Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fresh Peach Cake

I had three Peaches and no idea what to do with them, I had been thinking about making a Fresh Peach Cake for awhile now and decided today was the day. After the Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp I made last week I was looking for something a little healthier and with less fat and sugar.

My husband suggested using Peach Yogurt instead of oil or butter in the recipe and I thought of using Egg Beaters to make it even less offensive to my diet. I went on a little buying spree at King Arthur Flour a few weeks back and bought some Orange Juice Powder, hubby suggested I put some of that in as well for a little flavor umphhhh!

The cake was moist and very delicious and I didn't feel too guilty about eating it.

1 yellow cake mix
3 peaches, peeled and pitted
3 eggs worth of egg beaters (or whatever number your cake mix calls for)
1 container low fat or fat free Yogurt
1/2 tsp Orange Juice Powder (absolutely optional)
2 tsp sugar (optional)

Cut your peaches up into 2 inch slices and toss with sugar (if you have really peak of the season peach's you probably don't need to do this, but mine were not that sweet), set aside

Make your cake mix according to directions using the Egg Beaters instead of eggs and adding the yogurt in place of fat.

MY cake mix called for 1 1/4 cup of water which I cut down to 1 cup

Mix the cake mix according to package directions and add in peaches, mix well and place into a greased vessel of your choosing I used a 9X9 baking pan

Cook according to package directions, cool and serve

p.s. I was an idiot and did not cut my peaches small enough, next time I will cut them really small or puree them !

Small update: I am doing fine, better than ever actually, just a bit too busy to blog much lately. I appreciate all your emails and comments asking how I am. You guys rock!


Foodiewife said...

I am grounding myself from King Arthur Flour. I spend money buying their unique baking ingredients. Um, some of them are still in the box. I've missed your not being around much. Hope you are feeling better. I'm sure this cake was delicious, too.

MaryBeth said...

The cake looks fabulous, I still have peaches from when we all went peach picking that would work great for this recipe.

sophia said...

Peach yogurt? How genius! It looks amazing. I would devour one warmed up with peach ice-cream melting on top....

And I'm so glad you're doing better, Cheryl!

Marjie said...

I'm often an idiot who doesn't cut fruit up small enough. But the addition of peaches to a yellow cake sounds just wonderful.

Debbie said...

I love that this starts with a mix! This looks delicious and is something I will definitely have to try soon!

Anonymous said...

The peach cake looks just stunning & to use peach yoghurt for more flavour, for added peach flavour!!

What a brilliant idea, Cheryl!

Pam said...

Oh yum Cheryl. I love that you can enjoy this delicious cake without all the guilt!

I am sure going to miss you my sweet neighbor. Thanks for always being kind & generous to my whole family. I can't wait to have you over for dinner at the new house. xoxo

Lyndas recipe box said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better Cheryl.
Your peach cake sounds easy and delicious!

teresa said...

i love the idea of using yogurt for this cake, i bet it was moist and delish!

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