Momotaro Peach Boy Cake, #BundtaMonth

Sword in hand, a little boy sprang from a peach, bringing much joy to a barren grandma and her husband. They named him Momotaro. (Momo is Japanese for peach and Taro is a common boy’s name.) A sort of Robin Hood, this legendary folk hero stole back the gold from the devil’s lair. Justice and rewards for good behavior are strong themes in this story. But, it’s also about smarts and the power of yummy treats. Momotaro was able to defeat his enemies by luring allies to his side with the grandma’s kibi dango (millet dumplings.)

Millet dumplings (kibi dango) are big souvenir items from Okayama, Japan.
Some say the Momotaro story is based on the life of a
brave samurai who lived in Okayama.  

Partly to remind myself that justice and goodness do prevail on planet earth, I baked myself a Momotaro Peach Boy cake. But, mostly I baked the cake because Lora, the Cake Duchess and Anuradha of Baker Street proclaimed peaches as the theme for August’s BundtaMonth bakers. (You are invited to join the fruity baking fun. If interested, scroll down for details.)

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Momotaro Peach Boy Bundt Cake

The golden crust of the Momotaro Peach Boy Cake evoked an expectation of a dense pound cake. Surprise! My peach cake was light. Also, sweet tastes said hello only after my first bite. Although sprinkled with fresh peach bits, next time I’ll add a few more. Vanilla ice cream would be a picture-perfect companion to this cake. Of course, ice cream on top of any dessert is always welcome in this Ninja Baker’s home. What’s your go-to garnish?

Momotaro Peach Boy Cake (Adapted from Martha Stewart’s Peaches-and-Cream Bundt)

Momotaro (Peach Boy) is a legendary Japanese folk hero.
This cake may also prove to be a legend! 

  • 1 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (plus extra for coating the peaches)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 peaches, peeled, pitted, sliced into small bits
  • 2 ¼ cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 ¼ cups sour cream
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat a Bundt pan with butter-flavored cooking spray and panko breadcrumbs.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, soda and salt together.
  4. Sprinkle the bits of peaches with flour in another bowl.
  5. Beat the butter and sugar with your KitchenAid or handheld mixer.
  6. Continue mixing until a pale yellow color appears.
  7. Add in eggs, one at a time.
  8. On low speed, pour in a part of the flour mixture.
  9. Scoop the sour cream into the batter.
  10. Beat in the rest of the flour.
  11. Gently stir in the peaches and vanilla.
  12. Pour the batter into the prepared Bundt pan. Bake for one hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool. Slice. Serve and enjoy the smiles that emerge!

Here ís how you can be a part of Bundt-a-Month:
Simple rules:

  • Bake us a Bundt using peach.
  • Post it before August 31, 2013.
  • Use the #BundtaMonth hashtag in your title.
  • (For ex: title could read #BundtaMonth: Caramel Swirl Bundt)
  • Add your entry to the Linky tool below
  • Link back to our announcement posts.

Looking for inspiration?
Hop over and check out these gorgeous cakes:

Balsamic Peach Bundt Cake by Kate from Food Babbles
Bellini Bundt Cake with Champagne Glaze by Stacy from Food Lust People
Brown Sugar Peach Bundt Cake by Veronica from My Catholic Kitchen Caramelized Peaches and Cinnamon Bundt Cake by Anuradha from Baker Street
Cream Cheese and Peach Bundt Cake by Kathya from Basic N Delicious
Frangipane Peach Bundt by Sandra from The Sweet Sensations
Momotaro Peach Boy Cake by Kim from Ninja Baking
Peaches and Cream Bundt Cake by Heather from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Peach Bundt with Raspberry Jam Swirl by Holly from A Baker's House
Peachy Buttermilk Bundt by Anita from Hungry Couple
Peach Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake by Lora from Cake Duchess
Peach Spice Bundt Cake by Renee from Magnolia Days
Peach Streusel Bundt Cake by Anne from From My Sweetheart
Vinho Verde Pound Cake with Peaches & Blueberries by Laura from The Spiced Life

Even more Bundt fun! Follow Bundt-a-Month on Facebook where we feature all our gorgeous Bundt cakes. Or head over to our Pinterest board for inspiration and choose from hundreds of Bundt cake recipes.  

Wishing you sweet rewards for all your good deeds.

The Ninja Baker

© ™ Watkinson 2012

The Ninja Baker has guest blogged and contributed recipes to numerous food sites. These additional recipes can be found here.


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