I saw this delicious recipe over at Fat Mum Slim and was bursting to try it out. I am OBSESSED with raspberries and the combination of fruit nestled in a delicious cake was impossible for me to resist. This is my take on the original recipe, but as per the recipe on Fat Mum Slim you could substitute the fruit combination for anything. Chantelle made this cake with peaches and raspberries, I used nectarines and raspberries but you could use apple and blueberries, pear and sultanas or even apples on their own with a sprinkling of cinnamon and brown sugar. YUM!
I love that this recipe is so simple and straight forward, using ingredients that most people would already have in the pantry and fridge. You can even use tinned fruit. It’s the ideal recipe for either morning or afternoon tea as it’s so quick and easy to make. You can whip it together, then pop it in the oven for an hour while you get ready for your guests – all while your house fills with the smell of freshly baked cake and fruity deliciousness!
125g butter, softened
1 cup caster sugar
I teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
2 nectarines, halved, cut into thin wedges
150g raspberries – fresh or frozen (I always keep frozen raspberries in the freezer because I luff them)
1) Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius. Grease and line a 20cm cake tin with baking paper.
2) In a medium bowl combine butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until light and creamy.
3) Add the eggs and beat after each addition.
4) Fold in flour until combined. Pour the mix into the prepared tin and top with your fruit.
5) Place in the oven and cook for an hour.
Note: As per Fat Mum Slim’s post, this cake does sink slightly in the middle – but it means the outside of the cake forms a deliciously chewy crust and the middle part of the cake is full of fruity fabulousness!
This recipe is going to be a favourite in our house!
*Many thanks to Chantelle from Fat Mum Slim for restoring my faith in my baking ability after my massive cake fail on the weekend.*
What’s your favourite morning or afternoon tea recipe?
What’s your favourite fruit combination?0