This Peach Snack Cake made with fresh peaches is the perfect treat for a summertime snack, dessert or even breakfast since it’s not super sweet!

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From around the age of two my oldest, Kenya, liked to march into the kitchen and rattle off a laundry list of ingredients he needed to make whatever food creation he had thought up. Kenya’s early culinary works of art revolved mainly around water and using cooking equipment like our blender, but over the years he broadened his repertoire and interests and developed more of a sense of what cooking entails.

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This Peach Cake recipe is his creation from when he was 6 and it’s still one of our favorites to make. When Kenya wanted to cook when he was younger it wasn’t me leading the show and telling him what goes into the recipe, rather it was all about what he wanted and how he sees it all coming together. One the particular weekend this peach cake came to fruition, he told hubby and me that he wanted to make a cake comprised of apples, flour, a LOT of baking soda, milk and honey. I informed Kenya that apples weren’t in season yet and suggested he try peaches instead. He liked the idea.

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At first I was just going to let Kenya dump all of his ingredients in a bowl, stir them up and bake it. However, I really wanted him to have a chance at success, so I suggested he add an egg, a touch of vanilla and some baking powder. He agreed and said they would work for his recipe. Phewf! I still wasn’t expecting much, but when the cake finally came out of the oven smelling richly of golden brown sugar and sweet peaches, our whole family tore into it without so much as allowing it to cool. 

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Totally inspired, I remade Kenya’s Peach Cake recipe a few more times, making minor adjustments here and there, but leaving his basic recipe the same. I have to give full credit to my little man for this success. It’s super simple to make and perfect for a light dessert or afternoon snack. We even have it for breakfast sometimes. With peaches being prime right now, we’re making this Peach Cake once a week and it’s beyond delicious. 

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I’m not saying that letting your kids take over the kitchen and run on the show on a daily basis is such a great idea, but sometimes they might surprise you with their tasty ideas!

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Peach Snack Cake

This Peach Snack Cake made with fresh peaches is the perfect treat for a summertime snack, dessert or even breakfast since it's not super sweet!
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Servings: 10
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 peach, cubed
  • 1 peach, thinly sliced

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. 
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted butter, milk, honey, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, egg, and vanilla.
  • Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined, and fold in the peaches.* 
  • Pour batter into a greased and parchment lined 9 x 9 inch square or 9-inch round pan and top with thinly sliced peaches and sprinkle with remaining tablespoon of brown sugar. Bake 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • * you can substitute the peach with cubed pear, plum or nectarine

Nutrition

Sodium: 85mg | Sugar: 8g | Fiber: 1g | Calories: 90kcal | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 19g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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  3. I love peach muffins they are one of my favorite muffins so i make a lot esp peaches and cream muffins! So someone like me who loves peaches And they are only available during summer time I have made muffins with canned peaches and they turn out just fine! Last week I made muffins with canned peaches then just today I made peaches and cream muffins with fresh peaches since they are available at my grocery store now so it does work both ways! Just drain they peaches good and chop them up!

  4. Oh my, This is happiness on a fork! My kids will love this especially my youngest who would take in any form of peach. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  5. I plan on making this for my daughter for her first birthday. Although I know honey is safe after one I would like to wait a little longer before I introduced honey to her. Any suggestions for substitutions other than white sugar? Agave, coconut sugar, maple syrup? And about how much of the substitution? Thanks =)

  6. I have been following you forever and have never actually made a recipe, though I’ve wanted to make them all. My girls made this recipe tonight for dessert after dinner and it was absolutely delicious. This will be a staple in our house from now on. I love desserts that aren’t too sweet and this is just perfect. Thanks for this new staple in our family.

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