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Old-Fashioned Peach Cake

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Friends are having a bumper crop of peaches from their own trees and brought us some this weekend. I decided to make an old fashioned peach cake I remembered my mom making when we were kids. It was notable for how flat it was and also not that sweet. Here’s the recipe as my mom gave it to me: (who got it from my dad’s aunt):

1 1/2 c flour   1/3 c sugar  1/3 cup butter or margarine  2 tsp baking powder  3/4 tsp salt  1/2 c milk  1 egg
Mix dry ingredients together, cut in butter, beat egg and milk together and add to dry to form dough. If too dry add more milk small amount at a time. Spread dough (wet fingers work) on greased cookie sheet with rim. Cover with fruit. Dot with butter and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over top. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes or until fruit is cooked. I have also not cut in butter if butter is soft and beaten this together with a mixer.  Enjoy.  Best warm with vanilla ice cream. Also good for breakfast. Goes stale fast.

Peach Cake

I didn’t even bother dotting the top with butter since my butter was cut into the dough and not very well, so there were little buttery pockets already. I also baked mine for more like 20-30 minutes and the edges were quite browned (which I liked.) We sadly had no vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, but it was delicious and just as thin as I remembered. I think this dough would be great with some almond extract in it and will definitely make this again.
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About Sarah

I'm a librarian living with my lovely family in a gorgeous spot of New Jersey, where we raise chickens and love the outdoors. I try to find enough time to indulge all my hobbies-cooking, photography, gardening, sewing, and I write about it all on my book blog & personal blog.

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