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Low-Carb Peach Cake Recipe

Updated on March 3, 2016
Low-Carb Peach Cake
Low-Carb Peach Cake | Source

Peach Cake

In honor of "Eat a Peach Day", August 22nd, I thought it would be a nice treat to make a peach cake to serve as a dessert.

This cake would be nice to have in the afternoon with tea, to serve at a bridal or baby shower, or to take along for a potluck.

Don't let the title of low-carb scare you away. If you're not following a low-carb lifestyle simply replace the almond flour with regular flour.

This recipe was adapted from another peach cake recipe that I had, and I must say that it worked out quite well.


Peach cake ingredients
Peach cake ingredients | Source

For Those Not Following a Low-Carb Diet

  • Replace the almond flour with all purpose flour.
  • You may use sugar, a sugar substitute, or omit the sugar all together.

  • Prep time: 30 min
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
  • Yields: 10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium - large peaches
  • 1 tsp. of lemon juice
  • 1 3/4 cups of almond meal flour
  • 2 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt
  • 1/3 cup of half and half cream (this can be substituted with milk)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. of almond extract
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1/4 cup of white granulated sugar or a sugar substitute
  • 2 large eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour a spring form pan.
  2. Peel the peaches, remove the pit, and slice into 1/2" thick slices. Place into a bowl and lightly toss with lemon juice. Set aside.
  3. In a medium size bowl combine the almond meal flour, baking powder and salt. Make sure that everything is well blended. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl combine cream or milk with the vanilla & almond extract. Mix and set aside.
  5. In a stand mixer beat the butter on medium - high speed with the sugar until it is fluffy.
  6. In a small bowl whisk the eggs and add to the butter mixture. Beat until well blended.
  7. On low speed add 1/2 of the flour mixture and beat until it is blended in.
  8. Add 1/2 of the cream mixture to the bowl and continue to beat until blended.
  9. Repeat the above 2 steps.
  10. Pour the batter into the spring form pan. Smooth out the batter with the back of a spatula.
  11. Arrange the peaches on top of the batter making a circle. Press down lightly on the peaches.
  12. Pop into the oven 40 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick into the cake having it come out clean.
  13. Remove the cake from the oven and set onto a wire rack to cool for 10-15 minutes.
  14. With a butter knife gently slide it around the edge of the pan to loosen the cake away from the sides.
  15. Unlock and remove the sides of the pan.
  16. Place the cake back onto a wire cooling rack until it is completely cooled.
  17. Serve and Enjoy!
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Helpful tools to have for this recipe

You could make this recipe without a stand mixer, and use an electric hand mixer instead. The stand mixer is so much nicer to work with.

A regular cake pan would work for this recipe, but I'd recommend using a spring-form pan.

Kaiser Bakeware Basic Tinplate Nested Springform Pans, Set of 3
Kaiser Bakeware Basic Tinplate Nested Springform Pans, Set of 3

What's better than one spring form pan? Three spring form pans.

 

Photo Tutorial - Making a Peach Cake

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Prepare the peachesCombine flour, baking powder, and saltCombine cream, vanilla & almond extractBeat the butter and sugarWhisk the eggs in a small bowl before addingMixing in the flour and cream mixtureSmooth the batter in the spring form panArrange the peach slicesPeach Cake is out of the oven and ready to cool
Prepare the peaches
Prepare the peaches | Source
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt
Combine cream, vanilla & almond extract
Combine cream, vanilla & almond extract
Beat the butter and sugar
Beat the butter and sugar
Whisk the eggs in a small bowl before adding
Whisk the eggs in a small bowl before adding
Mixing in the flour and cream mixture
Mixing in the flour and cream mixture
Smooth the batter in the spring form pan
Smooth the batter in the spring form pan
Arrange the peach slices
Arrange the peach slices
Peach Cake is out of the oven and ready to cool
Peach Cake is out of the oven and ready to cool

Fresh Peaches

Bowl of fresh peaches on my table
Bowl of fresh peaches on my table | Source

I love summertime here in Ontario, especially when you can buy fresh Ontario grown peaches.

What is Almond Meal Flour?

I've had a few people ask me what almond meal flour is. Almond meal, almond flour or ground almond is made from grinding almonds. You can either buy the almond meal flour or make your own by putting almonds into a food processor.

Fun Food Days

August 22nd is National Eat a Peach Day.

Would you eat this cake as is, or would you add a topping to it? - What would you add?

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Sylvestermouse: Thanks so much.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

      I love peaches! Your peach cake recipe sounds delicious!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @VioletteRose LM: Thanks for stopping by.

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      VioletteRose LM 3 years ago

      Peach cake sounds so delicious, I love adding fruits to cakes. Thanks for sharing!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @faithreaper1: Starting to bloom sounds like there is hope for spring here yet. So nice to see you here at Squidoo Faith and thanks for stopping by.

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      faithreaper1 3 years ago

      Wow, Susan, this sounds fabulous. I love peaches and the county in which I live is known for it wonderful peaches. The peach orchards are just starting to bloom here. Great recipe. I will try this!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @tonyleather: Hope that you enjoy the cake.

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      tonyleather 4 years ago

      Have to try making this ASAP! Thanks!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @emma_07: Hope you enjoy the cake.

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      emma_07 4 years ago

      It looks to hard to resist..! I am adding in my recipe book..

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ColettaTeske: Greek yogurt would be great! Thanks, I'll have to try that next time I make this cake.

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      ColettaTeske 4 years ago

      It looks too good to wait for a topping. But, it might be good with a drizzle of Greek yogurt. I'm definitely putting this is my recipe book. Thank you!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @RinchenChodron: Thanks!

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      Cheryl Paton 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Sounds delicious. I would probably eat the cake as it is, unless it was served to me with a special topping. : )

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      RinchenChodron 4 years ago

      Probably as is. Goods just fine!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @lesliesinclair: Thanks!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @chezchazz: Hope you enjoy the recipe.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: Thanks!

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      It looks delicious just as it is and I'm questing for some now.

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      Chazz 4 years ago from New York

      Love that it is gluten free and so I can eat it. It sounds delicious and I hope to try it this weekend.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Oh no, I'm at my limited also, will come back tomorrow to add my like

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Good luck on the Squidoo Food Club Quest: August

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Diana Wenzel: Thanks :)

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      I'll have to come back tomorrow to give you the like. Tried to offer you one, but as I am visiting all of the food quest lenses, I've reached my limit for the day. See you tomorrow!

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      This cake looks fabulous as is. Thanks for the recipe. Always appreciate a low-carb dessert option. There's nothing better than peach season.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @othellos: Hope you enjoy the peach cake :)

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      Beatriz 4 years ago from Portugal

      Seems delicious :)

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Love peaches. Watch for low-carb meals. Just sounds yummy and perfect for me. Thanks for sharing:=)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Looks and sound great. Thank you for sharing Susan.

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      Corrinna Johnson 4 years ago from BC, Canada

      I am following a low-carb lifestyle and this recipe is perfect! I love peaches!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'd just eat it! All of it! Lol

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      ChristyZ 4 years ago

      Yummmy!

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      RebeccaRubia 4 years ago

      I would eat it any way you serve it to me! :)

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Ice cream or a whipped topping! But the cake, just as it is, sounds luscious! Thanks for sharing!

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      Angela F 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      If I had almond meal flour in my cupboard I would have made it today! Will definitely have to give this a try over the weekend.