I can’t let summer pass by without enjoying the season’s peaches. After so many summers filled with peach desserts, those sweet, juicy fruits are so associated with the season for me. And, of course, I love trying familiar flavors in new ways, which leads us to this Peach Cobbler Coffee Cake.
The layer of sweet peach filling in this cake is topped with dollops of cake, creating a cobbler-like effect. And then that’s followed with a crumb topping just to make it even more spectacular.
The peach filling is a very simple mixture that is much like a pie filling. It requires no stovetop time. Just mix everything together when you’re ready to get started, and let it thicken a bit until it’s time to add it to the cake. Honestly, if you have the time to let it thicken a little longer (about an hour or so), it will be even better.
When you add the peach layer to the cake, I recommend spooning the peaches onto the cake. You’ll get plenty of the liquid part as you do. Just leave any excess liquid in the bowl. That way the cake won’t get too soggy or have a hard time baking all the way through from too much liquid.
I really love the sweetness level of this cake. It’s not too sweet but has such a delightful peach flavor. If you’re a big fan of peaches, you can always layer a few more peach slices on top of the filing if you like.
What a great sweet treat for a brunch, a coffee break, or a simple dessert! It combines so many things in one delicious place. There’s the irresistible crumb topping of a coffee cake, the sweet peaches surrounded by cake, and the perfect excuse to eat cake most any time of day. All of that makes this cake a big, big winner in my book.