Gooey Peach Cake Recipe

Easy to make and hard to leave alone. This was one of my experiments that worked out, and my family gobbles it up!

What’s better than an easy to make recipe that also tastes delicious?! This sweet take on a classic is a fun way to quickly whip up an impressive dinnertime dessert.

I made this Peach Gooey Butter Cake for a sled hockey picnic last summer. As usual, I was running late and pulled the cake out of the pan, tossed it in a towel-lined box in the trunk, and hit the road.

To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients:

1 pkg yellow cake mix
eggs, oil, water, as directed on box
2 can(s) sliced or diced peaches, 16 oz
1/2 c brown sugar
1 Tbsp corn starch
1/8 tsp almond extract (optional)
sliced almonds (optional)

In a large bowl, mix cake batter as directed on box. For a more rustic cake, you can leave it a bit clumpy. (This is one point where you could add extract)
In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and corn starch until well combined
In a small nonstick skillet, heat peaches in juice, breaking them up a little. (You can also add the extract here if you choose to use it.) Add the brown sugar mixture and stir until thickened.
In an ungreased 9×13 cake pan (I use Pyrex, which comes with a lid for storage and transport) pour cake batter. Drop peaches by large spoonfuls all over the batter. (If you want almonds, sprinkle them on at this point.)
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes. Don’t over-bake; it’s best when it’s still a little gooey.
Serve hot or cold, with ice cream or milk, or sneak spoonfuls from the pan every time you pass the kitchen.

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