Peach Bellini Pound Cake
This Peach Bellini Pound Cake uses a secret ingredient for flavor! It’s a unique and fun dessert to serve for summer meals on the back porch.
Peaches are one of my absolute favorite summer fruits. I remember as a kid going out with my grandfather to the orchard to pick fresh peaches. We’d bring a basket of peaches back, and my grandmother would make peach cobbler…which is still one of my favorite desserts to this day!
Even when I grew older and moved to Atlanta, I would still go in search of South Carolina freestone peaches. I know some people are thinking…wait, isn’t Georgia the Peach State? Well it is, but South Carolina peaches are just better in my opinion. (Of course, maybe the memories of picking peaches with my grandfather creates a bit of bias here!)
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to try Smirnoff Ice’s new seasonal drink: the Peach Bellini. How appropriate since I love peaches! My mind immediately started racing with all of the cool ways to use this drink in a recipe.
Pound cake is another childhood favorite of mine, so I decided to combine these and create a Peach Bellini Pound Cake. I was a bit nervous as I had never made this type of cake before…but it worked out great! The cake was light (for a pound cake, that is) and it had a wonderful undertone of peach flavor. I also finished the cake with a glaze made out of the remaining Peach Bellini cocktail (I just couldn’t waste any!).
My wife and I shared a piece of the Peach Bellini Pound Cake for dessert, and then she took most of the leftovers in to work the next day. (I might have stashed an extra piece away when she wasn’t looking!) Now all of her coworkers are hooked on this cake, too. This is an incredibly easy recipe to make, and it’s the perfect dessert to bring to a Memorial Day picnic! For another pound cake idea, try the Homemade Vanilla Pound Cake with Seared Pineapple and Honey Sauce, too!
Peach Bellini Pound Cake
For the Pound Cake
- 1¼ cups unsalted butter softened
- 2½ cups sugar
- 5 large eggs room temperature
- 3¼ cups all-purpose flour recommended brand: King Arthur
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup Smirnoff Ice Peach Bellini (see note)
For the Glaze
- 1.5 cups powdered sugar
- 3-4 Tbsp Smirnoff Ice Peach Bellini
- Using the paddle attachment in a countertop mixer, cream butter and sugar together until light in color and fluffy (~5 minutes on medium speed).
- Add eggs one at a time, and mix on low after each addition until fully incorporated.
- Add salt and flour 1 cup at a time, and mix on low after each addition until fully incorporated.
- Add peach bellini and mix on low until a smooth batter forms (1-2 minutes).
- Pour batter into a greased tube or bundt pan and bake at 325 degrees for approximately 90-100 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.
- Meanwhile, combine the powdered sugar and peach bellini and stir until smooth.
- Once cake is finished, allow it to cool for at least 10-15 minutes before removing from pan. Pour glaze on top while cake is still warm.
Disclosure: I was provided samples of Smirnoff Ice Peach Bellini at no cost, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own.
If you’re looking for more tasty pound cake recipes, check out this 7UP Pound Cake!
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I’m a sucker for pond cake and a peach-infused pound cake sounds like a whole new level of deliciousness. This sounds awesome! I’m definitely gonna give this a try, maybe with some grilled peaches along side.
Thanks, Kate! I’m a sucker for a good pound cake, too…and this one was really tasty. Grilled peaches would be delicious with this…too bad peach season in upstate New York is still several months away. 🙂
This is what I was looking for the flavor of peaches but not the fruit in the cake just peach infused. Thanks for the recipe I’m going to put it in my recipe binder 😊
Thanks so much, Arletha! This is one tasty pound cake, and it’s fun to mix up the flavors easily by just switching out the drink flavors. 🙂 I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Lovely work, David! Would you be happy to link it in to the current Food on Friday which is all about cakes? This is the link . There are lots of great links there already. I do hope to see you there. Cheers
David, it’s great that you joined in the cake extravaganza. I hope to see you again soon. Cheers
Thanks for the suggestion, Carole!
Can anything be substituted for the liquor? thanks!
Hey Barb! Great question. I would think any sort of carbonated beverage would work here, although I haven’t tried that yet. Flavored sparkling water probably wouldn’t work just because it doesn’t have enough flavor, though. I’m not aware of a peach soda, but I bet lime soda (like Sprite) would be tasty! I hope this helps!!
Thanks David! I will try using Snapple drink peach ice tea. It has a peachy taste to it. Can’t wait to try the cake! Looks soooo delicious. Would the juice of peaches work, too?
Ooo, Snapple! Great thought!! It isn’t sparkling, but that shouldn’t matter too much. And the juice of peaches would certainly help boost the flavor…especially for the glaze. Clever! Let me know how it turns out?
What exactly is 2.5 sticks of butter and 2.5 cups of flour?
Hey Dawn! 2.5 sticks of butter weighs 10 ounces. As far as the flour, 2.5 cups should weigh a little more than 10.5 ounces (10 and 5/8 ounces to be exact!). I hope this helps! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
David, Hi! Any chance of using no liquor but the juice of fresh peaches? Could some diced peaches be added to recipe and not ruin it? Thanks!
Hey Barb! Great question! I would think fresh peaches would taste amazing in this cake! However, you’re looking to replace 1 cup of liquid, and I don’t think 1 cup of peaches = 1 cup of liquid. I’ve never tried it, but I would start with 1 cup of diced peaches and 1/2 cup of milk to replace the liquor. You can then adjust as needed for the next time. Another reader suggested using Snapple, and I bet that would taste delicious, too. So just a couple of minor tweaks…I think it should work! If you do make it, come back and let me know how it turned out!! 🙂
How about Peach Schnapps? maybe with some lime soda?
You absolutely could use peach schnapps for this cake, Jean! I would do exactly what you suggested, and mix peach schnapps with lemon-lime soda. I’m pretty sure that would be a delicious cake for the summer! 🙂
A large can of sliced peach pieces in there syrup works also on this cake an you can add more peaches If desired an vanilla if you want
Good idea about the canned peaches here, Elizabeth! Thanks!