Fresh Peach Cake

Growing up, my parents let my brother and I choose what kind of dessert we wanted for our birthdays. While my brother always chose an oreo ice cream cake or chocolate cake, I often declined those desserts. I wasn’t a fan of cake, mainly because of the frosting. It was just too sweet and tasted not-so good to me. I often would scrape it off the top and throw it away. Stop shaking your head at me, frosting-lovers! Instead, I often chose a peach pie as my birthday dessert. With it buttery crust and juicy peaches, I would eat the entire piece, and have nothing to scrape off! Peach pie has been (and will always be) my favorite type of pie.

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Nowadays, I do like cake more than I used to, but I still end up scraping the frosting off. So when I wanted to bake with peaches last weekend, I had a brilliant idea…Fresh Peach Cake!

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Not quite a “cakey” cake, and not quite a coffee cake, this Fresh Peach Cake combines the best of both worlds. With juicy peaches, spices, and peach yogurt for extra taste and texture, this Fresh Peach Cake bakes up light, moist and delicious. If you’re a peach-lover, you will simply adore this cake!

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When making this cake, it is important that you have ripe peaches handy. This can also be made with canned peaches, but it’s summer, so I definitely had to go with the fresh ones! When your peaches are ripe, the juices will add extra moisture and a peachy flavor to the cake. If you’re peaches aren’t quite juicy, add in some peach yogurt. It will lend moisture and flavor to the cake. And the best part? The batter is made in one bowl, and one bowl only! Hardly any mess to clean up, which is a winner in my book!

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Just wait until you smell this Fresh Peach Cake baking…the aroma is simply peachy! Get it? Peachy? As soon as I cut myself a slice (or two), I knew I had found a winner. This cake reminds me of summer, with the flavors of cinnamon and peaches enveloped together.  

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So if you’re looking for a birthday dessert to make, or simply love peaches, give this Fresh Peach Cake a try! I promise you’ll love it just as much as me!

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Fresh Peach Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 8 slices

With juicy peaches, spices, and peach yogurt for extra taste and texture, this Fresh Peach Cake bakes up light, moist and delicious.

Ingredients

    For the cake:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil (or 3/4 cup of peach or plain yogurt - see note below)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 cups diced, fresh peaches
  • For the streusel topping:
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 8 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease a 9 inch round cake pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.Using an electric hand mixer or whisk, mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Fold in peaches.
  4. Spread batter in prepared cake pan.
  5. To make the streusel topping, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, and sugar in a small bowl.
  6. Add in the oil and mix until fully combined and resembles a course mixture.
  7. Sprinkle over top of cake batter.
  8. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until cake is golden brown and toothpick inserted into batter comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for ten minutes, then place onto wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Enjoy!

Notes

This cake tastes best using ripe peaches. The juice from the peaches will result in a peachy flavor.

If your peaches are not ripe enough to emit juices, you can add peach yogurt to the batter to result in a peachy flavor.

You can also use canned peaches, which will result in a great peach flavor.

Lightly adapted from Barbara Bakes.

http://www.pumpkinnspice.com/2014/07/16/fresh-peach-cake/

 

 

Lovely comments

    • Gayle says

      Thanks, Bri! I think you will love this cake! I do like frosting, but in very small amounts. And on cakes and cupcakes, I much prefer to eat the actual cake than the frosting. Strange, I know! :)

    • Gayle says

      Ha ha thanks, Shashi! I may be one of the few who doesn’t like frosting. But once you taste this cake, it will make you forget about that sweet stuff!

    • Gayle says

      Canned peaches would definitely work in this cake, Anna! The juices would give it such great flavor. I know, I’m weird for not liking frosting, but I like the actual cake part the best! This would be absolutely perfect to go along with your tea. Please let me know how you like this if you try it! Thanks for stopping by!

    • Gayle says

      Thanks so much, Karen! The fresh peaches are out-of-this-world amazing in this cake. It gives it so much flavor. Please let me know how it turned out if you try it!

    • Gayle says

      Thanks for the kind words, Aprpita! I think you would simply adore the fresh cake. It is so moist and addicting…I ate almost the whole cake by myself!

    • Gayle says

      Thanks, Julie! I like the cake part, just not too fond of the frosting part. But once you try this cake, it will make you forget about the frosted ones, it’s just that good!

    • Gayle says

      Thanks for the peach cake love, Meg! The fresh ones were perfect in this cake. Definitely great for this time of year!

  1. says

    Oh, this sounds SO lovely! What a perfect use of summer’s fresh peaches. And I’m hoping to start the traditional of letting our little girl pick her own birthday treat every year – what a cute idea! She’s still too little to understand now (just turned 1 year old) but next year I’ll ask her input! =)
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    • Gayle says

      Thanks so much, Amy! I love that fresh peaches are in season, and this cake ranks right up there with cobblers and crisps! I’m sure your daughter will love picking out her own birthday treat. It’s probably something she will never forget. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Gayle says

      Thanks, Janie Lynn! Fresh peaches are amazingly delicious in this cake. I’m sure you could definitely find a way to make this a bit lighter, too.

  2. Janet says

    Although I love rich desserts and love frosting I no doubt would love this too! Thanks for the recipe :)

    • Gayle says

      Thanks so much for the kind words, Janet! This cake has tremendous flavor and is incredibly moist from the fresh peaches. It may just make you forget about the frosted cakes! :) If you try this recipe, please let me know if you liked it!

    • Gayle says

      Glad we’re on the same page, Laura! And I agree, this is definitely a great snack! Or breakfast, lunch, dessert… :) Definitely extra delicious because peaches are in season!

  3. says

    I think me and you would have been good buds growing up. I loved the frosting more than the cake, and would lick it all off. I could have given you the cake portion sans frosting. It may have been a little licked clean, but still good! Hahaha!

    This peach sounds too good Gayle! So happy it’s peach season. I just bought a whole flat of peaches, and it’s already half gone. I should save the other half for this cake!
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    • Gayle says

      Sounds like we would’ve made a great team, Natalie! I definitely would’ve given you all my frosting! :)

      I’m so glad it’s peach season, too! I absolutely love baking with them. And this peach cake is so easy to whip up. I think you would love it, Natalie!

  4. says

    I think I love all cakes, but some of my favorites are fruity ones like this. All they need is a dusting of powdered sugar or ice cream or whipped cream and they’re the perfect light dessert! This sounds delicious with all of those peaches, and looks like a great birthday cake. :)
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    • Gayle says

      Thanks, Marcie! I especially like fruity cakes in the summer because they’re usually a bit lighter than regular ones. And since it’s peach season, it makes this cake extra delicious!

    • Gayle says

      Thanks so much for the peach love, Annie! It’s definitely a perfect cake for the summer…full of flavor, but lighter. And yum, totally sounds wonderful with a school of ice cream!

    • Gayle says

      Sounds like you found the right cake for your husband, Cindy! And I love that this is one bowl, too…easy on the clean-up!

    • Gayle says

      Thanks so much, Mary Frances! I agree, nothing is better than fresh peaches. I absolutely love baking with them, and will definitely be making this cake again! :)

    • Gayle says

      I did enjoy ice cream cakes, but peach pies were definitely my favorite as a birthday treat. And now that I’ve made this cake, I think I’ll want this for my birthday this year! Especially since it’s peach season!

    • Gayle says

      Thanks so much for the kind words and pin, Danielle! You must try this peach cake…I think you will love it!

    • Gayle says

      Thanks so much, Pamela! Peach donuts sound amazing! I’ve never had that before, but I’m sure this cake is similar!

    • Gayle says

      If you love peaches, then I’m sure you would adore this cake, Consuelo! Fresh, fruity, and super delicious!

  5. says

    YUM!! This looks so delicious!! Perfect for a summer afternoon! I’m sitting at a little cafe right now and right next to me is a slice of peach pie!! YUM! :) Yay for peaches and yay for desserts! Two of my favorite treats! :)
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    • Gayle says

      Peach pie (and now this cake) is my weakness! I crave peaches in the summer, Cailee! And they’re even better in this cake! :)

    • Gayle says

      Isn’t streusel topping the best? I love it on cakes, muffins, pies…basically anything! :) If you have extra peaches handy, this cake is definitely a great way to use them!

    • Gayle says

      Thanks, Kristine! The streusel is perfect on this cake. And I did eat these for breakfast…and dessert, too! :)

    • Gayle says

      I agree, Mir! I would take streusel any day over frosting. And this peach cake is perfect for the summer! Nice to have something light and fruity!

    • Gayle says

      You got me there, Carol…I love cream cheese frosting, too! But most regular cake-type ones are a touch too sweet for me. I love this cake because of the streusel on top (and the peachy flavor), delish! I think you would love this cake, too! The fresh peaches make it perfectly moist and delicious. And thanks so much for the pin!

  6. says

    That is so funny, I feel like people either really love frosting or really don’t like it at all! People seem to have strong feelings about frosting, haha! I don’t like a ton of it, but I usually do like some. But, I would be perfectly fine eating this peach cake without frosting, it looks delicious and I love fresh peaches in the summer!

    • Gayle says

      I agree with you, Izzy…people either love it or hate frosting. Unfortunately my husband also doesn’t like frosting, so he can never eat mine for me! :) But this cake is amazing, and the streusel is the best kind of frosting!

    • Gayle says

      I love the color, too…so fresh and light for the summer. And yes, just like a party in my mouth! :) Bursting with peach flavor!

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