Sometimes you just want a simple piece of cake with your cuppa, and this loaf cake is just what you need. I had a medium sized tin of peaches reaching its 'Use by' date, so decided to add them to a basic loaf cake mixture.
Preheat oven 180C/gas4 Grease a 900g loaf tin
Beat together 150g butter and 150g caster sugar. Beat in 3 eggs, one at a time.
Fold in 150g flour with 1 tspn baking powder.
Drain the syrup from the tin of peaches and cut them into dice. Add to the batter and stir in.
Spoon into cake tin and bake for about 40 mins.
This is my attempt and prettying up my photo of the cake! I kept back a couple of peach slices and added some flowers that were hanging round in the cupboard!
The cake was nice and moist, with a soft crumb. Good contrast between the soft cake and the fruit. I'll certainly make it again, but with a different fruit, such as pears or pineapple or raspberries. Maybe add a bit of spice. A good standby recipe.