Summer Peach Cake is a delectable summer dessert recipe featuring fresh sliced peaches sunken into a sweet golden cake!
The sentiment that simple is best is almost always true when you’re dealing with prime, fresh, perfectly in-season ingredients. And seeing as how June is the peak of peach season, what better ingredient to star in a simple-yet-stunning dessert, Summer Peach Cake?
Gloriously sweet and drippingly juicy, there are so many ways to enjoy fresh summer peaches — in cobblers and crisps, in smoothies and popsicles, in breakfasts and drinks and desserts. But today’s Summer Peach Cake recipe just may have secured a spot as one of my new peachy favorites!
As straightforward as the ingredients are, this recipe is equally straightforward to make. A plain, non-showy cake batter is assembled with a handful of basic ingredients and then scraped into a deep-dish pie plate.
Fresh peach slices are arranged and pressed into the top of the thick batter and then sprinkled with crunchy sparkling sugar. The cake is baked low and slow for an hour or so, until the top is golden brown and the peaches have practically melted into the tender cake.
The scent wafting out of the oven while the cake bakes is heavenly, tinged with sweet vanilla and syrupy peaches. The cake turns out soft and moist, with a golden, crackly crust. And should you feel naughty, you can opt to add even more crunch with some sparkling sugar sprinkled on top!
The only downside of this Summer Peach Cake is that you’ll be forced to share it. You see, as soon as your family walks in, they’ll smell it. As soon as they catch a glimpse of it, they’ll want to taste it. And as soon as they taste it…there’s no turning back.
Your 4-year-old (self-proclaimed “peach hater”) will scarf it down. Your 7-year-old will take his first bite and do a happy dance. Your 9-year-old will ask if he can have a slice for breakfast tomorrow morning. Your hubby will sneak a sliver every time he goes into the kitchen. And you will vow to bake TWO cakes next time, so that one of them can be stashed away to enjoy all by your lonesome. 😉
Oh, wait. Maybe that last paragraph was about me, not you. At any rate, I think this Summer Peach Cake will be an instant hit and a recipe that you return to again and again! Dare I say it makes one of the best things about summer (PEACHES!!!) even better… 🙂
Adapted from Martha Stewart.
♥More fruity summer treats…