Peach Melba Pound Cake

May 18, 12 Peach Melba Pound Cake

By Kelly Bogard

Sometimes, inspiration strikes at the strangest times. As I was preparing my grocery list this week, my wonderful mother-in-law stopped by with a box of very fresh, very ripe peaches. She had been to the local farmers’ market, and they gave her an amazing deal on the whole box because they were so ripe and needed to be eaten as soon as possible.

Knowing our love for fresh fruit, she brought the box to my house and told me to take all I wanted. A dozen peaches later, it hit me—peach cake. But not just any peach cake, a Peach Melba Pound Cake. At that point, I completely forgot about the yummy Spaghetti Squash I had planned for the blog this week. Not to worry, I will have that for you in a few weeks. But right now, it is all about the Peach Melba Pound Cake.

For Peach Melba Pound Cake, you will need…
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup butter
2-1/4 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. almond extract
4 medium peaches, peeled and chopped
6 oz. fresh raspberries
And for the sauce you will need…
2 medium peaches, peeled and chopped
6 oz. raspberries
3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 tbsp. lemon juice

Peach Melba Pound Cake - Ingredients

First things, first. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan and set aside.

Peach Melba Pound Cake - Flour

Now, in a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Set this aside, as well.

Peach Melba Pound Cake - Eggs

Using your electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Continue mixing as you add the eggs in one at a time, making sure they blend well.

Peach Melba Pound Cake - Mixed

Then slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until well combined.

Peach Melba Pound Cake - Fruit added

Stir in the peaches and raspberries, making sure they are spread throughout the batter as evenly as possible. Pour the batter into your Bundt pan.

Peach Melba Pound Cake - baked

Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out of the tested cake clean. Let it cool for 20-30 minutes and then invert onto a serving plate. The cake should release onto the plate, but if it doesn’t, try gently pulling the cake from the side using a butter knife.

Peach Melba Pound Cake - sauce ingredients

While your cake is cooling, prepare the sauce by combining the peaches, raspberries, confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice in a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth.

Peach Melba Pound Cake - sauce strained

Strain to remove any raspberry seeds. I did this twice just to make sure I removed as many as possible. Then it is ready to drizzle over the sliced cake.

Since it is just the beginning of the fresh fruit season here in Texas, take an opportunity to find your own inspiration. Or if you need to borrow mine, that’s fine, too. And if by chance you find a recipe you want me to try, let me know. I’ll check it out for you.

From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!

Kelly Bogard

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