Amaretti and Peach Cake

I'm back to using up things lurking in my cupboard, and this time it's some Amaretti biscuits.
I bought some peaches a while ago and they're just ripe, so decided to use them too as peaches and almonds are a great combination. To reinforce the almond flavour I added some chopped almonds. The cake makes a nice dessert or a nice addition to the afternoon cuppa.

Preheat oven 180C/gas4 and grease a 20cm springform cake tin.

Skin and remove the stones from 2 peaches  [or you could use tinned]. Chop one into chunks and slice the other.
Whisk together 250ml plain yoghurt [not low fat] with 1 tspn bicarbonate of soda.
In another bowl sift together 200g plain flour and 11/2 tspn baking powder.
Beat together [yes I know it's a lot of bowls!]  115g butter and 200g sugar then add 2 eggs one at a time. Add 1 tspn vanilla extract to the batter. Add half the flour mixture then half the yoghurt mix then the rest of the flour mixture and the yoghurt mix. Carefully fold in the peach chunks and about 50g chopped almonds. Spoon into the tin.
Crush about 8 Amaretti biscuits and sprinkle them over the batter. Arrange the peach slices over the top.
Bake for about 45 mins and leave to cool in tin for about 10 mins then turn out onto a wire rack. You can dust the top with icing sugar if you want.

The cake had a lovely almond flavour and a good mixture of textures from the biscuits, soft cake and the fruit. I'm sure that there are other fruit that work well with almonds, This is a good recipe that is very versatile.


julie said…
Looks delicious, Eira! Almonds and stone fruit is a great combination.
I don't like to think of all the Amaretti biscuits I've forgotten about at the back of cupboards over the years. This could inspire me to actually use them up. Love that combination of almond and peach.
Perfect combination -it sounds (and looks) heavenly!

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