My Traeger Baked Peach Crisp Cake is sure to wow your taste buds with browned butter yellow cake layers, smoked peach compote, cinnamon crumble and vanilla bean buttercream.
It’s the first weekend of our summer vacation and I’m excited to be spending the day at the Gygi Grilling Gala in Salt Lake. The Grilling Gala is a free, annual event Orson Gygi (home to my cake classes) puts on for the community. This full-day event features chefs and BBQ pit masters teaching free grilling and smoking classes to the local community. This year, Gygi asked me to join in on the fun and challenged me to come up a cake we could grill!
A First for Everything
Not one to turn down a challenge, I jumped on the opportunity to get out of my comfort zone and try something new. Up until now, I’ve never baked a cake in anything but a traditional oven. I’ve also never grilled or smoked anything other than meat and vegetables. Time to switch things up!
The timing also couldn’t have been more perfect. Just a couple weeks ago I attended an event at the Traeger Grills headquarters and learned just how easy it is to bake everything from cookies, to pies, and even cakes on a Traeger.
With a little more knowledge under my belt, I got started on planning out my cake for the gala.
Traeger Baked Peach Crisp Cake
As I thought about what kind of cake I wanted to demo for the Grilling Gala, I originally thought I wanted to make something totally new. But, the more I thought about it, the more I kept thinking about my Peach Crisp Cake. It’s not only one of my favorite cakes, it’s also the one cake that reminds me of every camping trip I ever went on. I swear we always had a peach crisp baking in the dutch oven over the camp fire.
To change things up a little from my original recipe, I wanted to give the cake a real smoky flavor. Don’t worry, I didn’t take away all the sweet. I just wanted to tone it down a little for this one. Before making the cake batter, I decided to brown the butter over the stove. Doing this gives the cake a bit of a nutty flavor. I then baked the cake layers on the Traeger with a bag of mixed pellets and oh, my, goodness! The flavor of this cake is outstanding!
I then smoked the peaches on the Traeger as well, but left the frosting and cinnamon oat crumble the same as the original recipe.
I love how the slightly savory cake and smoky peaches compliment the sweet buttercream and crumble. It’s a match-made in heaven!
If you’re up for trying something new and are looking for the perfect summer BBQ dessert, this Traeger Baked Peach Crisp Cake is for you!