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Peach Cobbler Pound Cake

Friends. It’s Day 10 of the Twelve Days of Pound Cake. And that means it’s high time for this Peach Cobbler Pound Cake to enter the chat! And WHOOOO BOY is this one incredible!

Seriously. I have so many heart eyes for this cake.

This Peach Cobbler Pound Cake is moist, full of peachy flavor, and rustically beautiful to boot. I found myself just staring at this cake and being instantly transported to family gatherings full of people, and watching as my dear mother-in-law’s peach cobbler was devoured by hungry guests after a day of eating and fellowship.

When I say that this Twelve Days of Pound Cake has been a trip down memory lane…

And apparently writing this post made my mother-in-law’s ears itch, because she and I gabbed the whole time I was writing it. 😊 I love her so much.

About this Peach Cobbler Pound Cake

If you’ve seen my Strawberry Pound Cake, you already know that I love summer fruits. You also know that I use freeze-dried strawberries in that cake so that I can have it all year.

This is a picture of a Peach Cobbler Pound Cake.

I used that same trick for this cake. Freeze-dried peaches saved the day, since fresh peaches are long out of season in Maryland in November. Also, fresh peaches don’t really taste like much when they’re baked in anything but pie, so I wanted to use an ingredient that would really give this cake a big peach flavor!

Freeze-dried peaches punch way above their weight class and give tremendous flavor to this Peach Cobbler Pound Cake. Butter and oil keep it super moist, and the streusel and glaze topping is the perfect amount of sweet and crunch to finish!

I really, really love this cake.

Peach Cobbler Pound Cake Ingredients

All-Purpose Flour: I love the pleasantly plump texture of a good pound cake. In my experience (and with my cakes), that beautiful texture comes from all-purpose flour. In this cake, the all-purpose flour helped me achieve the texture that I really wanted.

Baking Soda: Peaches are an acidic ingredient. Because of that, baking soda was the proper leavening for this particular pound cake.

Kosher Salt: Salt is very important in any dessert; it balances the sugar and keeps the dessert from becoming cloyingly sweet. If using table salt for this recipe, cut the amount in half.

Cinnamon: This cake benefits from the *slightest* kiss of cinnamon. It adds a special flavor without turning it into a spice cake.

Nutmeg: The slight amount of nutmeg in this recipe adds a big hit of warmth to this cake, and makes it super homey.

Freeze-Dried Peaches: Fresh peaches are waaaaay out of season in Maryland, and they wouldn’t add that much peachy flavor to this cake anyway. Freeze-dried peaches are perfect for the job; they impart huge peach flavor in this pound cake.

This is a picture of a Peach Cobbler Pound Cake.

Unsalted Butter: This cake has some heavy-duty ingredients, so I wanted to use butter instead of oil. The reason is surprising…butter helps this cake become lighter! Specifically, the process of creaming butter and sugar creates air pockets that assist with cake rise.

Vegetable Oil: I added vegetable oil to this cake to improve moisture. A couple of tablespoons works wonders in this cake!

Granulated Sugar: Granulated sugar adds sweetness and caramelization. That beautiful crust on the outside of your pound cake? It is largely because of the sugar in your recipe!

Eggs: The protein in the eggs adds structure to the cake, while the fatty yolk adds delicious flavor.

Pure Vanilla Extract: Make sure to use the good stuff, like Nielsen-Massey, for this incredible recipe! Whatever brand you use, make sure you use pure vanilla extract. It can be difficult to find this time of year, so make sure to stock up!

Orange Extract: The orange extract really enhances the peach flavor in this cake!

Sour Cream: You’ll want to use full-fat sour cream for this recipe. Fat=flavor and you don’t want to skimp on flavor! The rich sour cream also plays nicely against the sweetness of the freeze-dried peaches.

This is a picture of a Peach Cobbler Pound Cake.

Beginners Start Here

If you’re new to baking, or if you want to learn how to do some of the more tricky baking techniques, here are a couple of super helpful articles from the BwB site that will help you get set up for success with this Peach Cobbler Pound Cake.

These resources are super helpful to help you build consistency and confidence on your baking journey. Happy Reading!

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Important Tools Used in this Peach Cobbler Pound Cake

Below, you’ll find some tools that I used for this pound cake. These are the tools that I use all the time in my own kitchen.

**I get paid a small commission if you purchase directly from these links, but they are truly amazing products that you’ll find in my kitchen.**

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If you have them already, great! Think of this as a checklist to help you build the confidence that you’ll need to execute this recipe!

I can’t wait to make this one for my mother-in-law in a few weeks. It reminds me so much of her and I hope she loves it. I hope you all love it too!

Enjoy the recipe, Friends! See you tomorrow for Day 11!

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Peach Cobbler Pound Cake

This peach cobbler pound cake has an incredible peach flavor and the most moist texture!  The ever-so-slight spices add warmth to this yummy treat!

  • Total Time: ~5-7 hours
  • Yield: 18 servings 1x

Ingredients

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For the Cake Batter:

  • 352 g (2.9 c) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 34 g freeze-dried peaches, pulverized
  • 227 g (1 c) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 500 g (2.5 c) granulated sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • 250 g (1 c) buttermilk, room temperature

To Make the Streusel Topping:

  • 50 g (1/4 c) brown sugar
  • 50 g (1/4 c) granulated sugar
  • 32 g (1/4 c) all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp fine sea salt
  • 57 g (1/4 c) butter, cold

For the Vanilla Simple Syrup:

  • 67 g (1/3 c) granulated sugar
  • 84 g (1/3 c) water
  • 1/8 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

For the Vanilla Glaze:

  • 240 g (2 c) confectioner’s sugar
  • 3 tbsp whole milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt

Instructions

To Make the Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.  An oven thermometer will help you reach the right oven temperature; our ovens are often off, and that makes a huge difference!
  2. Use a food processor or coffee grinder to pulverize the freeze-dried peaches.
  3. Sift all-purpose flour, baking soda, kosher salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and freeze-dried peaches into a medium bowl.  Set aside.
  4. Add butter and vegetable oil to the bowl of a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl.  Mix the fats together until they are completely combined and smooth.
  5. Add granulated sugar and cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Take your time with this step, and scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.  (Not sure what properly creamed butter and sugar should look like?  Take a look here!)
  6. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until each egg is completely incorporated.  Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
  7. Add the pure vanilla extract and orange extract and mix until completely incorporated.
  8. Add half of the flour mixture and mix until just incorporated.  The freeze-dried peaches are a bit sticky so make sure that you get some in the batter.
  9. Add all of the buttermilk and mix until just incorporated. 
  10. Add the other half of the flour mixture and mix until just incorporated.  Give the batter several turns with a stiff spatula.
  11. Prepare your bundt pan as your normally would (I use the butter/flour method, and you can see how to do that right here!).  
  12. Add the batter to the pan.
  13. Bake for 60-75 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer reads 210°F-215°F.  My Goldilocks temp is 212°F. 
  14. Remove from the oven and allow to place on a cooling rack, in its pan, for ten minutes.  Place a piece of parchment paper under the cooling rack!
  15. After ten minutes, invert the cake onto the cooling rack. 

To Make the Vanilla Simple Syrup:

  1. Add the water, granulated sugar, and fine sea salt to a small saucepan.  Bring to a boil and boil just until all of the solids are dissolved.  Remove from the heat.
  2. Add the vanilla extract and stir to combine.
  3. Brush on the cake after inverting it onto the cooling rack.  Allow the cake to cool completely.  (3-5 hours)

To Make the Streusel Topping:

  1. Add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, flour, and salt to a medium bowl.  Stir to combine.
  2. Cut the cold butter into tablespoon-sized pieces and add to the sugar mixture.  Use fingers or a pastry cutter, break up the butter pieces until they are the size of peas or larger.  
  3. Spread the mixture on parchment paper on a rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 325°F for 10-15 minutes, or until the flour looks dissolved.  Set aside until completely cool.

To Make the Vanilla Glaze:

  1. Add the confectioner’s sugar, fine sea salt, vanilla extract, and two tablespoons of whole milk to a medium mixing bowl.  Stir until the mixture is mixed but clumpy.  If all of the confectioner’s sugar won’t incorporate into the clumpy mixture, add another 1/2 tbsp of whole milk.
  2. The final glaze should have the consistency of thick honey.
  3. Pour over the cake with a spouted measuring cup, squeeze bottle, or spoon.  Top with streusel mix, then a bit more of the vanilla glaze.
  4. Enjoy!
  • Author: Shani
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes (active)
  • Cook Time: 60-70 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Peach Cobbler Pound Cake, Pound Cake

Want to see the rest of the cakes from the Twelve Days of Pound Cake 2022? You can see them right here!

1 COMMENT

  1. This cake has a wonderful tender crumb, exactly what you’re looking for in a pound cake. I would push the boundaries a little further with the peaches.

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