Peaches and Cream Cake

Peaches and Cream Cake

Use your fresh summer peaches in this delicious Peach Cake, for a wonderful summer dessert! More peaches than cake, it really highlights wonderful fresh peaches.

This Peaches and Cream Cake is a cake in the very loosest meaning of the word. And I do mean loose. It’s mostly peaches, which is always a good thing. In between is a bit of batter. The cake bakes up in to a form that is barely set on the outside and creamy on the inside. It’s very mildly sweet, which really lets the peaches shine.

I’ve enjoyed this cake cold from the fridge, at room temperature and slightly warm and honestly, it’s nice all ways. Just depends on your mood. It’s lovely as is, or you can never go wrong with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.

Peaches and Cream Cake

A couple of notes for anyone who might be thinking about making this cake for company. If you’re the type who loves to deliver up a perfect slice to your guests, this may not be the cake to try. Not that it doesn’t slice. It definitely does, once cooled and refrigerated. You just can’t always count on it getting from the platter to the plate in a pretty way. It’s very soft, has lots of big peach chunks and it’s, well … loose. Definitely line the bottom of your pan with a parchment circle if you have any thoughts of removing it in one piece from the springform pan base and only attempt after it has been refrigerated for several hours.

It’s a little tricky to gauge when this cake is done. A tester will always come out wet! It should bake between 50 and 55 minutes and be deeply golden over most of the top. Allow it to cool completely in the pan. Refrigerate in the pan if making ahead.

If you read through the comments on this recipe, you’ll see that some people have made this cake with canned peaches with success. I haven’t tested this myself, but definitely sounds like it will work if it’s not peach season.

Finally, you’ll notice that the recipe is detailed in both grams and imperial measures. The recipe was originally in grams. I have added the imperial measures for those of us who still bake that way. In converting from grams, it doesn’t end up as precise measures, so I’ve use the term “scant” in the recipe to indicate that when measuring, it should be a “little less than” or “not quite” a certain measure. It felt more accurate to do it that way than to just round up :)

More Peach Recipes! Peaches and Cream Pie, Peach Melba Scones and Peaches and Cream Crumble Cake.

Quick and Easy Peach Peeling

I’m sure we all know about the boil then ice bath method of peach peeling, but I’m sure we all would agree that’s a lot of work, especially when we only need a few peeled peaches. When working with firm (not overly-ripe) peaches, my go-to method of peeling peaches is a good, sharp vegetable peeler, specifically a Y-shape peeler. A good one can quickly and easily remove just the skin, so there’s not wasting good peach. The nice thing about a Y peeler is that it’s perfectly angled to take thin peelings, when peeling from top to bottom around the outside of the peach.

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Peaches and Cream Cake

I took my photos when my cake was cooled to room temperature by not refrigerated at all. It’s a little firmer when refrigerated.

Peaches and Cream Cake

Peaches and Cream Cake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fresh peach cake recipe, Summer peach desserts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Energy: 229 kcal
Author: Jennifer
If you have a kitchen scale, use the gram measurements for best accuracy. This cake is very loose. Allow to cool completely in pan or ideally, refrigerate in pan for several hours if you'd like it to slice easily. Lovely cool, at room temperature or slightly re-warmed.
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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup white sugar (scant 2/3 cup)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 6 Tbsp whole milk at room temperature
  • 6-7 fresh peaches

Instructions

  1. Grease an 8 or 9-inch springform pan (if you don't have a springform, use a regular round 8 or 9-inch cake pan, but note that you will not be able to remove in one piece from this type of pan). If you'd like to later remove the cake from the base, be sure to line the bottom with a round of parchment paper. Sprinkle the inside of the greased pan with a bit of brown sugar. Wrap the outside of the springform pan in a piece of aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet.
  2. Preheat oven to 355° F.
  3. Peel peaches and cut flesh off sides, then cut in to chunks (don't have to be too small). Set aside.
  4. Melt the butter and let it cool. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  5. In the meantime, whisk the eggs with the sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy (2-3 minutes). Add the vanilla and (coolemelted butter until combined. Add the milk and then the flour sifted with baking powder. Gently fold peaches into the batter.
  6. Pour in to the prepared pan. (*You'll know you have enough peaches if they poke above the batter when you pour it in the pan. If not, maybe add another). If you like, you can sprinkle the top with white sugar before baking for a sweet top crust. Bake in preheated 355° oven for 50-55 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely in the pan. Once cooled, refrigerate in the pan if you are making ahead. To eat right away, run a knife around the outside and remove the outer ring. Slice and serve cool, at room temperature or slightly re-warmed, garnished with a dusting of icing sugar or
  7. dress it up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.

Recipe Notes

Be sure to read the "Cook's Notes" in the original post, for more tips, options, substitutions and variations for this recipe!

 

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    • Hi Eileen, I haven’t frozen it myself, but I suspect it would freeze just fine. Maybe someone who has actually frozen it will weigh in.

  • So delicious! We just moved and i have no measuring equipmet but I did my best. I also had no vanilla so I used BROWNED BUTTER to give it a little flavor kick. It was amazing! You should try it. I probablynused too much flour and it turned out very spongy like a pancake but there were no comsplaints. thank you and give it a try with the browned butter.

  • I’m interested to know what type peach most folks have tried. White ? Yellow ? Also, for those who used ramekins, how long for the oven time ? Thanks !

    • Thanks Deborah and I’ve added your email to my mailing list, so watch for your first email early next week!

  • I made this yesterday for the 4th. It was great! Since you said it was super loose, I added a tablespoon of tapioca to the cut peaches to give it a little more stability. It formed up really well.

    Next time I’ll definitely add some cinnamon or nutmeg. I’m also considering a graham cracker crust for more stability and some crunch.

    • Love your suggestions, Cassandra. I’m planning to make the cake this weekend – when you talk about a graham cracker crust, do you mean in addition to the cake batter? Just seeing if I could do something like this. Thanks!

  • Was looking for something different to pop in the oven today with fresh Jersry peaches when I came across this awesome looking dessert..Followed directions with making a couple adjustments. I only have 2% milk so I bumped up the flour adding a tablespoon more hoping to balance it out, in addition I like to add cinnamon to the peaches..This is my first attempt using a springform pan which I just purchased…after pouring batter into pan, I realized I forgot to grease it..Ugh….Grab the baking Pam & just sprayed around the top ….Hoping for the best..It is smelling mighty fine in the oven…Thanks for posting

    • I’m sure it will be fine, Nanny. Even if it sticks a bit, just spoon it in to a bowl and enjoy. It will still be delicious :)

  • Hi there. I’m making this cake right now. Just waiting for it to bake And it smells divine! One note that I thought might help with the peaches. I had really large peaches and wasn’t sure how many to use. I assumed your 6-7 peaches were average sized and looked up the conversion to cups. One average peach is about 2/3 cup chopped. So you need about 4 to 4 2/3 cups of chopped peaches. I can’t wait for it to finish baking and cool so we can dig in tonight!

  • With fresh local Delaware peaches on the countertop this morning, I decided to give your recipe a try. I am now at the most difficult step in the entire recipe . . . .waiting for it to cool.

  • OK… going peach picking and this is on the top of the list…
    Do you think I can get away with dividing it up in ramekins for individual servings?

  • I’m wondering if I can use a 9×13 as well. Wanting to make it tonight and we don’t have a springform pan.

    • Hi Amber, As I mentioned to another commenter, I think a 9×13 is too big. The cake would be far too thin. I would try something smaller (8 or 9-inch round cake pan?) If 9×13 is your only option, I would double the recipe.

  • I’am actually making it righ now,its in the oven, but i forgot to wrap the sheet with aluminium is it important? We have guests for dinner i hope it would turn out delicous.

    • Hi Niyan, It’s just to protect against leakage. You might want to put a baking sheet underneath to catch any leaks.

  • I have loved peaches-and-cream pie for years – happy to stumble on your recipe and as soon as peaches are again in season I’m anxious to try it. Don’t know how I will endure the months waiting for that as this is only January but I’ll try!

    • Gosh Maxine, I really don’t know about frozen peaches in this one. My gut says this cake is so loose already, that the extra moisture that comes with frozen (and even frozen then thawed) peaches might be too much for it to hold together. If you’re brave, give it a try. Let me know how it works out if you do!

    • Hi Maxine, did you try using frozen peaches (or even frozen then thawed)? That’s what I have and was planning to use, so looking for some pointers. Thanks!

  • Hi Jennifer, this cake looks absolutely divine. I have fresh peaches from the garden and I am planning to give it a try. I really like cakes with less “bread” :)))) I will report the result. Best regards

    • Thanks MB. We really loved this one. Very much about the peaches and not super sweet, so was just right for any time of day. Thanks for pinning!

    • Well my daughter thought it was a great idea! Honestly, it really is mostly peaches and it’s not overly sweet. I say go for it ;)

    • Thanks Katrina. This is definitely that kind of cake. My daughter had it for breakfast, reasoning that it was mostly fruit so … :)

I love hearing from you, so if you have a question or something isn't quite clear, I'm happy to help. If you made this recipe, I'd love to know how you liked it ~ Jennifer

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