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Peach Cake

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This easy peach cake is made with pantry staples and juicy, ripe peaches. A perfect afternoon treat, this peach snack cake comes together easily and everyone loves it. Step-by-step photos teach you how to bake this gorgeous cake!

  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 9-12 Slices 1x


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  • 5oz Salted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream, at room temperature
  • 218 grams All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 Peaches, peeled and diced

Brown Butter Icing

  • 2oz Salted Butter
  • 120 grams Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 2-4 Tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream


Peach Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/180C and line a 9-inch square pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper and grease all over to prevent sticking to the lining. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan add the butter and cook on low/medium heat for a few minutes, stirring frequently. Check out this post on how to brown butter.
  3. Pour browned butter into a large heatproof bowl and add sugar, mix together then let cool for 5 minutes, I like to place my bowl in the fridge. Add eggs, one at a time, then add the vanilla in with the last egg. Mix in sour cream until fully combined.  Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure everything is evenly combined.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon. Gently fold into wet ingredients until almost combined then add diced peaches.  Gently fold together, do not over mix. Pour batter into the prepared cake pan.
  5. Bake for 23-28 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with no wet batter, moist crumbs are okay. Let cool on a wire rack.

Brown Butter Glaze

  1. In a small saucepan brown the butter, once browned pour into a heat-proof bowl to cool for 5 minutes. Add the confectioner's sugar, vanilla bean paste, and cream and whisk to combine. 
  2. Depending on how much you browned your butter the liquid content will differ, hence the measurements of the varying ingredients for this glaze. Use your best judgment if your mixture is too thick add a bit more cream if your mixture is too thin add a bit more powdered sugar.
  3. Pour on top of the cooled peach cake use an angled spatula to gently spread the frosting into an even layer. Let the frosting set for 30 minutes at room temperature or 15 in the fridge. Leftovers can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.


Peaches: I suggest using fresh peaches. If using frozen do not thaw them first, if they are overly wet then blot them dry. For canned peaches use ones in a sugar-free syrup and blot very well to remove all of the excess moisture. 

  • Author: Elizabeth Waterson I Confessions of a Baking Queen
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
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