Easy Summer Peach Cake is made easy with a box cake and gelatin, topped with a cream cheese frosting. Serve with a side of homemade peach ice cream for the perfect summer dessert for barbecue season!
Hello again from Budget Girl! 🙂
Now that March is nearly over, it's warming up a lot here in Georgia. I've opened the windows (which my cats are loving, by the way) and I'm implementing more slow cooker meals into my routine, because who wants to cook on a hot day?
That said, I do enjoy baking summer treats. Fresh fruits are in abundance and perfect in pies and cakes. Lately I've been loving peaches, so I decided to try my hand at a nice peach cake!
This is an incredibly easy cake to make, since it's “semi-homemade.” Which is what makes it so perfect for summer. You get a delicious cake without spending too much time sweating in the kitchen!
I used a box cake mix, added peach gelatin to give it flavor (I like a lot of flavor so I would actually consider adding a second box of gelatin).
My favorite thing about it, though, is all the chunks of peaches. They add a lot of moisture, plus there's just something I love about the different texture fruit can give to a cake.
For the frosting, I use my own basic cream cheese recipe. I rarely have powdered sugar around and I hate running to the store, so I use regular granulated sugar.
You can pulse it in a food processor if you want, but honestly, it's fine as is. As you're mixing and tasting, the frosting will seem a little grainy. After it sits for a bit, though, the sugar dissolves and it's just like a regular frosting.
What I love about the frosting, though, is that it's not too sweet. I went into this a bit with my sugar cookie cake, actually. I'm not a fan of most cream cheese frostings (especially canned ones) because they have way too much sugar. I like to be able to taste the cream cheese.
This is perfect! It basically tastes like lightly sweetened cream cheese. Almost like a cheese cake. 🙂 It's my favorite frosting, I use it on everything. The butter is optional, but I think it gives it a nice, thick texture. It still tastes wonderful without the butter, though, and I frequently omit it.
This cake is wonderful. It has a light taste and it's so fluffy and moist. People won't believe it's not homemade. 😉
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