Cousin Catherine's Peach or Apple Cake

This dessert consists of a cake, covered with fresh fruit (usually peaches or apples, but can be other fruit, like blueberries, or sliced plums). Catherine was Granddaddy’s first cousin.

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 5 cups sliced peaches (abt 8) OR 9 medium apples; peeled, cored and sliced
  • Additional sugar, cinnamon, and butter (for topping)

Combine all ingredients except fruit and topping ingredients, and pour into greased 9x13” pan (or two 8x8” pans). Top with fruit (stand slices on edge. NOTE - do not press into batter). Sprinkle additional sugar and cinnamon on fruit, and add a few dots of butter. Bake for 50 - 55 minutes at 350 degrees, until crust is golden at the edges.

This cake can also be topped with other fruit. To top with blueberries, lower milk to 1/3 cup and sugar to 3/4 cup.

Desserts Book 1 Peaches Apples