I have been intrigued lately to create cake flavor combinations. This recipe was inspired by the classic southern dessert here in Georgia, Peach Cobbler. Here’s my rendition, a VERY popular #1 seller for me. If you love this recipe, please rate it and comment below. I would love to here what you and your clients, family and friends thought. Thank so much!!


  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp grated orange zest
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 peaches or nectarines, pitted and thinly sliced and cut into thirds
  • Struesel

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • Crusting Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Buttercream

  • 1 stick of butter (room temperature)
  • 8 oz cream cheese (cold)
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 TBS vanilla bean paste or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (if you don’t have paste)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2lbs. Powdered Sugar, sifted


  1. For the Peach Cake :
    ** Preheat oven to 350
    1. In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt.
    2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together sugar and butter until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until light and fluffly. Add vanilla and orange zest, beating well. Alternately beat in flour mixture and milk, making three additions of flour mixture and two of milk, beating until smooth. Fold in peaches or nectarines.
    3. Scoop batter into prepared pan or cupcake liners. Bake in preheated over for 23-28 minutes for cake and 15-20 minutes for cupcakes or until golden brown and tops of cupcakes spring back when lightly touched.
    Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on rack.

For the Struesel : Mix everything together in a small bowl and break up the chunks into smaller pieces.

For the Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Buttercream :

I combine everything in a mixer except the sugar. Mix on med until incorporated. DO NOT overbeat, this breaks down the cream cheese and it will get thin and runny.
Then add your PS all at once on low and wait for the mixer to combine it. It will take a minute or so. Once it’s combined, turn it off. It’s going to be thick and maybe hard to pipe, but you could let it sit out for a bit to get warm enough to pipe or knead your bag with your warm hands.


bobwonderbuns Says... 2011-08-07 08:44:06

Thank you sooooo much for posting this!! I'm looking forward to trying it!! :D

BakerzJoy Says... 2011-08-07 09:14:17

After I posted this, I realized I didn't give my preferences on a few things. First of all....I toned down the nutmeg in the cake recipe to 1/8 tsp. In my opinion it was very strong adding the 1/2 tsp. Next thing is about half way through the baking time on the cupcakes or cake, add your struesel. It will crunch up really nicely with the rest of the baking time. I add a lot because it adds so much to this cupcake/cake. Lastly, let your cream cheese sit for awhile so it will be easier to pipe. It will be very stiff and require some muscle to get it out of your piping bag if you don't. For those who will ask about vanilla bean paste, it is amazing and cheaper than the vanilla bean pod. It sells on Amazon and I bought the 3 pack 4oz. bottles for about $18. I will NEVER buy the pods again. This paste is so great, you can literally taste it from the bottle and it reminds me of the hagen daz ice cream flavor. I will always use this in my icings and white cakes. It has a strong vanilla flavor too that blows extracts away.

tigachu Says... 2011-08-07 11:27:39

I love to see scratch recipes posted here!! Thank you for posting and I will try this soon :)

bnmusician Says... 2011-08-07 11:59:11

Cant wait to try it! Thank you!!

Niki3795 Says... 2011-08-08 10:02:29

Used this this weekend~ everyone LOVED it!!!! Thanks so much for posting!!

Niki3795 Says... 2011-08-08 10:03:43

Forgot to add~ icing held up reallly well, here in PA it was hot and humid!!

BakerzJoy Says... 2011-08-08 10:29:41

Wow....sounds awesome. I'm very pleased that you guys enjoyed it and the icing held up. Don't forget to rate it!!

jazycakes Says... 2011-08-08 13:50:44

Sounds wonderful, I can't wait to try. What size pan should I use for this cake?

simplysouthern Says... 2011-08-08 14:10:29

This sounds so amazing, I'm going to try it this weekend!

BakerzJoy Says... 2011-08-08 18:36:58

When I make this cake, I usually get about 18 cupcakes out of it. It's not a lot of batter. I have never made it into a larger cake. Hope this helps ;)

MrsMoe07 Says... 2011-08-10 17:27:18

I wanted to try a recipe with peaches! I can't wait to try this out!

milkmaid42 Says... 2011-08-11 09:54:12

OK, this is a really dumb question, but: When you use the streusel, do you also use the cream cheese icing OVER the top? I'm thinking of a cake here... Is the icing just piped on in a random fashion over the top of the streusel? I've obviously never used both. Whatever, it sounds absolutely delicious. I love peach crisps, or cobblers.

JS605 Says... 2011-08-12 12:49:57

Will definitely be trying!!! thanks for posting!

BakerzJoy Says... 2011-08-13 07:03:44

Milkmaid42....not a dumb question ;).....I do the struesel and then the icing. The icing for me is like the vanilla ice cream I would put on a hot peach cobbler. It really goes so very well with this. You could also just do the cake and struesel and that would be great to. When I do pipe it on, I really like to see the struesel underneath. Check out my photos and you'll see the photo I took of this cupcake up close. That's what it's supposed to look like. I hope this helps out, enjoy everyone!!

BakerzJoy Says... 2011-08-13 07:05:39

HERE'S THE PHOTO OF THE PEACH COBBLER CUPCAKE. .......cakecentral.com/gallery/2117607

Wildrose6633 Says... 2011-08-13 20:57:21

Going to try this really soon. Sounds so yummy

Wildrose6633 Says... 2011-08-13 21:00:40

Wait... just looked at the photo again, set to go for this week for sure. How could anyone not want to eat them

BakerzJoy Says... 2011-08-14 08:02:45

LOL....so funny. It's amazing how food makes us feel especially sweets! Enjoy Wildrose!!

shannonlolly Says... 2011-08-29 16:08:26

I just made these and they were really good!! I did not use the frosting recipe (I just topped them w/ some left over buttercream I had). However when I try them again I will try the vanilla cream cheese recipe. Everyone loved them and a few people said the cupcakes would be great w/out the frosting. But then they are more like a muffin...right?!

BakerzJoy Says... 2011-09-02 09:15:20

Glad you had a great turn out. I honestly think they taste better with frosting. To me it's like the ice cream on a hot peach cobbler. Then again some people don't use ice cream and like it plain. Same here...it's just personal preference. As far as it being a muffin, It's not. It is a cake for sure, but I think it could be mistaken because it's really not too, too sweet. Thanks for trying it!!

jazycakes Says... 2011-09-06 13:58:29

I tried this weekend, REALLY good. Everyone loved it. It took a lot longer to bake almost 45 minutes. I used my spring form pan. It popped out nice and I put the cream cheese icing on top. Looked great on the plate. It was very moist. I will be making again forsure.

MsCaramella Says... 2012-04-26 23:36:04

I'm still curious as to what size CAKE pan did you use? I originally was going to do cupcakes but I think I may want to make it as a cake instead.

BakerzJoy Says... 2012-04-29 06:03:28

I have never done this in a cake form. It does make about 18 cupcakes so I would imagine that (2) 8in cakes would be good. What I would do is just make the batter and see what you think it would make. I may be off, it's been awhile since I have made it. I usually make this ALOT when the peaches come back out in season. That season is coming up here soon. :))

lolathreads Says... 2012-07-13 08:56:16

I used a 9 inch springform pan. It was a huge hit with everyone and will be a great seller.

Walkinmomma Says... 2012-07-24 04:32:06

Excellent recipie-made these for my decorating class I teach and the students loved them!

SSCakery541 Says... 2012-08-26 20:32:31

Oh. My. GOODNESS! DELISH! I was in too big a hurry to try them so I haven't even made frosting yet, but, I'm not going to bother with frosting... I think I'll drizzle it with icing instead cause this cupcake is almost perfect as - is! Thank you SO much for sharing!!!

Thegalnextdoor Says... 2012-08-29 10:57:32

These look like heaven! The photos are oh so apetizing, yum! Can't wait to make these (:

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