Dairy Free Peach Almond Cake | dairy free dessert, peach dessert, summer dessert, french cake | @simplywhisked

Is your peach season over? I read somewhere that July 4th marks the end of peach season in some parts of the country, but being from the frozen tundra, I associate peach season with the second half of my summer. Peaches have always been one of my favorite fruits, and I’m so excited to share this peach almond cake.

Dairy Free Peach Almond Cake | dairy free dessert, peach dessert, summer dessert, french cake | @simplywhisked

It’s a play on a traditional French almond cake, sans dairy, and it’s super easy to make. You don’t need fancy ingredients like almond flour, and the bulk of the work consists of chopping peaches. You don’t even have to peel them if you don’t want to. I never do (I didn’t peel them for my peach galette either).

Dairy Free Peach Almond Cake | dairy free dessert, peach dessert, summer dessert, french cake | @simplywhisked

I used butter-flavored vegetable shortening for my butter replacement in this recipe. It substitutes one-for-one, and I have yet to notice a difference when it comes to baking. You could also substitute coconut oil or dairy free buttery spread. All one-for-one. If you’re not avoiding dairy, use real butter.

To make this peach almond cake, you’ll need:
Dairy Free Peach Almond Cake | dairy free dessert, peach dessert, summer dessert, french cake | @simplywhisked

To top it all off, you need some sliced almonds and powdered sugar. Lots and lots of powdered sugar. That so much easier than making frosting anyway, right?


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Dairy Free Peach Almond Cake

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cake 1x


  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 5 cups chopped peaches
  • 1/31/2 cup sliced almonds
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F and grease a 10-inch round spring form pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed, cream butter or shortening with sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, until incorporated.
  5. Add vanilla and almond extract.
  6. Scraping sides as needed, add flour mixture, about 1/3 at a time, mixing on a low speed until incorporated.
  7. Fold in peaches using a rubber spatula. Transfer mixture to greased pan and level with spatula. Sprinkle cake with sliced almonds.
  8. Bake for 40 – 50 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Last Updated on November 4, 2021 by Melissa Belanger

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  1. Made this dairy free cake for our family dinner as my sil can’t tolerate dairy. It was absolutely delicious. Soft and light texture. I even used the peaches off her own tree! Definitely a keeper. Thank you so much for the recipe.

  2. Made for 37 minutes and burnt on the top. Anyone with a similar issue? Followed the recipe exactly.

  3. Made this recipe and everyone loved it. It’s not overly sweet which is what everyone loved. It was super moist and stayed fresh for a week as we continued to eat it.
    I am going to try making this again, and adding a side peach sauce topping just for fun, and serve with some vanilla bean ice cream.

    Thank you for the recipe it’s FANTASTIC!