2mediumpeachesabout 1 cup, skins removed, diced into ½ inch pieces
To garnish top of cake:
1mediumpeachwith skin, sliced ¼-inch thick
1tablespoonturbinado (or raw) sugar
1tablespoon almond flouroptional
Preheat the oven to 350℉ (175°C).
Grease and flour (or use non-stick spray) a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, sift or whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the brown sugar with the oil.
To this, add a lightly beaten egg, the buttermilk and the almond extract. Whisk to combine properly together.
Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine with a wooden or rubber spoon. Do not over mix.
Add the chopped peaches to the cake batter and combine gently together.
Transfer batter to prepared pan.
Garnish with fresh sliced peaches in a decorative manner.
Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of turbinado (or raw) sugar and almond flour (if using).
Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes until golden and cake tester comes out clean.
Transfer cake to a rack where it can cool down for about 15 minutes before removing from the pan.
Use ripe, firm peaches.
Sifting the dry ingredients together will allow for better distribution of all the individual ingredients throughout the dry mixture. The process also aerates the dry ingredients making the final product lighter in texture.
Do not overmix the batter as this will result in a tough cake.
Use room temperature ingredients. This creates a smoother batter that results in a cake with a uniform texture. Simply take out your ingredients one hour before beginning.
If using a 10-inch springform pan, reduce the baking time by 5-10 minutes.
Can also be garnished with fresh blueberries.
Can I use canned peaches? Yes, just make sure to rinse off the syrup. Remove the excess moisture with a clean tea towel before adding it to the batter. Can I freeze this cake? Yes, this peach cake freezes wonderfully. Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used.