This blueberry skillet cake with peaches is the perfect centrepiece for Summer entertaining. Enjoy it is, or with a scoop of ice cream, for a great summer dessert.

cast iron skillet blueberry cake in skillet

Why I love this blueberry skillet cake

  • I think the combination of peach and blueberries might just be my favourite. They complement each other so perfectly, that every summer, I just need to bake something up with them.
  • This peach and blueberry cake is beautifully moist, sweetened with brown sugar, for great flavour and topped with a pretty peach and blueberry decoration.

Ingredients and Substitutions

Blueberries – you can use fresh or frozen blueberries for this cake. If using frozen blueberries, use from frozen. No need to thaw.

Peaches – I would recommend fresh peaches, for best results. I haven’t tried this cake with canned peaches, so I’m not sure how well they would hold up in the cake.

Recipe Tips

  • I was going for a sunflower effect, but ran out of peaches. I think the result is still pretty and it takes only a bit of time to place them on top of the batter before baking. If you want to ensure that they don’t sink, you could bake the cake for 20 minutes or so before placing them on top of the cake. If you’re entertaining and looking to impress, that’s the route I would go :)
  • If you’d like a straight-up blueberry cake, you can simply omit the peaches.
  • This cake is lovely with peaches and blueberries, but could obviously be made with any fruit or combination of fruits. Experiment with what’s in season or what you have around that you need to use up!
cast iron skillet blueberry cake in skillet

Making ahead, storing and freezing

This cake is perfectly sweet, with lots of fruit, so it’s very moist. That said, it is best eaten on the day it’s baked, as the moisture will increase the longer it sits.

This cake will freeze well if you can’t eat it all right away.

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cast iron skillet blueberry cake in skillet

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Skillet Cake

A pretty and delicious cast iron skillet blueberry cake, with added peaches. A perfect centrepiece for Summer entertaining!
5 stars from 4 ratings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Yield: 10 servings


For the cake batter:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and levelled
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup sour cream, full fat recommended
  • 1 peach, peeled, pitted and cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen, or a bit more, if you like

For the top of the cake:

  • 2 peaches, unpeeled and cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • Turbinado, white or brown sugar, for sprinkling over-top


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. (regular bake/not fan-assisted)
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter with the brown sugar until light and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and sour cream and mix in. Scrape down side of bowl as needed. Add flour mixture and mix until smooth and well combined.
  • Fold chunks of peach and 1/2 cup blueberries in to the batter, then spread the batter into a greased skillet (10-inch top diameter works well) or a 9-inch cake or springform pan. Arrange peach slices in a circular pattern on top of the batter, around the outside of the cake. Fill the centre with a mound of blueberries.
  • Bake in pre-heated 350 F. oven for 45-50 minutes, or until deep golden and a tester inserted near the centre comes out clean.
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Course: Dessert
Serving: 1serving, Calories: 276kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.4g, Cholesterol: 67mg, Sodium: 224mg, Potassium: 198mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 543IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 67mg, Iron: 1mg
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