Almond Peach Cake

August 21, 2019
Created by Harmons
2 hours 15 minutes
Serves 8-10
  • Cake
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup ( 1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 4 peaches, peeled and sliced in 8 wedges
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • Sauce
  • 2 medium peaches, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced

Preheat oven to 350.° Spray and flour a bundt cake pan.

To make cake, in a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add almond extract, applesauce, and vinegar and mix until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing between each addition.

Add flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with milk and beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat in each addition until just incorporated.

Arrange peach wedges carefully in bottom of pan. Pour batter evenly over peaches. Bake until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, for 45-60 minutes.

To make sauce, in a blender or food processor, puree peaches. In a medium saucepan over high heat, add peaches, water, sugar, and lemon juice and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring often, 20-25 minutes. Let cool and serve with Peach Almond Cake and sprinkle with almonds.