Peach Preserves and Tart Cherry Mash Potato Cake

Tiffany Bannworth


Want a sweet Southern treat? Try this instead of boring, old coffee cake. Very moist! Delicious with coffee.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Tiffany is right, this dessert is not a boring coffee cake. It is full of great spices and flavor. We loved the pairing of cherries and peaches. The fruit brings a unique flavor to this moist and delicious cake. When baked, it covered up any resemblance of a swirl on top. But, with a little fresh fruit added to the top, it really makes this cake stand out and look pretty. Serve this at your next gathering and everyone will be very happy. The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 2 votes

6-9 squares
10 Min
35 Min


  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 pinch
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
    dark molasses
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    mashed potato or flakes
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    cherries, stoned and halved
  • 1/2 c
    peach preserves
  • 2 Tbsp

How to Make Peach Preserves and Tart Cherry Mash Potato Cake


  1. In a mixing bowl, beat egg, shortening, and sugar on high for about 3 minutes.
  2. Add spices, salt, and vanilla. Beat once more.
  3. Add applesauce and mash potatoes or flakes. Mix.
  4. Add in thirds, alternating flour and milk. Mixing in between each addition.
  5. Fold in cherries (tossed in flour).
  6. Pour in a small, greased 8x8 square pan.
  7. In a bowl, mix water and preserves.
  8. Spoon onto batter. Take a spatula and gently swirl.
  9. Place in oven of 325F.
  10. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes until center is loosely set.
  11. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before inverting on a second plate, then onto serving plate. That way peach swirl is on top.
  12. Cut into small squares and serve.

Printable Recipe Card

About Peach Preserves and Tart Cherry Mash Potato Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern

Show 3 Comments & Reviews

The Only 20 Peach Recipes You'll Ever Need

The Only 20 Peach Recipes You'll Ever Need

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

These recipes definitely aren't the pits. Here are some of our favorite peach recipes on Just A Pinch - we promise they're delicious!

Mama Seward's Strawberry Cake Recipe

Mama Seward's Strawberry Cake

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

The absolute best strawberry cake recipe ever! Everyone loves this easy strawberry cake made with fresh strawberries - so moist and so mouth-watering delicious, this will be your new go-to...

14 Irresistible Pound Cake Recipes

14 Irresistible Pound Cake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

If you’re dieting, you’re going to want to look away. These pound cake recipes are not for the faint of heart or those opposed to a special treat. There’s something...