Peach Crowned Spice Cake

Peach Crowned Spice Cake
Peach Crowned Spice Cake

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • Spice Cake:

  • /2 cup (1stick) butter, softened

  • 1 3/4

    cups cake flour

  • 1/2

    cup sugar

  • 3/4

    teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/2

    teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2

    teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/4

    teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1/3

    cup firmly packed light brown sugar

  • 3/4

    cup buttermilk

  • 2

    eggs

  • Peach Sauce:

  • 1

    large can (29-oz.) sliced cling peaches

  • 1/3

    cup sugar

  • 2

    tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1/4

    teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4

    teaspoon nutmeg

  • Dash cloves

  • 2

    tablespoons butter

  • 2

    tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1

    cup whipping cream

  • 2

    tablespoons confectioners sugar

Directions

To prepare spice cake: In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until creamy. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves; add to mixing bowl along with brown sugar and buttermilk. At low speed mixer, beat until dry ingredients are not moistened; then beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs and beat 2 additional minutes. Turn. Into buttered 8-inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. For 30-35 minutes. Allow to stand 5 minutes; turn onto wire rack to cool. Meanwhile, prepare Peach Sauce: Drain peaches, reserving syrup; add sufficient water, if necessary, to make 1 1/2 cups. In a 1-quart saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves; gradually add reserved syrup. Cook butter and stir until butter is melted; stir in lemon juice. To Serve: Split cake in two layers. Whip cream; add confectioners sugar. Spread on bottom cake half. Set aside half of the peach slices; layer remaining slices on whipped cream. Cover with top half of cake. Arrange reserve peaches on top of cake; drizzle sauce over top to glaze peaches. Cut into squares and serve with remaining sauce. Makes 9-12 servings

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