Peach Maple Cake

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This peach maple cake is a delicious, healthy dessert that highlights the flavor of fresh peaches. It's a great recipe for snack time or dessert.

When peaches are in season and they go on sale at the grocery store, I tend to go a bit overboard.

I buy lots of peaches. Lots. And I make peach crisp, peach sorbet, and this cake.

Peach maple cake is a delicious summer dessert that takes advantage of fresh peaches. Adapted from this recipe by Martha Stewart, my version is sweetened by maple syrup, which gives it a wonderful flavor. If you’re serving a crowd, you may want to double the recipe. This cake will disappear quickly!

Peach Maple Cake

This peach maple cake is a delicious summer dessert.
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Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:45 minutes
Total Time:1 hour

Recommended Equipment


  • 1 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup melted ghee or butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup + 1 tbs. maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 cups chopped peaches
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon


  • Grease a 9-inch square pan and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Submerge the peaches in boiling water for 30 seconds, and then place the peaches in a bowl of cold water.  When cool, you can easily remove the skin from the peaches.
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Stir together the ghee, 1/2 cup maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl.  Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Fold in the chopped peaches.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan.  In a small bowl, mix the remaining maple syrup with the cinnamon.  Drizzle over the cake.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake on a wire rack, then cut it into 9 square pieces.

Approximate Nutrition Info

Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 276IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 9
Calories: 235kcal
Cost: $.50 per serving

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Peach Maple Cake Price Breakdown

This cake costs $4.50 to make, or $.50 per serving. It’s a wonderful way to use peaches when they’re in season, and it can also be made with frozen peaches if you have the will power to freeze some during the summer.

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