I don’t know about you, but the Jersey peaches that are in the fruit markets now are just heavenly. I sometimes find myself standing and just inhaling the wonderful aroma. With that in mind, I found a delicious recipe for peach cake. Just because I also love carrot cake, I had to include an easy recipe for that as well. It came from on of my favorite newer cookbooks, “Temptations,” published by Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons lemon rind
1 cup cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 peaches, peel and pit them, and then slice.
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a square pan with Pam spray.
Beat oil and sugar together, add the lemon rind and finally the eggs, one at a time. Beat well.
In a separate bowl, sift the baking powder, flour, and salt.
Add 1/3 of this to the liquid mixture at a time and beat well each time.
Pour half the batter into the prepared pan. Layer the peaches on top, then cover with the remaining batter.
If you want to make the topping, combine the cinnamon, sugar, and walnuts and sprinkle on top of the cake batter.
Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes clean.
Cinnamon Carrot Cake with raisins and walnuts
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 -2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup oil
3 cups finely grated carrots
2/3 cup walnuts, chopped
2/3 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10 inch tube pan or two loaf pans.
Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir in oil, eggs, and carrots. Mix in nuts and raisins.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 45 to 60 minutes or until a cake tester come out clean.