This cake is the definition of softness and comfort. That might be because I love milk and I drink it on its own or as cocoa. I add a lot of it to coffee and I can’t really imagine life without milk. So when I realised one day that again I bought a lot of milk and there is now 6 liters of it in the fridge, I started looking for ways of using more of it in cake. This recipe was born as a version of a hot milk cake. Recipes for hot milk cake can be found all over the internet but I tweaked mine to no end and added the irresistible peaches. I hope you’ll enjoy it because we certainly did and it disappeared quickly.
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup milk ( I use 1% fat ‘light’ milk)
100g (a little less than 1/2 cup) butter
1/2 cup applesauce (you can use double the amount of butter instead if you have no applesauce)
2 tsp vanilla extract
a big can of peaches, which gives around 10 halves
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
Place the peaches in the bottom of your baking tray, bellies up.
Put the eggs and salt in a bowl of an electric whisk and start mixing on high.
While doing that, slowly add all of the sugar and vanilla extract. Whisk until the mixture is light and turns white and not yellow from the yolks anymore.
Switch over to low speed and add the applesauce (skip this step if you’re using double butter instead).
I sift the flour and mix it with baking powder, just because I don’t want the now aerated mixture to lose its air.
Now, while the dough is mixing on low and you’re adding flour tablespoon by tablespoon heat the milk and butter in a saucepan.
As soon as the butter is melted start adding to the dough as well, alternating between flour and the buttery milk.
Once everything is added and mixed, pour the mixture onto the peaches.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. The stick test seems to work unless you jab a peach with your stick, so keep trying. 🙂
Enjoy and good luck fighting your family or housemates who will suddenly have so many things to do in the kitchen and will only ‘accidentally’ nibble on this cake.
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