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Peach Shortcake - Sweet, Creamy, Nutty, and Crazy Delicious

Try this Peach Shortcake recipe for dessert. It satisfies every craving - it’s sweet, creamy, nutty, and crazy delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peach shortcake
Servings: 1


Pound Cake

  • 2 sticks salted butter, softened
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable shortening (for greasing pan)


  • ½ peach, per person
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar, per person

Cream Cheese Whipped Cream (2 servings)

  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Additional Toppings

  • Honey
  • Pistachio nuts


Baking the Cake

  • Preheat oven to 325℉.
  • Using a stand mixer or handheld electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar. 
  • Next, while mixing, add one egg at a time, letting each one incorporate into the batter before adding the next one.
  • Once all eggs are incorporated, add remaining wet ingredients (milk, sour cream, lemon rind, and vanilla extract).In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients together (flour, baking soda, and salt).
  • While mixing wet batter, slowly add dry ingredients until everything is mixed together.Pour batter into a greased bundt pan. If you prefer to use a loaf pan, this recipe will make approximately 2 loaves and cooking time will vary.
  • Bake for approx 1 hr 10 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Broiling Peaches

  • While the cake is cooling, preheat oven or toaster oven to broiling.
  • Cut peaches in half and remove the stone.
  • On a parchment-lined baking sheet, spread brown sugar over cut peach half.
  • Broil for about 10 minutes or until the peaches start to brown and bubble.

Cream Cheese Whipped Cream

  • While peaches are cooking, prepare the cream cheese whipped cream.
  • Add all ingredients to a stand mixer with whisk attachment or handheld electric mixer and whisk until firm peaks (which will happen quickly!).

Assembling Peach Shortcake

  • Cut a big slice of cake and place on a plate. Place a peach half on top of cake, then a dollop of cream cheese whipped cream. Drizzle everything with honey and sprinkle with pistachios.