Southern Lady’s Peach Cake

My friend over at Southern Lady Cooks enticed me with her Peach Cake recipe.  Since I had all the ingredients (there’s not many), I whipped it up Sunday afternoon.

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My mom, who’s been rehabbing  from her hip surgery, got to enjoy a piece when I stopped by to check on her.  I guess I get my love of homemade desserts from her.  We collect cookbooks as a hobby and read them like novels!


Pop on over to The Southern Lady Cooks to check out this delicious recipe and if you get a chance, make it this weekend.   It’s easy.  🙂

The Smoked Turkey Salad recipe is coming up next, I promise!

46 responses to “Southern Lady’s Peach Cake

  1. My “batter” was just way too dry. I know the comments said the peaches would make enough juice on their own, but it was not a batter at all so I added about a fourth of a cup of the peach juice back in and made a very thick batter. Also, while cooking, it began to get really brown about 10 minutes before the quoted cooking time so I took it out. It felt done to the touch. I was in a hurry with company coming for dinner so I poured the hot icing on the hot cake. Oh yea, I poked holes in the cake before pouring the icing because, well, that’s what my momma always told me to do when icing a cake with glaze. OMG, it was so good. My company raved about it and my son stopped by (who is not a cake eater) and asked if he could take some home to his girlfriend. My husband loved it (who also is not much on sweets) and I took some to my mom and she called later to tell me whatever I did, do not loose that recipe – she wants it for her birthday and every other holiday. Now, I will say, it is a VERY rich, sweet, ooey, gooey dessert. I hesitate to call it a cake because my version (hot icing on hot cake) made more of a wet cobbler. But, according to the rave reviews, I don’t think I’ll change it. However, I must admit, I’m tempted to let both cool next time to see if the cake will hold it’s shape better next time when I’m not in such a hurry. Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe!

  2. Charlene Boley

    I want to use fresh peaches. Wonder if the fresh peaches need blanched? Sure hope it works out. I have not made this cake ever before. The fresh peaches are so beautiful this year.

    • whether the cake works with fresh peaches or not, I do not know. But I bet it would TASTE awesome! 🙂 If you find out, let us know. 🙂

      • Charlene Boley

        I made this cake today for the Bible Study group. It sure didn’t look like this picture! It was brown clear through. One lady said she couldn’t taste the peaches. I used 4 cups of beautiful fresh peaches. Rather disturbing to me that the recipe does not tell you exact ounces for the evaporated milk. I decided 3/4 of a 12 oz can would be 9 oz. Next time I’d do 8oz. Frosting is exactly like that of German Chocolate least mine turned out that way. If you like a very sweet desert, this is it. Since I have never had or made this cake before using canned peaches, I really cannot tell you how using fresh peaches made a difference. I myself will not waste my beautiful fresh peaches again on this recipe.

      • I’m so sorry it didn’t work for you with the fresh peaches, but glad you reported back so we’ll know not to try that! I wonder if the brown color was possibly from the sugar content in the fresh peaches. 4 cups of peaches is quite a bit to not have a peach flavor! 😦 I think it is very sweet,too and best served with a nice whipped cream. Well, thanks for the report.

  3. The best peach cake I’ve ever made or ate.Glad I found this recipe.Thanks for posting it.

  4. This cake is awesome. My husband loved it. Will make again. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Is a regular can of condensed mild the small can?

  6. Just made this cake and it turned out awful. Will not repeat.

    • oh, wow! I hate to hear that! What about it was awful? I thought it was delicious, but then I tend to like overly moist, dense, sweet desserts. :0

  7. Can you tell me if the icing goes on warm or it should be cooled?

    • I would put the icing on when it was almost cooled. That’s the way I like it. I never let my cakes cool completely either. I probably should but I’m impatient and really kinda like the way it all melds together when both are still slightly warm. 🙂

  8. For the coconut, is that the same as the sweetened coconuts flakes you buy at the baking section?

  9. Charla Bufkin

    I have a peach tree. I also try to convert all recipes I find to gluten free and diabetic friendly as possible. However, there are Some recipes that it would be a sin to convert 🙂

  10. This needs salt. Yuk!

    • Really? It was just flat out yucky?! lol I don’t recall this recipe needing any salt, but it’s been a few minutes since I made this cake. Maybe someone else will chime in with their thoughts. 🙂

  11. nancy tommey

    Are there no eggs in this recipe?

  12. Edith Arend

    OK where is the liquid to make this a batter and what about height alatuite and can you maybe use pineapple

    • I haven’t made this in a while, but if I remember correctly the mashed up peaches provide enough liquid to make a batter. The final cake is very moist and delicious! 🙂

      As for pineapple, I have seen a very similar recipe in a cookbook using pineapple and I think it might work. I’d probably use crushed pineapple and drain the same as the peaches. If you try it, please report back and let us know. 🙂 You’re free to send me the pic and recipe as well if you want. Thanks for stopping by!

  13. PJ Cimorelli

    Hello there,
    I came accross your website. Looking for a Peach Cake. My husband wants a Peach Cake for Fathers Day, & I promised him that I would find a good Southern recipe. Can you help me? The cake looks out of this world, I’m drooling at the mouth, I hope I can make this for his SPECIAL day!
    Thank you & God Bless!

    • This cake is fabulous and very rich! What kind of help do you need? 🙂

      • PJ Cimorelli

        Hi Jillian,
        Thank you for your quick response, Well I came accross 2 of the Southern Peach cakes on your site. One was the Southern Lady’s Peach Cake, this was a large picture, than I clicked on that link & brought me to a different looking cake called Peach cake with coconut iceing, BUT the picture of the cake was real deep dark red in color, & that one was not the recipe I choose. So my question is, are there two Peach cake recipes on the this site? I really wanted the link of the first Southern Peach Cake, that is lighter in color, unless I made a mistake. How do I attain that recipe?
        Thank You,

      • oh, ok, I get it! 🙂 Actually the big picture is on my site and is MY version of Southern Lady’s Peach Cake, the darker one that you see when you click on her link. I made mine using her recipe, so you should be okay if you follow her recipe. 🙂 Let me know how it turns out. Hope your hubby enjoys it!

    • PJ Cimorelli

      Thank you Jillian,
      your a doll, when I bake the cake I will add a little post to it, for Fathers Day!

  14. Oh yum! I might fly you here to be my cook! 🙂
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie.
    I can’t wait to see what you have next week!

  15. That sure does look good and I am impressed to hear that I won’t need many ingredients! Thanks for the link.

    Best wishes,

  16. This looks declicious! I will have to definitely give this a try soon.

    • actually that was a recipe from a friend. I was just posting the pic and idea to inspire myself. 🙂

  17. This looks great! I’m going to have to try this very soon!

  18. Holy smokes that looks awesome!! We have company coming tomorrow so guess what they’re gonna have:)

  19. This cake sounds and looks soooo delicious! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks

  20. Hi Jillian, Thanks for the link and for trying this wonderful cake. I am making it again today. I hope your mother is doing well and enjoyed the cake, too. Your photo looks so good. Your readers will love how easy it is to make!

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