I ate some really nice butter peach cake made by my church member and decided to experiment it myself. I just grab my regular butter cake recipe and added in some mashed peaches.
Sliced peaches, mashed peaches, flour and sugar
1 block butter = 250 gm
200 gm castor sugar (I reduce the sugar quantity from 250 gm because I expect the peaches to be sweet)
250 self-raising flour
2 tsp vanilla essence
half a big can of peaches, mashed
Slice some peaches thinly and lay them at the bottom of the cake tin
Heat oven to 180 deg C. Line cake tin, size about 8 inches in diameter. In a mixer, beat butter and sugar till white and fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time, alternating with flour. Add vanilla essence to milk and mix in. Add mashed peaches. Check the consistency of the batter. It should be of dropping consistency. If it stands peaking and hard, add some UHT milk. Pour into baking tin and bake for about 50 mins.
The cake batter with the mashed peaches. To get nice butter cake, always note the consistency of the batter before you pour it into the cake tin. The batter must not be so hard that it stood firmly in place. Add some milk to make it a little watery. However, it must not be so watery or the cake will turned out too moist and cannot rise well. One needs to adjust a bit here and there because the sizes of the eggs can sometimes altered the cake texture tremendously. It is not easy to find Grade A (the largest size) eggs but most recipes call for Grade A eggs. Those we bought are usually Grade C.
My cake texture turn out rather dense because I used too much peaches. 😛 I used 3/4 of a can.
The sides of the cake turned out a bit brown because as usual, I tend to overload my cake tin. Another tip to remember is always use only half the depth of your cake tin so that the cake has enough space to rise and cook at the appropriate time. So, when pouring the batter into the cake tin, pour only until half the depth of the tin. The rest of the batter can either be used as cupcakes or bake in a small cake tin. Otherwise, you will end up with a cracked surface and an over burnt sides but undercook middle.
Anyway, the end product of the peach cake is really moist and nice.