Since my 85 years have started to catch up with me, I don’t cook as often, particularly experimenting with new recipes that I can share. I do still cook the family holiday meals, though, and every Sunday fix lunch for my two daughters which features a favorite recipe and is followed by 3 hours of various kinds of needlework and chatting. For these lunches, I always make something they especially like from my blogs of over 10 years and I thought it might be fun to share my Sunday desserts each week.

This Sunday‘s dessert is a thin cake topped with fresh peaches and cinnamon/sugar, adapted from a German recipe. Each year, the first purchase of peaches from our local farm stand ends up in this kuchen. It’s a simple cake to put together and works just as well as a breakfast coffeecake.

The original post from 2007 is here: https://lillianscupboard.wordpress.com/2007/09/23/fresh-fruit-kuchen/

Fresh Peach Kuchen

  • Servings: 8 or 9 inch cake
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3 Tblsp. sour cream

3 Tblsp. milk

3 Tblps. vegetable oil

½ cup granulated sugar

½ tsp lemon peel

¼ tsp salt

1 cup + 2 Tblsp. all-purpose flour

¾ tsp. baking powder

¼ tsp. baking soda

1 lb. fresh fruit, peeled and cored, in thin slices

Cinnamon topping: 2 Tblsp. granulated sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon, mixed together

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

In medium bowl, whisk together the sour cream, milk, oil, sugar and lemon peel. Mix together the salt, flour, baking powder and baking soda, and gradually stir into sour cream mixture. Place batter in greased 8 or 9-inch pan. The dough will be stiff and somewhat sticky. Dampen your hands with water and then press the dough into the pan.

Arrange the peach slices over the top of the cake.

Bake @ 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Sprinkle cinnamon topping over top of cake and continue baking for 5 more minutes.

Place on wire rack to cool for 5 minutes before cutting.

Best when eaten warm from the oven.

Also served: Corn on the cob and  open-faced tuna sandwiches with fresh tomato and cheese – broiled to a golden brown. First posted in 2009: https://lillianscupboard.wordpress.com/2009/11/06/tuna-melt-and-butterscotch-kahlua-mousse/

Any kind of good, substantial bread would be fine, but I happened to have some Cracked Wheat bread I just made this week and this worked very well. From 2013: https://lillianscupboard.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/cracked-wheat-yeast-bread/