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Somebody, please, tell me more about peach cake.

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  1. 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

      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

        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

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

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          1. re: Bob W

            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!

            AnneG

            1. re: violabratsche

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

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

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            1. re: Denise

              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?
              Thanks!

              1. re: JanTheHon

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

                http://www.urbanitebaltimore.com/sub....

                1. re: charmedgirl

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

            2. 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. :)