Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Fresh Peach and Greek Yogurt Coffee Cake #recipe, gluten-free + book #giveaway from author @DarylWoodGerber

From Daryl:

Woo-hoo!  Cover reveal!  Here's the new cover for Wreath Between the Lines, the 8th Cookbook Nook Mystery, which comes out November 8th.  Yes, it will be Christmas in Crystal Cove!  A perfect gift for the holidays. It's available now for pre-order for e-readers. The paperback will be available on release day. I promise I'll remind you. 

Here's a LINK to my website buy page so you can choose which vendor you'd like to use! When you get there, you can also read an excerpt and learn more about the Cookbook Nook world!

To celebrate cover reveal day, I'm giving away a copy of Pressing the Issue, the 7th in the series. (E-reader or paper, winner's choice. Leave a comment below)

🍑 🍑 🍑  

And now for today's recipe...

Hurry! Peach season is almost over. 🍑 I adore peach season and it goes by way too fast!  So I make the most of it. I made peach pie. I made peach ice cream. I made peach protein shakes.  I sliced them and ate them on my cereal. I ate them by all by themselves. Yum! I enjoyed the white flesh peaches as well as the yellow flesh peaches. I have to admit I didn't try those little squished ones that are sort of ugly. Maybe next time.
For this recipe, I found beautiful peaches 🍑 at my grocery store and put them in a paper bag to "mature." Two days later...perfect.  Then I decided I had to make a peach coffee cake. I think by now you all must know how much I like a sweet treat when I'm writing.

This cake is really easy to make. I used gluten-free items, but you can swap out the gluten-free flour with regular flour and omit the xanthan gum, and voila.


1/2 cup brown sugar
2 peaches, peeled and sliced
1 teaspoon cinnamon

2/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla
2 eggs, large
1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain
1/2 cup cream cheese
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
2 cups gluten-free flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 tablespoon whey flour

1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 9 x 9 baking pan. You can either grease it or line it with parchment paper.

Mix together the filling ingredients and set aside. (One time I didn’t mix the filling and layered these in when directed.)

For the batter:  Mix melted butter and sugar and vanilla.  Add eggs and beat on low.  Still beating on low, add yogurt and cream cheese and vinegar.  Then add gluten-free flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, and whey flour until thoroughly combined.

Spoon half of the batter into a greased 9” square pan.  Layer all of the filling on top of that. Spread the rest of the batter over the filling. You might need to wet your fingers to spread it evenly.

Sprinkle with the topping.

Bake for 40-45 minutes, until toothpick when inserted comes out clean.  Let rest 20 minutes. When cool, remove the cake from the pan.

*If you’d like to make this using regular flour, switch out the flour and remove the xanthan gum. The vanilla can be regular, too.



 🍑 Giveaway 🍑

What is your favorite coffee cake or summer fruit?  Leave a comment and your email (cryptically if necessary) to enter to win a copy of 
Pressing the Issue. Winner will be selected Saturday.

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  1. Canteloupe!
    clarksrfun at gmail dot com

    1. I love canteloupe! Have you tried the new "Sweet Kiss" melons? Yum! ~ Daryl

  2. I love fresh cherries and the only time you can get them here is summer. Next to Watermelon...yum! Thank you so much for a chance and an ebook for me should I win.

    1. My mother loved cherries. Ate them by the bags. ~ Daryl

  3. I love the cover of the new book! I am looking forward to reading it. Peaches are my favorite summer fruit. To me, it is not summer until the peaches are on the trees! I grew up having peach trees and my daddy and grandma were always eating them in some form. Just love them in everything, even salsa! Thank you for this recipe and the giveaway.

    1. Thanks, Deb. I had peach trees growing up. Wish I had one now. :) ~ Daryl

  4. I love the new cover. Thanks for the contest. I love cherries. ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com If I win I would like a paper copy, please.

    1. Riley, thanks for chiming in. ~ Daryl

    2. Riley you're the winner of this giveaway. I'll contact you via email Congrats!

  5. My favorite summer fruit is cherries.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

  6. My favorite summer fruit is strawberries. I love going strawberry picking at the farm each summer. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

    1. Strawberry picking is not for the faint of heart. I remember a summer at my uncle's doing that. Haven't done it since. Ha! ~ Daryl

  7. Peaches are so refreshing and wonderful We used to have a peach tree. Unfortunately it was short lived. I buy peaches all summer. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  8. I love watermelon, could sit and eat a whole one myself. We grow strawberries and raspberries, which are delicious! (The deer and bunnies like them too!)

    1. Tami, I like the little watermelons. They're the perfect size. And seedless. ~ Daryl

  9. What a wonderful cover! I love it when the Christmas stories start coming out. I always thought strawberries were my favorite but this year the peaches have been wonderful. This looks like a great recipe, I need to try it before summer is over. Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. Sally, thanks so much. Remember you could use frozen peaches if it's too late in the season. ~ Daryl

  10. Fresh summer fruit is wonderful. We have the good