Peaches + Cream Yogurt Loaf

Peach dessert recipes have never looked as good as this easy loaf cake recipe with just 7 main ingredients. Try it with fresh peaches or nectarines.

Peach dessert recipe: A yogurt loaf with fresh peaches sits in a baking dish, on a cutting board, with a side of fresh peaches and a stick of butter.

This time of year, one of my favorite booths in the farmers market is the peach stand. I do my shopping everywhere else first, and save the peach stand for last as a special treat to myself. There’s nothing quite like biting into a perfectly ripened peach, juice dripping down your chin and fingers. This loaf cake recipe is an ode to one of summer’s most wonderful fruits, and it just might be my very favorite peach dessert recipe!

Fresh, juicy yellow peaches speckle this beginner-friendly, yogurt loaf with 7 ingredients (plus a pinch of salt). Honey-flavored Greek yogurt gives this peach cake recipe a rich, decadent texture and keeps the loaf nice and hydrated. No dry, crumbly, sad loafs here. It bakes to a beautiful, light golden brown crust but still makes for a delicious snack with your morning coffee. It’s the cake version of that classic, clean peaches n’ cream flavor.

Just get a look at that close-up!

This peach cake recipe is definitely an indulgent treat, but I don’t find it to be too heavy. I usually eat this as a breakfast loaf with my morning coffee.

It also makes an excellent dessert. If you want to up the ante and make it feel a bit more rich, feel free to serve it with melted butter or a simple icing. Maybe throw a scoop of vanilla icing into the mix. Why not?

But no matter how I serve this loaf cake recipe, I like to serve it warm! I tend to store it in the fridge — it keeps well for several days in an airtight container (if it lasts that long — then pop a slice of peach cake in the microwave for a few seconds.

Eagle-eyed readers will notice nectarines are photographed in this peach recipe. Feel free to use either, or whatever looks best at the market that day. Baking may be a science, but there is room for some creativity here!

Watch Me Make This Peach Dessert!

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Peach Cake Recipe Ingredients

  • Flour
  • Honey-flavored Greek yogurt (vanilla is OK in a pinch)
  • Butter
  • Baking powder
  • White sugar
  • Eggs
  • Peach
  • Salt
Fresh peaches, eggs, butter, sugar, baking powder, flour and honey yogurt are on a cutting board for this peach dessert recipe.

Ingredient Notes

Be careful to buy Greek yogurt, not regular yogurt. It’s more watery and not as thick and creamy as Greek yogurt. This will mess with the proportions of the other ingredients.

You might have noticed that this recipe calls for less sugar than your average sweet bread recipe. If you decide to go with plain Greek yogurt, add another ¼ cup sugar or more, to suit your tastes.

Peach Cake Recipe Instructions

Preheat your oven and line a loaf pan around 8.5×4.5×2.5 inches with parchment paper, if you’d prefer an easy cleanup. Otherwise you can just grease it before pouring your batter inside.

Mix dry ingredients in one large bowl. In another, smaller bowl, mix wet ingredients.

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, add wet ingredients, and mix until fully combined. Gently fold in peaches.

Pour batter into pan and bake until you can poke the center of the peach cake with a toothpick, fork or knife and the device comes out clean.

Peach dessert recipe: A yogurt loaf with fresh peaches is sliced on a cutting board, with a side of fresh peaches and a stick of butter.

Peaches And Cream Yogurt Loaf

Peach cake with 7 ingredients is an easy, sweet, fast, indulgent treat. This loaf cake recipe might be the best of peach dessert recipes!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 loaf

Equipment

  • loaf pan, approx. 8.5×4.5×2.5 inches
  • parchment paper and/or cooking spray/oil to grease the pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 peach chopped into small bite-sized pieces
  • cooking spray or butter/oil to grease the pan

Dry ingredients

  • 1.5 cups flour
  • ½ c. white sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • pinch salt

Wet ingredients

  • 1 cup honey-flavored Greek yogurt or any sweetened Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 2 eggs

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or line your loaf pan with parchment paper for easy removal.
  • Mix dry ingredients in one large bowl. In another, smaller bowl, mix wet ingredients.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, add wet ingredients, and mix until fully combined. Gently fold in peaches.
  • Pour batter into pan and bake approx. 45-50 minutes, or until cake is a light golden brown and you can poke the center of the peach cake with a toothpick, fork or knife and the device comes out clean.
    Allow to cool and serve while warm!
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6 thoughts on “Peaches + Cream Yogurt Loaf”

    • Thanks Gigi! Yes, we are spoiled by the peaches out here. I have not tried to freeze this before, but I don’t see why not. It keeps very well in the fridge compared to other baked goods I’ve tried to store in the past. If you do give it a try, I’d be curious to know how freezer storage worked out for you!

  • regarding: PEACHES AND CREAM YOGURT LOAF: did you make a mistake in stating that TANGERINES can replace peaches in this recipe? I am thinking you meant to say NECTARINES. (tangerines are a citrus fruit that could be very wet in this recipe? — and the recipe photo shows no tangerines, but yes — possible nectarines) Tangerines may screw up the end result desired? JUST FYI, THANKS FOR READING Shirley on 8-30-2021

    • LOL, thank you, Shirley! I just fixed the typo. While I was writing this I kept thinking to myself “Don’t write ‘tangerine.’ Don’t write tangerine.'”…Aaaaand apparently I did anyway. Thanks for catching that!

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