Fresh Peach Cake

This recipe I’m sharing here today takes advantage of those fabulous, sweet fresh peaches you’re seeing in the store: Fresh Peach Cake

Fresh Peach Cake

This turns out to be a tender, cinnamony cake topped with fresh peach wedges and drizzled with a simple cream cheese glaze.  It’s the perfect dessert recipe for the end of summer!

Peaches

Washington State Stone Fruit

I’ve been up to my eyeballs in peaches lately.  Washington State Fruit Commission sent me a case of peaches to play with.  A case!!  We ate loads of them, made some peach jam, left a few in the refrigerator and made this peach cake.  I’ve never really noted where the peaches I’ve bought at the store have originated from, but now I pay attention.  Washington Stone Fruit (peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums and prunes) are sold all over the USA while the season lasts- through about mid-September.  Washington orchards are prized for producing stone fruits with unbelievable sweetness and flavor due to the regions unique microclimates and ancient volcanic soils that make for ideal growing conditions.  The early summer weather in Washington has meant that there is a slightly larger crop with some of the sweetest, juiciest fruits yet!  It’s true… the peaches that they sent me are very sweet and juicy!

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Fresh Peach Cake Assembly

Look for these gorgeous peaches from Washington State in your market, and make this cake!  It’ such an easy recipe >> The batter is spread into the bottom of your pan, peach wedges are arranged on top, then it’s baked.  A cream cheesy glaze is drizzled on top.  That’s it!

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Since it’s summer… and peaches are PERFECT… then you have every excuse in the book to justify putting them into this cake.  You don’t even have to peel the peaches.  The cake turns out wonderful with unpeeled peach wedges.  That makes it terribly easy, doesn’t it??

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My family enjoyed this cake as you see here.  I personally snuck a large dollop of freshly whipped cream on top and enjoyed my slice that way.  Celebrate the approach of the end of summer by baking this Fresh Peach Cake!

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Fresh Peach Cake

Yield: 10 to 12 servings

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Ingredients:

CAKE:
3/4 cup granulated white sugar
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2/3 cup buttermilk
2 medium-sized fresh Washington peaches, cut into 1/2-inch wedges

GLAZE:
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13 (or 8 1/2 x 11) pan with nonstick spray.

2. To prepare the cake: In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the sugars with the butter, beating until fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until well-combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Add the dry ingredients and buttermilk alternately to the wet mixture, making sure the batter is mixed well.

3. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan. Place peach wedges decoratively on top of the batter. Bake 30 to 35 minutes (depending on size of the pan) or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let cool.

4. To prepare the glaze: In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the cream cheese with the powdered sugar. Mix until smooth. Add the vanilla and 1 tablespoon of milk. You want a drizzling consistency, so add a little more milk if you don't have that yet. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake. Keep covered at room temperature, or cover and refrigerate.

Tips:

*To make your own buttermilk (aka sour milk), combine 2/3 cup milk with 1/2 teaspoon vinegar. Let stand for 5 minutes before adding it to the recipe.
*No need to peel the peaches unless you really want to. The recipe is perfectly delicious when the peel is left on.

SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com (adapted from a recipe by the Washington State Fruit Commission)

Disclosure: This post was written in partnership with Washington State Stone Fruit. All opinions shared about these peaches are MINE. I love peaches!  For more information about Washington State Stone Fruit, visit www.wastatefruit.com.  For information about canning, preserving and freezing stone fruit, visit www.sweetpreservation.com.

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46 Responses to “Fresh Peach Cake”

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — August 20, 2014 @ 3:21 AM

    Washington does have the best stone fruit…one thing I really miss about living there!
    There isn’t much more to life than fresh peaches…besides when they are in a cake with cream cheese glaze. YES. Pinned!

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    Mir — August 20, 2014 @ 4:36 AM

    Thank you for holding onto summer! I’m not ready for pumpkin yet. This peach cake is the perfect antidote!

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    Cookbook Queen — August 20, 2014 @ 5:19 AM

    Girl, I want this for breakfast. Gorgeous!

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    Tieghan — August 20, 2014 @ 5:43 AM

    The perfect breakfast until the very last day of summer! love this!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — August 20, 2014 @ 6:23 AM

    I am in absolute peach heaven right now, and this looks like the perfect way to celebrate the end of summer. Love it Lori, as always!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 20, 2014 @ 6:27 AM

    Definitely what I’m craving right now! Love!

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    Carrie — August 20, 2014 @ 6:30 AM

    This cake looks simply amazing Lori!

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    Don Smith — August 20, 2014 @ 6:54 AM

    So nice to have fresh ingredients to work with this looks so good.

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    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — August 20, 2014 @ 8:03 AM

    Such a great cake, Lori! And the perfect way to take advantage of the end of summer!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — August 20, 2014 @ 8:19 AM

    I adore peaches! This cake looks fantastic, Lori! I need to make it before the season ends!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 20, 2014 @ 8:23 AM

    Peaches in cakes are SO good and I love that icing, too :) Mmmm, looks like the perfect breakfast right about now!

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    Mary — August 20, 2014 @ 8:31 AM

    My whole family adores peaches and we can not get enough of them. Jams, cobblers, pies, cakes, on their own, with yogurt, grilled, roasted, do you get the idea? We LOVE them and despite that, I don’t think I’ve ever had one from Washington. I didn’t realize any areas had peaches available into mid-September. That’s awesome! I need to check out your links and see if they can be ordered. Thanks, Lori!!

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — August 20, 2014 @ 8:53 AM

    This sounds fabulous. I just picked up a ton of fresh peaches at the farmer’s market too! PERFECT.

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    Gina — August 20, 2014 @ 9:07 AM

    Well – I plan on vising the farm down the road & picking up some peaches this weekend. So I think this will be on my menu soon.

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    Matt Robinson — August 20, 2014 @ 9:59 AM

    This cake looks so incredibly good, Lori. The perfect way to celebrate the end of summer. We love peaches here!

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    marcie — August 20, 2014 @ 10:28 AM

    What a great “problem” to have…tons of peaches! I cannot get enough of them, and I truly love cakes like this! Fruity, cinnamon-y, and the glaze looks so delicious!

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    Jennie — August 20, 2014 @ 12:22 PM

    Do you think this recipe would work with other stone fruits, like plums?
    Thanks!

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    Carla — August 20, 2014 @ 12:56 PM

    This cake really does look easy! I have one lonely peach left in the fridge with a destiny of becoming cake real soon.

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    Greg — August 20, 2014 @ 12:56 PM

    I love peaches and always love a good recipe that incorporates peaches. I would probably put some extra icing on it though I’ve got a huge sweet tooth. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Lori Lange — August 20, 2014 @ 1:10 PM

    Absolutely! Great question!

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    Matea — August 20, 2014 @ 2:03 PM

    Our peaches are almost ripe! So excited to start baking with them!

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    Barbara | Creative Culinary — August 20, 2014 @ 3:08 PM

    I think peaches are my favorite when they are really good and right now they are REALLY good. This cake sounds fantastic.

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    Karen @ The Food Charlatan — August 20, 2014 @ 3:55 PM

    This looks so fresh Lori! I wish peach season lasted all year!

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    Nicole — August 20, 2014 @ 4:10 PM

    I love fresh, juicy summer peaches! And this cake looks like the best way to enjoy them!

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    Toni | BoulderLocavore — August 20, 2014 @ 4:15 PM

    Lori this cake is so pretty! I love fresh fruit cakes in the summer. We are fortunate to have wonderful peaches in Colorado too however I’ve been traveling out of the country and just picked up my first Colorado peaches from my CSA farm today! What great timing for making this yummy cake.

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — August 20, 2014 @ 6:36 PM

    When we lived in Wyoming we had hunters that came out every fall from Washington and they always brought the best fruit for us. This cake looks amazing!

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    Jessica | Saucy Pear — August 21, 2014 @ 6:34 AM

    Peaches are my absolute favorite fruit… and I have yet to make a single dessert with them this season! Looks like I found what I’ll be making :)

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    ashley - baker by nature — August 21, 2014 @ 8:33 AM

    What an absolutely gorgeous cake, Lori! We would love this with coffee!

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    Leigh S. — August 21, 2014 @ 1:14 PM

    I made two of these today. I’m gluten free, so the verdict is still out on the gluten free version but the one with full on flour is amazing! I was worried I had burned it since the cake was fairly brown after 30 mins but it was perfect and delicious. I still had to try it just to be sure ;-). Thanks so much. Maybe apples next time for fall.

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    Amanda — August 21, 2014 @ 6:27 PM

    This looks incredible! I need to make it now!

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — August 22, 2014 @ 8:12 AM

    Fresh peaches always make awesome desserts, and this just proves it!

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    James — August 22, 2014 @ 8:40 AM

    Peaches in Cake, This Recipe is Easy to make, Already Loving it :)

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    Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon — August 22, 2014 @ 9:38 AM

    My kids have been devouring peaches like they are going out of style! One of our favorite summertime fruits. And this cake, absolutely needs to happen in my house. LOVE it!

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    Lana@NeverEnoughThyme — August 22, 2014 @ 10:06 AM

    My absolute favorite stone fruit – peaches!! Being a Georgia girl, I tend to be biased, but I have to admit the Washington peaches are truly delicious. And what a fantastic recipe to use them in. I just happen to have a few on hand right now and was trying to think of how to use them. Now I have a great new recipe to try with them!

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    Diane {Created by Diane} — August 22, 2014 @ 10:26 AM

    I just love peaches and this cake looks wonderful, I think I need to go get more peaches and make this! Fast :)

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    fabiola@notjustbaked — August 22, 2014 @ 10:48 AM

    I am so spoiled to live in Wa, the stone fruit is to die for. And so is this cake! I love baked peaches, they are my favorite fruit to bake with.

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — August 22, 2014 @ 3:53 PM

    What a perfect way to enjoy your gorgeous peaches. I want pick up a case now too.

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    Marnely Rodriguez-Murray — August 22, 2014 @ 8:04 PM

    This peach cake looks amazing – seriously divine! And they’re so healthy – so maybe I’ll have a second slice of cake!

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    Reteta — August 23, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

    Delicious!!! I made this last weekend . Great recipe.

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    JulieD — August 23, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

    Wow, this looks amazing!!! I have to make this soon!!

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    Kate @ Veggie Desserts — August 24, 2014 @ 11:46 AM

    Oh goodness, this sounds soooo good. I haven’t had a peach cake in years, since my mum used to make it when I was young. I’ll have to make her this one. :)

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    carrian — August 25, 2014 @ 7:18 AM

    Hooray for my home state of Washington!!!! I keep saying we all need to go do a Washington media trip for produce because there is so much goodness!!!!!

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    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — August 25, 2014 @ 12:24 PM

    What a beautiful peach cake!

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    Kate @ Framed Cooks — August 26, 2014 @ 12:32 PM

    Oh, peach cake!! If only I could unlock the secret to peeling them efficiently (the boiling water thing never seems to work for me) but THIS version of peach cake will have me biting the bullet and peeling peaches! I love the delectable little rows. :)

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    Joanne — August 26, 2014 @ 2:13 PM

    Peaches have been making me INSANELY happy lately. And cake with peaches smack dab right on top? Even happier.

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    Kelly - Life Made Sweeter — August 27, 2014 @ 2:05 AM

    I can’t get enough of peaches and this cake looks perfect for showcasing my obsession with them right now. It looks amazing, Lori!