RECIPE: PEACH AMARETTI CAKE

It is kinda embarrassing that more than a month after I launched my blog I finally managed to work on my second post. Do you ever have one of those days, when you don’t  feel like doing anything else than eating pizza in front of the TV after a long day of work? Well, the whole last month was pretty much like that for me. Yikes.

One of the things that I love most about Fall is all of the amazing fruits and vegetables that are in Season. Last weekend my parents gave me a big basket of juicy white peaches freshly picked from our garden, therefore I decided to stop hibernating and get back into the kitchen. A few years ago when I did an internship at an editorial in Hamburg one of the editors-in-chief brought a sheet cake with peaches and amaretti cookies. The best part about the cake is that the cookies melt right into the dough and leave little marzipan/amaretto-flavored spots. Since I forgot to ask her for the recipe I decided to come up with my own interpretation of a peach cake with amaretti.

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For the base I used a basic sponge cake recipe.

INGREDIENTS

1 ½ cups (300 grams) of sugar

2 sticks (250 grams) of butter

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

a pinch of salt

5 teaspoons of baking powder

5 eggs

2 ½ cups (300 grams) of all-purpose flour

8 tablespoons heavy cream

about 1 pound of peaches (cut in slices)

6 ounces of amaretti cookies (or to taste)

confectioners’ sugar

 

1. Preheat the oven to 347 °F (175° C).

2. Beat together butter, sugar, vanilla and salt until light and fluffy.

3. Sift flour and baking powder.

4. Add flour mixture, eggs and heavy cream to the butter mixture and mix until you get a smooth dough.

5. Pour about less than half of the dough in a prepared cake tin. Arrange amaretti cookies and pour the rest of the dough on top.

6. Arrange the peaches on top of the cake.

7. Bake for about 1 hour (or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean) on the bottom rack.

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I personally like how the amaretto flavor of the cookies complements the flavor of the peaches, and though I am a sucker for peach cobbler I believe that this is a nice alternative. Do you have a favorite Fall recipe?

X, Mina

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  1. Love the pictures and the amount of cream used 😉 Will definitely try making this some time!

    • Mina says:

      Hi Sandy,
      LOL. I have to admit that I love to use butter and cream in my recipes. ^^
      Food just doesn’t taste as good without …

      I am glad that you like the pictures. Please let me know how it turned out when you got to try the recipe!
      X, Mina

  2. Fall inspires me to bake with fruit as well, the rest of the year it’s all chocolate, all the time! 😉 Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe, I have decided to nominate you for the Liebster Award. Happy Baking & Blogging! ~ Katie @ Pearls + Girls

    • Mina says:

      Dear Katie,
      for me it’s usually chocolate everything as well…especially around Christmas time. ^^
      Thank you so much for nominating my blog! I really appreciate it.
      x,Mina

  3. Sorry, I commented twice because my daughter bumped my arm while I was typing & I thought the first comment didn’t post!!!! Multitasking yet again, what can I say! ;). Good luck to you!

  4. Yummm this looks fabulous and the pictures are gorgeous. You are great with photography!

  5. Lynna says:

    This cake looks beautiful!! I love that layer of amaretti cookies. 🙂

    • Mina says:

      Hi Lynna,
      thank you so much.
      I just thought that the almond/marzipan note would harmonize with the flavor of the peaches.
      Btw, you have a lovely blog. Very beautiful images!
      x, Mina

  6. Donna Blake says:

    All recepie a look yummy will b trying the custard cookies!!

    • Mina says:

      Hi Donna,
      thanks for your kind words. Hope you’ll have as much fun baking and eating these as I had. 🙂
      x, Mina

  7. Stephanie says:

    Hi Mina,

    Thank you so much for posting this wonderful recipe!! I just tried it today and I must say it was awesome. My very picky toddler ate 2 slices of cake today and she never eats any of the cakes I bake!!!! I had to substitute the heavy cream with coconut cream since I am allergic to milk but otherwise I left everything the same and it came out really nice :)!!!

    Thanks again
    Steph

    • Mina says:

      Hi Steph,
      I am so glad that you enjoyed my recipe! 🙂
      The alternative version with coconut cream sounds like a great idea. Really gotta give this a try.
      Thank you so much for reading and trying my recipe.
      x, Mina

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