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Peach Cake [moved from DC/Baltimore Board]

Denise Jul 18, 2007 10:30 AM

Somebody, please, tell me more about peach cake.

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    baltimorejim Jul 18, 2007 12:11 PM

    Bakery versions are made with a raised dough but my family favorite is not. BTW I'm not a baker, I had to call my cousin for the recipe.

    1.5 C flour
    1 C sugar
    1 or 2 t baking powder (the recipe changed over the years to 2 teaspoons)
    1 egg
    1/2 C milk
    1/2 t vanilla
    Mix dry ingredients then add wet ingredients
    Spread in a 9 x 13 pan (it will seem thin)
    lay sliced peaches on the surface
    dot with butter
    bake at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes depending on the peaches you use
    sprinkle with cinammon and sugar

    BTW I have heard wholesale price of peaches is $38 a bushel due to late frost

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    1. re: baltimorejim
      hon Jul 18, 2007 12:38 PM

      Yes, it was a rather thin layer of cake/pastry like stuff with fresh peaches on top. My Grandmother used to buy it all the time from Muellers! It didn't have cinammon on it, it was more like a glaze. Good stuff!

      1. re: hon
        baltimorejim Jul 18, 2007 01:26 PM

        with the recipe I cited you get a thinner cake, not glazed and the peaches are more center stage. New System also has the version you mention.

      2. re: baltimorejim
        nosey Aug 4, 2007 03:40 PM

        This was yummy and a keeper! Thanks. Wish I had some vanilla ice cream to go with it the first night when the cake was still warm. The Muhly's version had glazed peaches.

        Muhly's had a bread, "Holland Dutch" that had a wonderful butter topping to it. Does anyone remember?

      3. Lowbar Jul 18, 2007 12:38 PM

        If we're talking about the same thing, its a dense and fairly simple fresh peach cake made in a jelly roll pan, with a cinnamon-sugar glaze.

        1. Bob W Jul 18, 2007 12:59 PM

          If you swing by the Fenwick Bakery to get one, also pick up a smearcase.

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          1. re: Bob W
            violabratsche Jul 18, 2007 04:58 PM

            Smearcase, as in that gooey stuff in a little tub?....Ohhh, where can I send away for it?
            I've been looking for it for some years!


            1. re: violabratsche
              JanTheHon Sep 4, 2007 05:26 PM

              Smearcase is a type of flat, dry-ish cheesecake, Viola. Wow, I have not had that in years!

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            Denise Jul 19, 2007 03:37 PM

            Thanks for the replies - had a bit of trouble hunting down this thread.

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            1. re: Denise
              JanTheHon Sep 4, 2007 05:31 PM

              The peach cake recipe I'm trying to find is the other one: a flat, dense, not-too-sweet cake, layered on top with fresh peaches (not baked with the cake), with a glaze of raspberry jelly or somesuch. I don't believe cinnamon is involved. I bought one last week at Hoehn's (Bank and Conkling Sts., off of Eastern Ave.); it was great. Does anyone have this recipe? Is this the raised-dough cake that BaltimoreJim mentioned?

              1. re: JanTheHon
                charmedgirl Sep 4, 2007 06:11 PM

                You might try this recipe. The article specifically talks about Hoehn's.


                1. re: charmedgirl
                  JanTheHon Sep 8, 2007 11:13 AM

                  Thanks, charmedgirl! You are a ... peach!

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              casoper Apr 9, 2011 07:36 PM

              Found the "Muhly's " recipe at this site: http://rongoviancuisine.blogspot.com/...
              I haven't made it yet, but it sounds like the real thing. I live in OK now(since'86). My family in Balto. will be amazed to find this. Was looking for some recipes for bake sales, and this is something I haven't seen since leaving Md. :)

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