My daughter and I were invited to a barbeque upstate today, at one of my colleagues' country house. I knew it was an approximately 3 hours drive to get there, so I needed a cake that would travel well under any weather conditions. I decided to make this one:
This cake can be made with fresh ripe peaches or pears.
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups sliced fresh or frozen peaches
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350°. Beat eggs well; add 2 cups sugar and the oil, beating until well blended.
Combine flour, salt, and baking powder; beat into egg and oil mixture alternating with orange juice. Blend in the vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl, toss the sliced peaches (and pecans, if using) with 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon.
Pour about one-third of the batter into a greased, and floured tube pan. Layer one-half peach mixture over it. Cover with another one-third of batter and the remaining peach mixture. Spread remaining batter over the last layer.
Bake at 350° for 60 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake 10 minutes in pan; turn out onto a wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
And that's it! Enjoy!