Bakerella’s Peach Crunch Cake

If you’ve never checked out Bakerella’s site , you need to.  So cute.
When she posted this recipe , I was intrigued.  It’s the peach cobbler recipe that so many people use, but with a couple of ingredients added to it.  Because I had all of them in my house, I decided to try it out.

peach crunch cake


Start by pouring a can of sliced peaches (I used a 29 ounce can) into a 9×13 inch pan.  Don’t drain them!

sliced peaches

Cut them into bite sized pieces.

Sprinkle a box of yellow cake mix over the peaches.

Cut 1/4 cup of butter or margarine into little pats and place them on top of the cake mix.

I just have to pause here and say that at this point I had such a powerful memory hit me.  I felt like I was 10 years old again, and my mom had just handed me a cake mix, a can of cherry pie filling, and a stick of margarine and asked me to make dessert.  I felt like I’d been transported back to her kitchen, and I was standing at the end of the counter making dessert in the midst of a large family emptying the dishwasher, setting the table, and preparing the meal.  The dessert I made looked just like this.  Wow, memory is a powerful thing.

The last two steps in Bakerella’s recipe are what made me want to try it.  Next you sprinkle 1 cup of brown sugar over the butter.

And finally, a cup of chopped nuts.  Bakerella used walnuts.  I used pecans.

peach crunch cake 2

Looks yummy!

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.  Remove from the oven.  It should look something like this.

peach crunch cake 3

How did my family (and the extra 12 year old boys we had on hand) like this recipe?

pear crunch cake 4

Judging by the speed with which it disappeared, it’s a keeper!  Personally, I really liked the crunch that the nuts brought to a dessert I’ve eaten many times.  It added a layer of texture and flavor that I enjoyed.  Thanks Bakerella!

One comment

  • Emily

    that is amazing, right before you added that part of your memory and where it took you back to, my brain was just there! Thinking the same thing !

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