Nectarine and Raspberry Cake

This is a very easy recipe to make.  You can use any fruit, fresh or frozen, peaches, nectarines, blueberries, apples, or whatever is in season. The cinnamon could be swapped for ginger or any other complimentary spice. Serve warm as a delicious dessert with cream, ice cream or custard.

Nectarine and Raspberry Cake

Ingredients

Butter for greasing

125g/4oz butter softened

250g/8oz caster sugar

2 medium sized eggs

1 level teaspoon cinnamon

185g self-raising flour, sifted

4 nectarines or peaches, washed, stoned and sliced

150g raspberries

2 tablespoons icing sugar, sifted

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 150C fan, 160C conventional oven centre shelf, gas 2/3
  2. Well grease a 23cm/9”round cake tin with a removable base. Line the base with baking parchment and grease the parchment.
  3. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time beating each one in well.
  5. Fold in the flour and cinnamon and spoon into the prepared tin.
  6. Top with your chosen fruit and raspberries
  7. Sprinkle with the icing sugar.
  8. Bake for approximately 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted.
  9. Allow the cake to cool slightly; run a knife around the edge of the cake; place the tin over an upturned mug and allow the cake tin to gently fall away.  The cake can then be slid off the paper and base of the cake tin, onto a serving plate.
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