Ina’s Fresh Peach Cake

This is an easy to prepare rustic-style peach cake by the Barefoot Contessa.

The cinnamon and sugar mixture caramelizes leaving the bottom and sides sweet and crunchy.  The fragrant peaches leave the inside moist, while the pecans add a bit of crunch.   For serving, there is nothing better than a warm slice with a little bit of cream poured over the top.  Yummm.

peach fresh cake

Total Time: 1 hr 5 min
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 50 min

Yield:8 servings
Level:Easy

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Red White and Blue Poke Cake

If you’ve never made a poke cake before, you have to try it! They are easy to make and so good, the Jell-O keeps the cake extra moist!

To make it really quick, this recipe starts with a boxed cake mix but if you have a favorite white cake recipe, by all means use that! Once the cake is done baking you’re going to poke it all over, the more holes the better! I use the end of a chopstick but the end of any sort of spoon will work perfectly! You’ll want your holes in somewhat of rows so you can alternate the red & blue Jell-O as you pour it over. We found it worked best to put the Jell-O in a squeeze bottle (you can grab them on Amazon or even use a ketchup squeeze bottle from the dollar store).

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No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake

See this? This is such an easy dessert. It looks a little fancy, doesn’t it? Don’t be put off. It only takes a few ingredients, and it doesn’t even involve turning on the oven.

This particular icebox cake is just as simple as it gets, inspired by the buckets of strawberries at the markets in late spring, and by my favorite dessert: strawberry shortcake. It has layers of graham crackers, barely sweetened whipped cream, and sliced fresh strawberries. It’s rich, but it’s hardly sweet at all.

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Serves 8 to 12

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Mango Coconut Icebox Cake

Coconut is a polarizing ingredient. Some people who can’t get enough of it, and other people flick it away like a bug. I can empathize with both. Coconut wafts in with the scent and taste of the tropics, but the problem, I suspect, for most haters is the texture; on a scale of tenderness, shredded dried coconut can fall somewhere between hay and chopped toothpicks.

So this icebox cake avoids shredded coconut entirely. The creamy layers come by their coconut richness without it, and the top is sprinkled with toasted flakes, which have more in common with nuts than hay. And then there’s the mango — lots and lots of mango.

cake icebox mango coconut

Serves 12

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Lemon Cream Icebox Cake

This lemon cake is super simple: Whip cream with fresh lemon zest and lemon juice, then layer it together with lemon curd (store-bought, or make it yourself), and yummy graham crackers. It’s intensely lemon-flavored, with lots of pucker to balance the sweetness, and the nutty, browned-butter taste of the graham crackers supporting the brightness of the lemon.

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Serves 8 to 10

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