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Fresh Peach and Coconut Cream Cake

Author abountifulkitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter room temperature
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla or 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups peaches peeled and chopped (about 2 small peaches)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coconut sweetened flaked (optional)
  • additional peaches for topping cake 3-4 more
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and beat until smooth. Add vanilla, peaches and lemon juice, beat until the peaches are broken up into small pieces, about 1-2 minutes on high. Add the buttermilk, flour, baking soda and salt. Continue beating for an additional two minutes, fold in coconut.
  3. Generously grease a 9x13 pan or two 9 inch round cake pans or pie plates. Bake on middle rack of oven, about 30-35 minutes for 9 x 13, about 20-25 minutes for round cake pans or pie plates.
  4. Remove and let cool.
  5. Whip cream until stiff, add powdered sugar, whip until blended well.
  6. Peel, pit and slice additional peaches. Slice cake and top with peach slices, top with whipped cream.
  7. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar or coconut.

Recipe Notes

-I baked this at a high altitude (about 6,700 ft) and used 1 cup buttermilk and 2 1/4 cups flour. Baked at 375 for 30 minutes in a 9x13 pan.