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Low-Carb Peach Cake Recipe
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.
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.
- 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
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour a spring form pan.
- 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.
- In a medium size bowl combine the almond meal flour, baking powder and salt. Make sure that everything is well blended. Set aside.
- In a small bowl combine cream or milk with the vanilla & almond extract. Mix and set aside.
- In a stand mixer beat the butter on medium - high speed with the sugar until it is fluffy.
- In a small bowl whisk the eggs and add to the butter mixture. Beat until well blended.
- On low speed add 1/2 of the flour mixture and beat until it is blended in.
- Add 1/2 of the cream mixture to the bowl and continue to beat until blended.
- Repeat the above 2 steps.
- Pour the batter into the spring form pan. Smooth out the batter with the back of a spatula.
- Arrange the peaches on top of the batter making a circle. Press down lightly on the peaches.
- Pop into the oven 40 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick into the cake having it come out clean.
- Remove the cake from the oven and set onto a wire rack to cool for 10-15 minutes.
- With a butter knife gently slide it around the edge of the pan to loosen the cake away from the sides.
- Unlock and remove the sides of the pan.
- Place the cake back onto a wire cooling rack until it is completely cooled.
- Serve and Enjoy!
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.
Baking is a dream with a stand mixer.
What's better than one spring form pan? Three spring form pans.
Photo Tutorial - Making a Peach CakeClick thumbnail to view full-size
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.