The Baker Upstairs: August 2018

8.22.2018

Peach Buttermilk Cake

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This sweet and delicious peach buttermilk cake is the perfect way to showcase that gorgeous fresh summer fruit!

This sweet and delicious peach buttermilk cake is the perfect way to showcase that gorgeous fresh summer fruit!

Hello friends! It's Eat a Peach Day today, so of course the only logical thing to do is to eat your peaches in cake form. This peach buttermilk cake is one of my favorite desserts, and it's perfect for this time of year, when fresh peaches are abundant and delicious. The cake itself is light and tender, and perfectly sweetened, and the fresh peaches on top add delicious flavor and keep the cake moist. This is one of those desserts that is super easy to make, but so pretty that it's perfect for entertaining, or bringing to a baby shower or potluck. 

This sweet and delicious peach buttermilk cake is the perfect way to showcase that gorgeous fresh summer fruit!

I make another version of this cake using fresh strawberries, and I can never decide which is my favorite. They're both so delicious! This is totally my go-to dessert when I have friends coming over for dinner and can't think of anything to make. It's super easy, always gets rave reviews, and it's popular with both kids and adults. I like to serve it with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream on the side, and it's so, so good!

This sweet and delicious peach buttermilk cake is the perfect way to showcase that gorgeous fresh summer fruit!
Peach Buttermilk Cake

1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 cup plus two tablespoons sugar, separated
1 large egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 peaches, peeled and pitted, sliced thinly

Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a 9 or 10 inch pie pan or cake pan, and set aside. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl and set aside. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and one cup of sugar until creamy. Stir in the egg, buttermilk, and vanilla, until well combined. Gradually add the flour mixture, and mix until just combined. Spread the batter in the prepared pan. Arrange the sliced peaches on top of the cake batter, and sprinkle with remaining two tablespoons of sugar. Bake 10 minutes, then reduce temperature to 325 and bake for another 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean.
This sweet and delicious peach buttermilk cake is the perfect way to showcase that gorgeous fresh summer fruit!

For more peach-related awesomeness, be sure to check out these fantastic recipes from my Celebrating Food blogging friends:

23 juicy peach recipes, perfect for celebrating National Eat a Peach Day!

Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats from Pretty Providence
Southern Peach Pie from Savory Experiments
Peach Lemonade from Real Mom Kitchen
Easiest Way to Peel Peaches from 365 Days of Slow Cooking
Mason Jar Peach and Raspberry Cobbler from Premeditated Leftovers
Peach Muffins from My Mommy Style
Almond Peach Bread from An Italian in My Kitchen
Peach Coffee Cake from Simply Stacie

and even more delicious peach recipes from The Baker Upstairs:

8.04.2018

Baked Meatball Penne

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This cheesy and savory baked meatball penne is quick and easy to make, and the perfect hearty dinner for a busy night!

This cheesy and savory baked meatball penne is quick and easy to make, and the perfect hearty dinner for a busy night!

Can I just say that moving is kind of the worst? I mean, it's very exciting that we own a home now, and we're in a great location, close to my husband's work and my kids' schools. And it has been really fun to work on projects to make our house the way we want it. But this nonsense of unpacking, and living in chaos, and not knowing where anything is - it totally sucks! I've been unpacking and organizing one room at a time, but I'm coming rapidly to the conclusion that we own WAY too much stuff! I'm thinking that we need to have a major purge shortly, and donate or sell a lot of stuff. With all the chaos from moving, cooking has not been at the top of my priority list, so we've mostly been living off Trader Joe's frozen meals and whatever else I can throw together at dinner time. This baked meatball penne is the perfect easy dinner if you, like me, have very little time, energy, or willpower to cook dinner. 

This cheesy and savory baked meatball penne is quick and easy to make, and the perfect hearty dinner for a busy night!

Since my food options are fairly limited right now, I've been forced to get a little more creative with recipes. I had a bag of meatballs in the freezer, and rummaged around in a few boxes until I found some penne pasta and a jar of marinara sauce. This pasta took maybe 15 minutes of hands-on time, then baked into a big pan of cheesy goodness in about 20 minutes. Easy peasy, and super delicious!

This cheesy and savory baked meatball penne is quick and easy to make, and the perfect hearty dinner for a busy night!

This baked meatball penne seriously could not be easier to make, and everyone in my family loved it!

This cheesy and savory baked meatball penne is quick and easy to make, and the perfect hearty dinner for a busy night!
Baked Meatball Penne

1/2 pound penne pasta
8 ounces frozen meatballs (half of 16 ounce package)
1 16 ounce jar marinara sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons panko bread crumbs

Preheat the oven to 350. Cook the pasta according to the package directions until al dente. While the pasta is cooking, add the meatballs and marinara sauce to a large skillet and heat until the meatballs are warmed through. Stir in the cooked pasta and 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Pour the pasta into a 9 x 9 baking dish, and sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, and bread crumbs. Bake 20 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbling and the cheese is melted. Serve hot.
This cheesy and savory baked meatball penne is quick and easy to make, and the perfect hearty dinner for a busy night!
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