Peach Spice Bundt Cake for #BundtAMonth

Peach Spice Bundt Cake | Magnolia DaysGeorgia peach season is in full swing. Boxes of fresh-picked fruit filled the local farmers market. The scent of the fruit drifted through the air. Vendors happily offered slices for a taste. Perfectly ripe, juicy, sweet peaches begged to be purchased. Thoughts of recipes swirled through my mind. The one that popped to the top of the list was peach spice bundt cake.

My days were filled with spices. A recent bad cold had me sipping hot tea with honey for relief. Chai is my hot tea of choice. The earthy aroma of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg comforts the soul. A cake to match the Chai flavors with the freshness of fruit was in order. The moist cake was as comforting as the tea. Summer called for a lighter hand with the spices as too much would be more reminiscent of winter. This is a cake fitting for the season. A simple cinnamon glaze is all that is needed. I served it with whipped cream and some chopped fresh peaches. Double the fruit works for me.

Peach Spice Bundt Cake | Magnolia DaysWhat is your favorite way to enjoy peaches? Do you slice them up and eat as a snack? Perhaps churn a batch of peaches and cream frozen yogurt? Or bake a cake with them? Peach cakes are what August Bundt-A-Month is all about. Scroll down to see the list and join me in visiting each one.

Peach Spice Bundt Cake
 
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Serves: Makes 1 bundt cake, about 12 servings
Ingredients
For the cake:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg*
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream, at room temperature
  • 2 cups diced fresh peaches
For the glaze:
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons half-and-half or milk
Instructions
For the cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10- or 12-cup bundt pan.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice in a bowl.
  3. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl using an electric mixer on high speed. (I used a hand mixer).
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  5. Add the vanilla and beat to combine.
  6. Add the flour mixture in three additions, alternatively with the sour cream in two additions, mixing on low speed until just combined. Do not over mix.
  7. Stir in the peaches.
  8. Pour batter into prepared bundt pan and spread batter evenly in the pan. If using a smaller 10-cup bundt pan, only fill pan about ¾ full. You can use the extra batter to make cupcakes.
  9. Bake for 60 minutes (1 hour) or until a cake tester or toothpick when inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool cake in the pan for 15 minutes. Turn out cake on to a wire rack. Cool completely.
  11. Dust cake with confectioners sugar. Transfer cake to a serving plate. Slice, serve, and enjoy!
For the glaze:
  1. Stir together the confectioners sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and enough half-and-half or milk to desired consistency. Drizzle glaze over cake. (Thicker glazes will pool on top and not run down sides as much an thinner glazes. Thinner glazes tend to soak into cake also.)
Notes
*You can use pre-ground nutmeg instead of freshly grated. Increase the amount slightly to about ¼ teaspoon.

Ready for more bundts? These 15 gorgeous cakes with peaches will be inspiration enough for you to bake with us this month:

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Comments

  1. Lora @cakeduchess says

    I look forward every year to peach season. I can’t get enough of them. My favorite way to eat them, just as they are! Love your spicy bundt, Renee!

    • says

      I love peaches just as they are too. I have to admit though my most favorite way is to put sliced peaches in a bowl, sprinkle with sugar, and pour on some cream.

  2. says

    Peach season simply can’t last long enough for me to fit in all of these wonderful bundt cakes! Your spice combinations sound great with peaches too.

  3. says

    Renee…your cake looks wonderful! It is really dotted with peaches and I love that! And the spices remind me of making peach pie, one of my very favorite ways to enjoy peaches! I love local Maryland peaches. But I have to admit, sometimes Trader Joes sells crates of Georgia peaches and they are definitely the best!!! : )

  4. says

    I’m so excited that peach season is getting close in PA! I haven’t been to the market all July, so I’m not sure if they are ready yet. I’m hoping I pick some up today. Chambersburg is nearby, so I get Chambersburg peaches. Dad would definitely love this peach cake since he loves both peaches and cake. Mom too.

    • says

      Georgia peaches are really great. Some seasons are better than others. We have been fortunate to have good rain this year and they are especially juicy and sweet.

  5. says

    What a delicious recipe for a peach bundt cake! Aren’t Southern peaches just the sweetest in the land? I’m so spoiled now after living in SC for 17 years! After living in Iowa for most of my life, I certainly know what great beef, pork and corn tastes like, but I never, ever knew what a superb peach tasted like until I moved to the SE!

  6. says

    I updated Chrome, cleared my cache, and yay! I got this working! Which is awesome because I love the spices and wanted to pin this. Gorgeous!

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