Peach Kuchen

This cinnamon-spiced peach kuchen is a soft and moist cake topped with juicy peaches and a delicious crumble topping. It’s a taste and texture explosion!

Simple Cinnamon Peach Kuchen

“Kuchen” is German for cake. Traditional kuchen recipes run the gamut from pies to coffee cake to simply sweet pastries. This cinnamon-spiced peach kuchen recipe is quick and easy, and even though it only resembles an authentic version, it is delicious enough to stand out on its own accord.

You can alter it in 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 of guy who used to not eat breakfast at all. I’ve brought him a long way in the past 16 years! 

So, what can you expect from my peach kuchen recipe? Well, the bottom layer is a cinnamon-spiced soft and moist cake (baked using a cake mix because we like to keep things easy around here). Then we add peach slices on top and finish with a crumbly streusel topping. Made with oats, butter, cinnamon, and sugar, it’s the perfect complement to the cake. Part cake, part crumble, this cinnamon peach kuchen is such an amazing dessert you’re going to want to try right away. So let’s get baking!

Cinnamon Peach Kuchen ingredients.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Fresh or canned peaches
  • Old-fashioned oats
  • Jiffy cake mix
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter
  • Sour cream
  • Egg
  • White sugar

How To Make Peach Kuchen With Cinnamon

Mix together the cake mix, melted butter, sour cream, cinnamon, and egg.

Making the Cake

Place cake mix, melted butter, sour cream, cinnamon, and egg in a large bowl.

Stir it up with a spoon until well mixed.

It will be smooth but may have a few small-ish 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 :).

Grease baking dish with cooking spray.

Spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray.

Pour cake batter into the greased baking dish.

Drop the cake batter by spoonfuls into the cake pan and gently spread to even it out a bit.

Don’t eat this cake 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 10 minutes.

10 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 :).

Combine the sugar, cinnamon, and oats in a small bowl.

Making the Topping

In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, and oats. 

Mix kuchen topping ingredients together.

Stir that together a bit. I just toss it kinda with my hand.

Partially baked peach kuchen.

Alrighty, this is our cake after it has been baking for 10 minutes.

Top cake with peach slices.

Top that with sliced peaches.

Sprinkle oat mixture over the top of the cake.

Sprinkle your oat mixture all over the top.

Simple Cinnamon Peach Kuchen

Then drizzle with the remaining melted butter.

Return to the oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Slice of Cinnamon Peach Kuchen

Enjoy a delicious slice of German peach kuchen! 


Store leftover cake in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can also freeze leftovers for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge or at room temperature before serving.

Recipe Notes

  • You can use either canned peaches or fresh peaches in this German peach kuchen recipe. Speaking of, you can use any kind of canned or fresh fruit, whether that’s apple slices or berries. Another option is frozen peaches, but you’ll want to make sure they’re thawed and well-drained before adding to the recipe.
  • Now, 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 chopped pecans and want to use them instead, knock yourself out.
  • If you can’t get Jiffy cake mix you have two easy options. You can either get one of those smaller cake mix boxes that are designed to make an 8×8 cake or one layer of a 9-inch round cake. Alternatively, 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.
  • If you like, you can substitute the sour cream for plain vanilla yogurt. But the sour cream is what gives the cake that tender texture.
  • For extra flavor, add 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg to the topping and substitute the white sugar for brown sugar.

Recipe FAQs

How do you serve cinnamon peach kuchen?

Serve your kuchen cold on its own or warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You may also like it with whipped cream (here’s my homemade recipe) or homemade custard sauce.

You may also like these perfect peach recipes:

Peach Dump Cake Recipe (3 Ingredients Only)

Lela’s Fried Peach Pie Bars

Baked Peach Oatmeal

Easy Peach Cobbler

Peaches and Cream Pie

Peach Kuchen

This cinnamon-spiced peach kuchen is a soft and moist cake topped with juicy peaches and a delicious crumble topping. It's a taste and texture explosion!
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, cinnamon, peach
Servings: 4
Calories: 417kcal



  • 1 box Jiffy yellow cake mix
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 1 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 a medium bowl, stir together with a spoon: the cake mix, sour cream, egg, 4 tablespoons of melted butter, and cinnamon until smooth.
    1 box Jiffy yellow cake mix, 4 tablespoons melted butter, 1 egg, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Spray an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray and spoon cake batter into it, gently spreading to cover the bottom of the dish. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the partially cooked cake from the oven and arrange the peach slices over the top. In a small bowl, stir together the oats, remaining cinnamon, and sugar. Sprinkle over the top of the peaches. Drizzle the top with the remaining melted butter.
    1 can peaches, drained, 4 tablespoons melted butter, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats, 1/4 cup white sugar
  • Return to oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.


Calories: 417kcal
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  1. Christy or anyone else – have you made this using brown sugar instead of white sugar in the topping?

  2. I am going to make this for my church’s booth – the Pie and Kuchen Booth at our town’s yearly Deutchesfest!!! It will be different from the kuchen I have made for the booth in the past, but your recipe is much easier! I’m thinking that the recipe for 1 8×8 pan will make 2 9″ pie pans of kuchen!!! Thank you for sharing a slice of your life in Alabama with the rest of us. Your always positive outlook is such a great reminder to all of us that we have so very much in America that we have no reason to be Negative Nellies!! May the good Lord continue to bless you as you bless us!

  3. Yes, Thank God for cans! Some people wouldn’t know what to do without them!
    I remember my grandmother saying “It will all work out in the wash”, wonderful memories! Thanks!
    This cinnamon Peach Kuchen looks so good!!! Making me hungry! Love your recipes!

  4. if I use a 9×13 pan ,do i double all the ingredients? I don’t want to mess up.Thanks . BTW I love all your recipes!

  5. Hi Christy,I have every thing I need,will make this before my husband comes home. He will love it ,he loves peaches any way I served them and so do I.Thank you for another winner. God bless.

  6. Christy Jordan, I just love you. I love your blog, I love your recipes, I love hearing about your family and your friends and about your random thoughts. Southern Plate always makes me smile, often makes me cry, and never ceases to make me stop and thank the good Lord for putting wonderful people like you on the planet. Thank you for brightening up the lives of folks everywhere! And thank you for always reminding me to be nice! 🙂

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