So late summer peaches always ring the bell for me, there is a little whisper that says “enjoy these, play with these….pssst, pumpkins are next”. So in the mind set of “seizing the day”, what is better than Peaches n’ Cream. This cake takes the Peaches n’ Cream and floats it on a cloud of total deliciousness. It takes a few steps, a little patience, but doesn’t everything that is wonderful! May you float on this cloud of deliciousness and enjoy sharing with those special in your life!
From the Kitchen of Terri Bergman
Peach Cream Cloud Cake
LEVEL: Intermediate and some! YOU GOT THIS!
FOR THE BASE
½ lemon juiced
¼ cup sugar
½ to 1 tsp of Pummull Spice
PEACH CAKE (Presto Style!)
Purchase 2 boxes Lemon Supreme Cake Mixes
½ C melted Butter
3 cups Puréed Peaches(from above)
1 Large Jar peach or apricot preserves
FOR THE FILLING/CAKE SEAL GANACHE
BUTTERCREAM-CHEESE FROSTING (Ganache Style)
½ C butter softened
1 8oz block Cream Cheese
4 C. Confectioners Sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Dash of lemon juice
Optional 1 Tbsp of Cream or milk
WHIPPED CREAM/CHEESE CLOUD FROSTING
1 8oz pkg Cream Cheese
1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 to 1.5 Cup Confectioners Sugar
1 tsp Corn Starch
1 tsp vanilla
Get the Party Started!
Create PEACH PURÉE by peeling and slicing ripe peaches, place in bowl and squeeze ½ fresh lemon juice over slices and sprinkle with sugar and Pummull Spice Seasoning.
Process in blender to make a peach purée should yield 3 cups.
Make Lemon Supreme cake mixes but add 6 eggs, ½ melted butter and 3 cups of peach purée. Bake cakes in approx 9” greased pans with wax paper on the bottom of each pan (circle cut). (This helps to keep cakes from cracking when they cool) Cool cakes. (Makes 4 cake rounds)
Use 3 of the cooled cakes, spread warmed peach or apricot preserves on the tops and let cool again. (Reserve the remaining cake round for another day….freeze it!)
Make Buttercream-cheese frosting ganache by beating the butter and cream cheese until light, add confectioners sugar, vanilla and lemon squeeze. If needed add up to 1 Tbsp Cream
Frost/seal, each of the cake round tops with Frosting and then stack to form the 3 layer cake.
When stacked and straight frost/seal the sides til the entire cakes are lightly frosted but sealed.
At this time refrigerate the cake.
Whipped CreamCheese Fluff Frosting; whip cream cheese until light and fluffy, set aside.
Whip heavy cream until stiff peaks and add vanilla, confectioners sugar and 1 tsp corn starch. When all combined reincorporate the whipped cream cheese into mixture give a 30 second whip to incorporate – and Viola! At this point frost the entire cake top and side. Use any additional frosting to create clouds to accent the top of the cake. This needs to go into a refrigerator and taken out just before serving. I like to take a fresh peach and slice to garnish top when ready to serve! If you make ahead and need to hold more than a day or so, freeze entire cake. It freezes covered with wax paper wonderfully! Enjoy – this is the delicious bomb.