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Eat to the Beat: "Georgia On My Mind" Peach Pound Cake
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Hooray!  My first blogging event!  I have never felt very compelled to participate in a blogging event before, but when Elly created “Eat to the Beat”, I was inspired and knew I had to take part.  I love music, especially while I’m cooking – just ask my husband, I dance around like quite a fool in the kitchen :)  When I first heard of this challenge, my mind was flooded with tons of great ideas and it was difficult to choose just one.  (Hint, hint Elly – let’s do this again!)  I finally settled on “Georgia On My Mind” peach pound cake.  This song is attached to great memories of my best friend and I laying on my bed, belting out the lyrics to this song one summer….don’t ask, we were very weird kids.  Every time I hear it, it puts a smile on my face.  It also worked perfectly because I had this recipe for peach pound cake which I was dying to try.  I love peaches and I’m always excited to bake with them.

This cake turned out amazingly well.  The “crust” created on the outside by dusting the pan with sugar is a nice complement to the incredibly soft, moist cake inside.  The peach flavor comes out very well.  My only change next time may be to add more peaches (I don’t think you can ever have enough!)  This goes perfectly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.

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Peach Pound Cake
Ingredients:
1 cup plus 2 tbsp. butter
2 ½ cups sugar, divided
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 tsp. baking powder
2 cups fresh peaches, peeled, pitted and chopped
½ tsp. salt  

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°.  Grease a 10-inch Bundt pan with 2 tbsp. of butter and dust with ¼ cup of sugar; set aside.  

Using an electric mixer, cream together remaining butter and sugar.  Continue beating and add eggs one at a time.  Once fully incorporated, gradually add 2 ¾ cups flour, baking powder, and salt to mixture, beating until fully incorporated. 

 

 

Dredge peaches with remaining ¼ cup flour and fold into batter.  Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Source: The Fresh Market

  • http://www.goodthingscatered.blogspot.com katie102006

    Love this song and LOVE this cake!! So yummy looking! I wish we had some decent peaches in the store around here.

  • http://www.dobetter.wordpress.com Karen

    This is very cute! When I first saw this challenge I had no ideas. Yours is clever and looks great!

  • http://ellysaysopa.vox.com Elly

    This looks really delicious. I <3 pound cake so much. Great song, great cake :) Thanks so much for participating!

  • http://kathyandryan.blogspot.com Kathy

    Looks great. I love peaches! I’ll have to try this. Great song too!

  • http://chelley325.wordpress.com Michelle

    Annie you always make the most delicious looking desserts! Great picture too!

  • http://chelley325.wordpress.com Michelle

    OH, and I also think this could be an appropriate entry for Steve Miller Band’s “Joker”… “… I really love your peaches, want to shake your tree…” One of my favorite lines ever ;-)

  • http://good-eats-n-sweet-treats.blogspot.com Jaime

    i always add extra fruit to my baked goods! :) this pound cake looks scrumptious! esp w/the ice cream ;)

  • http://amberskitchen.blogspot.com Amber

    This looks so wonderful, great entry!!

  • http://morethanburnttoast.blogspot.com Bellini Valli

    Great song and contribution to the even..I will think of Georgia all day!!!

  • http://AppleaDay Kelsey

    Oh, Annie. This looks absolutely outstanding! I LOVE baking with fresh peaches! You’ve also chosen one of my all time favorite songs. I will definitely have to make this as soon as I find the first juicy peaches of the season. Yummy!

  • http://gottalearntomeasure.blogspot.com/ Sarah

    This looks so delicious! Now I only need to find me some peaches…and some good ones at that…I (sadly) might have to wait a while to try this recipe!

  • http://chelley325.wordpress.com Michelle

    I tagged your blog as Excellent! :)

    Check it out:
    http://chelley325.wordpress.com/2008/03/01/252/

  • http://www.myapplesandoranges.blogspot.com Jade

    This looks awesome! I’ve never seen a recipe for peach pound cake – I think I’m going to make and send it to my grandparents…Thanks for posting!

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  • Resi Schröder

    Another absolutely great recipe from Annie, even though it’s from years ago…. I have made this many times and brought it to friends’ birthdays and always received raving reviews. Today I made it with mango since I found left over frozen mango in the freezer and the defrosted pieces reminded me of the cut up peach pieces used in the recipe! Thanks Annie for your inspiring blog which has me coming back for more every week! I’m a long time follower and have mande many of your recipes. You rock!