Dutch Peach Cake

Recipe from my Grandmother, this is a simple 7 ingredient "cake", topped with fresh juicy peaches, a dash of cinnamon sugar and baked to perfection! Works equally well as breakfast or dessert.

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Dutch Peach Cake

Easy, Fresh, Not too sweet and Yummy!

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New! I’ve added a cooking video to this page so you can see how easy it is to make this gluten-free Dutch Peach Cake!

If you’re new to this website, as with all my recipes, there is a printable recipe with exact measurements and directions at the bottom of this page.

Hope you love it!

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Nothing says Summer like my Grandmother’s Dutch Peach Cake!

And today I made it with juicy local peaches and blueberries, and it is out of this world!

This simple “cake” is not too sweet, bursting with ripe, juicy peaches and equally loved as breakfast or dessert.

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You might recognize this from the Dutch Apple Cake this past Fall.

It is the same great recipe from my Grandmother only with peaches! She made it all the time switching up the fruit based on the season.

The beauty of this light “cake” is that the sweetness comes from the fruit, not the cake, so it really highlights seasonal fruit.

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Truth by told, we have struggled with the name “Dutch Peach Cake” because my Grandmother always called it a “Dutch Peach Cake” but it’s not a cake in the traditional sense.

Let me explain…

It’s a simple 7 ingredient pastry crust (reminiscent of a shortbread crust) that’s low in sugar (only a few tablespoons!) and low in butter (only 1/3 cup) and so yummy.

The pastry dough is gently pressed into the bottom and around the edges of a pie pan or even a rimmed baking sheet.

Then the peaches are pressed in to the dough. Topped with a dash of cinnamon sugar and baked to perfection!

And it’s not thickyou can see here, the cake part is thin and you are really tasting the peaches!

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Whatever you name it, you’ll call it a delicious and easy addition to your baking repertoire.

There’s a reason it’s a longtime family favorite!

Let’s take a look at the details.

This is all you need — pantry staples and some peaches!

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The cake is made with 7 simple ingredients:

Gluten-Free all purpose flour (we used GF Jules – Affiliate link)

baking powder



butter or dairy free butter

milk and

1 egg.

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Back to the Gluten-Free Dutch Peach Cake…


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It comes together quickly!

All you do is mix together the dry ingredients, add the egg, milk and butter.

UPDATE: My grandmother always said to mix it by hand but since I use my Kitchen Aid for everything, I used my kitchen aid usually. However, I recently started making it by hand mixing… and my grandmother was correct, I like it better!

The dough will be stiff but workable.

So  you drop in into the pan and gently press if with your fingers into the pan and around the edges.

Then you press in the peaches anyway you like.

I tend to make circular designs but as you can see by all the different photos, they always look different!

And you can add some fresh blueberries for a pop of color too!

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Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and bake!

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You can also make it in a half or full baking sheet (if you double recipe) like my mom likes to do.

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One last thing or my Grandmother would be upset that I haven’t shared… we make this cake with peaches  and often add blueberries in the summer, but it’s so good we make it with apples in the fall – any seasonal fruit would be great!

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Dutch Peach Cake

Recipe from my Grandmother's this is a simple 7 ingredient cake, topped with peaches, a dash of cinnamon and sugar and baked to perfection. The beauty of this cake is that it isn't sweet and highlights the fruit of the season. Perfect for breakfast or dessert!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Summer, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: gluten-free breakfast, gluten-free dessert recipe, dutch peach cake, peach recipe, gluten-free peach dessert, peach tart
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family


  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour with xanthan gum I use GF Jules - affiliate link
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter or dairy free butter, room temperature, cut into pieces
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • Cinnamon & sugar for sprinkling we used a mix of 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, but didn't need it all
  • 6-8 fresh ripe peaches depending on size, peeled and sliced
  • handful fresh blueberries, optional but fun add


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, and lightly grease a 9 or 10 inch pie pan or 1/2 sized rimmed baking sheet.
  • In a large bowl add dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, sugar) and combine with a fork or pastry cutter.
  • Add eggs, milk and butter into the flour mixture and mix to combine using a spoon. Batter will be thick but workable. Update 1: I now add egg, milk and butter at the same time; it is quicker and I find the dough easier to work with. Update 2: My grandmother insisted this recipe by mixed by hand with a large spoon and that you do not want to over mix. I always used my stand mixer, but I recently started mixing by hand with a large spoon and turns out my grandmother was correct... I prefer it!
  • Drop batter onto prepared pie pan by spoonfuls, and gently press into the bottom and around the edges of the pan.
  • Press sliced peaches into the dough, pushing gently. Press in a few blueberries if using.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until edges golden and fruit tender.
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31 thoughts on “Dutch Peach Cake

  1. This is by far my most favorite thing I’ve made this summer!! It was unbelievably easy and it’s SO GOOD!

  2. I knew I wanted to make this recipe ever since I saw the picture on Instagram and did not disappoint. Everyone in my family loved it and asked when I will make it again. Thank you for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazing!! I tried with apples and other with chocolate, so delicious both options! I’m from Brazil, so it’s hard to find peaches in June . ? Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

  4. Can I make this cake dairy free? I have lactose intolerance and I also can’t use almond milk as my son is allergic to nuts? Any suggestions? Thank you.

  5. Karen: I want to live at your house!! Sadly, my printer is not connecting; another reason to produce that Cookbook!!

  6. 5 stars
    Made this with peaches and it was YUMMY! I combined all the wet and dry ingredients separately and then placed both in a food processor and added the butter one piece at a time! The dough came out incredible and easy to spread- I was shocked at how easy and effortless it was was to make – AND TASTED SO GOOD!
    Love your recipes

  7. A must try recipe! I love how the whole cake is not too sweet yet it’s very tasty especially after eating it again the next day. Deliciously approved by the whole family! Thanks again Karen for this wonderful recipe!

  8. Could you substitute the egg for something else? Our kiddos have a egg intolerance. Would love to try this recipe 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    Delicious! I love that it’s not too sweet and the flavor concentrates on the fruit. I did make a mistake, though. I used a whole stick of butter instead of the 1/3-cup. I would cook it a little less than 40 minutes. It got a little too brown around the edges. Maybe because of the extra butter? ??‍♀️

  10. 5 stars
    This was so good!! We’ll make it again for sure. Our ‘cake’ part turned out super sticky though. Not sure what I did wrong? Maybe it’s the different flour brand? I followed your directions to a in regards to measuring, mixing, and cutting in the butter. Hmm?? Thanks for sharing your recipes.

    1. Hi! Happy you enjoyed this! As for the texture, I’ve never had that happen with this recipe but sometimes with gluten-free baking the center takes longer to cook, so I will cover the top loosely with foil so that top doesn’t burn and give it a few extra minutes….

      1. Oh, it turned out perfectly once it was baked. It was super sticky after the ingredients were all mixed together and I had to spread it in the pan. Certainly won’t deter me from making it again. Thank you.

  11. I just made it and it looks and smells amazing. Can’t wait to dig in. I’m taking it to a dinner party tomorrow.

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