This is a recipe inspired by the cakes I grew up watching my Grandma Helga make. All of her recipes are characteristically Eastern European. Her cakes are not what American’s think of as cakes. No buttercream, no pretty stacked layers of the spongy stuff, and not overly sweet. These fruit cakes are a yeasted dough, similar to challah or brioche, with a layer of fruit and either a streusel topping or a dusting of sugar. This version used peaches I found at the farmers market and and an almond cream to add extra sweetness.
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