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Monday, February 1, 2010

PEACHES AND CREAM CAKE (Dated Nov. 24th, 2009)

Happy Birthday to Gloria Freeman. She always has a radiant smile for everybody. I think you will love this cake Gloria. It is peachy just like you! Have the most wonderful day and a glorious Thanksgiving.

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
2 lg. eggs
2 (3.4oz.) pkgs. vanilla pudding mix
2 (16oz.) cans sliced peaches in syrup, undrained
2 (8oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp.sugar, divided
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Combine first 7 ingredients in a large mixing bowl; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth. Pour batter into a greased 13-X-9 pan.
Drain peaches, reserving 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. syrup. Set reserved syrup aside. Arrange peach slices over batter. Set aside.
Beat cream cheese at medium speed of an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating well. Add reserved syrup, 1 Tbsp. at a time, beating until smooth. Spoon cream cheese mixture over peaches. Combine remaining 2 Tbsp. sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over cream cheese mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
Serves: 12

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