Treat your favorite person this Mother’s Day by making this Peach Cinnamon Pecan Loaf Cake recipe. Perfect for brunch, this delightful cake is full of flavor.
Hi SoFabFood readers! I’m Mahy, foodie blogger at TwoPurpleFigs, and I’m super excited to share one of my favorite recipes with you today. I make really simple and easy-to-follow recipes. Even though I’m a food scientist and have been teaching cooking for over eight years, I’m just like everyone else, busy and rushed! So I always find shortcuts and tricks to get delicious food on the table fast.
There’s something comforting, yet divine, about a simple loaf cake. This Peach Cinnamon Pecan Loaf Cake is moist, tender, and fluffy. It has a fine layer of peach, cinnamon, and pecan filling, a luscious vanilla glaze, and more peaches on top. This is the sort of cake that is tea’s best friend. It is wonderful with coffee and milk too so grab your cup and let’s make a perfect loaf cake today!
Peach Cinnamon Pecan Loaf Cake Recipe
Today we’re all about something sweet. I’m making this delicious Peach Cinnamon Pecan Loaf Cake for my Mom on Mother’s Day! She loves tea in the morning, tea cakes, and fruity desserts, so this recipe is the perfect combination of all those things. Imagine a fluffy and tender vanilla cake with a touch of peach, pecan, and cinnamon in every bite. Plus, there is more fruit on top. I use a basic vanilla icing to help stick the fruit on top of the cake that adds an extra bit of sweetness too.
Before I get to the loaf cake details, can I say a few words about my lovely Mom, and a bit about my own motherhood drama? I’ve learned so much from my Mom; her love, passion, and devotion to her family is amazing. I’ve learned kindness and compassion from her. However, there are things I struggle to learn from her, things that escape me no matter how hard I try. She is a neat, patient, perfectionist which is something that still eludes me. The good news is she loves me nonetheless because that is just what moms do.
I’ve always adored my Mom, but it wasn’t until I became a mom myself that I really, really understood what my Mom was all about. Now I understand her constant worry, her endless support, and her devoted care about every single detail in my life. I actually understand her love, something more meaningful than words. It is the same way I feel about my girls, and I know deep down, they’ll understand me more later in life too.
Peach Cinnamon Pecan Loaf Cake for Mother’s Day
Now don’t get me wrong, like many moms out there, there are days I feel like closing my eyes and pretending I’m someone else so I don’t have to deal with the next tantrum. I can go escape for a quiet sip of coffee. I can take a shower any time I need to. Oh yes, and I can wear heels again one day! That’s just a tiny glimpse, but even with all of that, I can’t imagine a single second without this drama.
If you’re new to baking, this Peach Cinnamon Pecan Loaf Cake is a great recipe to start with. Quick bread batters like this one are a foolproof way to get into baking. There are no fancy tools or techniques required. All you need is a wooden spoon or whisk, two bowls, and a spatula. Basically, you separate your ingredients into a wet ingredients bowl, and you’ll need a dry ingredients bowl. The flour, baking soda, baking powder, and a pinch of salt will go into the dry ingredients bowl. The eggs, oil, yogurt, vanilla, and sugar go into the wet ingredients bowl.
Mix the ingredients in each bowl very well. Add the contents of the dry ingredients bowl to the wet ingredients bowl, then simply mix the batter using a wooden spoon, spatula, or whisk. Over-mixing the batter will make your Peach Cinnamon Pecan Loaf Cake tough and more of a chewy bread. Don’t stress about a few lumps here and there as long as there are no chunks of flour in the batter.
Peach Cinnamon Pecan Loaf Cake
You’ll need a third bowl for the filling for this Peach Cinnamon Pecan Loaf Cake. The filling is a combination of diced fresh or canned peaches, a touch of cinnamon, some chopped pecans, and a tablespoon of flour. If you’re using canned peaches, then you don’t need to add sugar to the filling. However, if you’re using fresh peaches, add a couple tablespoons of sugar for sweetness. The beauty of this loaf cake is you can use any stone fruit you like or something like apples or pears. If you prefer to skip the fruit altogether, then go for it. I’ve made this cake before with a coffee granule, cinnamon, chocolate chip, and nut filling. It was out of this world delicious!
Since it’s strawberry season, and spring is in the air, make this loaf cake with a strawberry filling. Just be sure to arrange plenty of fresh berries on top of the cake. While we’re talking strawberries, this Goat Cheese Pistachio Coated Strawberries recipe is one of the most popular recipes on my blog. It’s wonderfully seasonal and perfect for Mother’s Day brunch too.
Peach Cinnamon Pecan Loaf Cake for Brunch
I love to line my bakeware with parchment paper so the cake doesn’t stick and it makes for easy clean up too. Pour two thirds of the batter into the lined loaf pan. Now scatter the peach filling over the batter without pressing it down. Try to scatter the filling as evenly as possible, but don’t stress about it being perfect. Then pour the remaining batter over the filling and use a spoon or spatula to spread it gently over the peach filling. Once again, it doesn’t have to be perfect! Bake for 50 minutes on the middle rack of your oven until it’s done.
Once baked, glaze the cake and arrange thinly-sliced peaches on top. Feel free to sprinkle nuts on top of this Peach Cinnamon Pecan Loaf Cake too!
Slice the cake, serve with a warm cup of tea, and enjoy a perfect morning with your mom this Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day to you and all the gorgeous moms in this world.
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup yogurt (any type or substitute buttermilk)
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup diced peaches (canned or fresh)
- 1 tbsp flour
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon (more or less to taste)
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans (any nuts will do or skip the nuts)
- 2 tbsp sugar (optional, if using fresh peaches)
- Sliced canned peaches
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 tbsp of milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
- Line a 9 inch x 5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper, set aside.
- Mix the wet ingredients in a bowl, blend them until smooth.
- In another bowl, add the dry ingredients and mix them well.
- In a third bowl, mix the filing ingredients together.
- Take the dry ingredients and add to the wet ingredients bowl. Use a whisk, spatula, or spoon to mix the batter really well. It doesn't have to be a smooth batter, lumps are ok as long as no visible pieces of flour are in the batter.
- Pour two thirds of the batter in the loaf pan then scatter the filling as evenly as you can over the batter (it doesn’t have to be perfect).
- Pour the remaining batter over the filling. Gently spread it over the filling, covering it as evenly as possible (again it doesn’t have to be perfect).
- Bake the loaf cake on the middle rack of your oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean.
- In the meantime, make the glaze by whisking all ingredients together in a small bowl. Adjust the thickness of your glaze to your taste. Add more milk for a thinner glaze, or more confectioners sugar for a thicker glaze.
- Cool the cake for 10 minutes before removing it from the pan.
- Pour the glaze over the cake then arrange the peach slices on top of the cake. I find the best way is to start at the center and go around in circles.
- Serve the loaf cake and enjoy.
Home Chef Tip: Substitute different fillings to customize this loaf cake. Seasonal fruits like strawberries are a great option. Adjust the sweetness of the filling to your taste.
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