Fresh Peach Cake

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

overhead shot of slice of fresh peach cake on a beige plate set on top of turquoise napkin with forks and a fresh peach in the background

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 summer months when fresh peaches are sweet and delicious!

Fresh peaches

I’m always up to my eyeballs in peaches during the summer.  Costco sells big trays of peaches, and I often pick up a tray so we can enjoy as many peaches as possible. Farmers markets have even better peaches, if you’re lucky enough to have one of those. We eat loads of peaches all on their own, make peach jam and now we make this peach cake!

4 photos of showing process of assembling fresh peach cake- batter, then batter topped with fresh peaches, then cake vaked, then glaze on top

How to make Fresh Peach Cake:

This fresh peach cake recipe is such an easy recipe to make. The batter is spread into the bottom of a 9×13-inch pan, peach wedges are arranged on top, and then it’s baked.  A cream cheesy glaze is drizzled on top.  That’s it!

Note about the peaches:

You don’t have to peel your peaches for this cake recipe!  The peaches are just cut into thin wedges, and they are a totally awesome addition to the cake with peels on and all!

slice of fresh peach cake on a beige plate

Since it’s summer and peaches are PERFECT, then you have every excuse in the book to justify putting them into this cake.  

slice of fresh peach cake on a beige plate set on a turquoise napkin with a peach in the background and cake dish in background

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

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Here are a few more recipes using fresh peaches you might like to try:

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Fresh Peach Cake

Totally delicious cake using fresh peaches!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 234kcal
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, peach

Ingredients

CAKE:

  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 medium fresh peaches, cut into ½-inch wedges

GLAZE:

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with nonstick spray.

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.
  • 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.

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.

Notes

  • *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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 217mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg
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  • Kelly – Life Made Sweeter wrote:

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

  • Joanne wrote:

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

  • Kate @ Framed Cooks wrote:

    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. 🙂

  • Laura @ Laura’s Culinary Adventures wrote:

    What a beautiful peach cake!

  • Kate @ Veggie Desserts wrote:

    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. 🙂

  • JulieD wrote:

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

  • Reteta wrote:

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

  • Marnely Rodriguez-Murray wrote:

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

  • Barbara @ Barbara Bakes wrote:

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

  • Diane {Created by Diane} wrote:

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

  • Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon wrote:

    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!

  • James wrote:

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

  • Gerry @ Foodness Gracious wrote:

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

  • Amanda wrote:

    This looks incredible! I need to make it now!

  • Leigh S. wrote:

    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.

  • ashley – baker by nature wrote:

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

  • Jessica | Saucy Pear wrote:

    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 🙂

  • Toni | BoulderLocavore wrote:

    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.

  • Nicole wrote:

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

  • Karen @ The Food Charlatan wrote:

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