Tuesday, May 12, 2015

EASY CAKE WITH BERRIES AND PEACHES

Looking for a quick and easy cake recipe? This one is exactly what you need! This is a wonderfully easy and versatile cake – use for it whatever fruit you happen to have in a fridge. This time I baked it with peaches, blueberries, redcurrants and raspberries, but plums, strawberries, cherries, figs, apricots will work here as well.
It's really simple, yet delicious cake and you don't need any fancy ingredients: just flour, sugar, butter, eggs, a little bit of yogurt and lots of berries and/ or fruits of course!
This cake is super delicious on it's own, but you can also serve it warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. So good!


INGREDIENTS:

180g plain flour, sifted
130g butter, cut into small pieces, softened, plus 10-20g to grease the tart tin
165g demerara sugar + 20g, to sprinkle
pinch of salt
2 eggs
70g yogurt
3 tbsp limoncello (optional, you can substitute it with 3 tbsp milk)
1,5 tsp baking powder
1 peach
100-200g berries, washed and de-stalked

Special equipment:
Loose base tart tin/pan (24 cm in diameter) like this.




DIRECTIONS: 
1. Heat the oven to 175C(350F). Grease a pan with butter and line the base with baking paper.
2. Halve the peach and slice into wedges. Set aside along with the berries.
3. Beat together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Then add eggs, beating in one at a time, yogurt and limoncello (milk).
4. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a big bowl.
5. Add dry ingredients into the butter mixture gradually, mix until smooth.
6. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tart pan and level the top with a spoon. Arrange berries and peach wedges over the cake’s top, sprinkle with the remaining sugar.
7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 40-50 minutes until it becomes golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
8. Remove from the oven and let it cool in the pan.
9. Once the cake is cooled, remove from the pan and dust lightly with icing sugar. Serve by it’s own or with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream or whipped cream. 




2 comments:

  1. What is that powered sugar thing called? I'd love to find something like it for my table. Thx

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    1. Hi! This is a vintage sugar sifter spoon. I bought it at a flea market.

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