Peach, Caramel and Maple Syrup Cake with Marshmallow Icing

Summer is drawing to an end and I wanted to make a very summery cake for my husband’s birthday. A seasonal fresh peach is the ideal summer treat: juicy, sweet and tangy, it quenches your thirst immediately and reminds me the numerous trips to my grandpa’s garden to pinch a peach or two during (very) hot Provencal summer afternoons. Fresh peach cake recipes don’t seem to overpopulate the internet, so I adapted a lemon and almond sponge recipe and reduced the quantity of liquid to produce this Fresh Peach cake, filled with Maple syrup cream and covered with marshmallow icing. I also just bought a new blowtorch so caramelising the marshmallow icing was a must do!

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