German Peach Kuchen Cake with Almond Streusel is a delicious peach cake made with slivered almonds. The baked peaches are smooth and creamy and the Kuchen batter is light and tender with the buttery almond crumb on top.
Have a cup of coffee with the peach Kuchen
You will most commonly find fruit Kuchën in any German bakery. Kaffee and Kuchen (coffee and cake) are ingrained in the German culture and also are a huge part of Sunday afternoons in Germany. You will enjoy this Kuchen immensely when accompanied by a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee!
One of the most popular versions of peach kuchens always include streuselkuchen, and here we use toasted blanched and slivered almonds to make the streusel extra crunchy.
In this peach Kuchen recipe, the streusel is sweet, rich and crunchy thanks to the simple combination of almonds, flour, sugar and butter – the streusel just melts when you bite into it, yet the crunch from the almonds makes the bite unforgettable!
Can I use canned peaches to make a Kuchen?
You can certainly use canned peaches instead of the fresh ones, just make sure that they are drained of any liquid and use 1.5 cups of canned peaches.
Can I cook my peaches instead of using fresh?
You can also cook your fresh peaches instead. To do that, bring the medium saucepan with peach filling ingredients to medium heat, bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally.
The liquid will begin to thicken and become translucent. Gently boil for 1 to 2 minutes—until the juices are clear and thick. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the almond extract. Cool completely before using. It is best to make this the day before.
Peach Kuchen Step by Step
How to prepare Almond Streusel Topping
In a small bowl, rub the butter into the flour and sugar. Add the almonds and toss to combine. Set aside.
How to prepare Peach Filling
Mix sliced peaches, sugar, cornstarch and almond extract in a medium bowl and let sit until peaches release their juices.
What kind of pan to use to make peach Kuchen?
Make sure to use 9 inch spring form pan in order to easily release the cake after it is done.
Prepare the batter according to the recipe instructions and then spread the batter in the prepared 9 inch spring form pan.
Spread the Peach Filling evenly over the batter. DO not use the peach juices as this will make the batter too runny.
Sprinkle the Almond Streusel Topping evenly over the top of the cake.
Bake until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 35 to 45 minutes.
Because we used plenty of baking powder here, the cake batter will rise quite a bit over the peaches and the streusel will also become incorporated into the cake batter.
If you like a flatter Kuchen, reduce baking powder to 1.5 teaspoons.
Powdered Sugar to decorate the Peach Kuchen
And don’t forget to sprinkle with some powdered sugar on top!
You might also enjoy these delicious cakes:
- Tarte Tatin with Brandy Caramelized Apples
- Peach and Blueberry Cream Cheese Puff Pastry Tart
- Pumpkin Pecan Muffins with Cinnamon Sugar Streusel
German Peach Kuchen Cake with Almond Streusel
- 2.5 - 3 cups fresh peaches ( chopped into small chunks)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/8 Teaspoon almond extract
Almond Streusel Topping:
- 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup almonds (blanched and slivered) lightly toasted and cooled
- 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 2.5 Teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 Teaspoon almond extract
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 Teaspoons powdered sugar (for decorating)
Prepare Almond Streusel Topping
- In a small bowl, rub the butter into the flour and sugar. Add the almonds and toss to combine. Set aside.
Prepare Peach Filling
- Mix sliced peaches, sugar, cornstarch and almond extract in a medium bowl and let sit until peaches release their juices.
Prepare Kuchen Batter:
- Preheat an oven to 350º F. Butter a 9 Inch Spring Form Pan and set aside.
- Dry Ingredients: Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
- Wet Ingredients: Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the almond and vanilla extracts, followed by the egg and milk. Fold in the dry ingredients into the wet ones.
- Spread the batter in the prepared pan and spread the Peach Filling evenly over the batter. DO not use the peach juices as this will make the batter too runny.
- Sprinkle the almond streusel topping evenly over the top of the cake.
- Bake until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 45 to 60 minutes.
- Cool the cake in the pan for 15 minutes before removing the springform pan. Do not remove earlier than that.
- Serve warm or at room temperature, sprinkled with powdered sugar.