German Peach Kuchen: A Perfect Seasonal Treat

German Peach Kuchen: A Perfect Seasonal Treat | 31Daily.com

German Peach Kuchen, a favorite late season, early September treat. Moist and dense with the warm flavors of spiced cinnamon and peaches, it’s a cake you’ll come back to again and again.

Made with fresh or canned peaches; it is the quintessential summer dessert. Especially when you top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

I mentioned this in our German Apple Kuchen recipe but it bears repeating:

“Kuchen is part of a 400-year-old “Kaffee and Kuchen” (or Coffee and Cake) tradition, much like teatime in Great Britain. On Sundays, between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m., many Germans gather with friends and family to enjoy cakes, kuchens, and other confections, over a hot cup of coffee or tea.”

I also said that every German needs a great kuchen recipe — and that the Apple Kuchen was mine. I’m revising that statement. They also need a great Peach Kuchen recipe too!

Even if you’re not German.

Germany is dotted with amazing bakeries and confiseries like this Gmeiner and Cafe in the Upper Rhine Valley of Appenweier, near where part of my family originated. The cakes and treats in the windows are incredibly endearing and scrumptious.

But when you can’t travel to Germany or even Europe… this kuchen can take you there. It has become my late summer, go-to dessert recipe.

Incredibly simple to make with only a handful of pantry ingredients you likely already have on hand.

And so, so pretty. Don’t pretty desserts just taste better?

In fact, this would be a great candidate for an Afternoon Tea.

But no matter where you serve it, be that a potluck, picnic, patio dining, Sunday morning coffee or afternoon tea. You will love this German Peach Kuchen!

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German Peach Kuchen

German Peach Kuchen: A Perfect Seasonal Treat | 31Daily.com

German Peach Kuchen, a favorite late season, early September treat. Moist and dense with the warm flavors of spiced cinnamon and peaches, it’s a cake you’ll come back to again and again.

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: German

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, (1 stick), softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar + 1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
large egg
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
3-4 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced thinly (or 28-ounce can sliced peaches)

TOPPING:

1-2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray 8-inch cake, tart, or springform pan with non-stick spray.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until it becomes light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract; mix until thoroughly combined. Finally, add the flour, cinnamon, and baking powder; mix, but do not overmix.

With floured fingers or the back of a spatula, press dough into the prepared pan, pushing the dough slightly up the edges. Arrange the peaches in concentric circles and press into the dough.

Bake in a 350-degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until nicely browned and a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool completely. Dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve!

Notes

If you bake in a 9-inch pan, reduce baking time to about 35 minutes, or until nicely browned and a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Keywords: peach cake, peach kuchen, easy dessert recipes, peaches

German Peach Kuchen: A Perfect Seasonal Treat | 31Daily.com

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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