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Fresh Fruit Cake

Our fresh fruit cake we call peach cobbler with fresh peaches is amazing. Use frozen or canned fruit makes it an easy dessert. Make our simple batter, cover with sugar and bake to share with company or just your family. If you loved our cake mix peach cobbler but want a bit more homemade, this is the answer!

Fresh Fruit Cake

This is a little like our Fresh Peach Dump Cake except it is more of an upside down version you can tweak if all you have is canned or defrosted from frozen. Super flexible peach cake is what we are talking about really. Grab a 9×13 inch dish and just layer and bake to perfection friends. (affiliate links present)

Fresh Fruit Cake from Scratch

Now if you want it to have a true cobbler topping you could add that too. In essence it is a simple butter, oat, brown sugar mixture that we even use as a muffin crumb topping as well. Whether you leave that off as we did on this go around or sprinkle some on top before baking this is a sweet treat my girls just love.

Peach Cobbler with Canned Peaches

Now this is not like your Christmas time Grandma’s Fruitcake Recipe, it is not that kind we’re talking about. We are talking FRESH sliced or defrosted from frozen fruits. AND this works with other types of fresh or canned fruits as well. Love pears?? Use slices of those instead if you would like, or mix and match!

Peach Cake Recipes

Peach Cake with Fresh Peaches

If you do use another variety like apples, they would need to be peeled and sliced thin in that case, but I typically just follow our Bisquick apple cobbler recipe instead.

I do have alternatives listed if you cannot find good looking or ripe fresh fruit to use. I’ll say that it is not super easy to peel the skins so if you don’t want to bother with that you can defrost from frozen or use canned. The biggest and really only difference is the texture. Canned will come out mushier, next best would be thawed from frozen peaches.

  • 2 large peaches peeled and sliced
    • or about 2 cans drained
    • about 4 cups defrosted from frozen
  • 1/2 c butter melted
  • Sugar
  • All purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 1 c milk
  • Water

Peach Cobbler Cake

This go around we are not cobbler with cake mix using dry cake mix batter prepared. Instead it is a simple sweet cake batter you can use with all sorts of other fruits from then on. Whipped cream and or a scoop of vanilla ice cream can be served on the top when done of course. Add more sliced peaches chopped up for a cool flair.

You want to layer all the things to make it. The fruit will bake into the dough and sweetened by the granulated sugar. A bit of cinnamon could be sprinkled on if you like. As for how much fruit to use I have an estimate above but to cover the dish without overlapping is really what you want. Works a bit like when we use our pour over the top pie crust.

Peach Cake with Fresh Peaches

Fresh Fruit Cake Recipes

Ok so if you do want to use fresh fruit you may never have done this with this variety. I get it, you usually don’t. If you left it on the texture would be weird and a bit chewier than you’d like since the outside is on the tougher side of things. This is

How do you peel a peach?

  1. Select peaches that are fully ripe for easier peeling. Ripe peaches will have a slight give when gently squeezed and will have vibrant colors.
  2. Use a sharp knife to make a shallow “X” or cross-shaped cut on the bottom of each peach. This will help the skin loosen a bit.
    • *** Optional – You can blanch peaches to peel easier by submerging into boiling water using a slotted spoon or tongs. Leave them in the boiling water for about 30 seconds to 1 minute and then immediately submerge into a bowl of ice water.
  3. Use your fingers with a sharp small knife to gently lift the skin that was cut on the bottom to lift up and pull upward to peel away the skin.
  4. Once you peel them you can cut the peaches as desired. They can be sliced, diced, or used in your Peach Baked Oatmeal or to make this goodie.

This one was made in a 9×13 inch pan which will serve about 8 or so with ice cream or whipped topping on top. If you wanted to make it in a bundt I would follow our Peach Cobbler Pound Cake as that one comes out quite amazing and so pretty.

Peach Cobbler Cake

Cake With Fresh Fruit Inside

This really is a cross between the two desserts you love and want after dinner is over. TONS of variations can be made especially if you choose to use frozen fruit thawed out. Mix and match or make mixed berries with the same steps as this one. You just;

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9×13 glass baking dish.
  • Set aside. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and 1 cup of your sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  • Melt butter fully in microwave.
  • Add melted butter and milk to mixing bowl and mix until very well combined. Pour batter into greased baking dish and smooth out evenly with a spatula.
  • Peel and slice peaches, and arrange evenly on top of batter. Sprinkle remaining cup of sugar over the entire top.
  • Pour 1 cup of water over the top.
  • Bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes, or until top is golden brown and toothpick inserted comes out with moist crumbs.
  • Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes or cool completely to room temperature and then enjoy.

A glaze can be made easily with just 1 cup of powdered sugar and just enough milk to make it the thickness you want. I think this is best when served warm so it melts and just creates this goooeyness to the overall dish. I mean YUM right?? You could alternatively melt a tub of frosting, easy cream cheese frosting is the bomb.

If you did want to add that classic cobbler crumble on the top you could use something like this simple combination of ingredients. You will want to use cold chunks of butter so the texture is right with a pastry cutter is best to incorporate all the things together well. A streusel topping adds a crunchy, sweet layer to the cobbler. It’s made with a mixture of flour, butter, sugar, and often nuts.

Cake Cobbler

Crumble Topping for Cobbler

Items can be found in your pantry and one in your fridge. Keeping the unsalted butter nice and cold to begin with will make it crumbly. You could use a vegan plant based product to keep this portion dairy free if that is necessary for the bellies in your household. 😉 If you don’t have a pastry cutter to combine just use the back of a fork to incorporate in a bowl and then sprinkle away!!

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar
  • .5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (such as pecans or walnuts), optional

How to Make Cobbler Topping

In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients like your flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt together. Cut in the cold butter until the mixture becomes crumbly. If using nuts, stir them into the streusel mixture. Sprinkle this on the very top of your dish before you bake. Jump to recipe card to get started.

Cake Peach Cobbler

How do you save leftover fruit cake?

If you have leftovers you should wait until it cools for about 30 minutes. Then transfer it into an air tight container and store in the fridge. If you made a glaze drizzle some on top of the cake to keep it moist. Ideally it is best if warmed and enjoyed within the next 24 hours. Just nuke for 45 seconds and enjoy again. It will continue to dry out any longer so don’t forget about it!

How long does fresh fruit last in a cake?

If you do have leftover cake with fruit inside you need to allow it to cool completely and always store in the fridge. Fresh ingredients need to be kept cool for up to 3 days or they will spoil quickly and could possibly make you sick. Wrap with plastic wrap or inside an airtight container for best results.

Can you freeze cake with fresh fruit in it?

Technically yes you can but when you defrost it the texture will be soggy and not as nice. Instead you should just refrigerate and enjoy within a few days. Whether you use berries or sliced peaches it is better fresh and should never be left out longer than an hour or so after it cools or it may become soggy.

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Fresh Fruit Cake

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, cobbler, peach
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 43 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 298kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9×13 glass baking dish. Set aside. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and 1 cup of your sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  • Melt butter fully in microwave. Add melted butter and milk to mixing bowl and mix until very well combined. Pour batter into greased baking dish and smooth out evenly with a spatula.
  • Peel and slice peaches, and arrange evenly on top of batter. Sprinkle remaining cup of sugar over the entire top.
  • Pour 1 cup of water over the top. Bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes, or until top is golden brown. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream

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Nutrition Facts
Fresh Fruit Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 140mg6%
Potassium 226mg6%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 364IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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