Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fruit Pastry Cake

Notice recently many bloggers have tried to bake this Fruit Pastry Cake. It is indeed a simple cake that topped with fruits. I bake this cake this evening and topped with strawberries and peaches.

Wow, this cake is really light and tasted very nice! Definitely will bake another time and decorate the fruits more beautifully. Forgot to take picture of the whole cake before slicing it, only manage to save this small piece

Receipe from Happy Home Baking


100g butter, soften at room temperature
200g caster sugar (I cut down to160g)
50g sour cream (I replaced with same amount of low fat yogurt)
3 eggs, lightly beaten, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon orange zest
210g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
500g fruits* tossed with 2 tablespoon sugar*(I use roughly 6 strawberries and peaches from canned and omitted the sugar)

1. Wash, cut and drain fruits and set aside. (I used peaches from canned and fresh strawberries)
2. Grease (with butter) and flour the side of a 9" round pan or a 8" square pan and line the base with parchment paper.
3. With an electric mixer, cream butter, sugar and yogurt till light and fluffy.
4. Dribble in the eggs gradually and beat till incorporated in the batter. (The mixture may appear slightly curdled.)
5. Add vanilla extract and zest. Mix to combine.
6. Sieve over flour and baking powder and mix till smooth. (I mixed the flour into the batter using a spatula, just a few strokes, then I used the electric mixer to mix the batter till smooth.)
7. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth out the top with a spatula.
8. Arrange fruits on top, don’t press the fruits down into the batter. Decorate the fruits as desired.
9. Bake in pre-heat oven at 180degC for 60-70 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cake. Cover the top with foil in the last 15 mins of baking to prevent the top from getting over browned.
10. Leave the cake to cool in the pan for about 5~10 mins. Unmold and transfer to wire rack to let cool completely. Dust the cake with some icing sugar if desired.

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