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This Peach Batter Cake recipe is super easy summer peach cake to make with either fresh or canned peaches and has a decadent crust that will have everyone asking for seconds.
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Peach Batter Cake

This Peach Batter Cake recipe is super easy to make with either fresh or canned peaches and has a decadent crust that will have everyone asking for seconds.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: old fashioned peach cake, old fashioned peach cobbler recipe, peach batter cake, summer peach cake
Servings: 8
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sliced peaches fresh (peeled) or canned (drained)
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Topping:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup boiling water

Instructions

  • Grease a deep 8 x 8-inch baking dish and line bottom with peaches.
    This Peach Batter Cake recipe is super easy summer peach cake to make with either fresh or canned peaches and has a decadent crust that will have everyone asking for seconds.
  • Sprinkle peaches with lemon juice.
  • Cream sugar and butter; add milk and dry ingredients alternately.
    This Peach Batter Cake recipe is super easy summer peach cake to make with either fresh or canned peaches and has a decadent crust that will have everyone asking for seconds.
  • Spread batter over peaches.
    This Peach Batter Cake recipe is super easy summer peach cake to make with either fresh or canned peaches and has a decadent crust that will have everyone asking for seconds.
  • For topping, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt; sprinkle over batter.
    This Peach Batter Cake recipe is super easy summer peach cake to make with either fresh or canned peaches and has a decadent crust that will have everyone asking for seconds.
  • Pour boiling water over cake.
    This Peach Batter Cake recipe is super easy summer peach cake to make with either fresh or canned peaches and has a decadent crust that will have everyone asking for seconds.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 1 hour.
    This Peach Batter Cake recipe is super easy summer peach cake to make with either fresh or canned peaches and has a decadent crust that will have everyone asking for seconds.
  • Let sit for approximately 15 minutes to let the filling thicken before serving.

Notes

  • This recipe is so amazing that we created a Blackberry version that is just as yummy.
  • What is great about this recipe is you can use fresh peaches when they are in season and canned peaches in the winter when they are not readily available. Just be sure to drain the canned peaches before using.
  • What makes this cake so unique is the boiling water that is poured over the cake batter at the very end. It combines with the sugar topping for a decadent, sweet, addicting crust.
  • Scoop up a big serving of this Peach Batter Cake while it's still warm from the oven and enjoy! Add a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream (like our Grandma's Homemade Ice Cream) or a scoop of whipped cream. You won't regret it.
  • Sometimes the liquid boils over the side of this cake, so put a sheet pan underneath it in the oven to catch the drippings. 
  • Bake it the full hour so that the batter in the center of the cake underneath the sugar topping gets cooked all the way through.