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peach cake

Peach Picnic Cake (Gluten Free)

This moist, summery cake is flecked with fragrant cardamom and studded with peak season peaches, making it a welcome addition to any potluck or picnic menu.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 9-10 inch cake


  • 1 9 or 10 inch pie plate


  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup all purpose GF flour blend (such as King Arthur or Cup 4 Cup)
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 3/4 cup raw cane sugar or granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or regular cow's milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 lb ripe peaches, pitted and sliced
  • 2 tbsp demera or granulated sugar for topping before baking


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray a 9 inch deep dish pie pan or 10 inch regular pie pan with nonstick spray. You can also use a round cake pan of the same size.
  • In a large bowl, whisk flours, Baking powder, cardamom, and salt with a fork.
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer or a large bowl with handheld mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add eggs, milk, and vanilla and beat for 10 seconds or until just combined.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients and mix together by hand until just smooth.
  • Pour mixture into the prepared pie pan.
  • Arrange peach slices on top of the batter in concentric circles, working your way all over the cake until all of the slices are used. You will need to overlap a bit to fit them all in.
  • Top the peaches with the remaining 2 Tbsp of sugar.
  • Bake cake for 10 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 325 Degrees F and bake cake until golden on top and the tester comes out just clean, about 45-55 minutes.
  • Let cake cool in the pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes before turning it out onto a plate, flipping back over, and continuing to cool.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature by itself or with lightly sweetened whipped cream.
Keyword birthday cake, peaches, summer
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