Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Peaches 'n Cream Cake

I'm sitting here right now and enjoying the cake that I am blogging about. Oh is this good......I made this yesterday and it is just wonderful.  Sooo super easy too.  This starts with a box mix.  I have to say that when you add additional ingredients to a box cake it just adds a lot to the cake itself. It not only tastes great but is sooo economical too. I've made many yellow cakes from scratch that have turned out so dry or just not good.  One of my favorites uses 8 egg yolks. Sorry that's a lot of wasted egg whites. And 8 yolks are alot......Since I've been blogging and trying all kinds of cake recipes there are some that are just wonderful from scratch that a box mix can't match but as far as a yellow cake goes a boxed version with added ingredients can be quite good.  This recipe is definitely one of those.  One tip though with making this cake is that if you use frozen peaches to decorate the cake, make sure you thaw and blot them dry with a paper towel or they will get runny on top of the cake.  Also if you add the colored sugar like I did, make double sure they are dry!

1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist yellow cake mix
1 container (6 oz) Yoplait Original 99% Fat Free harvest peach yogurt
3/4 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Topping
2 cups frozen (thawed) reduced-fat whipped topping
1 container (6 oz) Yoplait Original 99% Fat Free harvest peach yogurt
2 cups frozen sliced peaches (from 16-oz bag), thawed, drained

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.  Pour into pan.
Bake 32 to 36 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool completely, about 1 hour.
In a small bowl, mix whipped topping and 1 container yogurt until blended.  Serve cake with peaches and topping mixture. 

Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

8 comments:

Cassie said...

This sounds and looks AMAZING! I love that it uses yogurt -- that must make it so moist!

Thinking of you in the aftermath of the earthquake, hope everything's okay down there in VA!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Yum! This is the perfect summer dessert!

Jenn said...

I love using boxed cake mixes and jazzing them up.. heck, they made a whole cookbook about it!! :) I'm sure the yogurt really helped keep this cake so moist.. It looks incredible!!

Pam said...

Yum - it looks wonderful!

The Blonde Duck said...

Cake mixes rock!

teresa said...

oh yum! what a delicious cake, i need to get some peaches!

Coleen said...

I love these kinds of recipes because they are even better on day 2 (if they last that long).

Monica H said...

I prefer cakes form scratch too, but sometimes a boxed mix works just fine and tastes pretty good too. Loving the addition of peaches this time of year too!