“Kuchen” is German for cake. Traditional kuchen recipes run the gamut from pies to cakes to simply sweet pastries. This Cinnamon Peach Kuchen version is quick, easy, and even though it only resembles a authentic version, it is delicious enough to stand out own it’s own accord.
Change It Up
You can alter it countless ways using seasonal fruit and it makes a great “not too sweet” dessert, which is usually how I serve it. This morning, my husband declared it to make a great breakfast as well. He is a “grab and go” type guy who used to not eat breakfast at all. I’ve brought him a long way in the past sixteen years!
Recipe Ingredients you’ll need for this Kuchen are:
- Peaches (fresh or canned)
- Old fashioned oats*
- Jiffy Cake Mix*
- Sour Cream
- White sugar
Old Fashioned Oats
*I prefer old fashioned oats because I’m actually using them in place of pecans in this recipe due to the expense of pecans. So I like the bigger oats. However, if you have quick oats, don’t make a special trip to get old fashioned. They’ll work just fine. If you have pecans and want to use them instead, knock yourself out.
Alternative to the Jiffy Cake Mix:
*If you can’t get Jiffy Cake mix you have two easy options. 1. You can get one of those smaller boxes of cake mix that are designed to make an 8×8 cake or one layer of a 9 inch round cake. 2. You can just use a regular sized box, double this recipe, and make it in a 9×13 pan. Don’t stress yourself out over it, you can make it work.
How To Make Peach Kuchen with Cinnamon Step by Step
Place cake mix, melted butter, sour cream, and egg in a bowl.
Stir it up with a spoon until well mixed.
Remember that you forgot to add your cinnamon so add that…
Then stir some more.
It will be smooth but may have a few smallish lumpy loos in it. You can keep stirring until you get those out if you want to. I find I lack the desire to do so 🙂
It’ll all come out in the wash.
Spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray.
I got this as part of a set last year at Sam’s Club and I always get compliments on it. I paid $20 for an 8×8, 9×13, and loaf pan. I haven’t seen them since but I know to look around Christmas time now because that is usually when they come out with some pretty bakeware 🙂
Drop the batter by spoonfuls into the cake pan and gently spread to even it out a bit.
Don’t eat this batter because it has a raw egg in it. However, if you disregard what I just said, and take your very life into your own hands, you’ll find that it is velvety smooth and has the most lovely taste 🙂
Place this in a 350 degree oven for ten minutes.
Ten minutes? Christy, that isn’t near enough time to cook a cake!
I know. We aren’t cooking it fully. We are just partially cooking it, then we are going to take it out of the oven and mess with it a bit, then put it back and let it finish cooking.
S’all good. Trust me 🙂
In a small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, and oats.
Stir that together a bit. I just toss it kinda with my hand.
Alrighty, this is our cake after it has cooked for ten minutes.
Top that with peach slices.
Can I Use Fresh Peaches?
You can absolutely use fresh peaches in this recipe if you like. You can also use berries, apples, or any other fruit that you happen to have an abundance of.
I am using canned peaches for a very good reason : I had canned peaches.
I wanted to use fresh but I don’t have a peach tree so that would necessitate me going and buying peaches but since I’ve already bought these, there is no extra money to spend in using them. 🙂
Sprinkle your oat mixture all over the top.
Then drizzle with the remaining melted butter.
Return to the oven for 30-35 minutes, or until lightly browned on top.
- 1 box Jiffy yellow cake mix or a box of cake mix that makes an 8x8 cake*
- 4 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 29 ounce can peaches drained. Or 3-4 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup old fashioned oats*
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- In medium mixing bowl, stir together with a spoon: cake mix, sour cream, egg, 4 tablespoons melted butter, and cinnamon until smooth.
- Spray an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray and spoon cake batter into it, gently spreading to cover bottom of dish. Bake at 350 for ten minutes.
- Remove partially cooked cake from oven and arrange peach slices over top. In a small bowl, stir together oats, remaining cinnamon, and sugar. Sprinkle over top of peaches. Drizzle top with remaining melted butter.
- Return to oven for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown.
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