Ingredients

How to make it

  • Make the cream filling first. Mix cream, sugar, and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease three 8-inch round cake pans, then line the bottoms with wax paper. Grease the paper and lightly flour. Set aside.
  • Sift the flour with the cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Cream the margarine, butter, and sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the dry mixture in 4 parts, alternating with the milk and ending with the flour. Mix in the vanilla.
  • Place the beaten egg whites on top of the mixture and fold in with an over-and-under motion. DO NOT beat, but be sure it is well mixed. Pour batter into cake pans and bake on the middle rack of the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Let cakes cool in pans for 10 minutes, then invert onto cooling racks. Let cool completely. The cakes are suppose to be on the thin side.
  • To assemble cake, dip peaches in hot water for about 10 seconds, then run cold water over them. Slip the skins off and cut each into about a dozen slices; discard pits. Toss peach slices with the lemon juice and sugar. Whip the chilled cream-sugar filling until it is stiff, then mix in the vanilla.
  • The peaches will have given up a bit of juice by now, so pour some of it over the bottom cake layer, a little at a time, to give it a chance to soak in. (The cakes are dense.) Put a third of the peach slices on this bottom layer and cover with some whipped cream. Repeat with the remaining layers, holding them in place with toothpicks if necessary.
  • Keep cake refrigerated, very loosely covered with foil or wax paper, until ready to serve. Believe it or not, this cake will stay standing when you slice and serve. I hope you get a chance to try this recipe. I know it takes a little patience to make BUT you will LOVE the results...I hope : D
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    " It was excellent "
    andiecooks ate it and said...
    absolutely beautiful cake! cannot wait until peaches are in season!!!!!!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    turtle66 ate it and said...
    YUMMERS!
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    " It was excellent "
    floydc ate it and said...
    looks fantastic!
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    " It was excellent "
    laurakaay ate it and said...
    This sounds amazing! I'm a huge peach fan so I'm sure I'll love it, thanks for sharing it! ~Laura ;D
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    I sure don't know how I missed this one! I can't wait to try this.
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  • kawa11desho 13 years ago
    This looks absolutely lovely! I am going to try it out on my family soon, it looks so very light and beautiful.
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    " It was excellent "
    bethnorred ate it and said...
    What a Gorgeous Cake... I cannot wait for Peach Season. YUMMY.. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome secret recipe..
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    " It was excellent "
    trackwidow ate it and said...
    This is a must make recipe come summer when fresh peaches are abundant. I love peaches, especially when in season. This is not the time of year to make it, though. :( Thanks for a great recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    HI SHANDY ,just came across your recipe on your home page.love peaches and cream especially FRESH one's which are in abundance at the moment.So kind of you to share a 'secret' recipe. i guess it is no longer a secret l.o.l.:)
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Don't know how I missed this one, not only is it beautiful, it's fantastic sounding. A must to make when the fresh peaches are in season again. Great post, thanks for sharing with us.
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  • angelgirl94 13 years ago
    Looks delicious. Bookmarked it. :)
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  • organicmama 13 years ago
    Looks great, thanks.
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  • michellem 13 years ago
    So pretty..thanks for giving us your secret recipe...I will make this one soon!
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  • georgiarose 13 years ago
    It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing your special recipe.
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  • rosemaryblue 13 years ago
    I know this is incredibly wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
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  • invisiblechef 14 years ago
    This looks so good. I need a mixer!!

    I love peaches.
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  • 99bordeaux 14 years ago
    Alright I didn't make this cake this past weekend -just ran out of time, but the peaches at our farmers market are amazing right now so I'm still planning on making this cake soon. This weekend is my own birthday -would it be wrong to make myself a cake? :)
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  • 99bordeaux 14 years ago
    I'm making this for my grandmother's birthday dinner party this Saturday -I'll let you know how it turns out. We appreciate your posting one of your treasured recipes -I love a recipe I already know people are going to adore.
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  • dixiejet 14 years ago
    WOW,this sounds mouth-watering ! Along with my making it, I'll send this to my sister. She's a caterer & always looking for new dessert recipes. I am sure she want to make this for her customers !
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  • lollya 14 years ago
    Um. yum! freaking wondrous! can't wait to try it. seriously pumped. shoot, just stepped in from the grocer, with nectarines after a debate... shucks.
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