Christy Jordan’s Easy Pound Cake with Skillet Peaches

peach pound cake

Thanks to cake mix, this pound cake recipe is easy to make. Christy loves topping it with fresh summer peaches simmered in brown sugar — just to add that extra-special touch.

Christy Jordan's Easy Pound Cake With Skillet Peaches
Yield: approximately 8 servings
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  1. 1 (15.25-ounce) box white cake mix, such as Pillsbury
  2. 1 (3.4-ounce) box instant vanilla- flavored pudding and pie filling
  3. 4 large eggs
  4. 1 cup water
  5. 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  1. 2 tablespoons butter
  2. 4 medium fresh peaches, peeled, pitted, and halved
  3. 1⁄4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  4. 1⁄4 cup honey
  5. 1⁄4 cup water
  6. 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  7. 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  8. Sweetened whipped cream, ground cinnamon to serve
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 10- to 15-cup Bundt pan with nonstick baking spray with flour. Set aside.
  2. For cake: In a large bowl, beat cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, 1 cup water, and oil at low speed with an electric mixer until combined. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape sides of bowl. Pour into prepared pan. Tap pan on counter twice to release air bubbles.
  3. Bake until a wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean, approximately 35 minutes. Let cool in pan 10 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack, and let cool completely.
  4. For peaches: In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add peaches, cut side down. Cook until golden brown on bottom, approximately 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat.
  5. Remove peaches from pan. Cut each peach half into 3 wedges. Set aside. Add brown sugar, honey, 1⁄4 cup water, lemon juice, and cinnamon to pan, stirring to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook until sugar dissolves, approximately 2 minutes.
  6. Return peaches to pan; cook 1 minute more. Serve cake with peaches and whipped cream. Drizzle with syrup, and sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.
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