Recipe for Peach Almond Cake

I love Utah peaches. In my book, they are the best! They are finally ripe and ready and I can’t get enough. I bought a bunch last week, but couldn’t eat them fast enough so I decided to use some of them in a cake.


The peaches and almonds were wonderful together. The almonds and turbinado sugar gave the cake a nice crunchy top. The peaches kept the cake moist and delicious! If you are overloaded with peaches this summer or just want a tasty summer treat, try this cake.

I took the peach almond cake to the Julie & Julia party and everyone loved it. To read more about the movie and our Utah food blogging party read Kalyn’s article over at Blogher. We really had a great time and the movie was fantastic! Meryl Streep is amazing. I hope you all get a chance to see it.


Peach Almond Cake

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened

2/3 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, divided

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1 large egg

1/2 cup shaken buttermilk

Peaches, chopped (about 1 1/4 cups)

Almonds, sliced or chopped almonds (about 3/4 cup)

Turbinado sugar (to sprinkle on top of cake)


Preheat oven to 400°F with rack in middle. Butter and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.


Beat butter and 2/3 cup sugar with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and almond extracts. Add egg and beat until combined.

At low speed, mix in flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour, and mixing until just combined.


Spoon batter into cake pan, smoothing top. Scatter chopped peaches evenly over top and sprinkle the almonds on top of the peaches. Top with remaining 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar and the turbinado sugar.


Bake until cake is golden and a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack and cool to warm, 10 to 15 minutes more. Invert onto a plate.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Fabulous- glad everyone at the party enjoyed the cake!! I love the use of turbinado sugar- the crunch is so awesome! I still haven't seen Julie and Julia but hope to this week!!

  2. I'm jealous you guys all got together- that sounds like so much fun!

    And good timing with the peach cake- I've been looking for peach recipes now that they're finally ripe around here. Looks great!

  3. Well, as a resident of The Peach State, I might have to take issue with you about who has the best peaches (!) but I won't argue about how delicious this cake looks – Love almonds in anything.

  4. Peaches are one of my favorites, too, and I believe we are at the peak of the season here in PA. I will have to buy a basket of peaches this week to try this cake!

  5. Oh I hope to go see that movie this week. I want to now that everyone is raving about it. Plus the fact that all the foods in the movie…
    I love this cake. I have been on a peach-kick lately.

  6. ♥ that cake Maria, it looks delicious!Am glad it was enjoyed at the J & J party. Sadly, our peach season is over; can't wait for next year.I love the crunch & nuts on top. Lovely way to use peaches!!

  7. the peach cake looks wonderful! I went to an advanced screening of Julie & Julia and loved it. I'm planning on seeing it again! 🙂

  8. I used up the last of my cherries last week…one batch went into a, get this, cherry almond cake 🙂 Great minds think alike.

  9. I bet this was delish especially with the added almonds on top. I didn't know Utah had peaches. I see peach I think Georgia. I'm learning everyday!
    ~ingrid

  10. I love peaches, but it always seems like they are never in season here. The only time I've had a good one is when we stopped at a roadside stand way down in Southern Va. Your peach cake looks delicious!!

  11. What a wonderful party!!!! Im glad everyone like this cake, it looks and sounds So good! Peaches and almonds pair so well!

  12. I have to agree that Utah Peaches really give GA peaches a run for their money. My parents tree had the largest, juiciest, most delicious peaches I have ever tasted. I definitely miss them.
    This cake looks wonderful.
    Too bad I moved before this get together- I really would have loved to meet everyone and see the movie 🙁

  13. I don't do enough with peaches! But I think I have to buy some just to try this cake. Peaches and almonds? Perfect together! And it looks all crusty and good on top, too.

  14. Peaches and almonds sound like a delicious combo but I don't think I've ever tried them. I'll have to keep this recipe in mind!

  15. I was going to see the movie with Mom while I was home, but then this Harry Potter kid got in the way… oh well 🙂

    Great idea with the peaches and almonds, I would love this with just a little powdered sugar 🙂

  16. Wow – this cake look delicious, Maria! No surprise that it was a big hit at the J&J party. I hope to see it in the next week or so – glad to hear that you enjoyed it!

  17. That looks like a great, versatile cake. I'd love to try that with the peaches and also with a different fruit. Looks wonderful!

  18. Washington peaches are usually good but this summer they have been amazing due to all of the sun we've had. This is a perfect way to showcase them.

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    2. This cake looks fantastic!

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  20. I think we in NJ could give you and Giorgia a run for your money when it comes to peaches. Your cake looks scrumptious though with that almond topping.

  21. The cake looks beautiful and I cannot wait to see the movie. I remember seeing the coming attraction thinking this movie is just for me!

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