Peach Maple Yogurt Cake

Cakes, Desserts, Summer

I’m currently watching old BadGirlRiri music videos because I’m procrastinating from cleaning out the dishwasher. There’s a white film that’s coating all my dishes and after I did some googling I found that it must be clogged and I gotta clean it with citric acid. Sounds fun!

A few weeks ago, I went to Vermont where everything is maple this and maple that. I came home regretting that I didn’t buy a jar of maple cream. So I figured it wouldn’t be too difficult to make it and umm…it’s not difficult per se, but man is it time consuming and petty. I love pettiness but not this type of pettiness, you know?!

I’m dreaming of maple cream cookies or making cajeta or dulce de leech but with maple. Maybe I’l put my cookie cutters that I bought in Japan to good use.

Instead, I opted to put off my maple cream dreams for fall (sounds more seasonally appropriate) and make something summery…with just a hint of maple.

This cake is so fluffy. The yogurt gives it a lovely light texture, while the peach jam that’s in between the layers gives a nice summer-y vibe. The yogurt and maple in the frosting tie it all together. This is a summer-y dream. I love this cake so very much.

I topped it with some slices of yellow peaches, golden raspberries, random sprigs of mint and a sprinkling of powdered sugar. Have fun with it, there’s no right way to do it.

Peach Maple Yogurt Cake

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Serving Size: 1 (8-inch) cake


Peach Quick Jam:

  • 2 large ripe yellow peaches, peeled and then quartered
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Yogurt Cake Layers:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Maple Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • Pinch of salt

Decorative Toppings:

  • 1 peach, sliced
  • Handful of golden raspberries
  • Mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar, sifted


To Make the Peach Quick Jam:

  • To a blender, add the quartered peaches and lemon juice. Blend until smooth. Pour into a medium saucepan and then add the sugar. Turn the heat to medium and bring to a gentle simmer and cook this, while stirring frequently, until thickened, about 8 minutes. Set aside.

To Make the Yogurt Cake Layers:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and prep two (8-inch) round cake pans. I like to place round of parchment on the bottom of my cake pans too, just to make sure nothing sticks.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Measure out the yogurt and milk and whisk it together until smooth.
  • In the bowl of a stand-up mixer, with the paddle attachment, add the butter and sugar; beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla extract; beat until combined about 30 seconds.
  • Next, alternating between the dry ingredients and yogurt mixture, add them to the butter mixture until combined. Scrape the bottom of the bowl just to make sure there aren’t any flour-y bits hiding. Divide amongst the two prepared cake pans and transfer to the oven to bake for about 25 to 30 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in their pans for 5 to 7 minutes, until inverting them onto cooling racks.

To Make the Frosting:

  • To the bowl of a stand-up mixer with the paddle attachment, add the butter. Beat for 30 seconds, until smooth. Add the sifted powdered sugar, maple syrup, yogurt and pinch of salt. Beat until smooth and fluffy, about 1 to 2 minutes.

To Frost the Cake:

  • Add the frosting how you like, adding the peach jam in between the layers. (You might end up with about 1/4 cup leftover--you can use it on toast!) I did a simple crumb coat and then transferred it to the fridge and added one more smooth coat.
  • I added a few slices of peaches, golden raspberries and mint leaves to one side of the cake. And then dusted it with sifted powdered sugar. That’s it! Slice and serve.
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    Reply Brittany August 8, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    This looks awesome! I can’t wait to try it!

    For the yogurt – did you use a low fat or whole milk plain yogurt?

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    Reply Olivia August 8, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Wow – the flavor combination of peaches and maple sounds incredible! If I wanted to go about making the cake taste more “maple-y”, where would you advise adding more maple syrup?

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    Reply Olivia August 8, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Wow – the flavor combination of peach and maple sounds incredible! I love maple syrup, so if I wanted to make the cake taste a bit more “maple-y”, where would you advise adding more maple syrup?

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    Reply Paul August 8, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Does the peach jam go in the middle? Did I miss something? I really want to try this. Thanks.

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme August 8, 2018 at 8:32 pm

      dang I swore I double checked this recipe a million times! UGH! yes there’s a layer of jam that goes in between the layers. i added it to the directions just now! thanks for pointing it out. 🙂

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    Reply Josie August 9, 2018 at 6:36 am

    This looks SO GOOD! I’m planning to make this for my son’s first birthday. We are celebrating at his grandparent’s house and I would like to do most of the work at home with my own equipment. Can I make the cake and jam a day ahead?

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme August 9, 2018 at 11:07 am

      Yes absolutely. I would recommend making the layers, wraping them in a few layers of plastic wrap and assembling it the day of the party. If it’s going to be in the fridge for more than a few days, I would suggest actually freezing the layers!

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    Reply Faith Ison August 9, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Looks beautiful! Your blog inspires me so much <3

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    Reply cynthia August 9, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    This is THE prettiest cake.

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    Reply Andi August 10, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Can’t wait to make this! Do you think it would be okay to use Greek yogurt instead of regular yogurt or would you advise against it? Just asking as I already have Greek on hand. 🙂 Thank you for sharing; it’s beautiful!

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme August 10, 2018 at 2:42 pm

      Yes Greek yogurt should be ok. I would add a tablespoon extra of milk since it’s a bit thicker than whole milk yogurt. 🙂

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    Reply Alejandra August 10, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Where is your beautiful cake stand from?

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    Reply Bri August 10, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    I’ve been waiting for this recipe since you posted pics last month on Instagram! I made this for a bachelorette party last night, and everyone LOVED it (even sans peach jam since I didn’t have time to pick some up!). Tasted absolutely excellent. Definitely adding to the arsenal 🙂

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    Reply Olga August 12, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    I’ve never tried cakes with peaches, but I love experimenting new things. Will definitely try this. Looks so pretty & scrumptious! 🙂

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    Reply Monica C August 16, 2018 at 1:45 am

    Looks so amazing! Could this recipe be used to make a sheet cake out of it?

    Thank you for what you do, you’re such an inspiration!

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme August 17, 2018 at 10:55 am

      Yes, you can absolutely do this. I would check on it at the 30 minute mark. It’ll probably take longer!

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    Reply Lori August 17, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    This is GORGEOUS!

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    Reply Angelina | Baked Ambrosia August 17, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    This is beautiful!! Perfect for my annual late summer peach obsession!

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    Reply Monika @ August 18, 2018 at 11:45 am

    this peach maple yogurt cake looks so yummy, the best part is that i can have it without feeling too much guilt as it can be made with low fat and low sugar ingredients!

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    Reply Lisa September 3, 2018 at 11:19 am

    I don’t have yogurt in the fridge right now, what can I replace with instead?! Apple Sauce?!

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    Reply Mari July 20, 2019 at 2:21 am

    The cake tastes awesome! I just heavily reduced sugar and salt in both batter and frosting. But I had some problems with the frosting: It had a lot of little “crumbs” (special consistency, unfortunately I can’t find the english word, perhaps “coagulated” or “curdled”?) and I don’t know what I did wrong. It was totally edible but not nearly as pretty and smooth as yours. Thank you for the recipe!

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme July 23, 2019 at 11:12 am

      Hi Mari, Yes, decreasing the sugar in the frosting will definitly make it curdled. The powdered sugar helps stabilize it. Or else you’re just over beating the butter. But I’m glad it still worked out!