This gorgeous homemade peach cake recipe topped with whipped cream cheese frosting will impress and delight your guests! Filled with juicy fresh peaches, blueberries, and a hint of orange zest, you are going to absolutely love this recipe!

Everyone who tries this cake recipe absolutely raves about it – we’re so excited to finally share how you can make it at home! This is the perfect cake to make for a baby shower, bridal shower, birthday, or gathering.

In this article you’ll learn how to: make peach cake, get tips for decorating a naked cake, and how to bake perfect cakes every time!

Imagine a cake so tender it practically melts in your mouth, each bite the perfect balance of flavors. The natural sweetness of fresh peaches and blueberries paired with the luxurious creaminess of whipped cream cheese is simply irresistible.

This moist and flavorful cake creates a heavenly blend of fruity goodness and will leave you craving just one more slice! Are you drooling yet? Let’s get baking!

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Why We Love This Recipe

As the sun’s warm embrace envelops us during the sweltering summer months, there’s nothing quite like the taste of ripe, juicy peaches to bring sunshine to your plate. In the world of desserts, few things capture the essence of this season better than a perfectly baked peach cake, generously cloaked in a billowy layer of orange zest whipped cream cheese frosting.

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice looking to impress, this delicious peach cake recipe promises to wow your friends and family!

A true masterpiece worthy of any special occasion or, simply a blissful afternoon indulgence. This cake looks much more difficult than it is!

We decorated ours with extra peach slices, blueberries, and camomile flowers for a beautiful rustic yet elegant look.

So, preheat your oven, gather your ingredients, and let’s embark on a culinary journey that celebrates the bounty of summer.

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Peach Cake Ingredients

  • Fresh Peaches: Delicious fresh peaches are the epitome of sunshine! We recommend fresh, see note below about using frozen.
  • Fresh Blueberries: Blueberries add a unique flavor to this cake and aren’t to be missed. We recommend using fresh.
  • Flour: All-purpose flour is the base of this delicious cake recipe.
  • Eggs: Eggs bind the cake and creates a great consistency.
  • Olive Oil: Olive oil is our preferred fat for this recipe.
  • Greek Yogurt: Use a full fat greek yogurt for the perfect denseness.
  • Sugar: Sweetens the cake. We recommend granulated white.
  • Cinnamon: Adds a balance of flavor to this cake and pairs wonderfully with peaches.
  • Almond Extract: The perfect essence to add to this cake. It can be substituted for pure vanilla extract if you do not have almond extract.
  • Baking Soda: Helps the cake rise.
  • Salt: Balances out the sweetness of the cake.
  • Orange Zest: A star in this whipped cream cheese frosting recipe! Borrowed from our pear tart recipe!
  • Heavy Whipping Cream: Creates a soft billowy texture within the frosting.
  • Cream Cheese: The perfect tart addition to top the cake with. You may opt for reduced fat if desired.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Peach Cake

Be sure to scroll all the way down for more tips and detailed baking instructions.

  1. Preheat the oven and grease your cake pans.
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Combine the wet ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, scraping the bowl between additions until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  5. Fold in the peaches, blueberries, and orange zest by hand until fully incorporated.
  6. Divide the cake batter evenly between the 3 cake pans and bake. You’ll know they are done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. While the cakes are baking make the whipped cream cheese frosting.
  8. Using an electric mixer, whisk the whipping cream, vanilla, and sugar until soft peaks form.
  9. Next, add the room-temperature cream cheese and orange zest and mix to combine. Set aside until the cakes have cooled to room temperature so you can frost them.
  10. Frost and decorate the cake, and enjoy!
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Tips for Success & FAQs

Don’t Over-Mix: The key to making a soft and delicate cake is to not over-mix the cake batter. Gluten develops as the batter is mixed, and overly mixed (developed) cakes can become tough and chewy! Fold in the dry ingredients until just mixed.

Tips for Baking a Perfect Cake: If you are new to baking cakes or have a hard time knowing when it’s ready to pull out of the oven, not to worry! Use these simple tricks to bake perfect cakes every time…

Use a Cake Tester: Using a cake tester is helpful determining if the cake is ready. You can also use a toothpick. You’ll know the cake is baked fully when inserted in the center of the cake and it comes out clean.

Jiggle Test: Gently jiggle the cake while in the oven, if the center jiggles like wet mud, it’s not ready yet. If it doesn’t jiggle at all, you’re good to go!

Sponge Test: Softly tap the top center of the cake to see if it bounces under your touch or sinks in. You’re looking for a soft bounce – like a damp sponge – to tell you that it’s ready to pull from the oven.

Baking Tip: If you see jiggles or the center sinks, the cake isn’t quite there yet, put it back in for another few minutes and check it again. However, don’t want to over-bake, which could create a dry cake.

Can I use frozen fruit instead of fresh fruit for this recipe?

I would not recommend swapping the fresh fruit for frozen for this recipe. The reason is that frozen fruit can add more moisture to the cake batter and it could result in a soggy cake.

Can I make the cake ahead of time?

You can absolutely bake the cakes a day ahead of time. If doing so, place the baked cakes in an airtight container until ready to frost. You can prepare the frosting ahead of time, but we recommend assembling the cakes on the day you plan on serving.

How to store peach cake?

If you have leftovers (unlikely!) this cake can be covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days. Make sure to refrigerate as the frosting is perishable.

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Tips for Decorating

How to decorate a naked cake:

You will love how easy it is to decorate a naked cake, yet how impressive the results are!

To decorate, simply place the first layer on a cake stand.

Next, dollop a heavy amount of frosting in the center and spread evenly to the edges, creating a ring of frosting along the edge, similar to a pizza crust.

Stack the next cake layer on, and repeat.

Use a spatula to smear the frosting evenly between the layers (like caulking), adding more frosting if needed.

Finish with more frosting on top and decorate using edible flower, fresh fruit, and any other desired adornments.

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Peach Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: Three 8" rounds
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Indulge in our delectable homemade peach cake! Topped with a citrus whipped cream cheese frosting, this dessert is a delightful balance of tangy and sweet. Every bite is a taste of sunshine, making it an ideal dessert for gatherings or a delightful afternoon snack.


Peach Cake

  • 3 cups Flour
  • ¾ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 3 Eggs
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • 1½ cups Greek Yogurt
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • ½ tsp Almond Extract
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • 3 Peaches, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 cup Blueberries

Orange Zest Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 3 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1½ cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 16 oz. Cream Cheese, room temp
  • Zest of 1 Orange


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Grease and flour three 8" round cake pans.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk together until just combined and set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the wet ingredients: eggs, sugar, olive oil, yogurt, and almond extract. Using the paddle attachment, blend together until just combined.
  5. Adjust the mixer to medium speed and slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients scraping the bowl between additions. Mix until just combined - do not to overmix.
  6. Remove the mixture from the stand and fold in the peaches, blueberries, and orange zest by hand until just incorporated.
  7. Divide the cake batter evenly between the 3 cake pans and bake for 15-20 minutes. You'll know the cake are done baking when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. While the cakes are baking, prepare the frosting: Combine the cold heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl. Use the whisk attachment on high speed to form soft peaks with the cream.
  9. Next, add the room-temperature cream cheese and orange zest to the mixing bowl. Whisk on medium speed until just combined. Refrigerate until the cakes have cooled to room temperature.
  10. When the cakes have cooled completely, frost the cakes in whatever manner you desire. Top with fresh fruit and edible flowers. Enjoy!

More Recipes for You to Try

If you are looking for more fruit-flavored cakes to indulge in, you MUST try my orange cake with a bright orange curd filling or this easy homemade strawberry cake.

If you are looking for a velvety, citrus-flavored dessert, you MUST try my Lemon Posset recipe!

Want to bake more cakes with olive oil as an ingredient, then this lemon thyme olive oil cake is a great option to bake for a delicious snack or quick dessert.

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