Sunday, April 5, 2015

Nectarine Cake




My family only likes very firm and hard nectarines, so when I discovered that the nectarines sitting in my fridge were getting soft, I had to find other ways to enjoy these sweet and juicy nectarines. Thankfully I stumbled upon this recipe by Jillian Leiboff.  This is a truly delicious cake which everyone gave thumbs up after having a slice.  I've baked this cake three times in the last week and they are all gone!  



Ingredients:

1 big nectarine
1/2 tbsp caster sugar
125g butter, softened
90g caster sugar
zest of 2 limes
2 eggs
116g self-raising flour, sifted
30g almond meal
50g lime juice
almond flakes

  • Preheat oven to 170 deg C.  Grease and line the base of an 18cm springform pan.
  • Cut nectarine into half, remove stone and cut into 10mm thick slices.  Place nectarine slices in a bowl and sprinkle sugar over.  Set aside.
  • Combine flour and almond meal together in a bowl.  Set aside.
  • Cream butter, sugar and lime zest until light and fluffy.  Add in eggs, one at a time.  
  • Fold in flour mixture and lime juice.  Mix well.
  • Spoon half of the batter into the prepared pan.  Place a few slices of nectarine over the batter.  Top with the rest of the batter.  
  • Arrange nectarine slices on top of the batter and scatter some almond flakes over.  
  • Bake for about 1 hour or until cooked (I baked mine for 1 hour 15 minutes). Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes then remove from the pan.








13 comments:

  1. The nectarine cake looks so good! Happy Easter to you. :)

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  2. Veronica, the cake looks beautiful too! I guess it can also be adapted for other stone fruits.

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    1. Plums or peaches should be equally good.

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  3. I can't wait for the stone fruit season arrive here! Your nectarine cake looks very moist and beautiful.

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    1. Do try it if you like nectarines, Angie.

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  4. Hi Veronica,
    Love how pretty and delicious your nectarine cake look.

    I am co-hosting for BRFE with Fion this month. My theme is 'fun with almond'.
    I saw you use some almond in the cake. Would you like to link with us here.. http://my123favourites.blogspot.com/2015/04/pleasant-goat-buns-best-recipes-for.html

    mui

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    1. Thanks for the invite Mui Mui. I've just linked the recipe to your "Fun with Almond" event.

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    2. Hi Veronica,
      Thanks for linking with us.
      I saw some nectarine on sell in the supermarket today, am going to try this out soon.
      Hope you have a blessed week ahead.
      mui

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  5. What a clever idea for the soft nectarines! I must admit that I like soft and sweet ones and I do the opposite with hard nectarines! :P

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  6. Hi Veronica,my family didn't like nectarine at all,so I think I just only have the chances to eyes eating on your picture...hahahaha

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    1. Fion, I am sure you know you can substitite nectarines with your other favourite stone fruits.

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  7. 我家有很多水果。我也想用它来做甜品呢!
    这个蛋糕很吸引人。

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