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Easy Peach Cake with Caramel Glaze

If you love the flavor of fresh peaches and caramel you will love this easy bundt cake! It comes together in minutes and starts with a box of cake mix. 

Can I Bake with Peaches?

If you’ve followed this site for a while you know the answer to that one already! I have a great Peach cobbler recipe. And my son-in-law loves to make peach dump cake.

If you want a great dump cake recipe, I’ve got one! Just substitute peaches for apples and enjoy!

What are Peaches?

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Peaches have a sweet and juicy flesh with a soft texture and a fuzzy outer skin. This delicious fruit is known for its distinct flavor, which can range from mildly sweet to tangy depending on the variety and ripeness.

Peaches Evoke Lovely Memories

I have a very vivid memory of peaches, one that dates back to a road trip I took with my mom in 1977. I was on my way to college in East Tennessee for the first time. Along the side of the road we saw a peach stand. Mama stopped.

I don’t know what it was about that particular peach, but it left a last memory. It was warm from the sunshine and had just the right amount of ripeness. I bit into it and declared, “This is the best peach I ever ate!”

It was, too! Fuzz and all.

The scientific name for peaches is Prunus persica. (Say that twice and mean it!) They are believed to have originated in China and have been cultivated for thousands of years. Peaches come in various colors, including shades of yellow, orange, and sometimes red.

Peaches are Good for You!

Peaches aren’t only delicious. . .they also offer several health benefits. They’re a good source of vitamins A and C, dietary fiber, and potassium. They also contain antioxidants, which can help protect against cell damage caused by harmful free radicals.

So, I guess you could call this peach cake a health food. Just saying.

Peach Cake Ingredients

You will find a full printable recipe card at the bottom of this post but here’s a quick peek at what you’ll need. These are simple ingredients you might already have on hand. If not, you’ll find them at your local grocery store.

  • yellow (or golden butter) cake mix
  • room temperature eggs
  • peach pie filling
  • caramel frosting
  • cinnamon
  • pumpkin pie spice

How to Make Easy Peach Cake with Caramel Glaze

This comes together so easily! 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Prepare bundt pan by spraying with Baker’s Joy or other nonstick spray. 

Place eggs, peach pie filling, and spices into food processor or the bowl of a stand mixer. If you don’t have either of those things you can process them by hand with a knife or spoon in a large bowl. 

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Stir in half of the canister of caramel frosting. 

Easy Peach Cake with Caramel Glaze from Out of the Box Baking.com

Mix will until peaches break down and all of the ingredients come together. 

Easy Peach Cake with Caramel Glaze from Out of the Box Baking.com

Stir the dry cake mix into the wet ingredients. 

Easy Peach Cake with Caramel Glaze from Out of the Box Baking.com

Pour cake batter into the prepared bundt pan. 

Easy Peach Cake with Caramel Glaze from Out of the Box Baking.com

Place in preheated oven and bake for 40 minutes or until cake springs back to the touch. A toothpick should come out clean! 

Once cake has baked, remove from oven and place pan on a wire rack to cool. 

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Once you can handle touching the pan comfortably, flip the cake out directly onto the wire rack. 

Easy Peach Cake with Caramel Glaze from Out of the Box Baking.com

Let cake cool until it’s only slightly warm. 

Soften remaining frosting by placing it into the microwave for 15 seconds. (Be sure to remove all of the foil on top!)

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Spoon the frosting on to the top of the cake however you like. (I placed my cake on a cooling rack with a paper towel underneath to catch the drips.)

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When glaze firms up, transfer to a serving plate.

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Slice and serve! (Enjoy!)

Easy Peach Cake with Caramel Glaze from Out of the Box Baking.com

Store leftover cake in the refrigerator for 4-5 days in airtight container or covered in plastic wrap.

What to Expect from this Peach Cake

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I wasn’t sure what to expect from this cake, to be honest. When I make up recipes (or use variations on existing recipes) things don’t always work out. 

That said, I was really happy with the results of this one! The cake had a bright peach flavor and the caramel came shining through. It’s a moist pound cake with a terrific texture and flavor.

I give this one a five star rating!

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I was also a big fan of the caramel glaze on top. (I don’t know why I didn’t think of using caramel frosting sooner, to be honest.) 

Next time I might leave some of the peaches in chunks so that they have more of a “bite.” That said, the peach flavor came shining through, even though the actual peaces weren’t visible.

Whether you’re looking for a quick summertime dessert or a fall brunch treat, this is definitely the cake for you, especially if you’re a peach lover. And best of all, this recipe is totally versatile! 

It’s one of those easy recipes that you can convert, too!

Variations on this Peach Cake Recipe

As I said above, this is a lovely cake. . .and very versatile. Here are some other ways you can make it: 

Fresh peaches: Perfect for peach season! You can simmer chunks of fresh peaches for a few minutes in a medium saucepan and then process them. (Make sure they’re fully ripe peaches.) If you leave them in chunks you could add a bit of lemon juice to keep them from turning color.

Peach glaze: Not interested in caramel glaze? Process a cup of peach pie filling until it’s pourable and drizzle it over the cake. Yum! 

Nuts: I don’t know about you but I love nuts with just about everything. I think pecans or walnuts would be great, finely chopped and added to the batter. 

Coconut: I almost added a cup of coconut to my batter. I’m not sure where the idea came from but it really sounded delicious to me. Peaches and coconut? Yes, please! 

Apple: If you like, you can substitute peach pie filling with apple. 

Caramel sauce: You can make one from scratch or use a jarred caramel sauce but it will make the perfect addition!

Upside-down cake: You can make this recipe much like you would my Pineapple upside-down cake by placing the peaches on bottom of a 9×13-inch pan and pouring yellow cake mix (prepared) on top. Caramel peach upside down cake sounds delicious!

Layer cakes: You can use this recipe to make two 8″ round layers.

Brown sugar glaze: Make a buttery glaze out of brown sugar to drizzle on top!

Vanilla ice cream: Serve this cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a couple of fresh peach slices. Delicious!

Really, you could use just about any pie filling you like in this recipe. It’s that versatile! 

Other Peach Favorites from Out of the Box Baking

Here are a few of the peach treats available on this blog: 

Easy Peach Cobbler with Pie Crust: If you’re in the mood for an easy, quick peach cobbler, one loaded with warmth and spice, you’ve come to the right place! This recipe comes together easily, but it doesn’t feel like a “cheat” dessert. It tastes like you slaved over the stove for hours. This is truly one of the best peach cobblers I’ve had in a while!

Snickerdoodle Dump Cake: This recipe can easily be made with peaches. Just use them in place of the recommended apple filling. 


That’s it for this post, friends! I hope you enjoyed this delicious recipe. 

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About the Author

Janice Thompson is an author, baker, and all-around mischief maker! She has overcome a host of baking catastrophes, including a toppled wedding cake, to learn more about the baking process. Janice has published over 150 books for the Christian market but particularly enjoys writing recipes and baking devotions. To learn more about Janice or to drop her a note, visit her About the Author page.

Peach Cake

Peach Cake

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

If you love the flavor of fresh peaches and caramel you will love this easy bundt cake! It comes together in minutes and starts with a box of cake mix.

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow (or golden butter) cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 can peach pie filling
  • 1 canister caramel frosting
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Prepare bundt pan by spraying with Baker’s Joy or other nonstick spray.
  3. Place eggs, peach pie filling, and spices into food processor or the bowl of a stand mixer. If you don’t have either of those things you can process them by hand with a knife or spoon.
  4. Stir in half of the canister of caramel frosting.
  5. Mix will until peaches break down and all of the ingredients come together.
    Stir the dry cake mix into the wet ingredients.
  6. Pour cake batter into the prepared bundt pan.
  7. Place in preheated oven and bake for 40 minutes or until cake springs back to the touch. A toothpick should come out clean!
  8. Once cake has baked, remove from oven and place pan on a wire rack to cool.
  9. Once you can handle touching the pan comfortably, flip the cake out directly onto the wire rack.
  10. Let cake cool until it’s only slightly warm.
  11. At this point you can add the rest of the caramel frosting. You want the cake to still be warm enough to cause the frosting to melt, but not so hot that it runs off. I softened mine in the microwave for about 15 - 20 seconds before using it. (Just remove all of the foil liner!)
  12. Slice and serve! (Enjoy!)
  13. Store leftover cake in the refrigerator for 4-5 days in airtight container or covered in plastic wrap.

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