A Warm Welcome Back With A German Almond Peach Cake!

by Kirsten on August 1, 2011 · 31 comments

in Cakes, Cakes & Sweets, Desserts, German Dishes

Welcome back everybody!

If you have ever visited Germany, you know how lovely it is to stop at a Konditorei, pick your favorite piece of cake or torte, and enjoy it sitting at one of the store’s outside tables in the sunshine with a good cup of coffee. You can sit there forever watching people pass by while chatting with one of your friends.

Yes, we had a wonderful month in Europe. Home is where your heart is and a piece of mine is definitely in Germany with my family and friends. I miss them all so much.
I promise to share some of my travel pictures in the upcoming posts with all of you. At the moment I am still fighting with my laundry.

Nevertheless, I found some time to bake a German peach cake with some fresh Colorado peaches from Palisade, purchased at my local farmers market. The peaches are combined with almonds and cream in this very easy to assemble baked good. It was the perfect treat for our Sunday afternoon coffee break, almost like visiting a Konditorei.

My family gave it big thumbs up and therefore it will become a keeper recipe. I could also see this cake baked with fresh cherries or apricots. Give it a try!


*  3 fresh peaches, about 28 oz. ( 800 g)
*  1 and 2/3 cups ( 200 g) flour
*  2 teaspoons baking powder
*  2/3 cup and 1 tablespoon ( 160 g) sugar, divided
*  2 Tablespoons sugar, for topping
*  1 package vanilla sugar or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
*  1/8 teaspoon salt
*  2 large eggs
*  7 Tablespoons ( 100 g) butter, cut in pieces, room temperature
*  1/2 cup and 1 Tablespoon (125 g) heavy whipping cream
*  3.6 oz. ( 100 g) ground almonds
*  1/4 cup (50 g) sliced almonds, for topping


Preheat the oven to 350 F Convection (200 C). Butter and flour a 10 inch (26 cm) spring pan, set aside.

Peel and pit the peaches and slices them in quarters.

In a bowl mix together flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla sugar and 1/3 cup (75 g) sugar. Add 1 egg and butter. In a kitchen machine knead the ingredients until well combined and a dough forms. Press the dough evenly in the bottom of prepared spring pan. Poke dough evenly with a fork. Set aside.

Whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Mix in 1/3 cup plus 1 Tablespoon sugar, 1 egg and ground almonds.  Spread cream mixture evenly on top of the dough. Place peaches (inside up) on top of the cream mixture. Sprinkle with sliced almonds and two Tablespoons of sugar.

Bake in preheated oven for about 40 minutes.


Adapted from BaBaFo basteln und backen.

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dalia January 22, 2013 at 4:07 pm

hi Kirsten i am from Egypt i will make this cake tomorrow i hope it is delicacies like the picture i love old recipes thank you

stettnersinusa September 25, 2011 at 1:18 am

Wunderbares Rezept, vielen Dank! Der Kuchen war das Highlight bei einem Picnic heute.

Dress and Dish August 24, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Wow, this looks amazing! I want this with a hot tea! Yummy…

Barefeet In The Kitchen August 19, 2011 at 11:10 pm

This looks wonderful. I just printed the recipe to make soon!

Sara August 13, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Yum, this looks totally delicious! Wow! 🙂

Andrea @ ForkFingersChopsticks.com August 5, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Welcome home. Hope you had a wonderful vacation – can't wait to hear more. The peach cake is gorgeous.

Linda August 4, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Mmm… I was looking for some good recipes for peaches and this looks amazing! Combined with the almonds, I bet it will be a keeper for me too!

Cooking Creation August 4, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Welcome back! I'm glad you had a great time! Your almond peach cake looks fantastic!

Coleen August 3, 2011 at 11:57 pm

We have relatives all over Germany, many of them near Hamburg, Regensburg, and Hannover. All of his family were originally from Silesia and got scattered across Germany after the war as refugees. We just returned from a visit as well.

The baking and cooking still reflects the region. This is a wonderful site and thanks so much for the recipes.

highplainsdrifters August 3, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Just found a great little German bakery in Arvada. Reminds me of my first Army assignment. Had a buddy with an apartment that was the floor above a bakery. We'd go to PT, burn off 500 calories, then hit the bakery and put 1,000 back on!

A whole month, eh? Very cool. Cheers!

My Kitchen in the Rockies August 3, 2011 at 4:52 pm

@Coleen: My oven seams to be on the hotter side and I always bake on Convection. 40 minutes was perfect for me, but yes, it was not jiggly in the middle, may a little loose, yes. The center looked the same as the outer parts. I am so glad you and your husband enjoyed the cake. It is an original German recipe, that came from a German magazine. Hope the relatives back home in Germany like it as well. Where do they live?

Coleen August 3, 2011 at 3:03 pm

I made this last night and my husband pronounced the recipe as worthy of sending to our German relatives. High praise from him.

I have one question: when I took it out of the oven the first time it was jiggly in the middle. I put it back in for another 10 minutes and it was better but still a little loose. What is the center supposed to look like when it's done?

Susan August 3, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Beautiful cake!! Anxious to hear of your travels. Welcome home.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes August 3, 2011 at 2:20 am

Welcome back! Your cake looks delicious! Looking forward to hearing all about your trip to Europe!

When you have a moment please stop by and enter my give-away! It ends August 6th!


Lea Ann August 2, 2011 at 6:29 pm

YAY .. you're finally back! Beautiful cake! And aren't those peaches tasty this year? Can't wait to get together and catch up.

Chele August 2, 2011 at 4:16 pm

What a return! Yum ;0)
Welcome back and so pleased you had a lovely trip too.

Sourkraut August 2, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Welcome back! One of my fondest memories of my trip to Germany was of doing just what you described, picking out my favorite from a drool-worthy array of cakes and settling in for a little people watching. This cake looks delicious too!

Boulder Locavore August 2, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Looks beautiful Kirsten! Glad you had a good trip. Re-entry is so difficult.

kitchen flavours August 2, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Welcome back, Kirsten! Glad that you had a good holiday with your family and friends!
Your peach cake looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing and look forward to the photos of your trip! Have a lovely day!

BaBaFo August 2, 2011 at 6:42 am

Freut mich, dass dir der Kuchen geschmeckt hat und offenbar so toll war, dass er Platz auf deinem Blog gefunden hat. :o) Aus welcher Stadt/Ort kommst du ursprünglich aus Deutschland?
Viele Grüße vom Rheintal, Christiane

Carlos August 2, 2011 at 2:18 am

It was about time! LOL the cake looks amazing! Great pictures… welcome back!

Zoe August 2, 2011 at 12:22 am

Welcome back! You must been having a great time in Germany. I guess that you must having been missing the place so much that you made this delicious cake for great memories…

Cooking with Michele August 1, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Welcome home! Hope to see you at the next meetup!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window August 1, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Welcome back!! Glad to hear you had a good time in Germany. This cake looks and sounds delicious.

Anonymous August 1, 2011 at 8:54 pm

So there was peach cake on both sides of the ocean today 😉 I (living in Germany) made one this weekend for my colleague's birthday today. But because I only had a bit less than two peaches left, I combined them with a handful of blackberries – a very good match. And almonds, of course.

Susan August 1, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Welcome back! What a spectacular cake for the season. Our peaches are just coming in and so full of flavor that I can't wait to try your recipe.

Karen Harris August 1, 2011 at 8:29 pm

(Let me try this comment again) It's about time you got back to work! I hope this is the first of many German inspired recipes that you will be sharing with us. This looks so good. Glad you're back.

zorra August 1, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Yummy, this cakes looks very delicious. I will make it soon. And I know how you feel, it is the same for me when I visit my family and friends in Switzerland.

Kirsten August 1, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Hi Kirsten, willkommen zurück – freut mich, dass ihr so einen schönen Urlaub hattet! Und erzähl, wie hat es euch in Dresden gefallen? Was habt ihr unternommen? 🙂 Liebe Grüße, Kirsten

Poires au Chocolat August 1, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Glad you have a good trip back to Europe (I hope the weather was good for you – we've just had two awful weeks in CH) – welcome back! This cake looks delicious.

Bo August 1, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Welcome back! Glad to hear you had a great trip…this cake looks fantastic!

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