Family Recipe Fridays: Peach Cake

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Once upon a time, what seems like a million years ago, Mr. V and I, along with several of our college friends, were at beach week before our college graduation. (OK, it was only 2004. But that does seem like a LONG time ago!)

We stayed at a lovely house with our friends, frolicked on the beach, played softball with a kiddie bat in the street, found a baby sea turtle, and Mr. V threw me into the wall (but that’s another story).

Trying to find something new to cook, we stumbled upon an old recipe box and found this absolute divine deliciousness. We make it often for potlucks and dinners at friends’ houses because it is fairly simple and SO GOOD. It is perfect for summer.

While it’s not really a recipe passed down in our family, I like to think it’s somebody’s family recipe! And we’ll definitely pass it along to Libbie and our other children.

Peach Cake

Fresh Peach Cake


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 c. mashed peaches (we usually use frozen so as to not have to peel them. I know, that kinda negates the “fresh” part, doesn’t it?)
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 c. flour
  • For topping
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 c. chopped nuts
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3/4 c. Milnot
  • 1 c. coconut
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • This is the topping that was in the recipe we found. We’ve never used it because I don’t even know what Milnot is. We used to use a vanilla-almond canned frosting. Any vanilla frosting (homemade or not) would work.


Beat eggs; add peaches and mix. Add dry ingredients; mix well. Pour into a greased 9 by 13 pan. Bake 1 hour at 350.

Topping: Mix all ingredients in a saucepan; cook over medium heat until thickened some. Pour over warm cake.

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Recycling this oldy-but-goody for Sliced & Diced: Peaches and Life as Mom’s Ultimate Recipe Swap: Baked Goods. For those visiting from there, I no longer do Family Recipe Fridays. Sorry!

5 thoughts on “Family Recipe Fridays: Peach Cake

  1. I don't think I've ever had or even heard of Peach cake – YUMMY!!! Chic-fil-a has Peach Milkshakes right now … must be a good summer thing:)

  2. sounds yummy! I googled milnot, and this is what I found:
    milnot- Shopping hints: This is easier to find in Great Britain than in the United States. Substitutes: evaporated milk (This doesn't whip as well as milnot. To compensate for this, make sure the milk, beaters, and bowl are all very cold before whipping.)

  3. We will be picking a TON of peaches in the next month from our neighbor. This will be yummy.
    Hope you had a blast in Pigeon Forge. That's where we went on our no spend vacation. 🙂

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