Easy Peach Kuchen Recipe is made with fresh or canned peaches; the perfect summer breakfast or dessert served warm with whipped cream.

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Enjoy Peach Kuchen Bars made with simple flavors of peaches and a moist cake with a slight hint of cinnamon. It’s the perfect tea, breakfast cake, or evening dessert with a dab of fresh whipped cream! If you love kuchen, then this Best Blueberry Kuchen Recipe is another “must-try.”

If you’re asking “What can I make with peaches?” these peach kuchen bars can be made with fresh peaches, canned or frozen peaches. You only have frozen peaches? We love this Frozen Peach Crisp (made in a cake pan).

Peach Kuchen Bars

Why we love this recipe

  • It’s an easy dessert that everyone loves! Serve it plain, as a coffee cake, or with a dab of whipped cream or ice cream.
  • Make it anytime of the year – you can use fresh, canned, or frozen peaches.
  • This recipe does not use a cake mix. Instead it’s made with a very plain pastry dough made from scratch (and very easy!)

What is kuchen?

I come from a German family, and my mom and Grandma made kuchen (which is basically a German cake). Traditionally it’s a variety of coffee cakes made from sweet yeast dough. In English, it sounds like coo-ken. Our friend Hilda made her recipe with prunes, and we called her recipe “Hilda’s Kuchen.” So many great family memories!

Baked Peach Kuchen Recipe

Ingredients for Peach Kuchen:

  • Flour + sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Egg
  • Milk + butter
  • Vanilla + almond extract
  • Peaches: fresh, canned, or frozen
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Whipped cream

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How do you make Peach Kuchen?

  1. In a mixing bowl, add the melted butter, egg, milk, sugar, and vanilla and almond extracts. Mix well.
  2. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and stir.
  3. Spoon the cake batter onto a greased cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. The dough will be thin and thick. Spread smoothly to the edges.
  4. Place the sliced peaches evenly on the dough with the cut side down.
  5. Spoon some of the juice on the peaches.

Make the streusel topping:

  1. Mix flour, sugar, and some of the butter.
  2. Sprinkle the streusel topping over the cake.

Bake! You’ll know its done when it’s bubbly and slightly browned along the sides. Don’t over bake!

making Moist Peach Kuchen with canned peaches

How to serve peach kuchen bars

When the cake is slightly cooled, pour a drizzle (powdered sugar mixed with a tiny bit of milk) over the cake and sprinkle with chopped nuts (optional).

Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Peach Kuchen drizzle on batter

How to can peaches?

For this cake I opened a jar of newly canned peaches, which, by the way, if you’re new to canning, head over to Harry & David’s blog – Easy Canned Peaches for a step-by-step post on how to can peaches! It’s easy! I’ll walk you through the process and show you the tools, ingredients, and “how to” process, with the end result: Beautiful jars filled with locally grown halved peaches!

You have a choice with canned peaches to add a lot of sugar, little sugar, or no sugar. I’ve tried the “no sugar” in the past, and they don’t seem as flavorful. This time I used “little sugar” and they turned out great. They had a bit of tartness to them in the cake, which I thought made it even better. I want to try this cake with canned pears, and maybe a brown sugar topping.

Moist Peach Kuchen Recipe - canning peaches

Kuchen on a Sunday afternoon

This peach cake was a childhood favorite on a Sunday afternoon, as a kid growing up. Especially in the winter months, with little fresh fruit available, my mom would make this moist Peach Kuchen Recipe with her own canned peaches. That is my favorite way to make this recipe.

Every bite was comfort. How could it not be, with white flour and sugar? LOL.

Moist Peach Kuchen

Tips and substitutions:

  • The original recipe calls for 2 large cans of purple plums, for which I substituted the peaches. (Thank you, Hilda!)
  • Best way to enjoy this cake is to eat it plain, but you may choose to fancy it up for a dessert with ice cream or whipped cream.
  • You can also use different fruits (or mix in with peaches, for example peach and blueberry).
  • Optional to sprinnkle with cinnamon or add toasted nuts (almonds, pecans, or walnuts) to the topping.
  • The almond extract really makes this recipe so good!

Enjoy!

Moist Peach Kuchen coffee cake squares

More peach recipes to try:

Making Peach Upside Down Cake for Dinner Guests

Best Peach Cobbler Recipe

Baked Brie with Peach Jam

Peaches and Cream Bread Pudding

Peach Waldorf Salad Recipe

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Easy Peach Kuchen Recipe

Easy Peach Kuchen Recipe is made with fresh or canned peaches; the perfect summer breakfast or dessert served warm with whipped cream.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 8
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Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk, you can use evaporated
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 quart canned peaches, sliced (drained – keep the juice)
  • cup flour
  • cup sugar
  • 6 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • ½ tsp cinnamon, optional, sprinkle on top
  • Whipped cream, optional

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, add the melted butter, egg, milk, sugar, and vanilla and almond extracts. Mix well. Then add the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir.
  • Spoon the cake batter onto a greased cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. The dough will be thin and thick. Spread smoothly to the edges.
  • Place the sliced peaches evenly on the dough with the cut side down.
  • Spoon some of the juice on the peaches.

Make the streusel topping:

  • Mix ⅔ cup of flour, sugar, and 6 Tbsp. of butter.
  • Sprinkle the streusel topping over the cake.
  • Optional to sprinnkle with cinnamon or add toasted nuts (almonds, pecans, or walnuts) to the topping.
  • Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes. You’ll know its done when it’s bubbly and slightly browned along the sides. Don’t over bake!
  • When the cake is slightly cooled, pour a drizzle (powdered sugar mixed with a tiny bit of milk) over the cake and sprinkle with chopped nuts (optional).
  • Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Notes

Updated from 2014
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
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