Peach Swirl Cake
Peach Swirl Cake is awesome. Okay, you all know I love cake–actually I have a huge sweet tooth, but peaches and cake (uh, make that peaches with ANYTHING), are absolutely delectable in my opinion. Peach Swirl Cake takes the best of a regular white cake, swirls some orange juice in the batter to provide zing, then swirls two layers of peaches, sugar and cinnamon between three layers of cake. Then it’s topped with a light powdered sugar glaze. Perfection. With a capital “P.” 🙂
I was combing through recipes in July trying to come up with ways to use up all of our peaches from six peach trees. I made almost ten different bundt cakes using recipes I usually made with apples. Last year, I concentrated on cobblers, pies, cookies and bars. This year I made mostly cakes, muffins and some cookies. I was handing out Peach Bundt Cakes like they were going out of style. We had a lot of friends come by to help us with our moving process, so many of them got muffins or a cake, to go! This particular cake has wonderful flavors and texture and always comes out of the pan really well.
A couple of notes for those of you not used to using Bundt pans: 1) Always thoroughly grease and flour the pan. 2) The cake is not baked until a knife inserted all the way down to the bottom of the pan comes out clean. A toothpick won’t reach far enough. Use a knife. Keep baking even if your oven takes two hours if the knife comes out soupy or gooey. 3) The bundt pan should have at least one to two inches at the top for the cake to expand while baking. If the cake mixture comes to the very top, you may have issues with it spilling out over the sides. 4) Allow the cake to cool completely before inverting onto a plate and adding glaze. 5) I use a special rubber spatula around the edges and cone of the Bundt pan so the cake comes out easily.
If you want a delicious cake to serve your family or friends, Peach Swirl Cake should be on the menu. This recipe is also good with apples or pears. Oh, and by all means, serve it ala mode. 🙂
Peach Swirl Cake is perfection!
You will be drooling over this moist cake after the first bite.
Peach Swirl Cake is great for company or potlucks.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for the cake.
Combine diced peaches with 3 tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine, sugar, oil, eggs, orange juice, vanilla, salt and baking soda.
Mix with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods.
Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon to combine.
Grease and flour a bundt pan very generously. Spread one-third of the cake batter into prepared pan. Top with one-half of the peach mixture.
Smooth another third of the cake batter over top of peach layer.
Add remaining half of the peach mixture.
Add final third of cake batter and smooth the top.
Bake cake at 350 for one to one and a half hours or until a knife inserted to the bottom comes out clean. Cool cake completely before adding glaze.
I used these ingredients to make the glaze.
Whisk ingredients to combine.
Drizzle icing over cake. Allow glaze to set about 15 minutes and dry before cutting into cake.
Serve cake with ice cream or whipped topping if desired.
Here’s the recipe.
PEACH SWIRL CAKE
(My own concoction)
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 cups Gold Medal UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 4 large eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 3 tbsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- 1 cup canola or coconut oil
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2 cups peeled, diced peaches[br]
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 tbsp. milk, or as needed
- Peel and chop peaches into small pieces.
- Mix together with 3 tbsp. sugar and cinnamon.
- Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, oil, eggs, orange juice, baking powder, salt and vanilla.
- Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Stir in flour with a wooden spoon to combine.
- Pour one-third batter into greased and floured bundt pan alternating with ½ peach mixture.
- End with layer of batter on top.
- Bake at 350° for 60 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
- (Bundt cakes can take as long as 1 ½ hours to cook completely).
- Cool completely.
- Drizzle with powdered sugar icing.[br]
- Mix together and drizzle over cooled cake.
If you enjoy peaches, you’ll love this cake.
Peach Swirl Cake with satisfy any sweet tooth craving.