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gooey peach cake

(20 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Jane Manookin
Salina, KS

Easy to make and hard to leave alone. This was one of my experiments that worked out and my family gobbles it up!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

What's better than an easy to make recipe that also tastes delicious?! This sweet take on a classic is a fun way to quickly whip up an impressive dinnertime dessert. This is no ordinary cake. It's more like a sticky, gooey cake with an absolutely yummy, slightly crunchy top. Sort of like a cobbler. When you slice a piece, it may not be the prettiest but boy is it good. A light dessert for summer.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(20 ratings)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For gooey peach cake

  • 1 pkg
    yellow cake mix
  • eggs, oil, water, as directed on box
  • 2 can
    sliced or diced peaches, 16 oz
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1/8 tsp
    almond extract (optional)
  • sliced almonds (optional)

How To Make gooey peach cake

  • Preparing the cake batter.
    In a large bowl, mix cake batter as directed on box. For a more rustic cake, you can leave it a bit clumpy. (This is one point where you could add extract.)
  • Brown sugar and corn starch in a bowl.
    In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and corn starch until well combined.
  • Peaches heating in a skillet.
    In a small nonstick skillet, heat peaches in juice, breaking them up a little. (You can also add the extract here if you choose to use it.)
  • Brown sugar mixture added to the peaches.
    Add the brown sugar mixture and stir until thickened.
  • Cake batter poured into a baking dish.
    In an ungreased 9x13 cake pan (I use Pyrex, which comes with a lid for storage and transport) pour cake batter.
  • Peaches spooned over the batter.
    Drop peaches by large spoonfuls all over the batter.
  • Almonds sprinkled on top.
    If you want almonds, sprinkle them on at this point.
  • Peach cake baking in the oven.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes. Don't overbake; it's best when it's still a little gooey.
  • A slice of Gooey Peach Cake on a plate with whipped cream.
    Serve hot or cold, with ice cream or milk, or sneak spoonfuls from the pan every time you pass the kitchen. ;)