Sunday, August 9, 2015

SRC - Fresh Peach Cake

Time for another Secret Recipe Club reveal I love getting my blog assignment each month and this month I was assigned the blog  Jessie WeaverOne of the things I love the most about the SRC is discovering new food blogs.  Jessie is a mom of 3 from Chattanooga, TN, who, very interestingly, lives on-campus at a private high school with her husband, a dorm parent.

Randal helped me decide on this peach cake as it was really different from any other desserts we have made.  Last month we chose a salad  so this time we went with a sweet option.  When I first read over the recipe I was a little stumped by one of the ingredients in the frosting - Milnot.  I had never heard of it, but Randal was pretty sure it was some kind of canned milk product like evaporated or condensed milk.  A little Googling later and I discovered he was correct, and that we could substitute half and half for the Milnot because it is very difficult to find in stores.

Randal said it reminded him a little bit of the oatmeal cake his mom used to make.  The cake was brown and fluffy for the most part and a little dense wherever there was a peach.   It had a nice glaze on top with nuts and coconut.   Fresh peaches on the side made it perfect. 


Cake: 

2 eggs
2 1/2 cups mashed peaches
2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups all-purpose flour

Topping:

1/2 cups sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 stick unsalted butter
3/4 cup milnot or half and half
1 cup coconut
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350.

To make the cake, in a large bowl beat the eggs, add in the chopped peaches and stir together.  Add in all the dry ingredients and pour into a greased 9x13 baking pan and bake for 1 hour.

To make the topping, add all the ingredients to a saucepan, stir together and bring to a boil, reduce to heat and let simmer for about 5 minutes, until thickened.  Pour over warm cake.




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8 comments:

Kate said...

Peaches are one of my favorite fruits...I can never get enough of them! Great SRC choice.

Jessie Weaver said...

We love this cake so much but honestly I have never made the suggested topping!! Mostly because my husband hates coconut. But thanks for trying it out! The cake is one of our favorite summer treats.

Jeanie said...

Oh my gosh. That sounds amazing.

Renee Paj said...

This recipe is perfect for all the wonderful fresh peaches in season right now!

Kelly said...

My hubby would be in 7th heaven! Great pick for the SRC! :D

Linda@2CookinMamas said...

I love peaches in just about anything and this cake looks like the perfect place to use them! Love the idea of the coconut frosting as I am all into tropical flavors.

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Peaches - one of summer's best gifts. Have you tried donut peaches yet? I just got some at a local farm stand and they were amazing. Anyway, lovely post. I'm happy to be new the SRC this month - I'd love it if you'd stop by and check out my post.

http://www.butteryum.org/blog/2015/8/9/coconut-bread-secret-recipe-club

Sarah@WellDined said...

Peaches plus coconut? Sold!