Recipe

Nectarine cake

  • 20 mins preparation
  • 1 hr cooking
  • Serves 8
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Ingredients

Nectarine cake
  • 1 kilogram ripe nectarines, halved, stoned
  • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar, plus 2 tablespoons extra
  • 200 gram butter, at room temperature
  • 1 lemon, finely grated rind of
  • 1 orange, finely grated rind of
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 2/3 cup (250g) self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder, sifted
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) buttermilk
  • thickened cream or vanilla ice-cream (optional), to serve

Method

Nectarine cake
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 22cm springform pan.
  • 2
    Cut each nectarine half into 8 thin wedges. Place in a bowl and sprinkle with extra sugar.
  • 3
    Using an electric mixer, cream butter, sugar and rind until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Fold in combined flour and baking powder alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour. Spoon into prepared pan.
  • 4
    Drain nectarine wedges, reserving juices. Arrange half of nectarines over cake mixture. Bake for 30 minutes. Arrange remaining nectarines over cake. Bake for another 30 minutes, until cooked when tested with a skewer. Spoon reserved juices over cake and stand for 10 minutes. Serve with cream or ice-cream, if desired.

Notes

This cake can be made easily in a food processor. Start with butter, sugar and rind and gradually add remaining ingredients, processing to form a smooth batter.

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