Pound Cake is a classic and delicious dessert that is perfect for any occasion. The addition of peaches to this recipe makes it even more irresistible, creating a moist and flavorful cake that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. This Pound Cobbler Peach Cake is a twist on the classic pound cake, by adding a peach cobbler inspired topping, and making it perfect for summertime.
For the cake:
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup whole milk
2 cups diced peaches, peeled and pitted
For the topping:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix until well combined. Stir in the vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk, and mix until just combined. Fold in the diced peaches.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top.
To make the topping, in a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Mix until the mixture forms coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the topping over the cake batter.
Bake for about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let it cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan. Let it cool completely before serving.
In conclusion, this Pound Cobbler Peach Cake is a delicious and irresistible twist on the classic pound cake recipe, adding the summery touch of fresh peaches and a cobbler-inspired topping. Its moist, tender crumb and the burst of sweet and juicy peaches in every bite make it a perfect summer treat. It’s easy to make and can be served with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream for an extra special touch. Enjoy!