Peach-Basil Coffee Cake

by Erin

This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.

Nothing says summer like a fresh juicy peach and this coffee cake made with peaches and basil is the perfect way to start a summer morning.

Peach-Basil Coffee Cake 4

Every summer I patiently await for the arrival of what I determine to be the true meaning of summer – ripe juicy peaches. The Georgia Peach Truck made it’s way to Columbus recently and after inhaling quite a few as is, the very first thing I made was this coffee cake, which was also made with a handful of fresh basil from my garden. Speaking of, my poor basil plant was getting smothered by the prolific tomato plants that are now taller than I am, but thanks to Bob’s handiwork we now have polls and grids of wire providing support beyond what the 3-foot cages could provide. Prepare yourselves for plenty of tomato recipes to follow suit, but first let’s focus on the peaches and this coffee cake.

Peach-Basil Coffee Cake 1

I could not remember the last time I made a proper coffee cake, so it seemed like the right time. But then I went down my usual rabbit hole of determining what the difference was, if any, between a coffee cake and a crumb cake/muffin? My first search rendered that a crumb cake is just coffee cake with a streusel/crumb topping, and coffee cake is pretty much anything eaten with coffee (which I don’t drink so maybe nothing is coffee cake for me), but doesn’t coffee cake have a crumb topping? Long story short there is a specific thing called a crumb cake in NY that is as much crumb as it is cake without any fruit or nuts involved, but coffee cakes come in many variations.  So I present to you a very delicious summer coffee cake filled with fresh peaches, basil, and a streusel topping! A friend told me it was so good I should be selling it. I’ll start taking orders whenever you are ready ;-).

Peach-Basil Coffee Cake 2

Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!

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And with every good week-long blogger recipe event comes an even better giveaway for our readers, so scroll to the bottom of this post for more information about the sponsors of #SummerDessertWeek and a chance to enter the giveaway! Sponsored items used in this recipe: Dixie Crystals sugar, light brown sugar, and powdered sugar, Adams Extract vanilla, and Anolon 9-inch spring form pan.

Peach-Basil Coffee Cake 3

Three years ago: Boston Cream Pie Speculoos Cookie Cups

Five years ago: Homemade Strawberry Jam

Six years ago: Mexican Hot Dogs with Corn Salsa and Chipotle Cream


Makes 1 cake



6 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats

1/2 cup Dixie Crystals light brown sugar

1/4 cup Dixie Crystals pure cane sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/8 tsp allspice

Pinch of salt


2 cups all-purpose flour

1 Tbsp freshly minced basil (or 1 tsp dried)

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup buttermilk, room temperature

1 tsp Adams vanilla extract

1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup Dixie Crystals light brown sugar

1/2 cup Dixie Crystals pure cane sugar

2 eggs, room temperature

1-1/2 cup chopped fresh peeled peaches (about 3 medium)


1/2 cup Dixie Crystals powdered sugar

1 Tbsp milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9-inch spring-form pan with non-stick spray, set aside.
  2. In a small bowl add all the streusel ingredients and cut in sugar until it resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, basil, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl mix the buttermilk and vanilla. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat until just incorporated. Alternate adding in the flour mixture and buttermilk mixture, mixing just until combined. Gently fold in the peaches until evenly distributed.
  6. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly. Top with streusel, pressing lightly to make it stick.
  7. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean with just a few crumbs. Let cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. In a small bowl, whisk together confectioner’s sugar and milk until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cake. Allow glaze to harden and serve.

Source: Adapted from my Blueberry-Lime Streusel Muffins and A Kitchen Addiction.

Welcome to the 3rd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This week-long summer time event is filled with some down right amazing sweet recipes from fantastic bloggers and we’ve got some great giveaways from our generous sponsors for y’all too!! We can’t wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with you and celebrate sweet, sweet summertime all week long!

There are 45 incredible bloggers participating in this year’s #SummerDessertWeek event! Thanks to those bloggers, we have over 168 summer time sweet treat recipes being shared this week! Grab a few recipes to try out and don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!

Scroll down to take a look!


Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1)Keurig® K-Select® Coffee Maker


Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including Adams Poundcake Kit, Adams Best, Adams Lemon Extract, Adams Natural Food Color, and Adams Cinnamon Sugar


Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Wilton Gift Pack – including – Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 13 x 9 -inch Oblong Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Square Cake Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Round Cake Pan, Peach Cobbler Candy Melts Candy, Blueberry Lemonade Candy Melts Candy, Orange Crème Candy Melts Candy, Key Lime Pie Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Orange Crème Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Pop Art Triangle and Solid Cupcake Liners, Geometric Print and Solid Green Cupcake Liners, Balloon Dog Icing Decorations, Assorted Brights and Pastels Sprinkles, Blue Sprinkles Tackle Box, Coral Sprinkles Tackle Box, DIY-Lish Mermaid Kit, DIY-Lish Candy Lollipop Kit and Disposable Decorating Bags with 1M Tips


Prize #4 — Sweets & Treats Boutique is giving away 1 (one) baking supply box including an assortment of sprinkles and cupcake liners as well as one of Love From The Oven’s recent cookbooks!


Prize #5 — Anolon is giving one (1) winner an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9″ Round Springform Pan & an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9″ Square Springform Pan

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Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 7th – July 14th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Anolon ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

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Heather D July 14, 2019 - 4:38 pm

Shoo Fly Pie. I love it.

Susan Christy July 13, 2019 - 3:12 pm

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Robin July 8, 2019 - 9:56 pm

Please make a keto version of this – and everything on your site please. The Peach Truck is LIFFFE!!

spiffycookie July 9, 2019 - 7:42 am

Haha normally I can offer suggestions to make it another way, but keto is not something I know much about! If I make something keto-friendly it’s totally on accident


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