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Peach and White Chocolate Cake

A square of peach and white chocolate cake.

Cake, Traybakes | 4th April 2013 | By

Soft sweet and fruity, this peach and white chocolate cake is a real crowd pleaser. It’s easy to make and is just perfect for summer entertaining. But I won’t tell if you want to enjoy a slice whilst having a quiet read in the garden.

This recipe for peach and white chocolate cake coincides with my 500th blog post. I know, who’d have thought there could be so many chocolate recipes? It turns out to be very apt timing indeed.

A Valentine’s Celebration

For the first time in more years than I care to remember, I had a surprise Valentine in the post this year. Valentine’s Day is a particularly special day for me as it’s the date I started Chocolate Log Blog. This year I spent the morning at Waterstones in Truro with fellow members of Cornwall’s Clandestine Cake Club. I was helping the launch party of the CCC Cookbook to go with a swing, or rather to go with cake. You can read all about it in this ginger and lime cake post. In case you haven’t caught up yet, my recipe for passionfruit curd sponge cake made it to publication and features in the book.

Surprise Red Valentine's Box

In the afternoon, as we were in the vicinity, CT and I made the most of the sunshine and went for a welcome walk around the National Trust’s Trelissick Garden. Not only were there lots of snowdrops, camellias, rhododendrons and even azaleas in flower, but there were a number of striking artworks we hadn’t seen before.

Trelissick Garden Statue

It really enjoyed the day and it just kept getting better. When I arrived home, I found an unexpected parcel. A parcel containing a big red Valentine’s box all tied up with a heart shaped card and red bow. I’d sort of got an inkling from the address that it was probably aimed more at my blog than at me personally. But this in no way detracted from my delight at finding a host of golden stone fruit nestling in the box: South African plums, peaches and nectarines.

Stone Fruit

Peach and White Chocolate Cake

Stone fruit don’t generally last that long, particularly peaches. I reckoned I should do something with them pretty fast. So, off I went to Eat Your Books to see what peachy recipes I might have to inspire me. It turns out I have quite a few and several of them look good. In the end, after much deliberation, I thought I’d try something based on Mollie Katzen’s Peach Pudding Cake from The Enchanted Broccoli Forest. I adapted things a little, converted the US cup measures into metric and added white chocolate and flaked almonds.

Peach and White Chocolate Cake. Close up of the top, which is scattered with flaked almonds.

I ate a square whilst it was still warm and it was absolutely gorgeous. Soft, sweet and peachy. It turned out to be nearly as good cold and was polished off rather too quickly. Oops!

Many thanks to Chocolate Log Blog’s mystery Valentine. I hope to commence with the next 500 posts very shortly.

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Slice of peach and white chocolate cake.

Peach and White Chocolate Cake – The Recipe

5 from 1 vote
A square of peach and white chocolate cake.
Peach and White Chocolate Cake
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
 
Soft sweet and peachy, this traybake is a real crowd pleaser. Just perfect for a summer party.
Course: Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keywords: cake, peaches, traybake, white chocolate
Servings: 16 slices
Ingredients
  • 40 g (3 tbsp) unsalted butter
  • 50 g (½ cup) white chocolate – I used Green & Blacks
  • 3 peaches – I used two peaches and a nectarine for the top
  • 2 large eggs – I used duck eggs
  • 200 g (1 cup) light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • 300 g (2 cups) flour – half wholemeal spelt, half white
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • ½ tsp allspice (optional)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 240 ml (1 cup) milk
  • a few almond flakes to scatter on top
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter and white chocolate in a small pan over a low heat. Set aside to cool a little.

  2. Stone and sliced the peaches, put one aside for the top.

  3. Whisk the eggs and sugar together with electric beaters until thick and pale.

  4. Add the vanilla and almond extracts and whisk for a little longer.

  5. Sieve in the dry ingredients and fold into the mixture as gently as possible.

  6. As gently as possible, stir in the milk, bit by bit, followed by the butter & chocolate, followed by the peach slices.

  7. Spoon into a 9″ sq (23 cm) cake mould, or lined tin.

  8. Placed the reserved peach slices on top and scatter with a spoonful of flaked almonds.

  9. Bake at 180℃ (350℉, Gas 4) for 35 minutes until well risen, golden and firm on top.

  10. Leave to cool in the tin then cut into 16 squares.

Recipe Notes

The cake is really good with the added spices, but in the middle of summer, the softer flavours of peach and vanilla might seem more appropriate.

Sharing

This month Turquoise Lemons  chose fruit for the No Waste Food Challenge. Well, stone fruit doesn’t usually last very long. My peaches in particular needed using quickly, so I think this peach and white chocolate cake qualifies.

I’m also submitting the cake to Javelin Warrior’s weekly made from scratch challenge, Made with Love Mondays.

The theme for Calendar Cakes this month is The Great British Show. Well, this may be adapted from an American recipe, but it is just the sort of traybake you’d find for sale at an English fete, so I’m hoping it counts. This is a monthly challenge hosted by Dolly Bakes and Laura Loves Cakes.

16 Comments

  1. Nazima

    4th April 2013 at 12:58 pm

    A gorgeous cake. We love peaches and nectarines, and it must have been nice to receive a summery fruit in the depths of winter! I’ve been doing a lot of cakes with fresh fruit as my family likes it so this is going on the to make list!

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  2. Foodycat

    4th April 2013 at 1:15 pm

    That looks so good! Can’t wait for British stone fruit.

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  3. Katharine

    4th April 2013 at 2:19 pm

    That sounds and looks absolutely delicious! I love anything with peaches anyway and your cake looks so moist and squidgy. Congratulations on your 500th post, I think this cake is suitably celebratory!

    Reply
  4. Charlotte Charlotte'sKitchenDiary

    4th April 2013 at 3:26 pm

    How lovely Choclette. Congratulations on your 500 blog post – what an achievement. I always enjoy your posts and very much look forward to the next 500!

    Reply
  5. Javelin Warrior

    4th April 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Love the combination of spices in this cake, Choclette! The looks so moist and delicious and the almonds on top are a lovely touch… Congrats on 500 posts! That’s a big number and as Charlotte said, I’m looking forward to the next 500! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. Elizabeth

    4th April 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Congratulations on 500 posts! Your cake looks absolutely fabulous! What a lovely boxed surprise to be waiting for you when you got home. Thank you for entering this recipe into the No Waste Food Challenge.

    Reply
  7. Angela Darroch

    4th April 2013 at 5:19 pm

    I love receiving parcels in the post especially if they are free and food related 🙂 This cake looks delish. Looking forward to your next 500 posts.

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  8. belleau kitchen

    4th April 2013 at 7:08 pm

    such a lovely story… so romantic and so damn tasty!… love the look of that cake… and congrats on the 500th blog post, I love your blog x

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  9. Brownieville Girl

    4th April 2013 at 8:08 pm

    What a delicious summery treat in the middle of winter (wait it’s spring – not that my heating system knows it!!!!)

    Congratulations on 500 posts – loved them all:-)

    Reply
  10. Simon Narracott

    4th April 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Congrats on the 500th post. As a wine writer I am working towards the 500th bottle to write up (hic) so I can appreciate the effort it takes.

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  11. underthebluegumtree

    5th April 2013 at 10:03 am

    Lucky you! And congrats on an epic 500 blog posts. What a lovely cake to celebrate. I am sure it tastes amazing with that South African fruit which I happen to know is very good indeed 😉

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  12. thelittleloaf

    5th April 2013 at 12:21 pm

    What an absolutely scrumptious sounding cake! I used to go for chocolate over fruit every time but now I often find myself opting for something a big fresher. A recipe that combines chocolate AND fruit, well now you’re talking 🙂

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  13. Susie @ Fold in the Flour

    5th April 2013 at 10:44 pm

    A great combination of flavours and it looks lovely. Congratulations on 500 posts and what a lovely way to celebrate! 🙂

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  14. Jo

    7th April 2013 at 5:50 pm

    What a beautiful looking cake, it bet it tasted fantastic fresh from the oven. Anything white chocolate based gets a massive thumbs up from me. Congratulations on your 500th post!

    Reply
  15. Johanna GGG

    18th April 2013 at 10:49 am

    Congratulations on 500 blog posts. A gorgeous cake and a gorgeous story to accompany it. I could just taste that piece fresh from the oven and wanted more.

    Reply
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