This delicious peach coffee cake is infused with the rich and vibrant flavour of peaches, using peach flavour concentrate to enhance the taste. It's a delightful treat that combines the warmth of coffee cake with the sweetness of peaches. Here's how you can make it:
For the cake batter:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons peach flavour concentrate
For the peach filling:
- 2 cups fresh or canned peaches, peeled and diced
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
For the streusel topping:
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour an 8x8 -inch square baking pan.
Prepare the Peach Filling:
- In a medium bowl, combine the diced peaches, granulated sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Toss until the peaches are well coated. Set aside.
Prepare the Streusel Topping:
- In a small bowl, mix the flour, granulated sugar, and ground cinnamon.
- Cut in the cold butter using a fork or pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
Prepare the Cake Batter:
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
- Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
Add the Peach Flavor:
- Mix in the Greek yogurt and milk until well combined.
- Gradually add the dry flour mixture to the wet mixture, mixing until just combined.
- Stir in the peach flavor concentrate to infuse the batter with peach flavor.
Assemble the Cake:
- Spread half of the cake batter into the prepared baking pan.
- Spoon the prepared peach filling evenly over the batter.
- Drop spoonfuls of the remaining cake batter over the peach filling.
Add the Streusel Topping:
- Sprinkle the streusel topping evenly over the top of the cake.
Bake the Cake:
- Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for about 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool and Serve:
- Once baked, remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 15-20 minutes.
- Then, carefully remove the cake from the pan and transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Slice and serve the peach coffee cake, and enjoy!
The peach flavour concentrate adds a burst of peachy goodness to this classic coffee cake, making it a delightful treat for any occasion.