less time). Remove the peaches with a slotted spoon and transfer immediately to an ice bath. When cool, peel the skin from the peaches.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 9-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Measure and set aside 2 tablespoons of the mixture (for topping the cake later). Add the peach wedges to the remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture and toss to coat.

In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, sour cream and vanilla and beat to incorporate. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture a little at a time, until it is just combined.

Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and spread in an even layer. Scatter the dried fruit over the batter. Arrange the peach wedges in a circular pattern, using 13 for the outside and 3 for the center. Top the peaches with the reserved cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool for at least an hour before serving. The cake can be stored (well wrapped) at room temperature for 2 days.

Rustic Peach Cake Recipe Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Admin