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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Best Summer Fruit Torte

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All Time Best Summer Fruit -Torte

I got this off a Foodie Board that I'm on and it came from one of the members who by the way is Linda, a fantastic cook and baker..........and if she said it's good well then I know it is good. :-)
This has to be my all time favoutrite cake........it's very humble looking but the taste is amazing. I love it especially in the summer time when the fruits are ripe and sweet. My favourite is the peach and raspberry while my husband loves the Italian Plum version I make.
It's not WOW! looking but I get requests for the recipe all the time..........it's very simple and easy and everyone usually has all the ingredients in the pantry. I don't even need to yank out the huge mixer..........just use my Kitchen Aid hand mixer for the liquidy ingredients.
You can make this cake your own by sprinkling on a combo of sugar and cinnamon or just plain sugar, whatever hots your fancy. My family loves sweets so I sprinkle it on with the sugar and my husband adores anything with cinnamon.

Preheat oven to 360 F. degrees.

Makes - 8 or 9 inch single layer cake.

1 stick butter, room temperature
3/4 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 large eggs
1 scant cup flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
2 peaches or nectarines, peeled, pitted and sliced
1/2 cup blueberries OR raspberries
sugar and cinnamon for sprinkling

1. Butter the cake pan.
2. Mix butter at medium speed til' light and fluffy. Beat in sugar and vanilla; beat in the eggs, one at a time.
3. In a small bowl, stir together with the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the butter mixture and stir til' just combined and no longer.
4. Scrape the batter into the pan; smooth the top. Scatter the fruit over the batter. Sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon combo.
5. Bake til' cake is golden brown and baked through about 45 minutes.
6. Cool on wire rack.......serve at room temperature.
*****other fruit combinations; -12 purple plums, halved, pitted and skin side down down.
-apples and cranberries
Straight out of the oven.........also yummy with ice cream on the side. :-)

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  1. Oh my the torte looks fantastic, and you sure made me hungry.
    I’m stopping by from Foodie Friday.
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  2. This looks delicious. I'm going to bake a Sangria cake tomorrow. I hope it tastes okay, it's a new recipe.

  3. Oh my that looks so yummy and sounds so simple to make, peaches are also my favorite fruit. Thank you for stopping by and for the wonderful recipe. Take care.

  4. I live in a small town between Toronto and Barrie. Do you have an e-mail address, you can contact me by e-mail through my profile.

  5. What a lovely summer dessert! I can see why your family enjoys it so much. It looks delicious.

  6. It looks fantastic. I wish I could have a bite ;-)

  7. Looks wonderful Erica...my favorite easy summer cake!

  8. The perfect summer dessert! Thanks for sharing. :)

  9. I told my hubby that I came across this recipe post and after hearing that it had peaches and raspberries, he requested that I make it. Thanks for posting it, I'm excited to try it.

  10. I made this last night. We ate 3/4 of it between me and my husband. I know :). It was great! I didn't let the butter get quite to room temp so it didnt rise like yours. I was just desperate to make it. I had everything else and that wasn't going to stop me! Well It was still very good. Thanks!