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Peach Kuchen

This cake base is such a dense and moist cake that is good to use for all kinds of things, like coffee cake, or even with strawberries and whipped cream. Today the recipe will feature it with peaches on top, and a streusel crumb topping.
  • 1/2 cup hard margarine or butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups of sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1 28 oz can of sliced peaches, drained
Streusel Topping
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup hard margarine or butter
  1. Cream margarine, sugar and vanilla.
  2. Beat in eggs one at a time until light and well mixed.
  3. Sift together all the dry ingredients.
  4. Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture alternately with the sour cream, ending with sour cream.
  5. Pour the batter into a 10 spring form pan or 9-13 if you don't have a spring form.
  6. Add peaches in a pinwheel design or what ever you choose, it hides under the crumbs anyway.
  7. Top with the crumbs. If the crumbs get to brown for your liking you can cover them with foil towards the end if needed.
  8. Bake at 350 for 60 minutes. Test the cake by poking a knife in the center and if the knife comes out clean it is done. The time may have to be adjusted if using a 9x13 pan.
  9. Enjoy warm with some whipped cream or ice cream or at room temperature.


  1. Delicious your Kuchen! I discover your blog, and I love it! Hello from spain!

  2. This looks great but how much sour cream?

  3. I have another recipe for kuchen that I use - but I'll be trying this one!

  4. Looks so yummu must try this

  5. Am I missing the sour cream?

    Looks so yummy, as all your recipes do!

  6. I will be making this tonight for dinner. What a simple and delicious sounding recipe.

  7. aha, you guys passed the found the missing ingredient, just seeing if you are paying attention :}
    thanks for the heads up.

  8. It looks great with our without the sour cream LOL! We all need a little help from our friends!

  9. Oh this looks terrific! I love anything with Peaches and crumbs!

  10. can i make this recipe with blueberries

  11. oh my gravy... this looks absolutely divine!

  12. blueberries?...delightful, why not.
    any fruit would work.

  13. (You should also file these under Mennonite Recipes - that is where I would look) The Kuchen looks delicious!!

  14. This looks fabulous. I could see it with any number of fruits on top.

  15. YUM! one of my favorite things my mom makes. thanks for the recipe and the delicious looking picture!

  16. mmmm with some stewed rhubarb on top!

  17. Thank you for posting this wonderful kuchen! It is baking right now. It's going to be a surprise treat for my husband's coworkers. :) By the way, I used plain yogurt with a smidgen of maple syrup in it. (I mixed it in yesterday before I saw this recipe.) So glad this recipe adapts so easily. It is delicious!

  18. You know Charlotte, this is exactly the kind of recipe I love. Straightforward and good!

  19. Oh my gosh, it looks like dessert heaven. Mmmmm.