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Allrighty, food lovers!  So Peach Crumb Cake was the winner of this week’s Demand-A-Dish.  I used an old Gourmet recipe from August of 1993 as the base, with a few substitutions.  Note, when I made this, I doubled the recipe and baked it in a 9 x 14 dish.  Though it turned out okay, there were some issues with uneven baking.  My oven has been have some issues with heat and circulation lately, so it is hard to discern what was oven and what was too much batter in one pan. Nonetheless, given the amount of goopy ingredients in this cake,  I would recommend sticking to the measurements below; if you need double the quantity, then double the measurements but bake them in two separate 8 x 8 dishes. For kicks, substitute just about any fruit you can think of.


Peach Crumb Cake




  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh almond paste (optional)

To make:  combine all topping in a food processor and process ’til combined and crumbly in texture. Set aside.


  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 lbs fresh peaches, peeled and sliced very thin

To make:  Preheat over to 350.  Butter and flour a glass (preferably) 8 x 8 baking dish or 8 or 9 inch round baking dish.  Beat butter ’til light and fluffy.  Cream sugar and flour.  Beat in eggs, one at a time.  Beat in vanilla.  In separate bowl, thoroughly combine flour, baking powder, and salt.  Add to egg mixture and beat ’til just combined.  Spread the cake batter evenly in the pan.  It will be thick.  Arrange peaches over batter however you want; just make sure they are evenly distributed and all batter is covered.  Sprinkle topping evenly over peaches.  Bake in the middle of the over for about 45 – 50 minutes, or until tester comes out clean.  Let it cool and then eat the hell out of it.


Slice of Peach Crumb Cake

Slice of Peach Crumb Cake



  1. The Lost Sea said,

    September 6, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    The cake was delicious T. Casey commented that it took him a very long time to overcome the uneven cooking issue as well.

  2. southern female lawyer said,

    September 6, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Yeah – I couldn’t tell how much of that was the doubling and how much was my oven. Next run I am going to use a berry and try a smaller batch. Glad you all liked it!

  3. September 7, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Twas SUPER tasty!

  4. Angela Noon said,

    September 7, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Once again you’ve created something I want to roll around naked in.

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