Spiced Cake recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (225 gm) butter (room temperature)
  • 2/3 cup (150 gm) white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1½ tbsp (22 ml) lemon juice
  • grated zest of one lemon
  • 1½ cups (188 gm) all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp (8 ml) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (3 ml) salt
  • 3 - 4 ripe nectarines, halved and then sliced
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 ml) nutmeg
  • 4 tbsp (45 ml) white sugar (for topping)

Cooking Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)

Grease and flour a 10¼" (26 cm) springform pan. (Use parchment paper to line the base if desired)

Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt, then mix well.

Beat the butter and sugar together until smooth.

Add the eggs one by one, beating continuously.

Beat in the lemon juice and lemon zest and then gradually add the flour. Mix until smooth, then pour and spread evenly in the springform pan.

Arrange the nectarine slices on the surface of the sponge mixture, pressing lightly to make them stick in place.

Mix together the cinnamon, nutmeg and 4 tbsp (45 ml) sugar and sprinkle lightly over the nectarine topping.

Bake for approximately one hour, until a wooden pick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake.
  

11 Mar 2011     829 views     NON-Vegetarian       Bakeries > Cakes

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