This recipe is from Ina Garten. I originally shared this recipe when I made it with strawberries in my Strawberry Cake post.
My husband’s favorite dessert is this cake. When peaches are in season, I have to remember to make it. I like to keep him happy. You know the saying, “Happy husband, Happy WO-man.” Or “Happy Husband, Happy Homeland.” Oh nevermind, you know I am horrible at jokes.
Anyhoo, off to bake a cake:
1 stick softened unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups sugar (divided into one cup and half cup)
2 extra large room temperature eggs
1 cup sour cream, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 large peaches, pitted, peeled, sliced into wedges
1/2 cup chopped pecans (I do not like nuts in my desserts, so I omit these. They are part of her recipe. You can add them if you please).
I just follow her very easy recipe. Seriously, this might take five-ten minutes to make. Then you just have to wait for it to bake. I am not posting the recipe, because I just want to share what I like to make. I did not invent this, so ethically and legally I cannot post the full details. However, bliss is just a click away. ; )
I bake mine for one hour and fifteen minutes. She says to bake it for 50-55. This has never been the case for me. I serve it warm, in a bowl, with vanilla ice cream on top.
I promised my husband I would bake him this cake last week. At 8:30 at night, I remembered. I started the cake and realized I only had one egg. Therefore, I halved the recipe in these pictures. If you follow the true recipe, your cake will look much more impressive.
Regardless, it ended up being fantastic. It still took one hour to bake. So, he ended up getting his much needed dessert at 10:00 that night. He ate this for lunch the next day. Uh oh, my bad habits are wearing off on him!
And being that it was 10:00, I forgot to take a final picture. This is a bummer, because the best part about this recipe is how it puffs up like magic in the oven. (Eventually, I will update with a pretty picture of the real deal. But I wanted to post this recipe while peaches are in season.)
Hence, the final picture in bed (with cinnamon ice cream).
Oh well, I can’t think of a better way to end the night.