Thursday, March 24, 2011

Butter cake and peach filling recipes

Like Julia Child or Joan Gussow, I prefer to bake with butter.  In my Searchlight Recipe Book, this butter cake calls for a peach filling (recipe below), but feel free to substitute with another filling such as a lemon filling, chocolate nut filling, almond filling or a pastry cream or creme patissiere.

If you have a vintage recipe of your own which you would like to share, leave the link to your post in the comments and I will also add it below.

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Butter Cake Recipe
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream sugar and butter.  Add egg yolks and beat thoroughly.  Sift flour, measure, and sift with baking powder and salt.  Add alternately with milk to creamed sugar and butter.  Beat thoroughly.  Add flavoring.  Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.  Pour into well-oiled layer cake pans.  Bake in moderate oven (375 F.) about 25 minutes.  When cool, put layers together with peach filling.

Peach Filling Recipe
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup crushed peaches
1 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon butter
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
Pink food coloring*
Few grains of salt

Combine sugar, salt, and cornstarch.  Add boiling water, stirring constantly, until smooth.  Cook over hot water until thick.  Add butter, lemon juice, and grated lemon rind.  Mix thoroughly.  Cool.  Add peaches.  Add coloring.*

*Joy's Note:  Look for organic food coloring if you are concerned about the possible negative effects of artificial chemicals.

More Vintage Recipes:
If you have a vintage recipe of your own which you would like to share, leave the link to your post in the comments and I will also add it to today's Vintage Recipe Thursday post.

Vintage Recipe Thursday is meant to preserve your own original vintage family recipes, or out-of-print, copyright-free recipes from old cookbooks, magazines, newspapers or postcards.

You're invited! Get the details by clicking to the Vintage Recipe Thursday Homepage.

I post recipes from the Household Searchlight Recipe Book, first published in 1931. My 16th printing is from 1943.  What will you post?


  1. My husband love peach, he would absolutely be thrilled with a nice piece of this cake! Looks delicious!

  2. I am making a cake for my dads birthday and he wanted a filling, so i typed into google recipes for peach filling and this one looked great. It sounds great!


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