Peach Batter Cake Recipe with Crunchy Top Crust (2024)

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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

Folks, this Old Fashioned Peach Cake is one of those recipes that is hard to explain but totally worth trying. Our mom picked up the original recipe at a local farm stand one year when she was getting fresh peaches. Barbara modified the recipe slightly but I’ve tried both versions and they are top notch. This recipe is so amazing that we created several versions that are just as yummy, including a Cherry Batter Cake, a Blackberry versionand a Rhubarb version.

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.

Summer Peach Cake

Our parents have a couple of peach trees and this is my dad’s favorite dessert when the peaches are ripe in July (if the trees produce – it’s never a guarantee). Since the peaches are usually all ripe at the same time, my mom usually freezes four or five packets each with the four cups of peaches and lemon juice so she can pull a packet from the freezer and easily make this Summer Peach Cake any time of the year!

What makes this cake so unique is the boiling waterthat 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.

Old Fashioned Peach Cake Ingredients

Fresh or Canned Peaches, drained

Lemon Juice

Sugar

Butter, softened

Milk

Flour

Baking Powder

Salt

Cornstarch

Boiling Water

HOW TO MAKE OLD FASHIONED PEACH COBBLER RECIPE:

For the full easy peach cake recipe and ingredient amounts, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Instructions:

  1. Grease an 8×8 inch baking dish, and line bottom with drained or fresh peaches.
  2. Sprinkle peaches with lemon juice.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar; add milk and dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and salt) alternately.
  4. Spread batter over peaches.
  5. To make the decadent, sugar crust, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt, and sprinkle it over the batter.
  6. Pour boiling water over the cake, and bake at 375 degrees F for 1 hour.

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Notes About Summer Peach Cake with Fresh Peaches:

  • Make this old fashioned peach cake all year long using frozen fresh peaches or canned peaches. Just be sure to drain them before making the cake.
  • Pour the boiling water directly over the sugar, cornstarch mixture to form a magic crust. Be sure all the sugar is moistened.
  • 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.

Old Fashioned Fruit Recipes

Looking for some other delicious desserts to use garden fresh fruits? Try our favorites!

Easy Cherry Crisp

Grandma’s Rhubarb Streusel

Grandma’s Apple Crisp

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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 minutes mins

Cook Time1 hour hr

Total Time1 hour hr 10 minutes 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.

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  • Sprinkle peaches with lemon juice.

  • Cream sugar and butter; add milk and dry ingredients alternately.

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  • Spread batter over peaches.

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  • For topping, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt; sprinkle over batter.

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  • Pour boiling water over cake.

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  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 1 hour.

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  • 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 waterthat 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.

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