Peach-Spice Coffee Cake

I know I’m squeeeeeeaking this recipe in at the end of peach season, but it is a must-try! You could even make it with canned or frozen peaches but of course fresh are always better.

How do you all peel peaches? I used what I feel is the quickest method, although it does get some dishes dirty. Here’s a nice tutorial of the method I used. I had my peaches in the boiling water slightly longer though, probably 1-2 minutes. This is going to sound weird, but the smell of this technique reminds me of my childhood. My mom always did a lot of canning and we would peel the peaches this way. It has a really distinctive smell that brought back some wonderful memories for me.


Peach-Spice Coffee Cake

A breakfast favorite gets an update with peaches and lots of spice.

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4-5 large peaches, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup milk (I used skim!)
1 whole egg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg (I freshly grate mine–always.)
1/4 cup turbinado sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, measure out two tablespoons of the flour and toss with peach pieces.
3. In a separate large bowl, add remaining flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, milk, egg, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Beat on medium high speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes.
4. In a greased 9×13 pan, spread half of batter on the bottom of the pan. Then sprinkle half of the peaches over the batter. Pour the rest of the batter over the peaches, then add the rest of peaches on top of the batter. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown on top and a toothpick or knife inserted in the cake comes out clean. Best consumed the same day, but does keep for 2-3 days.

adapted generously from Betty Crocker

All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

Verdict: I could eat this for breakfast, lunch, dinner. Oh and snacks. Lots of snacks.
Husband’s take: He loved this too. Everyone that tried this loved it.
Changes I would make: None.
Difficulty: Easy!

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  2. This is just my type of cake! I wish I had a couple of slices for breakfast tomorrow along with a cup of coffee!

  3. This cake looks like something I’d like, yum! When I have alot of peaches to peel, this is the method I use, too. Just like Mom taught me. ;)

  4. I have a bunch of peaches that are ready to be ______. This is going on the list!! XO and Happy Friday sweets.


  5. ooo love the peach spice in this and i love that this is a coffee cake!! i’m always looking for some new coffee cakes :)

  6. I could eat this for breakfast, lunch, or dinner too! It looks great!

  7. I have a couple of peaches that need to get used up, I might just have to make this for breakfast!

  8. This look fabulous!

    To be honest I hate peeling peaches (but love other canning tasks like pitting cherries) so my favorite way of peeling them is having someone else do it

  9. Oh my heavens!! This sounds so incredible! It’s like peach cobbler, but cake, and for breakfast!

  10. Love this!!! I had a post about peaches this week too. I have some nectarines right now that just might become a coffee cake.

  11. I made a blueberry coffee cake earlier this summer and it had nutmeg in it and now nutmeg has become a new favorite for more than just holiday baking. I love fresh peaches and this cake is a great way to use them!

  12. I love peaches in desserts, especially when you can actually bite into chunks of them, like this!

  13. This cake sounds wonderful, I love that it’s just bursting with all those juicy peaches!

  14. Mmmm this sounds just delightful! I really haven’t peeled that many peaches now that I think about it…

  15. It’s nice how certain smells can take you back! I love it. This looks great, I haven’t had coffee cake since I was a kid and I forgot how much I used to love it until I saw this! MMMMM :)

  16. That is a beautiful coffee cake. Those peaches look fabulous. So sad that summer is almost over!

  17. Those fresh peaches cut up look so good. I want for breakfast now!

  18. omg.. you peel peaches. I’ve never peeled a peach in my life. (I bow down.) xoxo PS: You ate the skins right?? ;-) xo

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