Monday, 6 August 2012

Peach & Ginger Cake Recipe



The combination of peaches and ginger had been going round in my head for a few weeks before I finally settled on the idea for this cake. I couldn't resist eating my first slice warm from the oven... and I couldn't resist going back for a second helping, straight after. I have a feeling it would also be fantastic as a pudding with lashings of custard, but this time it didn't last long enough to find out.

Peach & Ginger cake

Peach & Ginger Cake Recipe
Serves 6

4oz/110g butter
4oz/110g soft brown sugar
2 eggs
4oz/110g plain flour
1oz/25g rolled oats
½tsp mixed spice
9oz/250g tinned peaches (chopped)
4oz/110g crystallized ginger (chopped)
1tsp demerara sugar
  1. Grease and line a 6in/15cm round cake tin.
  2. Preheat the oven to 140°C/285°F
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the eggs and beat with a spoon until combined.
  5. Fold in the flour, oats, and mixed spice.
  6. Stir through the peaches and ginger.
  7. Spoon the cake mix into the tin, smooth the surface, and sprinkle the top with demerara sugar.
  8. Bake for about an hour, or until a knife comes out clean (or clean-ish: there will always be peach juice, but the important thing is not to have raw cake batter on the knife).
  9. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.


15 comments:

rosaria williams said...

It looks scrumptious!

Rachel said...

I think you are right, and it would be lovely with custard as well!

Meeha Meeha said...

Mmmmm... it looks lovely and I LOVE the technicolor plate! Thank you for leaving a sweet comment on my tea party :)

Linsey said...

This sounds delicious, thanks for sharing. Sorry I missed you on your grand US tour, I was busy with grad school and a new baby and the general craziness that comes with kids. But, starting next year I'll be in Beijing for 3ish years, look me up if you are ever in the neighborhood!

Linsey said...

This sounds delicious, thanks for sharing. Sorry I missed you on your grand US tour, I was busy with grad school and a new baby and the general craziness that comes with kids. But, starting next year I'll be in Beijing for 3ish years, look me up if you are ever in the neighborhood!

Slamdunk said...

Visiting your blog is doing nothing for my diet Rachel. Your ginger and peach would hit the spot now.

Hongkong Tour Packages said...

Looks so yummy!...Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Mike Harvey said...

Peaches and ginger strikes me as an unusual combination. Not that that would stop me trying your recipe but I'm trying to lose weight, not gain it, so I think I'll resist this one.

Blond Duck said...

Can't go wrong with peaches in the summer!

WhisperingWriter said...

Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie Kneese said...

That sounds delicious, and looks yummy. Thanks for sharing. I think I'm going to have to pin this for later :)

sophiesfoodiefiles said...

MMMMMMMMMMM,...I think, I will make this luscious cake with fresh peaches! They are in season now! :)

Yummm!

AVCr8teur said...

I have not heard of this combination, but it sure looks good. I love cake!

Fly Girl said...

Rachel, your tempting recipes are always the end of my health kick. I love ginger and the peach combo sounds heavenly.

Charlotte Klein said...

I have almost all the ingredients for this recipe! Looks absolutely delicious :)

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