This cake reminds me of the luscious buttery galettes from Brittany in the north of France, except of course it has no butter! The sliced almonds give it that rich buttery taste. Its dense flat batter topped with fresh peaches rises slightly as it bakes to “embrace” the peaches. Surprisingly, it is quick and simple to make.
Peach Flat Cake
- 1/2 cup regular smart balance + 1 tsp to grease the pan
- 1/2 cup fat free powdered milk
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 Tbsp sliced almonds
- 4 eggs organic, omega-3 preferably
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 4 medium ripe peaches peeled and thinly sliced*
- *or you can use 1 15oz can sliced peaches (in pear or apple juice concentrate, no syrup), drained.
- Preheat oven 350ºF
- Grease the bottom of a round 9 “ baking pan with 1 tsp smart balance.
- Place the remaining smart balance, powdered milk, sugar, vanilla and sliced almonds in the bowl of an electric mixer and mix on medium speed until “crumbly”.
- Add the eggs and beat for a couple minutes (it will still look “lumpy” but that’s OK!)
- Add flour and baking powder and beat well until creamy.
- Pour batter into greased pan.
- Lay the drained sliced peaches in a circle on top (don’t worry too much about making it look pretty as the dough will cover the peaches when it rises in the oven).
- Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes until golden.
- Let cool (it will flatten as it cools downs, as it’s supposed to).
- Refrigerate covered. Slice and serve either cold or at room temperature with a little confectioner sugar dusting on top.
Caroline Yourcheck says
I’m making this next week for a friend who I’ll be visiting. She’ll be going in for surgery and I want to cheer her up! I’ll let you know how it turns out!! I know it’s call “flat” cake, but it does not look so flat in your photo?
Catherine Katz says
Hi Caroline, my dear friend! You are such a supportive and wonderful person, what a thoughtful thing to do! I know it will cheer her up! (make sure to use the regular smart balance–not the low-fat, OK?). Do you think she would like a Cuisinicity apron for when she gets back on her feet? I will be so happy to send you one for you to give to her (I think you already have one, right?). Happy holidays to you and your family, with love from ours! 🙂
Cora Perrone says
This is my favorite all time recipe! It is quick to make and so low in sugar it feels guilt-free. I get lots of complements when I make it. The only problem is I have to control my own portion – I want to eat the whole cake myself! Even so, the cake is very sweet and satisfying even with a smaller piece.
Catherine Katz says
CUUUUUTIE!!! Thank you Cora for your heartfelt comment! You made me laugh! I know exactly the feeling 🙂