October 21, 2014

Fluffy Nectarine Cake


My Mum made a cake using this recipe with its original key ingredient, strawberries.  It was a good cake but the strawberry taste wasn't amazing - so we tried it again with another fruit we had lying around.  Nectarines!  The resulting cake was very fluffy and quite delicious, especially paired with salted caramel.

Recipe adapted from: Allrecipes

Ingredients - one 20 x 30cm cake
115g butter
245g raw sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp salt
4 tbsp sour cream
1 tsp bicarb soda
190g flour
1 cup mashed nectarines

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F).

2. Cream the butter and sugar.


3. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until combined.  Stir in the vanilla and salt.


4. Mix the sour cream and bicarb soda in a small bowl until the bicarb has dissolved, then stir it into the egg mixture along with the flour.


5. Once that is combined, beat in the mashed nectarines until combined.  It was difficult to fully mash the nectarines, but just squoosh them up as well as you can.


6. Line your 20 x 30cm baking pan with baking paper, then pour the batter in and spread it out so it's flat.


7. Bake the cake for about 30 minutes, or until the top is golden and springy when touched.



8. Let the cake cool a little and serve dusted with icing sugar or drizzled with caramel.




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