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Gluten Free Peach Cake

By Simply Be Gluten Free (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Serves 8
I made this cake for a teatime treat last Sunday, not really knowing how it would turn out, but I was so pleased with how it looked and more importantly how it tasted – it was a big hit and I will definitely be making it again! I made it with a pack of 6 donut peaches, but i’m sure ordinary peaches would work just as well. Here it is:-
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Ingredients

Cake Ingredients

  • 4 donut peaches cut into small chunks (mine weighed 200g de-stoned)
  • 250g all purpose gluten free self raising flour
  • 175g butter, softened
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 2 large free range eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Topping Ingredients

  • 4 donut peaches cut into small chunks (mine weighed 200g de-stoned)
  • 250g all purpose gluten free self raising flour
  • 175g butter, softened
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 2 large free range eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 2 donut peaches cut into thin slices (mine weighed 100g de-stoned)
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • Zest and juice of one lemon

Method

  • STEP 1
    Heat the oven to 180.c and line a 2lb loaf tin with baking parchment – I use loaf tin cases as it saves a lot of hassle crimping and creasing.
  • STEP 2
    In a large bowl place the flour, butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract and beat with an electric whisk until pale and creamy.
  • STEP 3
    Add the peach chunks and fold into the mixture.
  • STEP 4
    Spoon the mixture into your pre-lined loaf tin and bake in the oven for approximately 1 hour until golden on top and a skewer comes out clean.
  • STEP 5
    Meanwhile in a separate bowl add the lemon zest and juice, sugar and peach slices and leave to marinate – the sugar will dissolve to create a syrup.
  • STEP 6
    When the cake comes out of the oven, poke a few holes in the top with a skewer and arrange the marinated peach slices on top, spooning over some of the syrup as you go to give a nice glaze on the top of the cake.
  • STEP 7
    You can leave the cake in the tin until completely cool, and then remove and cut into 8 slices. Enjoy….
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