Peach Cake is a buttery cake topped with peaches slices and cinnamon sugar. This simple cake takes just minutes to make.
One of my favorite cakes that my mom makes is a dried apricot cake. It’s a butter cake that’s studded with dried apricots and topped with cinnamon and sugar.
The cake is simple but delicious.
So, when I saw all of the awesome fresh peaches at the store, I knew that I wanted to make a fresh peach cake that’s a version of the apricot cake.
I swapped out the dried apricots for fresh peaches and added some pecans on top for a little crunch. And since I was doing some swapping, I figured I’d lighten the cake up because, hey, it’s summer, and that just seemed like the thing to do.
How To Make Peach Cake
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, yogurt, and sugar together until well-combined (1).
Mix in the egg whites, vanilla extract, and almond extract until combined (2).
Add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Begin mixing on low speed (3).
Stream in the milk, and mix until just combined (4).
Pour the cake batter into the prepared cake pan, and top with fresh peach slices (5).
Sprinkle pecans over peach slices (6).
Top peach slices with cinnamon sugar (7). Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Tips To Make Perfect Peach Cake
- You can use nonfat, 2%, or whole milk Greek yogurt in this cake. You could also use regular (not fat-free) sour cream in place of the Greek yogurt.
- If you want to omit the nuts, you can. You can also use additional vanilla extract in place of the almond extract.
- Anything from skim to whole milk will work in this recipe.
- There’s no need to peel the peaches before slicing. Since the peaches are thinly sliced, the skin isn’t noticable.
More Peach Dessert Recipes!
- Peach Crumble
- Peach Brown Betty
- Easy Peach Crisp
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Fresh Peach Cake
- 1/4 cup butter at room temperature
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream at room temperature
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs whites from large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract2
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup milk3
- 1 ½ cup thinly sliced peaches4
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a deep 8-inch round (8x3) cake pan. Set aside.
- With a hand or stand mixer, beat together butter, yogurt, and granulated sugar until well-combined.
- Mix in egg whites, vanilla extract, and almond extract until well-combined.
- Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Begin mixing on low speed.
- Stream in milk, and continue mixing just until batter is combined.
- Pour batter into prepared pan.
- Arrange peach slices over batter.
- Sprinkle pecans over peaches.
- Combine remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over peaches and top of cake.
- Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Serve warm.
- Can use 2% or whole milk Greek yogurt.
- Or an additional 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
- Can use anything from skim to whole milk.
- No need to peel the peach.
- Nutrition values are estimates.
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Originally published 6/26/13. Updated 7/16/19.
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Comments & Reviews
Carol Wright says
I make this cake every summer, and I’ve never had it come out dry. I’m guessing that you either overbaked it or added too much flour to the cake batter. If you’d like help troubleshooting, let me know.
Diane Johnson says
have not tried it yet, but it sure sound deli sh.. i can almost smell it from here
Thank you! I hope you enjoy it! =)
With peach season upon us I was looking for a simple peach dessert. This cake is awesome!!! Will make again. Thanks for the recipe.
Thank you! I’m so glad that you liked the cake! Thanks for commenting. =)
Russell from Chasing Delicious says
Such a delicious cake! Yum!
Thank you so much! =)
I am looking for a banana split cake recipe help please.
This cake looks great.
Thanks! I sent you an email. I don’t have a banana split cake, but I have a caramel banana cake that could easily be made into a banana split cake with the addition of chocolate chips or a chocolate icing on top.
OH MY NOM! That cake looks epically beautiful! I love peaches and plan on getting my mitts on some fresh ones this weekend! I’ve GOT to make this cake! Pinned to my Let them eat cake board! Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! This is the link!
I love that – “Oh my nom” is awesome!! Thanks so much! =)
What a yummy and summery sounding cake. Looks delicious. I saw your recipe on Tuesday Talent Show.
Thanks so much!! And thanks for coming by! =)
hi Kate! I found you through SITS Girls, and have just added you to my daily reads!
I love everything peach, and this sounds just awesome. major cake craving now…
Thanks so much for stopping by!! That’s awesome! Me too!! You just can’t go wrong with peach! =)
Melissa Burton says
Wow, these look good! Chocolate and ricotta cheese are two of my faves.
Visiting from SITS girls!
Thanks!! I’m not sure how the comment ended up over here, but I knew exactly which recipe you were commenting on! Thanks so much, and thank you for coming by!! =)
Zainab @ Blahnik Baker says
I love that you used fresh peaches!! This looks delicious :)
PS: Stopping by from Marvelous Monday and I’m so glad I found your blog. Loving it.
Thanks!! That’s so nice of you to say! =)
This reminds me of an upside down cake without it being upside down. I love fruity cakes like this, and love baking with Greek yogurt!
Me too! =) You’re right on!! I thought of making this cake as an upside down cake! =)