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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  • Barbara | Creative Culinary wrote:

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

  • Matea wrote:

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

  • Greg wrote:

    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!

  • Carla wrote:

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

  • Jennie wrote:

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

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Absolutely! Great question!

  • marcie wrote:

    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!

  • Matt Robinson wrote:

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

  • Gina wrote:

    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.

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets wrote:

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

  • Mary wrote:

    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!!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks wrote:

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

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet wrote:

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

  • Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen wrote:

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

  • Don Smith wrote:

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

  • Carrie wrote:

    This cake looks simply amazing Lori!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar wrote:

    Definitely what I’m craving right now! Love!

  • Erin | The Law Student’s Wife wrote:

    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!

  • Tieghan wrote:

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

  • Cookbook Queen wrote:

    Girl, I want this for breakfast. Gorgeous!

  • Mir wrote:

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