Friday, January 15, 2010

summer cake

Since I seem to be doing a lot more baking than sewing, I thought I would share the most delicous (and simple) summer cake recipe with you.

Peach and Raspberry Tart 

125g softened butter
1 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups self raising flour, sifted
2 peaches, skin removed, halved and cut into thin wedges (or 1 tin of peaches in clear juice - drained)
150g punnet fresh raspberries (can also use frozen berries, unthawed)
2 tablespoons of icing sugar

Preheat oven to 160C. Line a 22cm round cake tin with a removable base with baking paper.

Place butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and beat until light and creamy. Add eggs one at a time and beat well. Fold in the flour and spoon the mixture into the tin. Top with the peaches and raspberries and sprinkle with the icing sugar.

Bake for 1 hour or until the tart is cooked when tested with a skewer. Remove from the tin, sprinkle again with icing sugar and serve warm cut in wedges. This is deliciously chewy in some bits, and gooey like custard in others - divine!

ps. I had only a few raspberries left in the punnet... so only added a small handful. I also used a 25cm tin (as I don't have a 22cm one!), so my cake was a little thinner, but every bit as lovely.


  1. this looks delicious; I'll bake it for Friday morning tea with a friend! by the way, I've also got that Cath Kidston fabric and I'm almost too scared to cut into it, it's so beautiful. well done on the dolls, can't wait to see them completed :)