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Nectarines or peaches play so nicely with the warm flavor of brown sugar in this simple peach sheet cake recipe.  Add a little browned butter glaze for an out of this world flavor combination! 

Spatula lifting slice of peach sheet cake out of pan showing chunks of fruit in cake and drizzled brown butter icing on top.

Whip up this warm brown sugar Texas sheet cake base with lovely fresh peaches baked right in.  It is a simple cake batter to make, no fancy tools required. In fact you make it in a saucepan. 

Then bake it to golden deliciousness and drizzle it with a tasty glaze.  The combination of textures and flavors is amazing and it’s sized to feed a crowd.

Serve it as a dessert at a summer gathering, or serve it like a coffee cake for brunch. It is delicious no matter the time of day.

This scrumptious little beauty combines two of our favorite things lately; cooking with stone fruit and sheet cake.  The results were amazing!

whole peach sheet cake drizzled with golden brown butter glaze.

The peaches and nectarines have been so good lately, I can’t help but buy some every chance I get.  This time I reached for the peaches, but nectarines work in this just as well. 

I have made this several times now and both are fabulous. So just use whatever you have on hand. 

I wanted to bring in some of the warm flavors of fall, but still highlight this late summer fruit.  So, I tweaked the recipe for White Texas Sheet Cake to include the warmer flavors of brown sugar and a hint of cinnamon.  

I wanted to make a sheet cake in the tradition of the Texas sheet cake.  So, the batter was made on the stove top.  Just boil the butter and water and whisk in everything else.

piece of brown sugar sheet cake topped with peaches and brown butter glaze.

Then I arranged thinly sliced nectarines tossed in cinnamon and corn starch all over the top.  While I like the look of slices, small cubes are easier to eat and serve.  

Plus chopping and sprinkling the bits over the batter is super quick. Gently arranging thin slices of fruit over the batter takes a little longer. Obviously both ways taste great!

This cake smelled so good as it baked.  Once it was mostly cooled, I drizzled some brown butter glaze over the top.  The rest is history!  

As with any sheet cake, this is perfect for a potluck or party. The fruit makes it perfect for summer bbqs as well.

It isn’t fussy, but it tastes great and feeds a crowd. One taste of the brown butter glaze melding with the cake and everyone will be hooked. 

stack of 3 slices of peach texas sheet cake with brown butter glaze.

How do I store leftover peach sheet cake?

Leftovers are good for several days if left covered on the counter. Pieces of cake can be frozen in airtight containers for several months. The glaze on the thawed pieces of cake may get a little sticky, but will still test amazing.  So any leftovers don’t have to go to waste.

More great peach recipes:

Peach breakfast cake is a great way to start your day with fruit! It is a streusel topped cake that can be made with fresh, canned or frozen peaches.

It is hard to beat a good peach crisp. Delicious fruit topped with golden oatmeal goodness just begging for a scoop of ice cream.

Peach rhubarb pie combines the tart taste of spring with summer’s sweet fruit. Peach and rhubarb come together under a golden streusel in this perfect fruity pie.

The warmth of brown sugar married with the goodness of peach cobbler.  The brown sugar peach cobbler has a hint of cinnamon and makes the perfect landing pad for a scoop of ice cream!

Or check out our favorite sheet cake recipes for more sheet pan dessert inspiration.

Spatula lifting slice of peach sheet cake out of pan showing chunks of fruit in cake and drizzled brown butter icing on top.

Peaches and Brown Sugar Sheet Cake

Servings: 24 Servings
Author: Carlee
Nectarines or peaches play so nicely with the warm flavor of brown sugar in this simple sheet cake.  Add a little browned butter glaze for an out of this world flavor combination! 
4.79 from 14 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 3 peaches or nectarines
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • ½ cup plain yogurt can sub sour cream
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • brown butter glaze optional
Makes: 13 x 18inch rectangle


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and grease a 13x18x1-inch half sheet cake pan.
  • Wash peaches and thinly slice or dice.
    3 peaches or nectarines
  • In a bowl, toss peach slices/cubes with corn starch and cinnamon. Set aside.
    1 teaspoon cornstarch, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring butter, sugars, and water to a boil. Remove from heat.
    1 cup butter, 1 cup water, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup light brown sugar
  • Whisk in remaining ingredients until just combined. Spread in prepared pan.
    2 eggs, ½ cup plain yogurt, 2 cups all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon almond extract, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt
  • Arrange sliced peaches over cake batter.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cake is done (the cake will bake darker than you are used to due to the brown sugar. Test the cake and don't go by color.)
  • Cool most of the way and then drizzle with brown butter glaze, or dust with powdered sugar.


You can make half of the recipe in a 9×13-inch pan. Just use the button above the ingredients to adjust the amounts accordingly.



Serving: 1ServingCalories: 198kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 218mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Detverah Donaldson

Saturday 13th of February 2021

Can you use canned peaches


Saturday 13th of February 2021

You can! I would make sure they are drained really well and chop them or cut them thinner before adding them to the cake. I hope you enjoy it!

Andrea Nine

Wednesday 5th of August 2020

This is my kind a cake for in the morning with coffee! Looks and sounds so delicious


Saturday 29th of August 2020

Mmm, it would be perfect with coffee!


Monday 29th of August 2016

This was absolutely amazing! I used nectarine butter and just mixed some into the batter and it turned out great! And that glaze is too good.


Tuesday 30th of August 2016

Yay! I am so glad you liked it! The glaze is dangerous isn't it?!


Sunday 20th of September 2015

Oh, this looks amazing! I think I'll be giving this a go!


Monday 21st of September 2015

It was fun to have it turn out pretty much like I envisioned it.

Beverly @Across the Blvd

Thursday 17th of September 2015

This looks great, Carlee. I love all those flavor combinations.