With lots of fresh peaches sitting on my counter-top, a peach cake wanted to be baked last weekend. Originally I had planned on using the recipe for my German almond peach cake, but decided that I really felt more like eating a traditional German style streusel cake. Well, an original German streusel cake calls for a yeast dough and I didn’t have the time for that. I wanted something fresh and quick, but tasty, so why not use streusel for the dough and the topping? Streusel is super quick to assemble, so it was just what I was looking for. While getting my ingredients ready I discovered that the only flour in the house was gluten-free baking flour. Another adjustment was made (very much to Mr. Rockies’ liking, since he stopped eating wheat products for allergy reasons) and I could finally start.
The streusel for this German peach streusel cake were done in a few minutes. I just tossed all the ingredients in my stand mixer, voila. Instead of the peach layer, you could also use cherries, nectarines or another stone fruit of your liking. The cake is pretty crumbly straight out of the oven. If you don’t like that, just let it sit in the fridge for at least 1/2 day. Enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side!
|German Peach Streusel Cake (glutenfree)|| || |
- for the dough:
- 2⅔ cup (320 g) gluten free flour (you can also substitute regular flour)
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup 2 Tablespoons (120 g) sugar
- ½ cup ½ Tablespoon (120 g) butter, at room temperature
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- for the topping:
- 1 pound (450 g) peaches, peeled, and cut into smaller pieces
- ¼ cup (30 g) almonds, sliced
- Preheat your oven to 350 F (I use true Convection).
- Grease a 10 inch spring from pan. Set aside.
- In a stand mixer combine the dough ingredients until well combined and crumbles start to form.
- Press ⅔ of the dough into the bottom of the prepared spring pan.
- Layer peaches evenly over the crust.
- Sprinkle with almonds.
- Distribute the rest of the dough crumbles evenly over the fruit-almond layer.
- Bake for about 35 minutes.
Find some information about gluten free baking at Cooking Light.