Tuesday, 23 September 2008

TWD: Dimply Plum Peach Cake


I was happy when I found out from TWD that the recipe chosen for this week is dimply plum cake. This is a recipe I've been dying to try out since I first saw the lovely picture in the book!

As good quality peaches are abundant in SA, using them in my baked goods is an obvious choice. The recipe calls for a 8-in square pan, but I used a 9-in pan instead. Hence, when the batter was spread on the pan, it looked rather thin and the height was shorter than the thickness of half a peach. So I had to cut the peaches into thin slices and arranged them into 3 rows on top of the cake, instead of arranging the halves of peaches on the batter, as instructed in the recipe.

I whipped some cream with orange blossom water to go with the cake. After taking a few quick snaps with my camera, I finished that whole piece of cake on the blue plate by myself. Well, that's half an hour after I had my lunch. I felt very guilty afterwards and I packed the remaining cake and let my hubby bring to his office the next day. :-P

Recipe can be found here.

14 Comments:

Lori said...

ooh, it's so beautiful with peach slices! i think that's a much better choice than plum halves.

CB said...

Mmmmmm.... orange blossom cream sounds amazing.
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

vibi said...

Beautiful picture filled with a peachy sunlight color... wow, makes the cake look even yummier!
Everything screams "country"!!!
Simply amazing.

Y said...

What, that delightful, TINY piece of cake? I would've gone for seconds! ;P

Tracey said...

I love your pictures! The cake looks wonderful with peaches.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

looks lovely--i'd eat that whole piece myself, too! and orange blossom cream--perfect!

SiHaN said...

i love the arrangement of the peaches on top. Lovely! and the orange blossom water. sounds like a perfect accompaniment. Great job!

didally said...

Lovely cake!! I like how the peaches are arranged on the cake as well.

Stardust said...

I won't be guilty if I'm only having that. =P

It must be lovely! I prefer peach to plum too. =P Drool...

Engineer Baker said...

The cake looks absolutely stunning. And that piece - it's the perfect size for one serving :)

Christine said...

Wow, your peach slices look perfect on top of the cake. Cake looks delicious!

Snooky doodle said...

Nice photo. And even though I don t like peaches the cake looks yummy :-)

daphne said...

oo. I would love a cup of tea to go with that. Oh and of course lots of girl conversation too.

Precious Moments said...

your appetite very good, i think your lunch have yet to digest leh. Hopefully I won't be seeing a rolly polly when you come home hor. you will regret if you miss the butter crab.