This peach bundt cake is moist, flavorful, and filled with fresh, ripe peaches and a brown sugar crust—the perfect dessert for summer.
It’s Peach Season!
There is nothing better than a ripe, juicy summer peach. I’m always looking for different ways to use peaches in my recipes, and my favorite way is of course in desserts. I have a weakness for sweets, and this peach bundt cake is one of my favorites!
Summer peaches are available from May until late September, so if you can get your hands on a box, buy them in bulk! There is nothing like a juicy summer peach, and this peach bundt cake highlights the natural flavors of the fruit. You can also make peach bundt cake using canned peaches, but try to use fresh if it’s summertime.
Using Peach Nectar In This Cake
Peach nectar is a drink you’ve likely heard of but do not see often. It is a juice derived from peaches, yet it’s thicker than regular juice. Peach nectar also contains some pulp from the pressing process. Using peach nectar in this bundt cake gives it a deeper peachy flavor.
You can either make fresh peach nectar from scratch or buy it in the store. If opting to buy it, you can usually find peach nectar in the juice aisle or at a larger liquor store like Bevmo.
As this is a peach cake recipe using cake mix, it's super simple to make but still tastes amazing! No shame in getting a little help from the grocery store.
The full list of ingredients in this cake are:
- Box of yellow cake mix
- Peach nectar
- Vegetable oil
- Diced peaches
- Granulated sugar
- Powdered sugar
It is completely acceptable to make this cake with a homemade cake batter, but why would you? Boxed cake mix is one of those ingredients that is hard to tell apart from a homemade mix made from scratch, especially if you use peach nectar in the cake batter.
🔪 How To Make Peach Bundt Cake
To make this recipe with cake mix, mix peach nectar with a box of yellow cake mix, sugar, eggs, and oil until combined. Don’t forget to add some fresh diced peaches! Remove the fuzzy skin from the peaches and dice them small. Before adding the peaches to the batter, I also toss them in just a little bit of flour so they don’t sink to the bottom of the cake.
Grease the bundt pan with shortening and then dust it with sugar. Dusting with sugar gives this cake a crackly, sweet crust. Bake for approximately 40 minutes and then let cool for 10-15 minutes before removing it from the pan. To finish, I like to lightly dust the top with powdered sugar.
💭 Some Tips When Making Peach Cake Using Cake Mix:
- Tip #1: If you don’t have fresh peaches on hand, you can always make this bundt cake using canned or thawed frozen peaches. But of course, I recommend the fresh fruit whenever possible.
- Tip #2: If, after 40 minutes of cooking, the cake is still raw or the toothpick inserted does not come out clean,let it bake for 10 minutes longer and increase the oven temperature to 350*F. Also, make sure you seperate the two cake pans with batter in them, a few inches apart while baking at the same time together in your oven. This should solve the problem. If not, and the center is still not fully baked, continue to bake at 3-5 minute intervals until tested done.
- Tip #3: When baking, be sure to add the eggs one at a time so that they incorporate fully into the batter. A stand mixer makes this much easier, as it is hands-free and the cake batter gets fully incorporated. I love my stand mixer!
- Tip #4: When the cake is done, cool completely before serving. Serve with a nice dollop of whipped cream for a decadent topping or you can of course serve it with some lovely homemade peach ice cream
Do I Have To Use Fresh Peaches?
It is recommended to use fresh peaches in this bundt cake recipe, but you can use frozen peaches or canned peaches if that is all you have on hand.
If using canned peaches, do you sprinkle them with flour also?
Yes. Just be sure to drain off all of the juice first. Also, try adding a teaspoon of cinnamon , and a teaspoon of brown sugar to your flour before dusting the peaches . This increases the flavor quality.
Can I use frozen peaches?
Yes, they must be thawed , and drained off , of as much juice as possible , before adding them to the batter.
What Flavor Of Boxed Cake Mix Should I Buy?
This peach cake recipe originally called for vanilla cake mix, but you can change it up and use something interesting! If you can find vanilla bean or a spice cake mix, that would be a delicious change!
Is Peach Bundt Cake Healthy?
Due to the amounts of butter and sugar in the cake, it is not considered a health food recipe. However, fresh peaches have lots of vitamins and minerals in them, and you are getting a serving of fruit when eating this cake. Everything in moderation!
Do I Need To Have A Bundt Cake Pan For This Cake?
Where to buy Peach Nectar?
Peach Nectar is actually relatively easy to find in liquor stores or even some grocery stores. Of course you can also buy it on Amazon.
How to make Peach Nectar?
If you are interested in making your own version of Peach Nectar, we recommend a mix of peach juice and 2 tablespoons of Triple Sec.
Can I Use Other Fruit In Bundt Cake?
These cake recipe if very versatile. You can make any flavored fruit cake you like! If apples are in season, try using apples. If blueberries are in season, try a yummy blueberry cake...though I definitely suggest a homemade blueberry cobbler if you are trying to figure out what to make with blueberries.
Other Cake Recipes To Try
- If you want to spice things up with an awesome cake, this rum cake recipe is a huge favorite in our house, particularly around the holidays.
- Looking for another fruit-based cake? If it's almost fall, then you must try this amazing pumpkin cake.
- Finally, if you're just looking for something celebratory and fun than nothing beats a great funfetti cake
Peach Bundt Cake Recipe
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 cup peach nectar
- ¾ cup vegetable oil
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 cup diced peaches
- ½ tbsp flour
- 1 tbsp sugar for coating the bundt pan
- ¼ cup powdered sugar for dusting
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease bundt pan with shortening.
- Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar in the bundt pan and toss it around until it cover the pan. With an electric mixer, mix cake mix, peach nectar, oil, eggs and sugar until combined.
- Sprinkle diced peaches with flour and toss until they are coated. Stir the diced peaches into the batter.
- Pour batter into prepared bundt pan and bake for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes.
- Turn cake out on a serving plate and dust the top with powdered sugar.
- You can use canned peaches in this recipe if you don't have fresh ones on hand. Of course I always recommend the real deal where possible.
- When making the mix, add the eggs one at a time and stir so they incorporate fully in the batter. Or get yourself a lovely stand mixer- you won't regret it!
- If the cake is still a bit raw after full baking time (toothpick test), then bake for 10 minutes longer and check again. If it needs more time, just keep checking on 3-5 minute intervals.