Recipe: Peaches, Raspberry and Custard Cake

Check out the recipe by Mercy Fenton for this Peaches, Raspberry and Custard Cake
Recipe: Peaches, Raspberry and Custard Cake

Peaches, Raspberry and Custard Cake by Mercy Fenton

This cake is lovely and light, moist and flavoursome. It is simple to make, cuts well and keeps well. So give it a go and enjoy it. Peaches peeled or nectarines with skin on are both perfect for this cake.

Peaches, Raspberry and Custard Cake

Vanilla Custard

Ingredients

1 tbsp. custard powder

30gr caster sugar

120ml whole milk

10gr unsalted butter

1 tsp. vanilla essence

Crumble

20gr pecans

40gr plain flour

15 gr ground almond

35gr caster sugar

50gr unsalted butter

Soured Cream Cake

175g unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for the tin

175gr caster sugar

3 large free-range eggs

1 tsp. vanilla extract

200gr cream flour

1½ tsp. baking powder

50gr ground almond

100ml Greek yogurt

170 gr thinly sliced firm nectarines

60 gr fresh raspberries

Method:

  • Prepare the custard. Put the custard powder and sugar in a small pan and whisk to combine. Pour in the milk and whisk until smooth.
  • Cook over a gentle heat whisking constantly, until the custard thickens and just starts to bubble.
  • Whisk in the butter and vanilla.
  • Scrape the custard into a small bowl, press a sheet of baking paper on the surface, and chill until cold.
  • To make the crumble, mix together the flour, pecans, ground almond and sugar. Rub the butter into the flour mixture using your fingertips until a crumb like mixture forms. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, to make the cake, lightly butter a loose-bottomed, deep, 9 inch round spring form tin.
  • Line the base with a disk of parchment paper.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.
  • Put the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer.
  • Beat using the spade attachment for 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well each time. . Add the vanilla and beat again to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and ground almond. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients in three additions, alternating with the Greek yogurt.
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared cake tin and almost level the surface - leave a slight dip in the centre.
  • Dollop the custard over the cake batter, spreading the custard almost to the sides.
  • Scatter over the peach slices and the raspberries.
  • Break up the crumble and scatter over the fruit.
  • Bake for 50 minutes or until golden and the cake is just pulling away from the sides of the tin. Leave to cool for 15 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. It will keep, covered, at room temperature for 3 days.

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