It officially Summer which means it's peach season! We are loving the variety of peaches in the market and have been having a blast testing sweet and savory dishes.
We love poundcake as much as Summer so this peachy loaf cake is the perfect compliment to our morning iced coffees on Gas House beach.
Happy Summer & Enjoy.
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
- 1 inch piece of fresh ginger peeled and sliced very thin
- 3 peaches sliced (I used white peaches)
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup (2 sticks) softened unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon orange liqueur
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
- 2 cup AP flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon sugar to sprinkle on top ;)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan and line with parchment paper.
Combine milk, cardamom and ginger in a small pot and warm over medium heat for 3-5 min. Enough to heat the milk. Remove from heat, cover and set aside to allow to steep.
In a mixing bowl combine flour, salt and baking powder and mix. Set aside.
Slice peaches into 1/4 inch slices and set aside.
In a stand mixer combine the butter, sugar, liqueur, vanilla and cream on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until light and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing each well and scraping down sides after each addition.
Add the flour, salt and baking powder into the creamed butter and eggs mixture. Strain the steeped milk into the stand mixer bowl. Mix everything together on low for 30 seconds until combined. Scrape down the bowl well and mix on low for another 10 seconds.
Add 1/3 of the batter to the loaf pan. Arrange a layer of sliced peaches over the batter. Add another 1/3 batter. Layer more sliced peach. Add the remaining batter and arrange a final layer of sliced peaches on the top of the loaf. Spinkle the top of the entire loaf with sugar.
Place loaf pan on a baking sheet and bake for 60 minutes. (Use baking sheet because the mixture will over flow a little bit). After 60 minutes, cover the loaf loosely with foil and bake for an additional 25 minutes or until you can insert a knife and it comes out clean.