Summer time — the growing season of impromptu picnics, backyard get-togethers, and lazy dinners — demands hospitable and casual desserts that get together easily and feed everybody from large to small.
This is among my faves: A 1-bowl butter cake, baked inside a pretty dish, and capped with tangy whipped cream and piles of summer time fruit. Simple as one-two-three, and delightful too.
The bottom of this summery dessert is my personal favorite one-bowl butter cake, which mixes up rapidly and does not even need you to make use of a separate bowl for that flour and baking powder.
The cream on the top is really a quick mixture of whipping cream and sour cream the tanginess reduces the wealthy cake.
And so the fruit — go wild. I love the contrast of colours here, with rosy bananas, juicy blackberries, and ripe peaches. But you could utilize any stone fruit or berries. If you wish to get really crazy, drizzle with chocolate, although I do not think fruit such as this needs that whatsoever. Keep simple to use!
More Fruit Ideas
- Peaches and nectarines with chopped crystallized ginger root
- Red-colored and black apples with pitted cherries
- Blueberries and blackberries with lemon zest
For that cake:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened at 70 degrees for one hour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 cups dairy
2 teaspoons pure vanilla flavoring
For that cream:
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
For that fruit:
2 nectarines or peaches, sliced
1 apricot, sliced
1/2 cup chopped bananas
1/2 cup blackberries
Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Make a 9x13-inch pan by greasing it completely with baking spray.
Make use of a hands mixer or stand mixer to conquer the softened butter and sugar together until fluffy and lightweight, adding the eggs and beat until fully incorporated and creamy. Beat within the flour, salt, baking powder, and lastly the milk and vanilla. Beat the wedding cake batter on low for thirty seconds, then medium-high for several minutes.
Immediately pour in to the prepared pan and bake for 40 to forty-five minutes, or before the tops spring back slightly when pressed along with a toothpick placed close to the center arrives clean.
Awesome the wedding cake completely, not less than an hour or so.
Beat the cream, sour cream, powdered sugar, and salt together until soft peaks form. Spread within the cooled cake, then top using the sliced or chopped fruit.