Fresh Peach Cake

Fresh Peach Cake

Fresh Peach Cake


People will often come to me with that burning question, “Mama, what’s you favorite summer fruit to bake with?”  Without wavering, I look them straight in the eye and answer, “peaches”.

I know there are those of you who stand steadfast in your belief that berries are the king of  summer baked goods.  There are yet others who rally around the other stone fruits such as nectarines and plums claiming they are best for the season’s baking. But I stand quite confidently behind the peach. It’s golden and sweet, and much like summer itself.

I found this recipe in the Sliver Palate Cookbook for Fresh Peach Cake about 15 years ago, and have been making it for my family ever since.  For me, it is the essence of summer comfort food. It’s heavenly served warm, right out of the oven. And for those of you who dare to walk on the wild side, you can add a dollop of vanilla ice cream, and dice up some fresh peaches to sprinkle over top…if you dare.

Fresh Peach Cake

Fresh Peach Cake

Fresh Peach Cake

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44 thoughts on “Fresh Peach Cake

  1. Looking at the pictures ,I almost could taste this yummy cake, wish I were still in Calif., I might have gotten an invite to taste this. Love Dolly

  2. Hi Sheryl, One of my employees goes to Georgia & gets fresh peaches to sell every July. So I made a call and I will be making this for dessert:) Looks yummy I’ll be bad and put a little vanilla ice cream to the side:)

  3. Mmm, I love peaches and this cake looks simply gorgeous! Have you ever tried flat peaches (also called ‘doughnut peaches’)? I like them because they are very fragrant and sweet.

    This weekend I’m baking Spanish orange cake as a summery treat but I think I’ll be making peach cake very soon as well. 😉

  4. I ripen fruit for a couple days in a paper bag. The hard peaches I bought yesterday should be ready to be turned into this yumminess tomorrow. Woohoo!

  5. Peaches are also my favorite summer seasonal fruit to bake with!! can’t get enough peaches right now .. Love this fresh peach cake and love that you made this in a cast iron skillet! love and pinned!!

  6. Sheryl, I’ll stand right with you behind the mighty peach because it’s my favourite summer fruit to bake with too! This cake looks delicious. It’s one of those cakes that are simple but oh so flavourful because it allows the fruit and spices to shine. I would have a mighty hard time sharing this.

  7. I gave that cookbook away, several years ago (Were there two?) and now, looking at this, I wish I hadn’t…I think I was on some sort of health kick. What was I thinking!

    And how did I EVER miss this gem? My mouth is watering just looking at the photos!

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