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!  


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.


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

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

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

  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..


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

    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.

  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

  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

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

  7. 我家有很多水果。我也想用它来做甜品呢!


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