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Peach-Topped Cake

With tender yellow cake on the bottom and a refreshing peach-filled gelatin on top, this bright orange dessert is perfect for summer menus. Chris Lafser of Richmond, Virginia shared the recipe.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1-3/4 cups cold water, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 envelope sugar-free orange soft drink mix
  • 2 medium ripe peaches, thinly sliced or 1 can (15 ounces) sliced peaches
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat whipped topping


  • In a small bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to sugar mixture alternately with milk.
  • Spread into a 9-in. springform pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water. Let stand for 1 minute. Stir in sugar and soft drink mix; cook and stir over low heat until gelatin is dissolved. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in remaining cold water. Refrigerate until partially set, about 1-1/2 hours.
  • Line outside of springform pan with foil. Arrange peaches over top of cake. Pour gelatin over peaches. Chill overnight. Just before serving, remove foil and sides of pan. Garnish with whipped topping. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 121 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • Kelly
    Jan 10, 2018

    This was absolutely delicious! I wasn't sure what to seemed like it would be an odd combination of flavors and textures...but it was actually quite refreshing and very flavorful! The jello was a thin layer that was just enough to cover the thinly sliced peaches, and the cool whip on top added a nice, creamy element. I loved it! You could always change the jello flavor to peach if you didn't like the orange/peach combination of flavors. I was confused at first as to what size packet of soft drink mix they were referring to, but they're actually talking about an unsweetened Kool-Aid packet, in case you're wondering. I started it in the morning, and it was ready to serve by dinner time. I would definitely make this again! It would be a great summer dessert.