Fresh Peach Cake
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With juicy peaches, spices, and peach yogurt for extra taste and texture, this Fresh Peach Cake bakes up light, moist and delicious!
Best Ever Summer Peach Crumb Cake
Not quite a “cakey” cake, and not quite a coffee cake, this peach crumb cake combines the best of both worlds. With juicy peaches, spices, and peach yogurt for extra taste and texture, this peach cake bakes up light, moist, and delicious. If you’re a peach-lover, you will simply adore this 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!
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.
So if you’re looking for a birthday dessert to make, or simply love peaches, give this recipe for a peach cake a try! I promise you’ll love it just as much as me!
Fresh Peach Cake Ingredients
The ingredients needed for this cake with peaches are few and simple. Here’s what goes into this peach crumb cake:
- All-purpose flour
- Granulated sugar
- Vegetable oil
- Baking soda
- Ground cinnamon
- Fresh peaches
How to Make Peach Cake
This summer peach cake is as easy as using a boxed cake mix, but the flavor is so much better! Here are the basic steps for mastering this recipe:
- Add the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir until combined.
- Fold in the peaches, then pour the batter into a greased 9-inch pan.
- Make the crumb topping and sprinkle over the cake.
- Bake the peach cake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Let cool before slicing.
Can I Use Frozen Peaches?
No, this peach crumb cake is best with fresh peaches. Frozen peaches aren’t as sweet, and they’ll alter the texture of this cake.
Can I Use Canned Peaches?
You’d likely be fine to use canned peaches in this summer peach cake recipe. Just make sure to drain them thoroughly, and opt for peaches that have been packed in their own juices versus in syrup.
Should I Peel the Peaches?
Nope, you don’t have to!
But if you’re totally averse to eating peach skins for whatever reason, you can always cut an X in teh bottom of each peach and then blanch them for a minute in boiling water. This will loosen up the skins and make them easy to peel off!
Can I Freeze Peach Cake?
I’m sure you can! The peaches may change texture once frozen, but if you’re deciding between throwing away leftovers and freezing them I say go ahead and freeze! The cake should last up to three months in the freezer.
Tips for Making Fresh Peach Cake
- When making this summer peach 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 your peaches aren’t quite juicy enough, add in some peach yogurt. It will lend moisture and flavor to the cake.
- If you are concerned about the batter overflowing when baking, use a 9-inch springform pan instead.
Looking for more peach recipes? I’ve got you covered!
- Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar
- Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler
- Blueberry Peach Crisp
- Strawberry Peach Smoothie
- Glazed Peach Streusel Bread
Fresh Peach Cake
For the cake:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1¾ cups granulated 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 ground cinnamon
- 2 cups diced fresh peaches
For the streusel topping:
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 9-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. (see note below)
- 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. Fold in peaches. Spread batter in prepared cake pan.
- To make the streusel topping, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, and sugar in a small bowl. Add in the oil and mix until fully combined and resembles a course mixture. Sprinkle over top of cake batter.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until cake is golden brown and toothpick inserted into batter comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and let cool in pan for ten minutes, then place onto wire rack to cool completely.
- 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.
- If you are concerned about the batter overflowing when baking, use a 9 inch springform pan instead.
- Lightly adapted from Barbara Bakes.
I love fresh peaches and I love cake so I’ll love this one! But, wait…you don’t like icing at all? zero?
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! 🙂
Am not gonna hold your frosting hating against you – because fresh peach cake rocks my world!!!
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!
Oh yummy! I love peaches, its not peach season here, but I could used tinned to make this little beauty. Wowza that you don’t enjoy frosting… as I read stop shaking your head frosting lovers, I was shaking my head, for me thats nearly the best bit. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe, this might be my weekly office contribution to morning tea.
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!
OMG this looks to die for. Fresh peaches are amazing!!! I have to try this out, Love this recipe! 😉
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!
What an amazing cake!! I just love fresh fruit cake… This Peach cake looks absolutely moist and delicious!! Yummm..
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!
What?! No cake crazy lady?! Well this looks just as good! Love peach season!
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!
This sounds absolutely amazing! I saw the most delicious peaches ever at the farmers’ market last weekend, and I’m kicking myself for not buying them. Won’t make that mistake again!
Thanks for the peach cake love, Meg! The fresh ones were perfect in this cake. Definitely great for this time of year!
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! =)
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!
Yum! I love peaches, but now even more in cake form! I’ll have to give a paleo/healthy/trim healthy mama version of this idea a go. Maybe a new blog post will be coming up soon!
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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.
Although I love rich desserts and love frosting I no doubt would love this too! Thanks for the recipe 🙂
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!
I’m not a fan of frosting either! Too sweet, too sugary.
Peach cake, now you’re talking! What a nice snack (did I just use the word snack) ok, treat then, afternoon pick-me-up on the back patio with a cup of tea. While the kids are sleeping of course.
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!
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!
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!
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. 🙂
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!
This looks fantastic! I adore peaches so I am all over this! I love the topping, too! I could totally go for a warm slice of this with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream!
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!
Yum, this cakes sounds delicious. My husband loves cake but not the frosting, so I know he would be on board for this treat. I love the peaches and that you make this in one bowl. I totally love that! Pinning!
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!
Fresh peaches are the best, for just eating and baking. This cake sounds amazing! I would love a slice (or three:) for breakfast!
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! 🙂
haha I was like your brother – I always asked for an ice cream cake growing up! But this peach cake sure does sound amazing! I adore peaches and have been buying them like mad lately!
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!
I love peaches and I love fresh peaches even more! This looks delicious and feels so summery 🙂
Thanks so much, Medha! Fresh peaches are the best! This cake definitely reminds me of summer too.
I love fresh peaches, especially this time of year! I’ve never baked them in a cake before, but it sounds sooo delicious. Pinning this one!
Thanks so much for the kind words and pin, Danielle! You must try this peach cake…I think you will love it!
Oh Gayle, this cake looks spectacular. Drool
Thanks, Kathy! This definitely is a flavorful cake! If you like peaches, you’ll love it.
Peaches are a favorite treat, especially during the Summertime. Whenever I see donut peaches I grab a few and immediately eat them! This cake is great and looks moist and tasty! YUM!
Thanks so much, Pamela! Peach donuts sound amazing! I’ve never had that before, but I’m sure this cake is similar!
another great recipe! love how moist this cake looks.. delicious.
Thanks for the kind words, Thalia! This peach cake is so moist and full of flavor…my favorite kind!
I’m not a big fan of those sickly sweet cakes either, but I certainly adore fresh peaches! This cake sounds right up my alley, and it looks wonderful!
If you love peaches, then I’m sure you would adore this cake, Consuelo! Fresh, fruity, and super delicious!
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! 🙂
Peach pie (and now this cake) is my weakness! I crave peaches in the summer, Cailee! And they’re even better in this cake! 🙂
I’m not a huge fan of frosting either, so I love this cake with a streusel topping! Now that peaches are so tasty, I bet this is a perfect way to use them.
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!
This fresh peach cake sounds so good, especially with that streusel topping! I think I would have to eat it for breakfast!
Thanks, Kristine! The streusel is perfect on this cake. And I did eat these for breakfast…and dessert, too! 🙂
You know, streusel is so much better than frosting! And this time of year, what better than to use peaches? I’m a huge chocolate lover, but this cake will have me running toward it! Love it!
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!
That’s one gorgeous-looking cake! I love peaches in cakes. Sounds like an awesome recipe. ;-D
Thanks so much, Michele! Peach cake is my new favorite, especially for the summer!
Love this cake, looks divine! Peaches are my favourite summer fruit!
Thanks, Jess! The fresh peaches are amazing in this cake! Gives the batter so much flavor.
This cake looks amazing! I happen to have a ton of peaches on had – I can’t wait to try this! Delicious!
Thanks so much, Lindsey! You should definitely try this cake! I think you would love it!
I am picky about frosting too—–except for cream cheese frosting. But I prefer fruit cakes like this one waaaaaaaay over standard cakes. I also like coffee cakes—-again no frostings. I don’t think I have ever eaten a fresh peach cake. I pinned this immediately. I KNOW I am baking this one.
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!
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!
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!
This peach cake looks glorious!! Such great color! I bet each bite was a party in your mouth! 😉
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!
What a fun update! I always love update posts because then I get to see older recipes that are still just as good, but have gotten pushed to the back. LOVE these new photos!! The little slices of peach on top are just the perfect touch. As for your dislike of frosting: I totally know a few folks like that! Too sweet, I think. In any case, who would want traditional cake when they could have this? I’m drooling already! Hope you’ve had an awesome week so far, G! xo
Thank you, Demeter! This cake beats the frosted kind any day! 🙂
YAY for updates! Seriously, I wish I could re-shoot ALL my posts… like, even ones I took last year. LOL. BUT who has time to do that, right?! Anyways, I feel like we were definitely “friends” when you originally posted this, but somehow I must have missed it, because I see no comment from me. Shame on me! 😉 Love that you updated this so I can see it now! The photos are BEAUTIFUL, Gayle and the cake looks AMAZING. While I do like frosting, I’m kinda a take-it-or-leave-it kind of girl. And I definitely would prefer THIS cake over a frosted cake! I mean LOOK at those fresh peaches! YES YES YES! I’m obsessed. Pinning to try!! Cheers, friend! <3
I really want to go back and rehoot ALL of my old recipes too, but that would take a while! Thanks for the kind words and pin, friend!
Love peaches! This cake looks so delicious. Can’t wait to try it.
Thanks for the sweet comment, Mira!
I’m so glad you re-shared this recipe! Your photos are gorgeous and the flavors have me so excited for summer! I love peachy desserts…this cake is just perfect for these days that are just beginning to get warm!
Thank you, Annie! It was so fun to reshoot this cake!
What a beautiful cake, perfect for summer!! 🙂
I just made this cake with some wonderful peaches I picked up at the Farmers Market yesterday. I followed the recipe but was concerned when the 1 – 9″ cake pan was so full. Well sure enough, the cake poured over the sides of the pan, over flowing in the oven. You cannot be serious to have cooked this in a 9″ cake pan? I hope it still tastes decent as I was so excited to try a fresh peach recipe.
I’m so sorry it overflowed, Terri! I hope it still turns out to your liking.
To answer my question though, did you really bake this recipe in 1 (one) 9 inch round cake pan or did you use 2 (two)?
The cake came out OK, but could have been better not having a touch of the burned flavor that was in the oven from over flowing.
Yes, I did use a 9 inch cake pan and it did not overflow for me, though it is higher pan. So sorry you had trouble!
Looks like only 1 person actually made this cake. I would like to know if you have any suggestions other than the crumb topping. Also, if using canned peaches, what size can. I anxiously look forward to your response. I can’ wait to try this recipe.
Hi Gee! I have only made this with the streusel topping, but a glaze may work as well. As for using canned peaches, I also can’t say for sure, since I’ve only used fresh peaches. I’m thinking that a standard size can of peaches would work, but again, that’s an estimate. Hope you enjoy!
I don’t want to sound like an idiot, but my baking skills are limited sooooo—does anyone know if you would use less oil if you used canned peaches with juice?
Hi Gramma! Using more juice wouldn’t be a good substitute for oil, but you could use plain greek yogurt or unsweetened applesauce if you have some on hand…that would be a healthier option!
Hello I’m looking to make this as a birthday cake. Would this do well for layers?
Hi Lily! I’ve never tried making this into layers, so I’m honestly not sure. I’m thinking it would turn out well, if you just make each layer a little thinner, but that’s just a guess. Hope you enjoy this if you try it!
I have this in the oven right now, using jarred peaches with vanilla and cinnamon flavor. I also used salted caramel Greek yogurt in mine, and added vanilla bean paste and used pecans in the streusel. I also had to use pumpkin pie spice, as I was fresh out of cinnamon.
I totally understand not caring for frosting. If I didn’t know how to make my own, I would be right there with you. I suggest at least trying the mascarpone frosting made for Harry Potter’s cake though, it tastes like vanilla ice cream.
Hope you enjoyed this cake, Michele!