French Peach Cake – A Sweet and Sour Recipe

When it comes to French desserts, few can compare to the classic French peach cake. Originating from the South of France, this recipe has been enjoyed by generations. With a soufflé-like texture and a unique combination of sweet and sour flavours, this French peach cake is a truly unique and delicious treat.


  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons almond extract
  • 2 cups fresh peaches, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch round cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and eggs.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together 2 cups flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Stir into creamed mixture.
  4. In another bowl, stir together almond extract, peaches and lemon juice. Mix in ½ cup flour and baking soda. Fold into cake batter.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.
  6. Cool on a wire rack before serving.

This French peach cake is something special. The combination of sweet and sour tastes help to bring out the best of both flavors, and the addition of almond extract adds a delicate aroma that truly elevates the dish. The peaches provide a subtle tartness that adds complexity and creates an incredibly satisfying cake-eating experience.

The cake is a classic French dessert and one that can be shared with family and friends. Whether you take it with coffee or tea, it’s sure to be a hit. If you’re looking for a unique dish to add to your recipe repertoire, then this French peach cake is for you. Enjoy!