Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fruits Pastry Cake II

I still have some canned peaches in the fridge, baked this fruits pastry cake again to use up the canned peaches. As the canned peaches were not sufficient to fill up the whole cake, I sliced one apple to fill up the edge of the cake.

I realised that I didn't dust the snow powder on the cake after 1/4 of the cake was gone. No wonder felt something is missing on the cake but just couldn't figure out, really old liao hahaha...

I think the cake is not as pretty when without the snow powder so I dusted it for the 3/4 of cake :p. Do you agree with me? Which one looks prettier, with or without snow powder?

100g butter, soften at room temperature
150g caster sugar
50g plain yogurt
3 eggs, lightly beaten, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon orange zest
210g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
some canned peaches and apples to fill up the top of the cake
some canned peaches (cut into cubes)

1. Wash, cut (chunks or slices, as desired) and drain fruits, toss with sugar (if desired) and set aside. (if using canned fruits, wash the fruits to remove the syrup, omit the sugar).
2. Grease (with butter) and flour the side of a 8" round pan and line the base with parchment paper.
3. With an electric mixer, cream butter, sugar and yogurt till light and fluffy.
4. Dribble in the eggs gradually and beat till incorporated in the batter. (The mixture may appear slightly curdled.)
5. Add vanilla extract and zest. Mix to combine.
6. Sieve over flour and baking powder and mix till smooth. (To avoid getting flour all over my work surface, I mixed the flour into the batter using a spatula, just a few strokes will do, then I used the electric mixer to mix the batter till smooth.)
7. Add in cubes canned peaches and fold to mix.
8. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth out the top with a spatula.
9. Arrange fruits on top, don’t press the fruits down into the batter. Decorate the fruits as desired.
10. Bake in pre-heat oven at 180degC for 60-70 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cake. Cover the top with foil in the last 15 mins of baking to prevent the top from getting over browned.
11. Leave the cake to cool in the pan for about 5~10 mins. Unmold and transfer to wire rack to let cool completely. Dust the cake with some icing sugar if desired.

The cake is still as yummy as previous bake but the different was I used orange zest instead and added in the cube canned peaches in the cake. I prefer with lemon zest, I feel that orange zest is not as fragrant and tasty as lemon zest so for future baking, lemon zest will be my 1st choice.


  1. Still looks pretty! I already baked 3 times liao ;))

  2. I never thought canned peaches could look so delicious!

  3. Jess,
    Frankly, I do not know the use of snow powder. I've seen it on the shelves of the bakery shops, but I never knew how to use it.

    Is it like icing sugar? But taste cold like mentol? Will it melt?
    Sorry for so many questions :)

  4. This is so nice..I feel like making it now. :-)

  5. My baking queen! This is just phenomenal!

  6. How do you always make your cakes looking so soft and moist? They always look fantastic! This peach cake sounds and looks very yummy too!

  7. Both are pretty to look at and it is delicious anyway!

  8. Thanks Ann. I might be catching up with you soon cos thinking shd I bake this for teacher's day :P.

    Cookie Sleuth, me either. I used to dislike canned peaches but after I learned how to use for bakes, I changed my concept :).

  9. Wendy, I supposed snow powder and icing sugar are quite the same except snow powder doesn't melt easily and dun taste as sweet as icing sugar. Those sugar donuts that selling in baking shops are dusted with snow powder.

  10. Thanks Evy, go bake now, you will not regret!

    Oh Angie, I am so so over the moon hearing you naming me *blushed* Thanks you so much! muack muack - many kisses to you hee hee hee...

  11. Thanks Cooking Gallery for your praising, you have brighten my day :).

    Thanks Busygran.

  12. Yes, the cake looks much prettier, dressed up! But it's the taste that matters and even without make-up, it looks tempting too!

  13. What a grand looking cake. I imagine it was absolutely delicious and a real treat for your lucky tasters. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  14. Ooh what a gorgeous looking cake. It's PRETTY! I love it dressed in white snow, & undressed too...LOL! I'd love to make this with peaches when the season comes back ... maybe some other fruit before that. YUM!!

  15. Of coz the one with snow powder lah! haha... And it's yummier as well, right! Enjoy your evening.
    Goodnight, Kristy

  16. Looks absolutely divine ... love the great recipe !!!

    - Smita
    ( fun food ideas for picky eaters )

  17. This looks very pretty teacake. Great to have a piece for my tea time!

  18. I baked with canned peach and longan not very long ago...

  19. Very nice blog. I envy your recipes. So I'm following you.

  20. Thanks Cheah, I totally agreed, cake also need dress up like we do hee hee hee..

    Thanks Mary, I just hope my family and friends won't get bore of my baking :P.

    Thanks Deeba Pab.You can use any fruits, the cake looks impressive with any fruits and most importantly, taste addictive too.

  21. Kristy, hi5! :)

    Thanks Smita.

    Thanks Grace, this cake indeed is pretty, a cake that can impress everyone :P.

  22. Hi Somewhere in Singapore, the cake is yummy right :).

    Thanks Spoon and Chopsticks for your support :).

    Thanks Wiffy.

  23. Your fruit cake looks very pretty. I'm so impressed by the pattern you decorated the surface of the cake. Love it.

  24. Jess, this looks gorgeous. i've yet to do a fruit pastry cake and remember seeing this at Quinn's block. Even without the snow sugar, it looks good but with, even prettier.

  25. I agree, lemon zest is better than orange zest :)

  26. the texture of your cake looks perfect. how delicious!

  27. The one with snow powder is definitely much prettier ^_^

  28. Your pastry fruit cake looks nice and soft. However the other day I tried it out but using the wholewheat version that HHB gave on her blog. It turned out dry and wasn't what I have hoped for or heard what you all have raved about. :P Anyway, perhaps in the future when I have extra fruit lying around, I might give it a try again. :)

  29. OOOPS I forgot all about the icing sugar! I baked this cake today too and yea...forgot the

  30. Looks like a lot of you are baking this cake. I can only "see" and drool. :O

  31. Thanks Christine :).

    Thanks Jo. Yes many bloggers have tried this cake and all were raving about it.

    Hi HHB, I feel lemon zest taste much better :).

  32. Thanks LimeCake.

    Neyee, totally agree!

    Bee Bee, oh is it cos the using of wholewheat? cos I baked twice even the latter one slightly over baked but the cake still tasted moist. Perhaps next time you just use plain flour.

  33. Hahaha....pigpigcorner, hope you are on time to dust the icing sugar on the cake :).

    Tigerfish, you can bake too since you can cook so well :).

  34. This looks absolutely stunning. A beautiful presentation!

  35. I like this cake, easy yet delicious, last time I put some icing sugar on top, but they melted easily, so I have to add more of it.

  36. Thanks Domestic Sugar.

    Ming, my family likes the cake too. Yes icing sugar melt easily, next time you try snow powder, it works better :).

  37. your cake looks very pretty and fluffy! i have not seen snow powder where i live, but will use icing sugar to substitute

  38. Grub, you can use icing sugar but u need to dust a few times as the icing sugar melt away quick.

  39. Hi Babe... Can I check with u.. can i use buttermilk to replace the yogurt in this recipe?

  40. Hi Lilin, I think shdnt be a problem, just replace by same amount of buttermilk according to :) happy baking! Btw this cake is light I am not sure you will like it if you only like 重口味.

  41. I bought the buttermilk for the chicago cheese
    cake ... Feel like finishing it but don't want to make cheesecake again hee..


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