Tweet-able Peach Torte

August 22, 2011
1 Ratings
  • Serves 6, maybe
Author Notes

This cake will take you ten minutes to make. Including cutting the fruit.

If you have a Cuisinart, you can probably do it in 5.

Unless you are a vegan, you likely have everything you need in the kitchen without a dreaded trip to the store. Really, it's so easy I have tweeted the recipe.


What You'll Need
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 scant cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1-2 peaches, peeled (or not)
  • just a couple blueberries (for the center)
  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add egg and vanilla.
  3. Stir in salt, baking powder and flour
  4. The batter will be thick. Scrape and spread it into a buttered 8 inch pan. Press the batter down a bit in the center so it will cook more evenly. Though if you like that gooey center sort of thing then just let it be.
  5. Slice and arrange peaches around the outside of the cake.Throw some blueberries or blackberries in the center for some color. You can sprinkle the fruit with coarse sugar. Or not.
  6. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes then check. The edges should be brown and the center should look firm having puffed around the fruit, but this thing should not pass a toothpick cake test or it will be overdone.

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  • Andrea Guttman
    Andrea Guttman
  • lapadia
  • courtneycarlson

3 Reviews

Andrea G. August 6, 2020
Easy peasy recipe but I do believe that it calls for a larger spring form pan. At 50-60 min. the center and near center were way too wet not at all firm. I checked my oven thermometer and it was exactly 350 degrees. If a larger pan(9 or 10") were to be used the 50 min. time is accurate. MMMMM....delish.
courtneycarlson August 6, 2020
That's a good comment. The center is probably a little gooey for anyone's taste but mine. I'll revise the recipe--thanks so much for the feedback!
lapadia August 24, 2011