From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I wanted to include at least one cake that Dad and the kids could make to surprise Mom on her special day. This old-fashioned cake is best served warm for breakfast, but it makes a great evening snack if served with a scoop of really good ice cream. It is simple to make and almost foolproof. The only problem I've ever had with it was the result of little fingers too eager to see what they had wrought. Slammed at the wrong time, an oven door is a weapon of mass destruction that can cause the cake to fall. I speak from bitter experience and prefer not to dwell on the experience. While the cake is best made with fresh peaches, the canned variety can be used, making it easier still for the kids to make this cake for Mom. This is a cake that I treasure for the memories it invokes. It is a nice cake, especially if viewed through that prism. Here is how it is made.
Old-Fashioned Peach Coffee Cake...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite
1-1/2 cups sifted flour
1/2 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
6 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons milk
4 to 6 peaches, sliced (peeled if desired)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9-inch square pan. Set aside.
2) To make cake: Sift flour, sugar and baking powder together in a medium bowl. Cut butter into dry ingredients, using a food processor if you like. In a separate bowl beat eggs and milk until light. Add to dry ingredients and blend thoroughly. Pour into prepared pan. Cover batter with sliced peaches.
3) To make topping: Combine cinnamon and 1/4 cup sugar. Sprinkle over peach slices.
4) Bake cake for 40 to 45 minutes. Serve warm. Yield: 8 to 10 servings.
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