There's a serving of fruit in this dessert. I'm not lying. It's in there...juicy, sweet, and healthy. Oh, sure. Give me a bad time because all you can see is that glistening frosting and those dancing pecans....It's THERE! Well, maybe underneath about a million calories of other stuff, like sugar. I'm just saying, what is your point?
Sometimes we do that, don't we? Find a way to rationalize our way into eating dessert? Well, this recipe gives you that nudge you need to take a giant bite without 100% of the guilt afterwards.
It's really simple actually. By including some orange zest, orange juice, and your favorite fruit, your cake is gonna be "lick-the-plate" amazing!!!
The truth is, I'm in LOVE with baking. Once I realized that measuring things did NOT frustrate my creative juices, I was in heaven. This cake uses a basic recipe I created that is so easy, and can showcase most any fruit. Today it is nectarines. And you won't believe how much you love it. I created it to serve as a birthday cake because as long as you put candles in it and sing while the celebrant makes a wish, and blows out the flame, it IS a birthday cake.
Loaded to the brim with yummy sweet things like orange zest, golden raisins, and a buttercream frosting that starts with fruit puree, every bite pops in your mouth with excitement and promise.
It was hard to get a shot that didn't include my slobber and tongue marks ALL OVER this gem.
All you need is a chain and a clasp and this dessert could qualify for bling around your neck! (Never mind that a bit of it might end up on your hips...we don't talk about that. No we don't.)
It's actually gorgeous before you even frost it. But I couldn't help myself!
I'm kinda in love with how it looks. And tastes! Mix and then make your journey to fruit Nirvana!
RECIPE: Nectarine Golden Raisin Spice Cake
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Meet the Cook...
My name is Camine Pappas and I love to create beautiful and delicious food that anyone can make. My signature style is one of combining things in a way you might not expect as I work to find a hidden combination of colors, textures and flavors from the things that are in my pantry and/or easy to obtain.