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spicy peach cake

(5 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Jessica Hannan
Austin, TX

I wanted cake and peaches. My husband said no more pudding. I really like the sweet tart of the peaches and the gentle heat of the spices. My friend Marcel and I agree that I need to come up with a peach preserve and brandy/rum sauce to pour over the top.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This spice cake is wonderful! It's an upside-down peach cake full of yummy warm spices. Once baked, the spiced peaches on top become like a peach pie filling. The cake is fluffy, tender, and full of spices. We topped our slice with a little whipped cream. Just the right amount of richness.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(5 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For spicy peach cake

  • 1 bag
    frozen peaches, thawed and patted dry (1 LB bag)
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    white sugar
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 dash
  • 1/4 c
    unsalted butter, cut into little cubes
  • CAKE
  • 1 box
    Duncan Hines classic white cake mix
  • 1 1/3 c
  • 3 lg
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 2 tsp
  • butter for the pan

How To Make spicy peach cake

Test Kitchen Tips
We recommend placing the springform pan on a sheet pan to avoid any messes. Also, we did have to bake ours 10 minutes longer. We suggest testing with a toothpick in the center. If it comes out clean, it's done.
  • Greasing a pan while the oven preheats.
    Preheat the oven to 350 F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9" springform pan.
  • Honey, sugar, and spices sprinkled over the peaches.
    Place peaches in a bowl. Sprinkle sugar and drizzle honey over the top. Sprinkle the nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves over the top. Stir to coat.
  • Peach mixture poured into pan dotted with butter.
    Pour the peach mixture into the pan. Dot with the butter cubes.
  • Cake mix, eggs, water, and spices mixed together.
    In another bowl, mix the cake mix, eggs, water, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg until smooth.
  • Cake batter poured over peaches.
    Pour over peaches. Bake on the middle rack for 1 hour.
  • Baked cake cooling.
    Let cool for 15 minutes. Then run a small knife around the edges.
  • Spicy Peach Cake unmolded and ready to be sliced.
    Unmold the cake onto a platter peaches side up.