Friday, June 11, 2010

~ Georgia Peach Pound Cake ~

Hmmmmmm, delish!  I made this last weekend for a dinner party I attended.  Haven't felt like sharing much this week although I am better today. Think I'm kicking the ol' bronchitis to the curb!  :-)   Anyway, if you like a great Southern dessert ~ and who doesn't? ~ try this with fresh peaches.  I used frozen as we don't have the best fresh peaches available yet and it was very tasty.  I can only imagine the incredible flavor with fresh ones though ~  and you could certainly use other fresh fruits.  Don't you know that fresh cherries would be divine? Of course, it is NOT low fat, etc.  Like Paula Deen, you gotta use that butter & sugar!  :-)

I have not adjusted to taking pictures while cooking or baking yet.  :-)  I did think of it as I took the cake from the oven so there are a few pics to share with you.  Here's the recipe:

Ingredients
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups white sugar ~ I used a scant 2 cups since the frozen peaches were unsweetened. Depending on the sweetness of the fruit, you could prolly use less.
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups fresh peaches, pitted and chopped
 
Directions
1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Butter a 10 inch tube pan and coat with white sugar.
I did not use the sugar...sprayed the pan with Baker's Joy ~


2.In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Reserve 1/4 cup of flour for later, ~ important! ~ and sift together the remaining flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Use the reserved flour to coat the chopped peaches, then fold the floured peaches into the batter. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.


3.Bake for 60 to 70 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Allow cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely. 16 servings





xoxo
Pat

P.S.  For the first time, I linked up with Foodie Friday  !

11 comments:

Joyce said...

I love Paula and have not tried this recipe yet but since I like Peaches I think I will make this recipe for my company this summer. thanks.

ButterYum said...

What a lovely cake - I can't wait for peach season to hit our area. Happy FF.

:)
ButterYum

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'll bet your house smelled wonderful. I'm saving this one...I think we will be able to get fresh peaches on my way home from Florida next month. This would be a great summer dessert.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good evening my Dear friend...and YUMMY!! this sounds wonderful girl...God I wished I could make sweet stuff around here but can't with Len and his health problems...I have missed you like crazy Pat and even thought about you while I was out of town...God Bless and have a GREAT weekend girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

gnee said...

Just peachy...and you will get a lot of mileage out of this wonderful cake. My family will really enjoy it. Thanks so much!

Debbie said...

Yummy; that looks good. I love peaches too so I may need to try this one. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

katillacshack.com said...

You naughty Pat! I started my weight program THIS week! It appears I have gained a lot. Almost cried when I stepped on the scale.Really. Ugghh!

So here is what you must do:

Eat a big slice for me! It looks totally perfect.

love,kelee

Julie Harward said...

I'm glad you are better! And thanks for sharing this beautiful cake..love it! I am going to make it for sure this weekend! :D

Debbie said...

Hi there, and nice to meet you. So glad you came by my blog, and I do hope to see you again. Just had a southern friend of mine come over tonight and make us soul food...oh boy was it good...I think your dessert would have topped it off nicely.

youmadethatblog said...

Yum that looks really good, when peaches come in I'll have to try it, thanks!

Melanie said...

It looks delicious and yes, we southerners love our butter and sugar.