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Peach Pecan Chess Cake

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 6 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 ½ cups light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ cup finely chopped pecans
  • 3 fresh peaches sliced *
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 9-inch cake pan with baking spray.
  • In a large bowl, add melted butter, sugar, vanilla, and milk. Mix on medium speed with an electric mixer until incorporated.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating after each. Mix in flour and fold in pecans.
  • Arrange half of your peaches in the cake pan and pour batter over the top, smoothing with a spoon. Arrange second half of peaches over the top. (I had about 22 peach slices total.)
  • Bake for 1 hour, tenting with foil halfway through baking to prevent too much browning around the edges.
  • Let cake cool; best served warm with powdered sugar on top and a scoop of ice cream.


*I had about 22 slices. You can also use 1 (15-oz) can of peaches, drained.
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