Rating: 3.34 stars
329 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 76
  • 3 star values: 123
  • 2 star values: 55
  • 1 star values: 15

This old-fashioned American cake is baked in a cast-iron skillet. Peaches give the cake a moist texture; the almond topping makes it crunchy

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 10-inch cast-iron skillet, 9-inch square baking pan, or 2-quart shallow baking dish. In a large bowl, cream butter and 3/4 cup sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla; beat to combine.

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  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. With mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture; beat until incorporated. Fold in peaches.

  • Spread batter in prepared skillet. In a small bowl, mix together remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon, and almonds. Sprinkle mixture over top; bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and topping is golden, 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool 20 minutes before serving.

Cook's Notes

Instead of using a cast-iron skillet, you can make the buckle in a 9-inch square baking pan or in a 2-quart shallow baking dish. Serve straight from the pan.

Variations

Fresh blackberries, raspberries, or blueberries make a nice addition to this cake. Simply replace 1 cup of cut-up peaches with 1 cup whole berries.

Reviews (18)

329 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 76
  • 3 star values: 123
  • 2 star values: 55
  • 1 star values: 15
Rating: 1.0 stars
11/24/2019
Question: Can this be made without the almond topping? Do you have a suggestion for another topping that does not include nuts? I look forward to your response so I can try making this recipe. Thanks, Gee
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2019
It was a hit with the family. Differences I made were I used 3 table spoon less sugar for the batter and I used canned peaches that I drained off the syrupy.
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2018
I made this twice in a cast iron pan. Both times it was a big hit and eaten quickly. If peaches aren't quite ripe, sprinkle with a little bit of sugar and let it sit for a few minutes. It is very versatile. The first time I added lots of blueberrie, second time cherries that I pitted, of course. For the topping, I didn't have almonds, so I used pecans and brown sugar instead of white.
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2017
Really terrific! Used southern peaches in season and some fresh red cherries that I pitted & halved, which made it really colorful. Served small scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side, tho cake is very moist on it's own Don't cover the dish before serving or the top will lose its crispiness.
Rating: Unrated
02/02/2016
I made this using canned peaches that was about to get expired soon. Didn't expect it to turn out good, but it exceeded my expectations- it was amazing. I'm definitely making this again as my family loves it so much. Thank you Martha for the recipe!
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2015
This recipe is easy and quick. I have made this three times and each time there was nothing left--not even a crumb. Enjoy
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2015
This is a great receipe. My family love it.
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2014
This is such a great simple recipe -- really like the topping -- I agree that it is really good for breakfast. Thanks!!!
Rating: Unrated
08/11/2013
This recipe actually appears on page 38 of the July/August 2004 issue, not the November 2003 issue as noted. It's excellent, as well as easy to make.
Rating: 3 stars
08/10/2013
A very tasty and fruity dessert. Not sure how I would describe the cake portion of this, a bit denser than you might think. I think mine was closer to a bread pudding with all the fruit adding so much moisture. The topping was a wonderful contrast.
Rating: Unrated
02/14/2013
Very tasty recipe and easy to make even for a newbie like me!
Rating: Unrated
10/13/2010
This recipe is not in the November 2003 issue of Everyday Food, as is indicated above.
Rating: Unrated
09/07/2010
So easy and excellent with some whipped heavy cream :)
Rating: Unrated
08/07/2010
I just pulled this out of the oven. It is fabulous. The consistency is somewhere between cake and custard and the flavor of the peaches really shines through. Thanks for the recipe!
Rating: Unrated
07/15/2009
Can't see the ingredient list - the ad is in the way!
Rating: Unrated
08/21/2008
Wonderful dessert. It reminded me of bread pudding. I did half the recipe so maybe that was why. I only had peaches and it turned out great. It was very good.
Rating: Unrated
07/04/2008
Made this several times and it's always a hit. Not too sweet and very moist. a nice end to a good meal. JoAnn1945
Rating: Unrated
07/02/2008
Wow!. This was really great. I added 1/2 c. frozen blackberries along with the peaches (because I didn't have as many peaches as I had thought), but I'm sure the peaches alone would have been fantastic.