Stone fruits are the epitome of summer to me. They are sunny in color and just radiate summer sweetness. Once I see the stands overflowing in peaches, plums and nectarines at the farmer’s markets I can’t help but stop to pinch, smell, and fill my basket with them.
With the surplus that the markets provide, I am always with looking for new recipes to use them in. This cake is one that came about after I had made one too many stone fruit cobblers. A dense and delicious cake, it is perfect for brunch or dessert.
3 cups of flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
3 stone fruits, either peaches, plums, or nectarines peeled and diced
2 beaten eggs
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup yogurt
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 cups of powdered sugar
2 to 4 Tbsp of water
Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together and set aside.
Whisk together the wet ingredients in a smaller bowl and then fold in the diced fruit.
Fold the wet mixture into the larger bowl with the dry ingredients; be gentle to avoid crushing the fruit.
Pour the mixture into a greased bundt pan and bake at 350F / 176C for 50 minutes.
Let the cake cool and then pop it out upside down onto a serving platter.
Whisk together the glaze ingredients and pour the mixture over the cake. Let the glaze harden, slice, and serve.
Julia Daby is a Registered Nurse who lives happily with her husband and little boy in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. She enjoys crafts of all kinds, eating good food, reading, and being outdoors. Most important of all….she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has a small store on etsy where she and her twin share sewing and fiber tutorials to inspire creativity in other Mamas. She writes about life, family and creativity at Happiness Comes and We Deserve This. She also can be found at Windfall Dolls, where she and her sister give away Waldorf inspired dolls to deserving little ones.
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