Use your fresh summer peaches in this delicious peaches and cream 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

Cook’s Notes for 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 :)

How To Peel A Peach The Easy Way!

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, sharp Y-peeler can quickly and easily remove just the skin, so there’s little wasting of 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.

More Peach Recipes You Might Like

Peaches and Cream Pie
Peach Melba Scones
Peaches and Cream Crumble Cake

Peaches and Cream Cake

Peaches and Cream Cake

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.

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

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


 

117 Comments



  • This cake looks absolutely delicious! Do you think it can be made with gluten free flour or a gluten-free flour blend and would other adjustments be needed to be made to the recipe? Thank you so much.

    • Hi Sharon, I wish I could say yes, but I have never tried it myself and I just scanned through the comments and I don’t see anyone saying they made it with gluten free flour. My gut says a “cup for cup” gluten free flour would probably work not too badly. Not sure how it will affect the thickening, but the flavours would still be nice. Maybe just not as sliceable (which it is barely with regular flour :)

    • 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 !

  • I recently bought a house with 3 peach trees… So I’ve got tons of them. I do canning but was looking for a recipe to use some fresh and this fit the bill! I’ve made two now, the second one I added cinnamon and slivered almonds…. Both were delicious! Thank you for the great recipe!

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

  • Made this with fresh peaches from our California tree. Read your instructions which were in the end, mandatory and this is by far the best desert I’ve ever made. Thank you!

  • 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!

  • Excellent! I added 1/4 cup ground almonds to the batter, and reserved one of the peaches, thinly sliced, plus fresh mint as a topping after cooling.

  • Update ..
    Did not stick to pan…I think I may have over baked by a few minutes Chilled for about 6 hours…Just had a slice and I can’t say enough how good this is ..thank goodness I don’t have whip cream or Ice cream in the house to add on it …fighting not to have a second piece…Ill be trying blueberries next..Thank you again !

    • So glad to hear and so glad you enjoyed it! Would love to know how it works out with blueberries, too :) 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 :)

  • This cake was “yummy” made with my first batch of Ontario peaches! I’m not a weigh gal but I followed your instructions & was not disappointed. Sure tased like cream was an ingredient. Kept the cake refrigerated & ended up serving at room temperature. Hoping to make another one of your peach receipes before peaches are gone.

  • Amazing!! I made this tonight we have amazing peaches this time of year and this cake was everything I dreamed of!! I love that it’s just sweet enough and the peaches really are the star ! I let it cool completely and served with whipped cream Heavenly! I will keep this recipe FOREVER!! Thank You!

  • Hi Jennifer, yes we love peaches! Made this delicious cake, just add a little more flour. I eat with fresh peach ice cream.!!!! Just waiting for summer again. May I have your permission to translate your recipe and post in my blog to my portuguese readers? Credits given to you. Thank you.

  • I’ve just made it with canned peaches and it is fabulous!
    I’m doing it tomorrow again but double for my daughter’s birthday on Monday!

  • I tried this today and loved the cake. Thank you so much for the recipe. Have you tried this recipe with any other fruit? Apple maybe? It reminds me the great apple dessert I ate in Milano .

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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