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Simple Peach Cake Recipe

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This Peach Cake recipe is perfect for summer! Bursting with fresh summer flavor and tender and moist, this cake is perfect by itself, with ice cream or with a dollop of fresh whipped cream.
slice of peach cake on white plate


It’s a terrible shame to be really excited about a recipe, only to have it not live up to your expectations. That’s what happened to my friend, Abby. She bought a bunch of beautiful peaches with the intent of making a peach cake, only to text me later and tell me that it sucked! Well lucky for her because I just happened to have a bunch of peaches on my counter that needed baking! I bought a bunch at the Farmers Market, brought them home, they looked beautiful, and tasted amazing. However, the next morning every single one of them was bruised and pathetic looking.


If you can’t tell by now, I’m all about the non-fussy simple cakes, the kind where its all about the fruit, and I wanted to find something similar for a peach cake.

This simple peach cake recipe completely fits the bill, and I loved the crushed almonds hidden in the batter. I totally didn’t follow the directions (I’m getting really bad at that, aren’t I?) and accidentally put the whole amount of sugar in with the peaches instead of the batter, so the top of the cake formed this delectably jammy gooeyness on top, and I loved it. This cake was gone as fast as it came  out of the oven. It serisously didn’t even last a whole 24 hours.


How to Make A Simple Peach Cake

This cake is so easy to make, yet is so moist and flavorful!

  1. Dice the peaches and toss with ground nutmeg and half of the sugar.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and remaining sugar together. 
  3. Mix in the remaining wet ingredients.
  4. In a second bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  5. Gently combine the dry mixture with the wet ingredients, just until combined.
  6. Pour the batter into a prepared cake pan.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes at 350, and then reduce the temperature to 325 and continue baking for 50 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool on a wire rack, and then serve with vanilla ice cream or freshly whipped cream!



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peach cake in pan


Simple Peach Cake Recipe

This Peach Cake recipe is perfect for summer! Bursting with fresh summer flavor and tender and moist, this cake is perfect by itself, with ice cream or with a dollop of fresh whipped cream.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy cake recipe, fresh peach recipe, simple dessert recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 9 Servings
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Jenni


  • 3 ripe peaches
  • ¾ tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup finely ground almonds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Butter a 9 inch cake pan.
  • Cut the peaches into bite sized pieces.
  • Toss the peaches with nutmeg all but 1/2 cup of the sugar.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar.
  • Add the egg, buttermilk, and extracts to the batter and mix well.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, ground almonds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pie pan.
  • Press the peaches into the top of the cake, cramming as much as you can in there.
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 350 F.
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 325 and bake for an additional 50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream or freshly whipped cream.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 163mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g

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