Servings: 10-12 serving(s)
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 1 hours
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Make the most of juicy peaches with this summery peach gingerbread recipe.
August is the only time of year that I eat peaches. Each sweet bite is in many ways the essence of summer, like the taste of a warm, sunny day. By comparison, winter peaches imported from some far away place hardly seem like the real thing, with their dry woody flesh and taste of felt.
In-season peaches are irresistible. Fresh from Ontario orchards, they’re so fresh and ripe that when you take a bite the juice dribbles down your chin, down your sleeve and the flesh is so tender it practically melts in your mouth.
A good peach is a messy peach so I cut my kids some slack when the juice dribbles right down their legs and onto the kitchen floor.
I have to be quick with my peach baking in our house since a basket of peaches can disappear in a day.
I love them in crumbles and cobblers but a slice of this peach gingerbread recipe, moist and a little sticky on top, is another favourite.
Peach Gingerbread Recipe
- 2 cups flour, spooned in
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- 1 ½ tsp. ginger
- 2/3 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2-3 peaches, peeled, quartered and thinly sliced
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 10” spring form pan.*
- Stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices.
- In another bowl whisk together the melted butter, milk, molasses, eggs and vanilla.
- Add the wet to the dry and combine gently but thoroughly.
- Pour into prepared pan.
- Drain peach slices and arrange on top of batter.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes.
- Serve on its own or with a little sweetened whipped cream on the side.
*This cake can also be made in a 9″ pan. It will need to bake longer in a smaller pan.
**The juiciness of your peaches will impact the baking time. Be prepared to let it continue baking if it still seems wet in the middle. Just keep an eye on the edges of the cake, to ensure they don’t get too dark. If the edges are browning too much for your liking just place a sheet of foil over the cake while if finishes baking.
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