Sunday, 26 March 2006

Weekend Baking Session # 5

Here comes weekend again. This time I'm baking a butter cake. Butter cakes are rich cakes and it could be quite sinful with the amount of butter. They are the easiest cake to bake. Hardly fail.

For this week, I have tried to infuse an extra flavour other than the buttery taste of the cake. I chose to use peach. Typically peach has a delicate aroma and acidic tang coupled with sweetness. I am using canned peaches as they are softer. I have lessen the amount of sugar in the recipe as the canned peaches are soaked in sugar syrup.

Peach Butter Cake

What do we need:

1 cup cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
4 pieces canned peach halves

What do we do:

Purée the peach halves to make up to half a cup of peach purée. Chop the rest of the peach halves. Set them aside.

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. Set aside.

Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time. Then, add the peach purée. Fold in the flour gently. Finally, add the chopped peaches and very lightly fold them in.

Pour the mixture into a greased and flour or paper lined loaf pan. Bake at 175° C for 60 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Remove from oven. Cool completely on a wire rack.

The cake is moist, buttery and peachy.


Kitchenmate said...

One more of my favorite baking session, as usual you are pretty good baker... After reading your baking posts I would definitely want to bake something, somehow I feel looks like i have a long way to go:)

Sarah said...

why are you tormenting me like this?? I am drooling already and have to wait another 2 more weeks to eat eggs and meat!! Sigh!!!

Menu Today said...

Your Peach Cake looks yummy. Can I come for tea????

jadepearl said...

Yummylicious! Peach Cake...wonderful idea!

sailu said...

Your baking skills would put a professional baker to shame!

Saffron said... peaches!! this sounds so yummy.

I really admire your baking skills and patience to bake so much.

keep it up!

Puspha said...

Karthi: Thank u. Well, if u have the will, it won't be a long way.

Sarah: No lah!!! Let me post a vege cake for u.

Menu today: Many thanx. No problem. U r always welcome but at ur cost.

JP: Thank u.

Sailu: Gosh!!! U r making me blush.

SH: Thank u very much.

Santhi said...

one more to my MUST try baking items....
Awesome jo pushpa.

shammi said...

My word, this cake looks absolutely gorgeous! Makes me want to try it rightaway :)

Puspha said...

Shanti: Thank u very much.

Shammi: Thanx. Let me know how u like it, mate.

Suma said...


I am new to your site and am glad to see all delicious cakes...but i have a small problem, dont have an oven, i only have a microwave ....can you suggest some alternative for make such sinful cakes!!

Puspha said...

Suma~ Thank u & welcome to my blog.
I'll try to come up with some microwave recipes for u but please give me some time. Thank u again.

Su-Yin said...

hey puspha! was blog hopping and stumbled upon your amazing blog! love your recipes :) definately going to try this one soon...will let you know how they turn out! thanks
Btw: I've added you on my favourite blog list if you dont mind :)

Su-Yin said...

Hey again! I made some peaches and cream cucpakes! Was inspried by your blog :)
thanks so much
heres the link if youre interested to take a look :

Puspha said...

Suyin~ Thanx & welcome to the blog. U have an amazing blog. Itz my pleasure to b in ur blogroll.

The cake looks marvelous!!! Well done.

Anonymous said...

The cake looks really wonderful and tempts to give it a try...Can u help giving a recipe to prepare frosting...

Anonymous said...

hey pushpa
I'm new to your site.. just amazin recipes...
I would just like to know if ur cake flour is the same as all purpose flour..
keep up the good work!!

Mansi Desai said...

This is a beauty PUshpa! very nice cake...I feel like having one right now:)

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

nice blog content...found by clicking on the link.
Worth reading.

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