This week's Tuesdays With Dorie recipe is Upside-Down Nectarine Chiffon Cake. Our hosts are Marlise (and her adorable wee twins!) of The Double Trouble Kitchen and Susan of The Little French Bakery. Please visit their blogs to find the recipe, see their beautiful pictures, and read about their experiences with this recipe.
This is a chiffon cake recipe, which could be a daunting task if you've never made a cake in multiple steps before. Meringue is involved. Making streusel is involved. Arranging fruit is involved. And a sink FULL of dirty dishes is involved.
It's all worth it in the end!
The recipe called for a 10 inch springform pan. Instead, I used my 9 inch square springform pan, and it worked perfectly.
I loved the beauty of the nectarines, nestled into melted butter and brown sugar.
The cake did sink a little in the center as it cooled, but with a sprinkling of streusel, it looked beautiful, and ready to be served.
This corner piece was calling to me. Sweet nectarine. Warm cake. Crunchy streusel. Sticky caramel.
My family enjoyed this recipe and we all look forward to trying it again with another fruit. Perhaps pears or plums or even apples!
Please visit Marlise and Susan and print the recipe. Make this for your family, or invite your neighbors over for coffee and dessert! You'll be glad you did!
Simply beautiful and scrumptious looking cake!! This was a hit with my family and friends…a definite keeper!!ReplyDelete
I loved the beautiful colors of the nectarines in this cake, both before and after it baked. I want to try it with plums, and I'm sure it will be equally beautiful!Delete
I didn't know springform pans came square--another pan I must own! Your cake is beautiful. We will make this again.Delete
You cake looks lovely and I enjoyed your post. Your cake is full and not sunken like mine! Blessings, Catherine http://praycookblog.com/2012/09/twd-bwj-nectarine-upside-down-chiffon-cake/Delete
Cindy and Catherine, thank you for your sweet comments!Delete
Your cake looks great! "Rustic" is in. Mine was a little rustic too. ;-) But they tasted great, didn't they?ReplyDelete
Taste is more important than appearance anyway, right? Especially when the rustic look is "in"! ;)Delete
Great post and beautiful photos...mine sunk in the center too, but it still tasted great!ReplyDelete
Thank you Carlene!Delete
The picture with the ice cream looks so lucious!ReplyDelete
I could go for a big piece of warm cake with ice cream right about NOW! :)Delete
Using a square pan and your arrangement of the fruit gave a great look. And it sounds like it tasted as good as it looked!ReplyDelete
Thank you! It was yummy!Delete
Your cake looks absolutely amazing. Perfect crumb & great topping. Yum!ReplyDelete
Yours turned out lovely!ReplyDelete