Monday, January 9, 2012

Buttermilk cake with nectarines

Hello :) This morning, Adrian came over to make a cake! A buttermilk cake to be precise. With sliced nectarines on top :) How delightful!

Here's a link to the recipe, on Heidi Swanson's blog :) Well I used a very similar recipe, from her book Super Natural Every Day. In her book, she adds another 1/2 of buttermilk and instead of 1 cup of raspberries, 8-10 plums are sliced on top. I used nectarines though, because they're simply delicious! And we added some frozen raspberries & blueberries in the mixture too.

Adrian did all the whisking & mixing, whilst I got all the ingredients ready. Good job!
Here's the cake, ready to go in the oven. 
Such a pretty cake, and simply scrumptious. It's soft and wholesome and the nectarines were wonderfully sweet. 

 We both had a few slices, and Adrian said (and I quote) "it's the best cake, ever!". So there we have it, this cake is a winner! 

Well lovelies, I hope you're having a fabulous week so far. I'm looking forward to a morning yoga class tomorrow, but for now I'm going to start the novel Water For Elephants. Have you seen the film or read the novel? I loved the film, so I'm quite keen to get started on the novel. 

Hannah x


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  2. yum, keep meaning to make more things with nectarines. I love Heidi Swanson too

  3. mmm, looks delicious :)

  4. Aha great minds think alike :-) I've had her plum cake on my to bake list this past week. Hoping to make a gluten-free version worth blogging about!
    Hope you had a great Christmas and New Years xx

  5. geebambino- aw thanks :)

    Heavenly Ingredients- Nectarines are super delicious in baking!

    Tara- thanks!

    Emma- oh yes, that would be awesome. I should try this out with plums too :)

  6. I have been wanting to try this recipe! How stunning. Nectarines are amazing aren't they :) I saw the movie & quite enjoyed it, but have heard the book is even better! Enjoy.
    Heidi xo

  7. i love that blog~ such awesome things on it.
    your cake looks super. nectarines are ace atm.

  8. Lovely! I just recently received the book as a gift and have been eyeing off this recipe - I must try it before stone fruits disappear for the season.

  9. cake looks delicious i have a few nectarines at home id love to try this recipe out- thank you!