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Fresh Peach Cake

Fresh Peach Cake is a buttery cake topped with fresh peaches and pecans. A few tricks keep it on the lighter side without sacrificing any flavor.Fresh Peach Cake RecipeOne 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 yet delicious.Fresh Peach Cake RecipeSo, 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.So, 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.

Fresh Peach Cake

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Author i heart eating


  • 1/4 c . butter , at room temperature
  • 1/4 c . plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 c . granulated sugar , divided
  • 2 eggs whites from large eggs
  • 1 tsp . vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp . almond extract
  • 1 ½ c . all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp . baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp . salt
  • 1/3 c . low-fat or skim milk
  • 1 ½ c . thinly sliced peaches
  • 1/2 c . chopped pecans
  • 2 T . granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp . cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a deep 8-inch round (8x3) cake pan. Set aside.
  2. With a hand or stand mixer, beat together butter, yogurt, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix in egg whites, vanilla extract, and almond extract; beat for 2 minutes.
  4. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Begin mixing on low speed.
  5. Stream in milk, and continue mixing just until batter is combined.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  7. Arrange peach slices over batter.
  8. Sprinkle pecans over peaches.
  9. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over peaches and top of cake.
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  11. Serve warm.



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    Russell from Chasing Delicious
    August 12, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Such a delicious cake! Yum!

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      August 13, 2014 at 7:48 am

      Thank you so much! =)

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    July 19, 2013 at 10:48 am

    I am looking for a banana split cake recipe help please.
    This cake looks great.

    • Reply
      July 19, 2013 at 10:56 pm

      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.

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    July 4, 2013 at 10:11 am

    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!

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      July 4, 2013 at 12:13 pm

      I love that – “Oh my nom” is awesome!! Thanks so much! =)

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    [email protected]
    July 2, 2013 at 3:54 am

    What a yummy and summery sounding cake. Looks delicious. I saw your recipe on Tuesday Talent Show.

    • Reply
      July 3, 2013 at 8:43 am

      Thanks so much!! And thanks for coming by! =)

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    July 1, 2013 at 10:42 am

    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…

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      July 1, 2013 at 11:00 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by!! That’s awesome! Me too!! You just can’t go wrong with peach! =)

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    Melissa Burton
    July 1, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Wow, these look good! Chocolate and ricotta cheese are two of my faves.

    Visiting from SITS girls!

    • Reply
      July 1, 2013 at 9:50 am

      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!! =)

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    Zainab @ Blahnik Baker
    June 30, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    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.

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      July 1, 2013 at 12:42 am

      Thanks!! That’s so nice of you to say! =)

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    [email protected]
    June 26, 2013 at 10:41 am

    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!

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      June 27, 2013 at 1:20 am

      Me too! =) You’re right on!! I thought of making this cake as an upside down cake! =)

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