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Best Ever Fresh Peach Buckle

Grab a spoon, a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a big ole glass of iced tea. It’s Best Ever Fresh Peach Buckle time!

Best Ever Fresh Peach Buckle on This Gal Cooks

Somehow, four pounds of peaches made it into my grocery cart a few weeks ago. Those peaches came home with me. Some were used in this peach buckle recipe. Some found a new home in my freezer. Because let me tell you, four pounds of peaches is A LOT of peaches.

A while back, I was flipping through the pages of the Williams Sonoma Baking Book and stumbled upon a recipe for a Plum Buckle. Interesting, I thought to myself. I’d never seen a recipe for a plum buckle. Instead, all of the buckle recipes I’d stumbled upon previously involved blueberries. Plums have never been on the list of Fruits Julie Loves, so plums were totally out of the question. But the recipe was not. Fast forward a few weeks and I have four pounds of peaches that need to be used. A little voice inside my head softly said plum buckle. Then that voice shouted PEACH BUCKLE! And this gal went to work making one of the best buckles she’s ever tasted in her life.

Best Ever Fresh Peach Buckle on This Gal Cooks

The B-E-S-T way to enjoy this Best Ever Fresh Peach Buckle is to slightly warm a slice and then plop a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream right on top.  No joke, this buckle tastes almost exactly like peach cobbler. My little motto for this buckle is all the taste of peach cobbler without the mess. Cause we all know that peach cobbler can be a little messy, right?

I suggest using fresh peaches for this buckle. After all, it is a fresh peach buckle. I found a great peach peeling tutorial on the Williams Sonoma website. You can view it here. Use this method and you’ll never again have a hassle with peeling peaches.

Best Ever Fresh Peach Buckle

Best Ever Fresh Peach Buckle

Best Ever Fresh Peach Buckle

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes



  1. Preheat your oven to 350
  2. Line the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan with parchment paper. Spray the parchment paper and the sides of the pan with cooking spray and wipe away any excess.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and granulated sugar, until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add the flour mixture and beat on low until smooth.
  4. Scrape the batter into the springform pan and carefully distribute evenly. Poke the peach slices into the batter.I went around the edges in a circular pattern and continued this until the entire top of the buckle had peaches.
  5. Whisk together the cinnamon and brown sugar. Sprinkle over top of the buckle.
  6. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes. If the top starts to brown too much during the baking process, cover with aluminum foil. Allow to cool for 30 minutes before serving.


Adapted from Williams Sonoma Baking Book

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Best Ever Fresh Peach Buckle on This Gal Cooks

Best Ever Fresh Peach Buckle on This Gal Cooks

Best Ever Fresh Peach Buckle on This Gal Cooks

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25 comments on “Best Ever Fresh Peach Buckle”

  1. I wish you could deliver this buckle to me right now. it looks so good and I’m not sure I’ve ever had a buckle! Thanks for the link love :)

    • Hi Bri! Thank you so much for stopping by! Haha, if I could deliver a slice of this buckle, I totally would. :) Hope you have a great week and you’re welcome on this link love. :)

  2. Uhmm for some reason pounds of peach find their way into my cart too. I have no idea how!!! I love this fresh buckle cake!! Amazing juicy peaches in a moist cake? I’m so in!!
    Ps: thanks for the link love!!

    • I still have some of those peaches to use up. Maybe I’ll make a smoothie for breakfast tomorrow…gotta eat something healthy before vacation starts. ;) Thanks for stopping by, Zainab! Hope you have a great week!

  3. Julie, I am crushing big time on this gorgeous buckle! Peaches are my favorite part about summer–so much so, that I hardly ever have any leftover to make fun stuff. Just another excuse to stock up, right?

  4. Looks so delicious. Thank you.

  5. Thanks for the recipe! Now I know what to do with the 4 peaches I bought yesterday.

  6. Oooh, yum Julie! I have never had a buckle before, but I love peaches!! I guess I need to let many pounds of peaches land in my cart this weekend so I can make one, LOL

  7. Peaches are definitely my favorite summer fruit Julie, this buckle looks amazing! I think I need to run out and re-stock so I can make this :)

  8. Ooh, what a beautiful-looking summer dessert! I could almost taste it as you were describing warming it and plonking a ball of ice cream on the top. I bet this would be delicious with any summer fruit!

  9. I love recipes with fresh peaches Julie! This recipe looks great – send me a slice :-) Pinning!

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  11. Every buckle I’ve ever made has the fruit go into the pan first so of course I misread your recipe and put the peaches in first. Guess what? It’s FABULOUS. Kind of like a peach upside down cake!

    Rating: 5
  12. Made it with defrosted frozen peaches. Added 1 teas almond extract to batter. Cooked it in regular round cake pan with parchment on bottom. Amazingly good.

    Rating: 5
  13. I’m so glad I found this recipe. What I liked about yours was the great pics plus easy to put together. Just pulled it out of oven and it looks incredible with such an aroma that is wafting throughout my house. Since the batter was so thick, I added 1T vanilla and 3 T orange juice. I think next time, I’ll add a splash (or two) of brandy. I increased the cinnamon/sugar mixture a bit then added a good pinch to the batter and a good pinch to the bowl of peaches before they were added to batter, there was plenty left to sprinkle on top.  This would be a wonderful coffee cake to serve with brunch. My Bible Study ladies will love it! 

    Rating: 5
  14. Best peach cake ever! Suiting name. Customers loved it. 

    Rating: 5
    • So happy you and your customers enjoyed the recipe. Thank you for leaving a comment to let me know and for sharing the delicious peach cake with your customers! :)

  15. I made the recipe. It was delicious! Everyone loved it and there was nothing left!

    Rating: 5
  16. Our family loves this when peaches are in season.  It is perfectly balanced, the dish is not overly sweet and strikes a nice balance between fruit and the “cake/crumb” base.  We have made this several times and it consistently delivers a beautiful result.

  17. I made this for the first time a summer cook out.  Everyone loved it.  I should have made two.  It was finished off and people are begging for the recipe.  A perfect summer dessert.  I’ll definitely make this one again.

    Rating: 5
  18. Can I give this higher than 5 stars? This came together easily and was so delicious my family was fighting over the corners (I used an 8×8 pan). I baked this is my rack style air fryer. It gave the top a glorious crust and the slices lifted out with ease because the batter is high in butter. I look forward to using this recipe with other summer fruits.

    Rating: 5