German Peach Cake Recipe

German Peach Cake with Streusel

Want a German Peach Cake recipe that's easy to make and wonderful to eat, especially warm out of the oven? This Pfirsich-Streuselkuchen is a bread machine cake recipe for a yeast dough. It is then followed by a quick finishing off by hand before baking in the oven. You can make it with streusel topping as shown or omit the streusel, if you wish.

Best served fresh, this Peach Streusel Cake also tastes great and keeps for several days due to the fruit keeping the yeast base moist. 

German Peach Cake Recipe


Yeast Dough

  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 7/8 cup lukewarm milk
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp soft butter

Topping & Streusel

  • 1 to 2 28-oz cans sliced peaches, well drained
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cold butter


  • Put all the Yeast Dough ingredients into the Bread Machine pan.
  • Use the "dough" setting and start (usually takes about 1 1/2 hours).
  • Grease a 13x9-inch cake pan or, if you want a thinner base, a 15X11-inch pan (shown below).
  • Once dough cycle is finished, pat dough into pan. Pierce dough all over with a fork
  • Arrange fruit on dough in rows.
  • Let rise in a warm place about 15 minutes.
  • Make streusel topping by mixing flour, sugar, and cold butter together to get a crumbly mix. Crumble over fruit just before baking
  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Bake 25 - 30 minutes or until yeast pastry is puffed up and golden between the fruit.
  • Cool slightly in pan then cut into squares.
  • Serves about 8 - 10

I used canned peaches for this one. However, you can change it by adding different fruits.

German Cakes: Peach Streusel

Can't use this bread maker recipe because you don't have a bread machine. Don't fret. You can make the yeast dough as in the Poppy Seed Cake and finish it the same way as here.

 Want something a bit different? Omit the Streusel Topping and sprinkle with 1/3 cup sugar crystals and 1/2 tsp cinnamon after it is baked.

If you want to make this a Pflaumenkuchen, use 2 lb. fresh prune plums, wash and pit, cutting plums lengthwise into quarters. Place them in rows over the dough. Let rise. Cover with streusel or sprinkle with sugar. Bake. Enjoy!

How about a German Plum Cake? Just cover with halved, pitted fresh prune plums!

You'll need to make sure you sprinkle this well with sugar though. Plums can be quite tart! And make sure you add a sprinkle of cinnamon. Wunderbar!

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