Run of the mill fruit cake recipes is nothing compared to this peach pound cake! This is one of my easiest pound cake recipes and it’s my best guilty pleasures! I just love pound cake. ~All that moist dense sweetness. I think its one of my favorite types of cake recipes.
Pound cake gets its name from the pound each of flour, butter, sugar, and eggs that most recipes call for. This particular recipe also uses fresh peaches just like a good Southern peach cobbler and peach crumb bars do. To complete the fresh fruit summer cakes, add my banana pound cake, and strawberry pound cake to the list!
But now you’re in for a treat because we’re making this lovely peach pound cake.
This cake is as easy to make as any classical standard pound cake is, except, first you need to simply chop up some ripe peaches. I love everything about this cake!
- Incredible velvety moistness, loaded with a sumptuous helping of fresh summer peaches
- Classic, perfect pound cake, enhanced with sour cream
- Sweet sugar glaze
How To Make Peach Pound Cake Recipe
This cake is ridiculously easy to throw together and it tastes like a million bucks. Just cream your butter and sugar and stagger the other ingredients as suggested. Then fill a bundt pan and toss it in the oven. Afterward, mix up that sweet icing glaze and pour is over your pound cake. Sweet peachy heaven is served!
Here’s a list of the super EASY things I do to avoid any issues and help to bake up the most amazing fresh peach cake that’s ever passed my lips!!!
Bundt Pan – I use my favorite Nordic Ware nonstick 12 cup bundt pan. Both the nonstick coating and the 12 cup size are important for this recipe. The batter fills up the pan with just enough room for the cake to rise. Make sure you only fill your bundt pan 3/4 full.
I’ve never had a problem with the batter spilling out of this baking pan, but just to be on the safe side, place the pan on a rimmed baking sheet before you bake it. Even though this pan has a very high-quality nonstick coating, I also coat the pan with nonstick cooking spray, then flour it WELL, tapping out any excess flour.
This is a heavy cake and I want to do everything I can to help it pop out of the pan in one piece.
Don’t underbake – It’s REALLY important to make sure the cake is baked completely, but not overbaked. When a cake is baked in a bundt pan and has pieces of fruit in it, it’s really easy for it to fracture when it’s removed from the pan.
Basic physics! The fruit adds extra moisture to the batter and the sides of a bundt pan are fairly high. If the cake is underbaked at all, the moisture in the cake will keep it from holding its shape. It can break around the fruit, as it comes out of the pan. It just can’t withstand the pressure required for it to release from the pan as a whole.
Mixing – I used my stand up mixer to make this recipe. You can use a hand-held electric mixer if you’d like. To get that classic pound cake texture, the amount of time you beat the ingredients is imperative. So please don’t rush this step.
Testing – So how do you know if it’s baked? I rely on the standard skewer or cake tester method. Just insert either in the center of the cake and remove it from the oven when it comes out clean.
The peaches in this cake add extra moisture so you’ll want to drain them well. Also, stick to the 2 cups. I tried putting more in for super extra peach flavor and it was not a good idea.
If you incorporate the fruit into the batter using the stand-up mixer, it bruises the peaches just enough to release their extra flavor. Trust me, it’s the way to go.
Glaze – This cake is so moist and tender that it’s also delicious without the glaze. If you’re pinched for time and want to skip the glaze, I think this cake will deliver on its own, naked! But if your glaze is kind of thin, just add powdered sugar, a little at a time, to the glaze, and continue mixing until you get the consistency you want.
Your cake with that sweet creamy glaze keeps just fine in a cake saver or a gallon-sized zipper bag in the fridge. When you cut a slice, cover the open end with plastic wrap to keep it moist.
Can You Freeze This?
This peach cake freezes really well if you double wrap it in foil or plastic wrap and slide it into a freezer-safe bag. Sometimes, I like to cut mine and freeze it in individual slices so I can just pull out a little at a time. Set it on the counter for about an hour to thaw but smaller pieces may not take as long.
Make Ahead Tips
When I know I’m going to toss this baby in the freezer then I don’t bother with the glaze. I’ll wait and make that on serving day. It only takes about 30 minutes to throw this little gem together and the rest is oven time. I’ve even used frozen peaches in a pinch, and they work just fine.
How Long Can You Keep This In The Fridge?
Peach Pound Cake
- 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 3 cups sugar
- 6 large eggs at room temperature
- 3 cups all-purpose flour plus extra to coat the pan
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups fresh peaches peeled, pitted and diced
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar sifted
- 1-3 tablespoons milk or cream
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 12 cup bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray and add a few tablespoons of all-purpose flour to pan, shake it around to coat well, then tap out and discard any excess.
- In the bowl of an electric stand up mixer, gradually beat butter until it's creamy. Add sugar and beat at medium speed for 5-7 minutes, or until mixture is light and fluffy. (I beat for 7 minutes). Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until the yolk disappears and is incorporated into the batter.
- In a medium bowl, mix together flour, salt, and baking soda. Add to butter mixture, alternating with sour cream, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Beat batter on low just until blended after each addition.
- With the mixer on low, stir in vanilla and peaches and continue to beat for about 1 minute. Using a large rubber spatula or wooden spoon, give the batter a final stir and make sure the peaches are mixed evenly throughout the batter.
- Pour the batter into prepared pan, filling the pan only 3/4 full, and bake in preheated oven for 1 hour and 20 minutes to 1 hour and 40 minutes, testing until a wooden skewer or cake tester, inserted into the center of the cake just comes out clean, without any crumbs. Cool pan on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes, then inverts the pan onto a plate, removing cake from pan and cool completely.
- Meanwhile, make the glaze: add powdered sugar to a medium bowl. Add milk or cream to powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time as needed, mixing well after each addition, until you reach desired, pourable consistency. Pour over completely cooled cake. Let cake sit for the glaze to set, then serve.
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Once you’ve had time to really enjoy this peach pound cake, you may want to try a different flavor. Here’s a few suggestions.
- Pecan Pound Cake – Fresh crunchy pecans and moist delicious pound cake, oh my!
- Orange Pound Cake – is so delicious it’s like taking a bite of sweet sunshine
- Lemon Pound Cake – is oh so moist and tender with a wonderful subtle lemon flavor.
- Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake – is deliciously tender and moist with just the right amount of lemon flavoring.
- Buttermilk Pound Cake – Moist and decadent pound cake bliss.
This peach pound cake is a summertime classic that is sure to please the palate and it’s one of the easiest pound cake recipes I’ve got. Dress up any dessert table or springtime celebration like a rock star!!
You’ll be taking home an empty dessert plate and they’ll be begging for the recipe.