A super easy nectarine or peach cake recipe, moist and delicious, a real summer treat.
One very easy cake recipe, which can be made either with nectarines or peaches, whatever you happen to have. And not only nectarines or peaches are suitable for this cake, it will definitely be just as delicious with apricots, fresh cherries or sour cherries, gooseberries or even apples.
The kind of cake recipe to have on hand for any summer gathering or celebration, it is made in no time, the ingredients are cheap and you probably always have them in the house and you can use whatever fruit you like or happens to be in season. And I have yet to meet one person who didn’t like this cake, well except somebody going completely sugar-free or something like that.
Otherwise I hope the summer is treating you well. We finally have some nice days again here in Germany, the first week of July was a disaster, but now things are getting better. Well, by the time this post is live on Where Is My Spoon, it will not be the beginning of July anymore. I am writing this in advance, as we are spending the last 3 weeks of the month in the North of France.
Right now at the time of writing I am a bit out of my mind, if I can put it this way. My son has his best friend over and for some reason and despite the nice weather, they only want to play in the living room. So the living room is so full of Lego pieces you cannot pass through anymore and did you ever notice that children, when they are more than two (and they are three now with my daughter) are just not able to talk in a normal tone? It doesn’t matter if they are fighting or not, they are just so loud and shouting at each other continuously.
Normally I am able to ignore it, I know how kids are and as long as they are not fighting everything is OK, but today it is just driving me crazy… I could never be a teacher or a nursery school teacher, I would go insane with all the noise…
So I will keep it short today. Enjoy the summer and this delicious Nectarine Cake.
- 1 kg/ 2.2 lbs nectarines or peaches or other seasonal fruit
- 2 eggs (large Germany, extra-large US)
- 200 g/ 7 oz/ 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 250 g/ 8.8 oz/ 1 cup + 1 tablespoon smetana/sour cream/creme fraiche
- 250 g/ 8.8 oz/ 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 100 g/ 3.5 oz butter, soft
- 1 ¾ teaspoons Dr. Oetker baking powder
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius/ 360 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking dish of approximately 21x32 cm/ 8x13 inch with baking paper.
Prepare the fruit. Stone the nectarines or peaches and cut them into larger cubes or slices. Place in a colander and let drain slightly until you make the batter.
Separate the eggs. Beat the egg whites until stiff and glossy.
In a mixing bowl beat together 150 g/ 5.3 oz/ ¾ cup of the sugar, vanilla extract, smetana/sour cream and soft butter until creamy.
In another bowl mix together the flour and the baking powder. Incorporate into the butter-egg mixture. Carefully fold in the stiff egg whites.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Arrange the fruit on top and sprinkle the fruit with the remaining 50 g/ 1.7 oz/ ¼ cup sugar.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until the cake is baked through. The cake can be served either lukewarm or cold.
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