Fresh Peach Cake

Fresh Peach Cake

The recipe for this peach cake was developed for my youngest son. He has always enjoyed fruit pies, cobblers and Kuchens. Kuchen is the German word for cake. My mother would make fruit Kuchens with whatever fresh fruit we had picked that week.

This cake has a nice moist crumb with an almond, lemon flavor. With every bite you get the delicious flavor of peach. You could just as easily chop the peaches and stir them into the batter, but we like the slight caramelization that the peaches get when they are baked on top of the batter.

If Ida were here, she would have a hot cup of coffee and a piece of this peach Kuchen. She would be so proud of the traditions that we are carrying on. We want to THANK Pearson Farm for the peaches shipped from their farm to our house.


Peach topped cake with a slice out and peaches and flowers nearby

Fresh Peach Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, dessert, peach
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 291kcal
Author: Bruce and Dina Miller


  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Zest of one lemon

Ingredients for topping of peach cake:

  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 2 fresh peaches
  • 3 tablespoons course sugar


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a sheet of parchment with oil and place into a small baking dish.
  • Measure dry ingredients into a bowl. Whisk slightly to mix. Move the dry ingredients to one side of he bowl, and crack an egg into other side, and whisk. Add milk, sour cream, vanilla, and almond extract. Zest a lemon into the bowl. Stir mixture together. It will be slightly thick.
  • Spread the cake batter into the parchment lined pan, and sit aside while you prepare the peaches.
  • Wash peaches and remove any peach fuzz from skin by rubbing with a dish towel. Using the indentation as a guide, slice the peaches in half and remove the pits. Slice evenly into slices. Arrange peaches on top of cake, creating a pattern. I make 2 rows as I use a rectangular dish. If you choose to use a round pan, you can create a circular pattern with the peaches. Make sure to overlap them. Once all the peaches are on the cake, slightly press them into the batter.
  • Melt the butter and add the lemon juice. Drizzle this over the peaches. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons of course sugar.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then rotate the pan and bake for another 20-25 minutes. You want a toothpick to come out clean, and a nice golden brown on the peaches.
  • Remove peach cake from oven, and allow to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 449IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1mg
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Ingredients for the Peach Cake

  • Flour: Provides structure to the cake.
  • Sugar: Sweetens the cake and adds moisture.
  • Baking Powder: Acts as a leavening agent, helping the cake rise.
  • Salt: Enhances flavor and balances sweetness.
  • Milk: Adds moisture and tenderness to the cake.
  • Sour Cream: Enhances moisture and richness in the cake.
  • Melted Butter: Adds richness and flavor to the cake.
  • Egg: Provides structure and richness.
  • Vanilla Extract: Adds depth of flavor and enhances sweetness.
  • Almond Extract: Provides a subtle nutty flavor that complements the peaches.
  • Lemon Zest: Adds brightness and freshness to the cake batter.

Ingredients for Topping:

  • Juice of Half a Lemon: Adds acidity and brightness to the topping.
  • Melted Butter: Adds richness and helps to bind the topping.
  • Fresh Peaches: Provides the main flavor and texture of the cake.
  • Coarse Sugar: Adds sweetness and texture to the topping, creating a crunchy crust.

Why you will love this peach cake:

You’ll love these chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting for several reasons:

  1. Summery Freshness: Peaches impart a delightful, juicy sweetness to the cake, evoking the essence of summer. Their vibrant flavor and aroma elevate the cake, making it a perfect treat for warm, sunny days.
  2. Versatility: Peach cake can be enjoyed in various forms, from simple tea cakes to elaborate layer cakes or upside-down cakes. Its versatility allows for creativity in presentation and flavor combinations, making it suitable for any occasion.
  3. Texture and Flavor: The combination of tender cake crumb and juicy peach slices offers a satisfying contrast in texture. The sweetness of the peaches complements the buttery richness of the cake, creating a harmonious blend of flavors that is both comforting and indulgent.
Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.


  1. Elizabeth Crissey

    5 stars
    I love any dessert with peaches in them! I can’t wait to make this cake this weekend!

  2. Sue

    5 stars
    This is the perfect summer cake!

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