Baltimore Peach Cake
Ingredients2 h 55 m servings 251
- Combine sugar and yeast in a bowl. Pour in milk, butter, and egg. Whisk together until sugar is dissolved. Stir in flour, a portion at a time, until mostly moistened, adding more if dough is too wet. Add salt and stir until a soft, slightly sticky dough comes together.
- Cover dough with a damp towel and let rise in a warm spot until doubled in volume, about 1 1/2 hours.
- Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with 1/2 tablespoon butter. Split peaches in half along the seam and slice halves into quarters, then eighths.
- Transfer dough into the buttered baking dish. Use a spatula to spread dough out to the corners of the dish. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise once more until roughly doubled in volume, 30 to 45 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- Arrange peach slices onto the dough, pressing them in lightly. Drizzle remaining butter on top. Sprinkle Demerara sugar over peaches.
- Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the cake, not through a peach, comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.
- Heat apricot preserves up with a splash of water and brush glaze over the top of the cake. Let cool to room temperature before slicing.
- Chef's Notes:
- This recipe has been updated to include a few easy fixes I learned after filming the video.
- You can substitute 3/4 teaspoon fine salt for the kosher salt and replace Demerara with any other sugar.
- Both peach and apricot preserves, or jam, will work for the glaze.
Per Serving: 251 calories; 8 40.3 5 35 310 Full nutrition
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I love yeasted cakes, and this was no exception! I had to add quite a bit more flour to get the right consistency, so be aware of that. It was barely sweet, which was fine by me. Next time, thou...
Great job Chef John!!!! From an ex Baltimore kid you nailed it here. Thank you!!