Georgia Peach Pound Cake Recipe

2018-05-30

Mouth-watering, succulent peaches are in season this summer. You can treat yourself and buy fruit from your local farmer’s market or purchase Georgia peaches online and get them delivered right to your door.

Once you have those luscious peaches indulge in eating a few. Once you are done and still have a few left you can use them to make a tasty dessert like a GA Peach Pound Cake.

Pound Cake originated from northern Europe and dates back to 1700s. It is called a Pound Cake because of the amount of ingredients needed to bake this traditional cake; a pound each of flour, sugar, eggs and butter. Over time ingredients have been altered and new ingredients were added to add flavor to the cake and to make it moist.

How to make Georgia Peach Pound Cake

Prep Time: 15 mins

Ready in: 1 hour 15 mins

Ingredients

1 cup butter or margarine, softened

2 cups white sugar

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups fresh Hale Georgia Peaches, pitted and chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Prepare a 10-inch tube pan; butter then coat with sugar.
  2. Using a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until it has turned light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time – beat well with each additional egg – then whist in the vanilla. Set aside ¼ cup of flour for later. Combine the remaining flour, baking powder and salt and beat just until combined. Slowly stir in the creamed butter and sugar. Using the set aside flour, coat the chopped peaches then fold them into the batter. Spread uniformly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for about 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes in preheated oven until the toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Leave to cool for 10 minutes then invert on a wire rack to cool entirely.
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