Peaches & Cream Cake

1
Jan Mullikin

By
@jmulliki

This recipe was recently in Owen Electric's Kentucky Living magazine. I think it's the best fresh peach recipe I've ever had. My family loved it! It looks like a lot of steps but actually goes very fast and doesn't require as much as it seems in ingredients--most you'd have already in your pantry. The recipe originally said could used canned peaches, but I really don't like the hard little things! So this recipe will be delegated to my 'fresh summer peaches' section! I think you could adapt it to strawberries with strawberry gelatin or any fruit with the matching gelatin!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12-15
Prep:
35 Min
Cook:
2 Hr

Ingredients

  • 1 box
    white cake mix
  • 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 5 tsp
    cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 c
    cold water
  • 1 pkg
    orange or apricot gelatin
  • 3 c
    fresh peach slices
  • 1 pkg
    3 oz. cream cheese
  • 3 Tbsp
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    milk
  • 1 1/2 c
    cool whip style topping

How to Make Peaches & Cream Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Bake cake mix in 9 X 13 inch pan like usual. Cool. (I put mine in the fridge while I prepared the rest of the ingredients)
  2. In large saucepan, mix sugar & cornstarch; stir in cold water; bring to a boil and cook until thick; Whisk in gelatin and whisk until smooth. Set aside to cool a a little.
  3. Add drained peaches. (The original called for 2 cups but I like the top covered in peaches so I did 3 cups!) Put peach mixture in fridge to cool while finishing the rest.
  4. In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar & milk until smooth. Fold in Cool Whip.
  5. Spoon cool whip over the cake covering the top and making it as smooth as possible. Then spoon peach mixture over that. Don't worry the peach mixture is runny or watery. It will gel up in the fridge. Refrigerate until set firm--2 hours did it for me! Serves 12 of large pieces or 15 of smaller ones.

Printable Recipe Card

About Peaches & Cream Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes Fruit Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



Show 14 Comments & Reviews

12 Lovely Coffee Cake Recipes

12 Lovely Coffee Cake Recipes


Perfect with your morning coffee or as a treat after dinner, coffee cakes are one of our favorite indulgences. Sweet, heavenly, and full of flavor, coffee cakes are a great go-to for family get-togethers or a random Sunday. Grab a slice and get ready to enjoy!

11 Cookies That Scream Spring

11 Cookies That Scream Spring


If you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert or just want a little something sweet, cookies are a go-to. A batch can be made in no time, and they’re always a hit. Ingredients can be customized based on what time of the year you’re baking. Come spring, we like to brighten up the flavors […]

10 Savory & Sweet Cheese Ball Recipes

10 Savory & Sweet Cheese Ball Recipes


Cheese balls are back! This classic appetizer from the 1960s and ’70s has made a resurgence in the past few years. And, we’re here for it! Made with a few ingredients, they make a tasty party appetizer or can easily be whipped-up when looking for a snack. Typically, cream cheese is the base of a […]