Here’s an oldie but goodie. This cake recipe is so simple and easy to make, you really can’t go wrong. Even better is the versatility of the batter- everything from stone fruits to fresh berries can be baked into the base recipe; simply change your spices to accommodate whatever fresh fruit you are using.
When my mom showed up with a box full of nectarines and of course they all ripened at the same time, I instantly knew I was going to make this cake again. Although I prefer to enjoy my summer fruits all natural, plain and simple, there are a select few recipes I do enjoy adding fruits to and this is definitely one of them.
I like the outside of my cake with a bit more color than usual for added depth of flavor since the cake and fruits are sweet. It’s nice to have a slightly textured outer crumb, especially if you are enjoying it with coffee.
Here’s the part where you realize this is an oldie but goodie. It’s from a 2009 issue of Gourmet Magazine and the recipe can be found here: Nectarine Golden Cake.