Peach Crumb Cake

If you’ve been following along with me, for a while. Or have done any of my recipes, you know for me it’s always quick and easy!

Peach crumb cake
With two little ones who are always on the go, plus summer vacation just around the corner. I don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen. On the weekends I like to make a little something special for Sunday dinner dessert. So, things I can throw together quickly are definitely the ones that stay on recipe rotation around here!

Summer time means fresh fruit and a family favorite around here are peaches! I’ve been working on this recipe for a while, and I’ve finally got it exactly how I wanted it. Dare I say even better than I imagined?

Give it a try and let me know if you love this super simple summertime recipe as much as we did! Don’t forget to add a scoop or two of ice cream!

Peach crumb cake
Peach Crumb Cake

Peach Center 

  • 2 1/2 Cups peeled and sliced peaches (canned that are rinsed and drained are ok )
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar

Crumb Base

  • 2 1/2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 Cup + 1 Tbsp cold butter, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp + 1/8 tsp all spice (divided)

Preheat oven to 350

  1. Grease an 8” cake pan or spring form pan.
  2. Mix together your peaches and sugar in a medium bowl, set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl, mix together your flour, sugar, baking powder, 1/8 of all spice and salt.
  4. Add your butter using a pastry blender, fork or electric mixer. To form a crumbly mixture.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time. Your mixture will still be extremely crumbly but don’t worry.
  6. Add about 2/3 of your crumb mixture to your prepped pan. press into pan gently.
  7. Top with your peaches
  8. Add the remaining all spice to your remaining crumb mixture and mix well. sprinkle on top of your peaches.
  9. Bake for about 40 mins. Until the top is golden brown.
  10. Let cool and serve with whipped cream or ice cream!

Enjoy,

Fran

 

Mother’s Day Lunch Recap

For the last few years, Mike and I decided we would host Mother’s Day. Usually my Mom and Mother in law divide up the holidays and host them.

I hated the thought of them working and serving us kids, on the one day that was meant to celebrate them! This year held even more sentimental value, since it would be our last gathering at our house, before we move.

I’m going to be completely honest with you.

This year my prep was surrounded with chaos! I had a completely different backdrop that came crashing down the night before. Ripping and crumpling everything on it except those balloons!

simple mothers day backdrop

So, thank goodness for my hording! I had found this wrapping paper I had originally bought on boxing day for 50% off! I picked it up looked at Mike and said “I can probably use this for something….” Boy did it ever come in handy!

I made those paper flowers using one of the many tutorials on Pinterest and Voila! A cute Backdrop for under $10!

I was so lucky to have teamed up with Joonie and Joe party shop! Their cups, straws, plates and cutlery from their Goddess collection added the perfect finishing touches to the table!

The gold, and rose pink added the perfect feminine touches, while the marble plates gave everything a more formal feel! (without the fear of breakable plates!)

mothers day

Through social media I’ve connected with some amazing local ladies who are the most talented bakers I’ve ever met! These adorable cupcakes are by Cupcakes and Studmuffins  Can we talk about that gold leaf detail! Those beautiful cookies were made by Dream Day Party Events & Co I’ve never seen cookies so beautiful! The attention to detail is amazing! With both desserts I left the finished products to them. I told them the color scheme and these are what they came with!  They were almost too good to eat, I say almost because I was left with zero sweet treats by the time everyone left. Safe to say they were delicious!

mothers day

I finished the table off with a white table cloth, and by alternating some gold and pink large doilies to act as a runner down the table. Again a simple idea from my hoard!

We served a delicious lunch from the grill with delicious sides and my Moscato Wine Punch !mothers day

I think people get so caught up with making things “picture perfect” and I definitely panicked when all my hard work came crashing down! Honestly what that day taught me was less is definitely more.

No matter what the table looked like, or how the food tasted. It was about showering the ladies we love most with our love and appreciation!

(But everything did look pretty good, if I do say so myself….)

xo,

Fran

 

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