My favorite peach cake recipe
I have made seven or so peach cakes this season, trying to get the recipe just the way I wanted it. Here it is, in my opinion it's perfect.
7/8 cup sugar (I used half brown sugar and half white sugar)
1/2 teaspoon salt (generous)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
4 eggs, separated
2 cups flour
3-1/2 cups peaches, c. 3/8" diced
Butter and flour a tube pan (alternately, use two 9" square pans - then it cooks faster)
Cream butter, sugar, salt, spices, soda and powder. Beat in the egg yolks.
Beat the egg whites until stiff.
Put the chopped peaches, flour, and fluffy egg whites in the bowl and fold together well.
Drop into tube pan, smooth. Cook at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes (check carefully as riper peaches cook faster). Don't burn your mouth, let it cool.