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Recipe for Peach Almond Cake

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

(Printable Recipe)

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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61 Responses to “Recipe for Peach Almond Cake”

  1. Erica — August 10, 2009 @ 5:00 am

    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!!

  2. Jessica — August 10, 2009 @ 5:32 am

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

  3. Natashya — August 10, 2009 @ 6:15 am

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

  4. Jamie — August 10, 2009 @ 6:21 am

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

  5. kat — August 10, 2009 @ 6:24 am

    That would a cup of good coffee would just be perfect

  6. Sara @ Our Best Bites — August 10, 2009 @ 6:33 am

    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!

  7. Bunny — August 10, 2009 @ 6:34 am

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

  8. Nancy/n.o.e — August 10, 2009 @ 6:36 am

    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.

  9. Rosa's Yummy Yums — August 10, 2009 @ 6:49 am

    A fabulous cake! Surely very tasty!



  10. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — August 10, 2009 @ 7:05 am

    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!

  11. Barbara Bakes — August 10, 2009 @ 7:22 am

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

  12. Sara — August 10, 2009 @ 7:37 am

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

  13. Dawn — August 10, 2009 @ 7:50 am

    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.

  14. Lisa — August 10, 2009 @ 8:14 am

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

  15. The Food Librarian — August 10, 2009 @ 8:46 am

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

  16. Pam — August 10, 2009 @ 8:49 am

    Any cake with peaches must be delicious. Looks great!

  17. ♥Deeba @Passionate About Baking♥ — August 10, 2009 @ 8:59 am

    ♥ 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!!

  18. Danielle — August 10, 2009 @ 9:33 am

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

  19. Vanessa — August 10, 2009 @ 9:55 am

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

  20. Ingrid — August 10, 2009 @ 10:09 am

    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!

  21. veron — August 10, 2009 @ 10:10 am

    What a lovely cake to celebrate a foodie movie!

  22. Gaby — August 10, 2009 @ 10:50 am

    peaches are the best! and this cake looks fab!

  23. Melissa — August 10, 2009 @ 10:54 am

    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!!

  24. pinkstripes — August 10, 2009 @ 11:28 am

    Sounds delicious!

  25. Jennifer — August 10, 2009 @ 11:28 am

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

  26. Jenny — August 10, 2009 @ 11:45 am

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

  27. Grace — August 10, 2009 @ 11:56 am

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

  28. Snooky doodle — August 10, 2009 @ 12:17 pm

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

  29. Carrian — August 10, 2009 @ 12:34 pm

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

  30. Connie Weiss — August 10, 2009 @ 1:02 pm

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

  31. Mary Ann — August 10, 2009 @ 2:33 pm

    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 :(

  32. Elle — August 10, 2009 @ 3:20 pm

    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.

  33. VintageMixer — August 10, 2009 @ 3:54 pm

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

  34. Tracey — August 10, 2009 @ 4:42 pm

    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!

  35. Annie — August 10, 2009 @ 6:03 pm

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

  36. BitterSweet — August 10, 2009 @ 7:52 pm

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

  37. Monica H — August 10, 2009 @ 10:13 pm

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

  38. Adam — August 11, 2009 @ 5:43 am

    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 :)

  39. ttfn300 — August 11, 2009 @ 5:47 am

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

  40. stephchows — August 11, 2009 @ 7:56 am

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

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