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Fruit Pastry Cake


This 'Fruit Pastry Cake' does not need much introduction as it's been very popular amongst fellow bloggers recently.  Mine is adapted from 'Peng's Kitchen'.   I simplified it a bit as I only used two types of fruits, canned sliced peaches and fresh strawberries.



Drain off the syrup from the canned peaches and arrange them on the cake with the halved strawberries. 
After 70 mins. in the oven, the cake is transformed ..............you can dress it up a little or just leave it as it is.



I chose to dress it up a little.  Dusted some icing sugar on top and it looks like snow drops!  So pretty!









Not only is the cake pretty, it tastes great too with the fruits ........... just yummy!  A keeper for sure!

Ingredients
  • 100 gm butter
  • 200 gm caster sugar ( I reduced it to 170 gm)
  • 50 gm sour cream  ( I used low fat yoghurt)
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1  tsp vanilla
  • 1  tsp lemon/orange zest
  • 210 gm plain flour
  • 1 level tsp baking powder
  • 500 gm fruits tossed with 2 Tbsp sugar  ( I omitted this).  Fruits can be peaches, strawberries, blueberries, cherries, pineapples, pears or any other fruits that are not juicy.
  • Icing sugar, optional
Method
  1. Lightly grease and dust an 8 in. or 9 in. round springform cake pan.  Set aside.
  2. Sift flour with baking powder and set aside.
  3. Drain off the syrup from the canned peaches and cut the strawberries into half.
  4. Cream butter, sugar and yoghurt together till light and fluffy.
  5. Add in lightly beaten eggs, little by little and beat till well incorporated into the batter. (Mixture may curdle slightly).
  6. Add in vanilla essence and zest.  Mix to combine.
  7. Fold in sifted flour, mix well, scraping from the bottom and the sides of the mixing bowl.
  8. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  9. Arrange the fruits on top, do not press the fruits down onto the batter.
  10. Bake in preheated oven @ 180 deg C for 60 - 70 mins. Test with skewer till it comes out clean. Cover the top with foil in the last 15 mins. of baking to prevent browning.
  11. Leave the cake to cool in the pan for about 5 - 10 mins.  Unmould and transfer to wire rack to cool.
  12. Dust cake with icing sugar if desired.






Comments

  1. This looks delicious. I love sweet things so this one has my name written all over it. The presentation on your photos is very well done.

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  2. Very addictive cake. I baked twice already but did not add icing sugar, add snow powder instead.

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  3. This cakes looks very moist and delicious. I would love to try too.....am drooling! :D

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  4. The cake looks so moist and addictive. lOl! I am loving it. Hope you're having a wonderful evening.
    Cheers, kristy

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  5. this remind me I have to bake one soon, simply yummy!

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  6. I baked twice, with and without the dusting of snow powder, the look so different, so much prettier with snow powder. The cake is definately a keeper.

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  7. Lovely colour combo! It's nice to have for tea time.

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  8. My kind of cake. Looks so moist too!

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  9. Cheah...that is a marvelous piece of cake. I want to try that too :) do you think it is the same taste like the one I made....stone fruit teacake?

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  10. wow you made this? You must really be a v good cook!

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  11. Arnold
    Thanks so much for dropping by!

    penny
    Young lady, this is not complicated, very straightforward.

    Anncoo
    Pardon me, what's snow powder? Very different from icing sugar?

    MaryMoh
    Yes,please do try it! The end result is soooo pretty!

    Kristy
    Yes, it's moist and nice!

    Sonia
    Yes, do jump into the bandwagon!

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  12. Jess
    Yes,totally agree with you!

    busygran
    Thanks for visiting! This cake is really yummy!

    Thanks, Shirley

    3 hungry tummies
    Too bad you can't have some!

    Elin
    Yes, taste more or less the same, moist but then different look! Two also good recipes!

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  13. wxin
    Thanks for visiting! This cake isn't difficult to bake and many fellow bloggers have posted theirs too!

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  14. What a lovely cake. It must be really tasty too with the peaches and strawberries.

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  15. I've been seeing a lot of these around, I want to make one too!

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  16. Such a gorgeous looking cake! Great texture and looks so moist..would love to try it too!Thanks for sharing:)

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  17. That's super delicious-looking fruit cake! Nicely designed pattern!

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  18. hi cheah, i dont know how i stumbled upon your blog..i'm from ipoh too.Nice blog. Allow me to add you into my blog lists.

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  19. pigpigscorner
    Yes, please do. It's indeed a very pretty cake!

    Jeannie
    Do try it, you'll be so pleased with the result!

    Thanks, Angie.

    lena
    Thanks for dropping by. Oh, I see you're from Ipoh too. Do feel free to add my blog to your blog list.

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  20. This is such a lovely looking cake! I bet it tastes delicious too.

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  21. petite nyonya
    Yes, it's pretty and tastes delicious too. Why don't you bake one too?

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  22. Hi. I m thinking yo bake this cake one day advance for my frd birthday. Can kn did the cake can keep in room temperature or?

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    1. Sorry for the late reply. I suppose you can bake this cake and keep in the fridge, wrap it up in cling wrap. If in Malaysia,it's best to keep it this way but if you're in a cold country, you can just keep it in a container.

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