This crowd-pleasing cake features the classic peaches-and-cream flavor pair. Instead of icing, the warm cake gets a liberal dusting of cinnamon sugar.

Everyday Food, June 2012


Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 15 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 14-cup nonstick Bundt pan. Whisk together 3 cups flour, baking soda, and salt. Toss peaches with remaining 2 tablespoons flour to coat. In a large bowl, using a mixer, beat 2 sticks butter and 2 cups sugar on medium-high until fluffy and pale yellow. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. With mixer on low, add flour mixture in 2 additions, alternating with sour cream, and beat until combined. Fold peaches and vanilla into batter and transfer to pan. Tap pan firmly on counter several times to remove any air bubbles and smooth top.

  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 1 hour. Transfer pan to a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet; let cool 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, melt remaining 1 stick butter. Combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon. Using an offset spatula or small knife, loosen cake from pan, then invert onto rack. Working in sections, brush cake with butter and sprinkle liberally with cinnamon sugar. Serve warm or at room temperature, with whipped cream if desired.

Cook's Notes

Cover and keep at room temperature, up to 3 days.


Reviews (6)

83 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 32
  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
Overall the cake worked out and tastes pretty good. My reason for giving it 3 stars is that for me, I couldn't taste the peaches at all. I think what would be more useful in this recipe is indicating the amount of diced peaches in cups instead of number of peaches (because hey, not all peaches are the same size)! This turned out to be more of a cinnamon in sugar cake which is an okay alternative :)
Rating: 5 stars
This is a delicious cake! Of course, it helps to have our wonderful summer peaches. Wouldn't bother making it when they are out of season. I only used about half of the cinnamon sugar but other than that followed directions as written.
Rating: Unrated
I made this cake for a reunion of 10 golf friends. It was everyone's favorite and the recipe is being shared today. I did not use the third part of the recipe as I felt it was sweet and moist enough without adding more sugar and calories. I used fresh North Carolina peaches and they were super this year! A winner and a keeper!!
Rating: 4 stars
This is an easy and wonderful recipe for ripe peaches. Following the directions exactly, especially when beating the butter, sugar and eggs makes a fluffy batter, which cooks beautifully. Definitely a summer dessert for family or company.
Rating: Unrated
I made this cake today and had to throw it out. I baked it for 70 minutes and the toothpick came out clean. After cooling on a rack for 15 minutes and taking it out of the pan, I discovered the cake was nowhere near done. I followed the recipe exactly and the only thing I can think of is perhaps my 4 peaches were larger than the 4 peaches tested for the recipe. It was a big waste of time and money.
Rating: Unrated
I served this to 8 people and believe me.....this won't last three days!!! Nothing to save! It is a fabulous dessert -- especially in summer!!!