Easy Summer Peach Cake Recipe

Easy Summer Peach Cake; moist, crumbly, soft and so easy! @natashaskitchen

This peach cake is easy (just 4 steps!), moist, tender, and will make you want to invite all your friends for tea. It’s awesome to have a quick cake recipe on hand for those days when you don’t have time to make a triple decker with all the frills.

My cousin’s wife, Alla, shared this peach cake recipe with me awhile back and it got buried in my “recipes to make” folder. If you saw the folder, you might stop judging me right now ;). This cake was originally supposed to be a peach plum almond cake but my son doesn’t eat almonds and our plums weren’t ripe yet but we sure had loads of peaches. LOADS. It worked out beautifully.

You can substitute with other fruit like plums or cherries (just don’t use overly juicy berries like strawberries or raspberries; besides it’s best to put those on your fingers and make raspberry puppets; according to my son). 

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Ingredients for Peach Cake:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I used organic un-bleached)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs, room temp
1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
4 ripe medium peaches (about 1 lb), pitted, peeled (*see note below) and sliced into cubes (You should have 2 1/4 cups chopped peaches)
Confectioners Sugar for dusting

Easy Summer Peach Cake

What you will need:

9-inch springform pan
Cooking spray for the pan

*ripe peaches will peel very easily. If they aren’t super ripe, blanch peaches by putting them in boiling hot water for 1 min. This will make removing the skins way easier.

How to Make a Peach cake:

Heat oven to 350˚F. Grease a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray.
1. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, and 1/4 tsp salt.

2. In a large bowl, beat together 1 1/2 sticks butter with 1 cup sugar  on med/high speed until fluffy (4-5 minutes).

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3. Beat in 3 large eggs, 1 at a time allowing them to incorporate into the batter before adding the next egg then continue mixing another minute on med/high speed. Once mixture is well blended, beat in 1/2 tsp fresh lemon zest and 1/4 tsp vanilla extract. I forgot the photograph the zest and vanilla so don’t forget it. K?

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4. Set your stand mixer to low and beat in your flour mixture just until blended.

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5. Dice peaches then use a spatula to fold them into your batter just until evenly dispersed then transfer batter to your prepared springform pan and bake in the center of the oven at 350˚F for 1 hour and 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool to room temp before sprinkling the top with confectioners sugar.

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Serve with tea. You can leave it at room temperature overnight if you want to serve it the next day. Sprinkle powdered sugar just before serving.

Easy Summer Peach Cake; moist, crumbly, soft and so easy! @natashaskitchenEasy Summer Peach Cake; moist, crumbly, soft and so easy! @natashaskitchen

Easy Summer Peach Cake Recipe

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This peach cake is easy (just 4 steps!), moist, crumbly, and will make you want to invite all your friends for tea. It's awesome to have a quick cake recipe on hand for those days when you don't have time to make a triple decker with all the frills. You can substitute with other fruit like plums or cherries (just don't use overly juicy berries like strawberries or raspberries).
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: Varies by season
Serving: 8

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour (I used organic un-bleached)
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temp
  • ½ tsp grated lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 ripe (about 1 lb) medium peaches, pitted, peeled* and sliced into cubes (You should have 2¼ cups chopped peaches)
  • Confectioners Sugar for dusting

What you will need:

  • 9-inch springform pan
  • Cooking spray for the pan

Instructions

Prep:

  1. Heat oven to 350˚F. Grease a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray.

How to Make Peach Cake:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together 1½ cups flour, 1½ tsp baking powder, and ¼ tsp salt.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together 1½ sticks butter with 1 cup sugar on med/high speed until fluffy (4-5 minutes).
  3. Beat in 3 large eggs, 1 at a time allowing them to incorporate into the batter before adding the next egg then continue mixing another minute on med/high speed. Once mixture is well blended, beat in ½ tsp fresh lemon zest and ¼ tsp vanilla extract.
  4. Set mixer to low and beat in your flour mixture just until blended.
  5. Use a spatula to fold in the peaches just until evenly dispersed then transfer batter to your prepared springform pan and bake in the center of the oven at 350˚F for 1 hour and 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool to room temp before sprinkling the top with confectioners sugar. Serve with tea. You can leave it at room temperature overnight if you want to serve it the next day. Sprinkle powdered sugar just before serving.

Notes

*ripe peaches will peel very easily. If they aren't super ripe, blanch peaches by putting them in boiling hot water for 1 min. This will make removing the skins way easier.

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  • Ginan
    September 16, 2017

    Perfect cake recipe for extra peaches and especially for when I needed a quick cake for company. Thanks so much I will definitely continue making this and swap out the fruits to try new ones! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 17, 2017

      You’re welcome Ginan! I’m glad you love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Cristina Sanchez
    September 11, 2017

    Hi Natasha, last night I made this cake, my husband loved it!!!!, it is delicious!! Like you said, soft and moist! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 11, 2017

      Hello Cristina! I’m happy to hear you both love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Katrina
    September 10, 2017

    Natasha this cake is fantastic! When the batter tastes that good, you know you’re golden. Thanks again for another great recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 10, 2017

      You’re welcome Katrina! I’m glad you love the recipe! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Anna
    August 28, 2017

    Turned out excellently! Wouldn’t change a thing! Thank you very much! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 28, 2017

      You’re welcome Anna! I’m glad to hear how much you love it! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Ana-Maria
    August 27, 2017

    Made this today and the cake is so yummy and easy to make! I’ve used pears instead of peaches and that worked great. Would definitely make it again very soon ! 🙂. Thank you for a great recipe! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 28, 2017

      You’re welcome Ana-Maria! I’m glad to hear you enjoy the recipe so much! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • Lauren
    August 20, 2017

    I made this for a BBQ and it was a huge hit!! I don’t have a springform pan so I used an 8″ and 6″ cake pans and cooked it for less time. Sooo tasty. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 21, 2017

      I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe!! 🙂 Reply

  • Pamela
    August 19, 2017

    If you put peaches on top do they turn color..want to bring to a gathering a couple hours ahead of time Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 19, 2017

      Hi Pamela, the peaches on top may change color. I would suggest adding that topping just before serving for prettiest results 🙂 Reply

  • Sara
    August 4, 2017

    Hello, this cake looks great and I want to try to make it. But was wondering if I can use vegetable oil instead of butter/margarine? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 4, 2017

      Hi Sara, I have not tried that substitution so I can’t say for sure, but I think it’s worth an experiment! If you try it out, let me know how you like it 🙂 Reply

  • Lisa
    August 3, 2017

    Great recipe, thanks for sharing. I made this cake yesterday and it tastes so fresh and sweet. Love it. Greetings from the Netherlands. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 3, 2017

      You’re welcome Lisa! I’m happy to hear you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review! 😀 Reply

      • Sarah Roche
        September 19, 2017

        Hi Natasha,

        I live in Ireland and sometimes really ripe sweet peaches are hard to buy! Could I substitute canned peaches? Or would that change the consistency? maybe they would be a bit too sweet.

        Sarah Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          September 19, 2017

          Hi Sarah, I think canned peaches would work well, just be sure they are well-drained (let them sit in a colander while you make your cake batter). The peaches do not have to be too ripe. The last ones I used were still a little firm to to the touch but they worked great anyways 🙂 Reply

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