7/14/09

Peach and Blueberry Cake

Peach and Blueberry Cake I have made my mom's apple cake recipe a zillion times. My mom, obviously, has made the recipe a zillion times. It's a combination of eggs, flour, sugar, apples and a few other simple ingredients.

I don't know why it has never dawned on either one of us to use anything but apples in this recipe. [My friend Jenny, however, told me that she has made my mom's recipe using blueberries instead of apples in the past! Who knew?]

A few weeks ago when I was meeting Anna's friend Angela at Eastern Market, I was reading Southern Living magazine, which had a recipe for peach and blackberry cake: it looked gorgeous! Then, I saw beautiful peaches and blueberries at the market. Then, when I went grocery shopping, peaches and blueberries were on sale: everything was coming together and I decided to alter my mom's apple recipe to make Peach and Blueberry Cake instead.

Ingredients
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon yogurt
½ lemon, zested
2 peaches, cored, sliced
1 cup blueberries


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Directions

1) Preheat the oven to 375.
2) In a large bowl beat 3 eggs.
3) Add 1 cup of sugar to the egg mixture and blend together.
4) Pour 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda into white vinegar - the two ingredients will react and bubble - add to the bowl with eggs and sugar and mix.
5) Slowly incorporate the flour into the above mixture.
6) Add 1 tablespoon of yogurt and the zest of 1/2 lemon to the batter and mix.
7) Carefully incorporate peach slices and blueberries.
8) Spray a baking dish (I used 1.5 quart souffle dish) with oil or butter the dish.
9) Pour the batter into the baking dish and bake 45-80 minutes (it all depends on how deep your dish is: the cake is ready when a toothpick comes out dry).
10) Let the cake cool, and flip on a serving plate (if baking in a bundt pan).

ready for the oven

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after baking

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serve with some powdered sugar

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I really liked how this cake came out! If your fruit and berries are very sweet, you can decrease the amount of sugar in the recipe. This is good for breakfast, as a snack or as dessert. Feel free to use any other stone fruit or berry combination.

Thanks, mom!

30 comments:

BlueToYou said...

this looks so fantastic and i loved how you showed the products at the market and then how they can be used in gorgeous and yummy looking cake!

Mary said...

This looks seriously delicious. Did your Mom's recipe for apple cake use yogurt? It's an inquiring minds kind of thing :-).

Jen said...

OMG now I'm craving apple cake...can you overnight me a piece? Might have to make one this weekend!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Yummy :), this looks delish. Those peach and blueberry pics are tastespotting/foodgawker gold, be sure to submit those!

Zoe said...

looks so sweet! I want it now!

Melissa said...

Brilliant Olga!It looks delicious!

Sala said...

oh my! this looks gorgeous! i love how you bake them in individual ramekins.

Ben said...

That looks really good! You have a very nice blog here :)

Kendra said...

Wow...this looks so easy and so yummy! It's definitely on my list to try.

Lisa said...

Oh I would love to try this! Looks like a great summer pudding.

Sara said...

This is such a pretty cake, I love recipes that are easily adaptable to make new creations.

The Duo Dishes said...

Great colors from the fruit. Of course this is going to be good!

Momgateway said...

sweet and delicious looking!

Deborah said...

I love peaches and blueberries together. This sounds amazing!

Anonymous said...

Love the combination of fruits...peaches and blueberries...looks delicious.

Sara said...

This looks beautiful!

I definitely like signs like blueberries and peaches at the farmer's market.

John said...

Looks amazing--you take great pictures!

Sophie said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely,Olgaz!

Looks super delicious!

HoneyB said...

Looks awesome! Love your photos!

♥peachkins♥ said...

This cake is soo pretty and it looks so soft and sweet and delicious!

Junglefrog said...

I could definitely eat that the entire day! It looks delicious Olga! Isn't it funny how we can sometimes be so used to making certain recipes in one way that we forget to try and do it differently? Yours looks very successful!

Sasha said...

Oh yumm!
Kudos : ]

Anonymous said...

With 15-lbs of fresh picked blueberries in my freezer, and peaches reaching the peak of their season..... I think this is an awesome recipe idea!

www.tomatoesonthevine-velva.blogspot.com

Velva

Velva said...

Did not mean for my name to be anonymous. OOOPS

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Stacey Snacks said...

I have blueberris and peaches and was looking for just the right cake!
I think I found it!
Thanks for posting it!
Stacey Snacks

Velva said...

I made this wonderful anytime treat this evening. This recipe is a keeper! Thanks for sharing.

The Hungry Mouse said...

Oh, looks heavenly.

+Jessie

Sophie said...

This is the kind of dessert that's too pretty for frosting :)!

Giff said...

Made this today and it was absolutely fabulous, and very straightforward to make. thank you for sharing!