Summer Peach Cake

My mom and I baked this fresh peach cake over the weekend with some of the peaches we picked up from the farmers market. When it gets super hot outside, baking isn't exactly top on my list of fun things to do. It's still a little early in our Texas summer (I'm pretty sure we haven't had a 100 degree day yet! Shocking!) so I thought it would be fun to take advantage of the cooler, 90 degree weather (HA!) and fresh, local produce by whipping up something yummy. Baking is definitely one of my favorite things to do. We all know I love knitting and what not, but there is something so relaxing about mixing together flour, sugar, and eggs. Apparently, I need a few more baking days because I just haven't been feeling myself lately. I'm in a weird funk, similar to what I experienced my first few weeks of college. I definitely do not want to go back and experience that again. I guess I just need some more time to adjust to the changes in my life. Baking should fix all of those feelings, right? More baking and knitting. That's the cure.

This cake is so fluffy and light, with the consistency of a coffee cake. I definitely recommend it for any summer gatherings you have planned over the next few months! Maybe your dad likes peaches and you could make him one for Father's Day? My dad is more of a chocolate man, but he didn't have any trouble eating a piece (or two!) of this cake. ;)

What are your favorite things to bake in the summer? Any favorite pie recipes for the Fourth of July? Cobblers are fun to make this time of year too!

P.S. - I drove by my strawberry yarn bomb today and it is STILL there! Yay! This is the longest one of my yarn bombs has survived. I guess the strawberry won over even the toughest yarn bomb critic.