episode eight -- peach cake by doris day
Today I am sharing a recipe that is one of the yummiest desserts I have ever made. It comes us to by way of Doris Day. As you know, Doris starred in the hit Warner Brothers musical MY DREAM IS YOURS. And let me tell you, her peach cake is about as dreamy as it gets.
I think what I find most attractive about this recipe is that you can easily substitute strawberries or blueberries for the peaches, and it will taste just as good. Of course, it is always better if the fruit is fresh, not frozen or canned.
1 pkg cake mix (Angel food works best)
2 c. heavy cream
1 lb. peaches
1 tsp lemon juice
First, prepare the cake mix according to the directions on the box. Once the cake has finished baking and has had time to properly cool, you will want to slice it with a saw-toothed knife into two or three layers. I usually divide mine into two layers.
Next, whip the cream until it stands in firm peaks. Then, prepare the fruit mixture. If using peaches, you will peel, slice and slightly sweeten them. If you are using strawberries instead, then slice the large red berries and sweeten to taste. Make sure you add a bit of lemon juice to the fruit mixture to prevent discoloration.
After the fruit mixture is ready, spread some of the whipped cream on one layer of the cake. Then, cover it with the fruit. You will repeat this step with each layer, stacking one on top of the other.
Serve immediately and enjoy.
The idea for this recipe was inspired by an entry on recipesource.com, retrieved on December 12, 2014.