Friday, August 20, 2010

Nectarine Golden Cake: Simply delicious

Nectarine Golden Cake (click here for the recipe on the website) is a beguilingly simple dessert.
   It’s easy to make and its appearance is unassuming (though the fan of fruit on top is lovely to look at).
   Its delicious taste, which the whole family will love, completes its charm.
   The cake even has universal meal appeal. It would work on weeknight with the family, as an afternoon snack and even dessert at a dinner party.
   The recipe calls for grated nutmug. I used ground nutmeg, the kind you find in the spice aisle, as a substitute.
   However, I used ¼ tsp of ground nutmeg rather than a straightforward substitution of ½ tsp, the called-for amount of grated nutmeg.
   Here’s how you make the cake.
   Flour, baking soda and salt are whisked together in a bowl.
   Softened butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and pure almond extract are beaten together with an electric mixer. The flour mixture is blended in until just combined.
   The batter is spread evenly in a nine-inch springform pan, and nectarines cut into wedges are scattered on top.
   Nutmeg and sugar are combined together and sprinkled over the top.
   The cake is baked, then served in its simple glory.

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