Melt in Your Mouth Peach Pound Cake Recipe

Hark! Ladies and gentlemen, lend me thine ears whilst I regale you with a tale of a delectable dessert that will melt thy heart and satisfy thy soul. The dish of which I speak is none other than the sweet and succulent Sure Peach Pound Cake Recipe.

This recipe hails from the rolling hills and verdant valleys of old England and has been passed down through generations of skilled chefs. Its origins can be traced back to ancient times when bakers would create simple yet delicious cakes made with only the most basic ingredients.

But do not be fooled by its humble beginnings, for this cake is fit for royalty. It is a testament to the artistry of baking and boasts a decadent flavor that will transport thee to another world.

So I implore thee, give this recipe a try and experience firsthand the magic that is sure to ensue. Join me in the kitchen as we embark on a culinary journey that will leave us both enchanted and sated.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Sure Peach Pound Cake
Sure Peach Pound Cake

Oh, how sweet and succulent the taste of peaches! The fresh fragrance of an easy peach pound cake recipe is what brings peace to my heart. If you are a fan of Southern-style desserts like peach cobbler, then prepare to fall in love with this peach pound cake recipe.

Why will you adore this recipe, you may inquire? This pound cake is simple to make and only requires basic baking ingredients. All you require is 3 cups of cake flour, 1 cup of milk, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2 cups of sugar, 6 large eggs, 3 sticks or 1.5 cups of unsalted butter at room temperature, and diced peaches.

The combination and consistency of quality ingredients make this cake simply perfect. As it bakes in the oven, its fruity aroma fills your home with the fragrance of love. And when you take it out, it’s golden brown with little bits of luscious peaches sprinkled throughout the cake.

Serve it hot or cold for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even as a snack any day of the week. Trust me; it will always bring boundless joy to your soul. So why waste any more time? Go ahead and try out this recipe today!

Ingredient List

 Sweet peaches and fluffy cake make the perfect combination.
Sweet peaches and fluffy cake make the perfect combination.

Before we get started with this delicious peach pound cake recipe, let’s make sure we have everything we need! Here are the ingredients you will need:

Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk, room temperature

Peach Mixture Ingredients:

  • 2 cups diced peaches, fresh or canned
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted Butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Splash of Vanilla extract

Now that you have all of the ingredients to make this delicious peach pound cake, let’s get started!

The Recipe How-To

 Sprinkle some powdered sugar and add a cherry on top for a picture-perfect finish.
Sprinkle some powdered sugar and add a cherry on top for a picture-perfect finish.

After gathering all the recipe ingredients, it’s time to put them all together and create a delicious Peach Pound Cake that will satisfy any sweet tooth! Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to create this delectable dessert.

1. Preheat the Oven and Grease a Bundt Pan

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit, and grease a bundt pan with butter and flour to ensure the cake doesn’t stick.

2. Mix the Butter, Shortening, and Sugar

In a mixing bowl, cream together 1 cup of butter, 1/2 cup of shortening, and 3 cups of granulated sugar until light and fluffy.

3. Add the Eggs One at a Time

Add 6 large eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

4. Add Flour in Parts

Sift 3 cups of cake flour and 1 teaspoon of baking powder together in another bowl. Add the flour mixture in parts to the creamed mixture, alternating with 1 cup of milk, beginning, and ending with flour.

5. Fold in Diced Peaches

Fold in 2 cups of diced fresh peaches, or substitute with canned peaches if fresh ones aren’t available.

6. Pour Batter into Bundt Pan

Pour the cake batter into the prepared bundt pan.

7. Bake Until Golden Brown and Test with Toothpick

Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until golden brown, and check the cake’s progress by inserting a toothpick into the center. The toothpick should come out clean when the cake is done.

8. Let Cool Before Serving

Allow the cake to cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes before serving as a dessert.

Enjoy this scrumptious Peach Pound Cake as is or topped with whipped cream or fresh peaches for an even more extravagant dessert.

Substitutions and Variations

 Bite into the warm, buttery cake for a comforting treat.
Bite into the warm, buttery cake for a comforting treat.

Verily, if thou art feeling adventurous, there are a multitude of ways to customize thy peach pound cake. Allow me to proffer some substitutions and variations for this recipe that shall add a new twist to thy dessert:

– Sour cream: Instead of using milk in the batter, try sour cream instead. It shall make the cake extra moist and tender.

– Peaches: While fresh peaches are most highly recommended for this recipe, thou couldst opt to use canned peaches as a substitution. Ensure them drained well before dicing and mixing into your batter.

– Cream cheese: For a more flavorful and rich pound cake variation, thou may consider adding some cream cheese to the batter along with the butter and shortening.

– Upside Down Peach Cobbler Pound Cake: To create this adaptation of thine peach pound cake, take sliced peaches and arrange them at the base of thy bundt pan before pouring the batter on top. The result is thine own masterpiece that doubles as both a cobbler and a pound cake!

– Cake Mix: If thee hast an aversion for mixing ingredients from scratch or art pressed for time, feel free to use box cake mix — yellow or vanilla, but adjust for dry ingredients by omitting eggs (usually 3 large), oil (½ cup) & water (1cup) from its package instructions.

These alterations should still produce an impeccable dessert that all will swoon over.

Serving and Pairing

 Every slice is packed with juicy, ripe peaches for a burst of flavor.
Every slice is packed with juicy, ripe peaches for a burst of flavor.

Greetings, my dear fellow gourmands! Now that we have mastered the art of creating a luscious peach pound cake, let us move on to the decadent serving part. One cannot simply enjoy a slice of cake without putting some thought into the pairing and presentation, now can we?

Firstly, let us discuss the classic accompaniment for a pound cake – whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, perhaps even both if you’re feeling rather indulgent. The cold sweetness of ice cream melting against the warm texture of our perfectly baked cake is simply divine, and no one can deny that.

But let us not forget about peaches themselves! It goes without saying that our peach pound cake pairs beautifully with fresh peach slices. Not only does this enhance the overall flavor of the dessert, but it also looks absolutely stunning on a plate.

If you’re in the mood for a bit of a twist, why not try topping your slice with some homemade peach cobbler? As an alternative, you can also go for a drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce for added richness.

And when it comes to drinks to serve alongside this delectable dessert, I highly recommend pairing it with some freshly brewed tea or coffee. The bitterness from either of these beverages counteracts the sweetness of the cake beautifully.

Finally, presentation is key when it comes to any dish. For that classic southern charm, I recommend serving this peach pound cake on a beautiful floral-patterned plate with some delicate floral centerpieces to further enhance its visual appeal.

So there you have it folks, a comprehensive guide to serving and pairing your delicious peach pound cake. Remember to savor each bite and share it with loved ones!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A slice of pure indulgence, sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
A slice of pure indulgence, sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Hark! Thou mayst find thyself in curious times, where pound cakes may be made ahead of time, and even stored for a later day. But fear not, for I shall guide thee through this process with utmost ease.

Upon making this peach pound cake recipe, thou mayst find it best to let it cool completely before storing it. Ah! But how shall one go about storing it? Worry not, dear reader. If thou hast used a bundt pan or any other suitable container, simply wrap the cooled cake tightly in plastic wrap and store it at room temperature for up to two days.

But what if thou art not planning on consuming the cake within two days? Fret not, for thee can store it in the refrigerator for up to five days. Simply cover it tightly with aluminum foil and store it in the fridge. When thou art ready to consume it again, let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before slicing into it.

Now, imagine thyself in a situation where thou art expected to provide dessert at a moment’s notice. ‘Tis a common predicament that many find themselves in. In such an event, this peach pound cake doth come to thy aid once more. Thee can freeze the cake (unfrosted) up to three months ahead of time, provided thee wrap it suitably in plastic wrap and aluminum foil.

When thee art ready to consume the frozen cake, let it thaw overnight in the fridge or at room temperature for about two hours before reheating or frosting. To reheat the cake, slice it into desired portions and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Preheat thy oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for 5-10 minutes until warmed through.

Oh, sweet victory! With these tips for make-ahead, storing and reheating this glorious peach pound cake recipe, I bid thee adieu in thy baking journey. May thy kitchen always be filled with the sweet scents of success!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The moist cake and succulent peaches melt in your mouth.
The moist cake and succulent peaches melt in your mouth.

Friends and fellow cake lovers, the perfect peach pound cake is within your grasp. Here are some tips and tricks you can use to achieve a moist, fluffy, and luscious cake.

First off, be sure to use room temperature butter and eggs. This is an essential step as it allows for the ingredients to combine properly and create a smooth batter. Cold butter or eggs will cause your batter to be lumpy or curdled. To ensure they reach room temperature quickly, remove them from the fridge about 30 minutes before you start baking.

Next, sift the dry ingredients such as the cake flour and baking powder together. Sifting aerates the flour, leaving fewer clumps in your batter. A smoother batter means a more delicate crumb in your cake.

When combining your butter and sugar, avoid over-beating as this can lead to a dense and tough cake. Beat just enough to incorporate air into your mixtures without overly developing gluten.

If using fresh peaches, dice them small so that they disperse evenly throughout the cake batter. If using canned peaches, make sure they are thoroughly drained of any syrup or liquid before adding.

Don’t over-bake! The key to a moist pound cake is watching it closely in the oven. As soon as a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, remove it from the oven. Over-baking can lead to a dry texture that nobody wants.

Lastly, let your pound cake cool completely before slicing. When still warm, cakes are more prone to breaking apart or squishing together when cut.

These tips should help you on your way to making an unforgettable peach pound cake that would put even a southern peach cobbler to shame!


Lo and behold, here are the most frequently asked questions about this sure peach pound cake that I’ve gathered from my years of experience as a pastry chef. Let me provide you with valuable insights to make your baking journey an enjoyable one. Read on!

Is there a difference between bundt cake and pound cake?

When it comes to cakes, there are a few distinctions to make between pound cakes and bundt cakes. The main difference is that bundt cakes are defined by the pan they are baked in, whereas pound cakes have a specific recipe and texture. The traditional pound cake is known for its density, using equal parts butter, sugar, eggs, and flour.

Why is my pound cake not moist?

Have you ever tried a cake that turned out too dry? It could be due to over-baking or an imbalance in ingredients like too much flour and too little butter or sugar. To fix this, I recommend trying a lower oven temperature or taking the cake out a bit earlier. These adjustments can help you achieve a more moist and enjoyable cake texture.

What causes a pound cake to be gummy?

The texture of a cake can often become firm and rubbery if the flour is overmixed, which results in the gluten being activated. This is not the desired outcome, as a cake should be soft and fluffy. Improperly creaming butter and sugar is typically the culprit behind overmixing.

Why is it called Elvis Presley pound cake?

As per a food history article in Saveur magazine by Jane and Michael Stern, Elvis Presley had a penchant for comfort food despite being able to relish posh items such as Beef Wellington and caviar. The authors of the article mention that they used to dine with Elvis’ admirers who felt that he remained connected to his roots through his love for humble cuisine.

Bottom Line

To conclude, this Sure Peach Pound Cake Recipe is a must-try for anyone who loves Southern peach desserts. With its perfect balance of sweetness and moistness from the fresh peaches and creamy butter, this Peach Cobbler Pound Cake will leave you and your loved ones feeling satisfied and happy.

So why not give this recipe a go? With easy-to-follow instructions, substitutions and variations to suit your taste buds, and serving and pairing suggestions to elevate your dessert game, this recipe is perfect for any occasion where you want to impress your guests or enjoy a delicious treat at home.

From the first bite to the last, you’ll be transported to the charming countryside of the South with every soft crumb of this decadent cake. So what are you waiting for? Grab your ingredients and create magic in the kitchen with this delightful Sure Peach Pound Cake Recipe!

Sure Peach Pound Cake

Sure Peach Pound Cake Recipe

This peach pound cake recipe uses peach jam to add to the flavor. Be sue to start this in a COLD oven.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 4 Hours, Fruit
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 1 cake
Calories 6536.6kcal


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 lb butter
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup peach jam


  • Cream shortening, butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add baking powder to flour and add alternately with milk and vanilla to the mixture. Add peach jam and blend well.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 10 inch tube pan.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.


Serving: 1700g | Calories: 6536.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 842.8g | Protein: 76.3g | Fat: 322.3g | Saturated Fat: 153.4g | Cholesterol: 1765.6mg | Sodium: 2205.9mg | Fiber: 9.6g | Sugar: 470.3g

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