peach and berry cake

Summer is slowly trying to move out and gracefully make space for fall but before it has  completely gone  I wanted to give it a beautiful send off  by making  this delicious peach and raspberry cake. Yellow peaches are in abundance in summer every where, but my family prefers picking them at the local farmers market. I love the flavor of yellow peaches, they are perfect for baking and cooking.

This cake is a bit dense  but yet very moist. The few ingredients that make this cake extra special are almond flour, buttermilk and of course the peaches. I must admit while I was prepping for this cake I could not resist  stealing a few slices to munch on – simply delicious! So before I eat all the fruit lets get baking!

ingredients

1 2/3 cups of plain flour

1 1/2 cups of almond flour

1 cup sugar ( you may add 1/4 cup more for more sweetness)

1/4 tsp salt

1 stick of soft butter

2 1/2 tsp of baking powder

1 cup of low fat butter milk

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp of almond extract

3 to 4 ripe yellow peaches (depending on how big they are)

6 ounces of raspberries

some icing sugar for dusting

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preheat the oven to 350 degree F, grease a round 9 inch pan  with butter or any other shape you like. line it with parchment paper .

To make your batter combine the almond flour, plain flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and mix. Next add your wet ingredients: butter and eggs, followed by buttermilk and the vanilla and almond extract. Mix with a whisk, electric hand mixer or stand mixer but do not over mix. You should get a  thick yet flowing batter. Now add this batter to your greased pan set aside.

Wash the berries set them aside. Slice the peaches and remove the stone. Arrange the sliced peaches on the batter around the diameter of the cake pan and scatter all the berries in the middle.

Bake the cake in the pre heated oven for 50 minutes or test with tooth pick and if it comes out clean the cake is ready. Let it cool completely before putting  on the cake stand or platter, dust it with powder sugar and serve with a cup of tea or just as is. Enjoy !

 

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