Peach Raspberry Cake

ONE DOES A WHOLE PAINTING FOR ONE PEACH AND PEOPLE THINK JUST THE OPPOSITE – THAT PARTICULAR PEACH IS BUT A DETAIL.”  Pablo Picasso

Peach Raspberry Cake | From My Sweet Heart

I absolutely LOVE the simplicity of flavors in this peach raspberry cake.  Both fruits can be equal partners in the taste.  Or you can make one fruit shine and the other fruit a detail.  I love baking with seasonal fruit. When they are at their peak, then there’s not much you need to do to add sweetness.  This cake is simple, moist, and subtly sweet with just the hint of lemon.  And the fruit is most definitely the flavor in this cakeI chose to let the peaches shine a little more.  Here are some things you can do to make your favorite fruit the star . . . . .

Peach Raspberry Cake | From My Sweet Heart

 

You may certainly add only one kind of fruit.  This recipe calls for equal amounts of each fruit.  But you can add more of one than the other.  And while this peach raspberry cake calls for yogurt in the batter, you can add either peach or raspberry yogurt, depending on which fruit you wish to feature.  I used peach yogurt.  Can’t decide?  Use plain or vanilla yogurt.  And of course, you can use nectarines, plums, blueberries or blackberries.  This cake is really so versatile!

Here’s what I did for the peach raspberry cake:

 

Yields:  8-10 servings

Level of Difficulty:  easy

 

CAKE:

  • 1 1/3 cups of all purpose flour, plus some for dusting the pan
  • 1 teaspoon of baking  powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 6 Tablespoons of unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup of peach yogurt

Position a rack in the center of your oven and preheat it to 350°F.  Lightly butter the bottom and sides of a 9 x 2 inch round cake pan.  Fit a piece of parchment paper on the bottom.  Lightly flour the sides of the pan and then tap out the extra.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside.  Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of your mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.  Beat the butter and sugar on medium – high until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Add the second egg, lemon zest, and vanilla.  Beat to combine.

Using a spatula, fold in half of the flour mixture.  Then fold in the yogurt.  And then fold in the remaining flour mixture.  Scrape the batter into your prepared pan and spread evenly with an offset spatula.  Bake this for 15 minutes.

 

 

Peach Raspberry Cake | From My Sweet Heart

 

FRUIT TOPPING:

  • 4 ounces of ripe peach cut in very thin slices (about 1 whole peach, cut into 1/16 inch slices)
  • 4 ounces of fresh raspberries
  • 1 Tablespoon of granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of flour
  • Sparkling sugar for sprinkling

While the cake is baking, prepare the fruit topping.  In a small bowl, combine the peach slices, raspberries, flour and sugar.  Toss with a fork, mixing the ingredients to lightly coat the fruit.  Also, lightly crush the raspberries while you mix.  Once the cake has baked for 15 minutes, slide the oven rack out and scatter the fruit evenly over the top of the cake.  Sprinkle with sparkling sugar and continue to bake for another 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 

Let the cake cool on a rack for 20 minutes.  Run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cake.  Lay a wire rack over the top of the pan.  Invert the cake and remove the parchment paper.  Then place your serving dish on the bottom of the cake.  Invert the cake again onto your serving dish so the fruit is now on the top.  Best when served warm or at room temperature.

 

Peach Raspberry Cake | From My Sweet Heart

 

But most of all . . . . ENJOY!

:-P

 

Adapted from Fine Cooking

Comments

  1. Ovo izgleda odlično i jako ukusno, prava rapsodija okusa :)

  2. Hi Anne! Although I’m not a good baker, I’m really tempted to make this gorgeous cake. I love the peach and raspberry flavor as well as the look of the cake. So beautiful… I am hoping to try this soon while the peaches are in season!

  3. Now that’s my kinda cake! Love the hint of lemon. It surely must have bumped up the flavors!

    • Thanks Anuradha…..and I love absolutely everything you bake! And that mango ribbon ice cream….sensational! : )

  4. I am printing this one out and making soon! This, THIS is the kind of dessert Honey Bunny adores! Thank you, Anne, it’s stunning!

  5. This looks incredibly moist, Anne! I love the fruit that you used too. So light and refreshing!

  6. OMG, Anne! This looks so yummy….I must pin this and make it when our peaches are ready:)

  7. What a beautiful cake my friend, it looks delicious! :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  8. Looks stunning Anne!! I love the flavors you peach and raspberry… and pairing them together sounds great. :) Hope you had a wonderful weekend. ! Ramona

    • Thanks Ramona….and all of your recipes are stunning! Love your spicy cabbage….it brings back fond memories for me! : )

  9. Such a beautiful cake, Anne! I wish I had a slice right now :).

  10. I love a moist fruity cake and this one is perfect!

    • Thanks Maureen! And there’s not anything on your blog I don’t love. Your photography is so beautiful! : )

  11. This cake is gorgeous, and I so want to scarf down a piece with some tea. Yum!

  12. Hi Anne~Just wanted to let you know that you are the winner of The Freshman Cook giveaway!
    Could you contact me with your mailing address? I will send the glasses and cookbook as soon as I hear from you! Congrats!

  13. This is a perfect summer fruits cake combination! I can see loads of sunshine in this cake. Wish that Spring is arriving soon at Australia…

    • Thanks Zoe….but I am ready for fall…..and so I’ll be following closely to see what yummy things you will be baking up! : )

  14. Such a stunning dessert. I love the colors of this cake, and I’m sure the flavor is just wonderful. And what a great quote to begin your post too! Thank you for sharing with us!

  15. This looks absolutely incredible, Anne – perfect use of the gorgeous fruits around right now!

  16. Ann – I love the way the peaches are IN the cake. It’s almost like a cakey cobbler. Interesting method that you used to make that happen. This looks so very, very good! I can see how it’s versatile for just about any type of fruit.

  17. I’ve been making peach raspberry crisp but I may have to try this cake as well!

  18. Just the thing to have during the cold winter days here, except there are no peaches or raspberries! Gorgeous cake, will have to wait for the right season to arrive

    • Thanks Paula! This cake is a great base for almost any fruit! And I love your cinnamon toast bread pudding! : )

  19. i love baking with seasonal fruit, what can be more beautiful than a fruit dessert after dinner on a hot summer day.
    Gorgeous looking cake Anne

  20. This looks so beautiful and delicious!!! Love the colors! :)

  21. Such an interesting combination of flavours! This cake looks fantastic!

  22. This cake sounds perfect for enjoying summer fruit! Peaches, raspberries and lemon zest very lovely.

  23. I thought this recipe looked tasty and familiar and the date matches up..this is the first dessert I tried at your house! Delicious! All these pictures are making me and Matt very hungry!

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks sweetheart! As I recall, you and I were the only two who really ate it! But that’s okay. I’m glad you are getting Matt to finally eat his veggies! ;- }

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