Italian Fresh Peach Crumb Cake
Italian Fresh Peach Crumb Cake recipe is a quick, crowd-pleasing dessert with typically on-hand ingredients. It’s a great way to use up those fresh peaches!
The best desserts I’ve ever had in my life were back when I visited Celano, Italy. This peach crumb cake is inspired by that trip.
Anyone who has been to Italy knows what’s up. Any dessert with the world “Italian” in the title automatically means it’s going to be good. This Italian Fresh Peach Crumb Cake did not disappoint.
I was super excited to have made this cake with peaches that came from my backyard. That’s right – no grocery store required.
I took a basket and walked right to my peach tree in my backyard and picked these guys myself. I love it! I may have made this crock pot peach cobbler again with the 100 peaches I ended up picking up the tree that just kept on giving.
Have more will power than me and try to resist picking at the amazing crumb topping on this cake while it sits there calling out your name.
Also, you should know that this cake caused me to have an incredibly annoying fruit fly infestation in my kitchen for approximately three weeks. Totally worth it.
The infestation did not stop me from also making this Fresh Peach Crisp 3849200 times.
- CRUMB CRUST
- 2½ cups flour
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- pinch salt
- ⅓ cup + 1 tablespoon cold butter
- 1 egg
- PEACH FILLING
- 2½ cups sliced peaches, then cut in half
- 1½ tablespoons sugar
- Pre-heat oven to 350° (180° celsius). Grease and flour an 8" or 9" springform pan. You can use a cake pan, if necessary.
- In a medium bowl mix together peaches and sugar, set aside.
- In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, add butter using a pastry blender or fork combine to form a crumbly mixture, add egg and continue to mix only until still crumbly.
- Add approximately ⅔ of the crumbly mixture to the cake pan, spoon peach mixture on top and sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.
- Bake for approximately 30-40 minutes or until lightly golden on top. Let cool.
- Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired. Enjoy!
Recipe source: anitalianinmykitchen.com
This cake is a perfect way to celebrate the final days of summer. I love that crumb topping!
How lucky are you to have your own peach tree!!! This dessert looks delicious! 🙂
I am jealous that you have a peach tree in your back yard! Be sure to send any extra harvest to me! 🙂
Ashley, this cake looks phenomenal! And the fact that it’s made with homegrown peaches makes it twice as wonderful!
Oh my! This cake looks ridiculously good! Someday I’ll get to visit Italy .. it’s on my bucket list!
Send me some of your peaches please! I’m peach obsessed. I can’t wait to make this cake. Oh, and I hear you on the fruit flies – I’ve just decided to make peace with them though!
What a beautiful crumb cake…I had a peach tree growing up and a few apple trees. Sometimes I truly miss having them. I have to make this next time I have guests I know they will love it! Picking up a few extra peaches while they are still in season. xo, catherine
This pie looks delicious! I regret that I didn’t get peaches this year. Such a bummer. I notice you are from Upstate NY. I’m from the Finger Lakes Region – Howdy!
Oh awesome! Howdy, neighbor!
This is good with strawberries and rhubarb too. I’ve been making this for over 40 years but I always considered it a pie not a cake. I use a deep dish pie pan. I like it warm with a dollop of vanilla ice cream or just a little cream.
Will add more peaches (and maybe some raspberries) the next time. Added a splash of almond flavoring and some sliced almonds on the top. It was delicious. Husband loved it!
I have to tell you this has become my son’s favorite dessert and because of your detailed guidance, I managed to make it right so a big thank you!
Oh I’m so glad! Thanks for letting me know!
I love Italian cuisine and I love their desserts. I never try to make this one but seems easy (at least for me … I have 2 children’s so I cook a lot).
I love Italian cuisine and I love their desserts. I never try to make this one but seems easy (at least for me …
Dear peach dessert-loving fans. Do you add a bit of shaved dried ginger to your peach recipes? It’s the best!