Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Nectarine Upside-down Chiffon Cake--TWD BWJ



We celebrated Hubby's birthday late--a month late to be exact. That's what happens when a birthday falls just days before a child's wedding. Normally I would just make a chocolate bundt cake or something tried and true. Thanks to this wonderful baking group I had the challenge to make something new and different.
I read the recipe thru several times--it does need a little thought and planning.


But can I just say for the record that this Nectarine Upside-down Chiffon Cake was absolutely delicious. It was like nothing I've ever tasted (maybe I should get out more)! The nectarines and brown sugar made a beautiful topping. The Chiffon Cake part  was light and delicious. The streusel was good but if I made the recipe again I would leave it out so I could just enjoy the cake. The baked streusel was tasty and I see many uses for it. Like atop blueberry muffins or on top of fresh peach ice cream. I really don't lack in the dessert department!

All in all I'm glad I made this recipe, glad I tried something slightly out of my comfort zone. Very happy to have a well written cookbook that walks me right thru a dessert such as this. We were all happy to have a delicious late birthday cake!
The complete recipe can be found on Marlise's and Susan's blog. It really is worth making.

44 comments:

Im At Home Baking said...

Wow, yours looks amazingly delicious!!

Flourchild said...

Yours turned out so pretty! Mine not so much, but it was SO good!

baker in disguise said...

yours looks so beautiful!! i agree the streusel is great and will be used for different things!! i want to try this cake with plums.. should be good!! i loved this recipe.. the cake was so light and airy.

Cake Duchess said...

I'm happy you baked out of your comfort zone. I'm sure your family is too because the cake is beautiful:)Happy belated birthday to your hubs:)

Cher Rockwell said...

It looks beautiful!
We left out the streusel layer and loved the combination of the cake and fruit.

Kathy said...

Beautiful looking cake!! It was the hit of my Labor Day Barbecue!! A definite keeper!!

Catherine said...

Fabulous looking cake! Glad you liked it I have a love-hate relationship with this one! Fun baking with the group! Blessings, Catherine

http://praycookblog.com/2012/09/twd-bwj-nectarine-upside-down-chiffon-cake/

Inge and Gillian said...

The fruit in your cake retained such a beautiful light color. How did you manage to achieve it? Gorgeous!

loavesandstitches said...

Beautiful! I bet the ice cream was yummy with it! We liked this one, too.

Frolicking Night Owl said...

nice work! i loved the fruit with the brown sugar, too!

Marlise said...

I agree, it was delicious. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

Teresa said...

What a lovely birthday cake! I can imagine lots of uses for the streusel and the cake, too.

Katrina said...

Definitely a beautiful cake. You're right, loved the streusel, but it didn't need to be in THIS cake. ;)
I have a little confession, I like Cool Whip---but I don't eat it much because it's so unhealthy. And you know, real whipped cream is so much more healthy. haha At least it's real.

Renee {The Way to My Family's Heart} said...

Your slice of cake looks just like mine- slightly sunken in the middle, but still beautiful! I think we all overcame a bit of fear on this recipe, but the end result was worth it.

Carlene said...

I agree--this took me out of my comfort zone as well, but what wonderful results! Yours was beautiful.
Carlene

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, your Nectarine Cake looks picture perfect, the color of the fruit is very vibrant and the batter looks nice and spongy, wonderful!

smarkies said...

Yours turned out like a pros. Mine... hmmm.... left something to be desired.

well done and the lovely cake!

Sweet and That's it said...

Hi Cindy,
Thank you for having visited my blog.
You made a beautiful cake. It looks lovely.
PS. I've put the extra streusel in my homemade granola jar....Yummy!

oven chaos said...

Happy belated birthday to your husband! You have made such a beautiful cake to celebrate the occasion.

Barbara Bakes said...

I've never baked with nectarines. What a great idea.

mireia badia said...

Glad that you enjoyed the cake too!!! It is a great idea to have it with icecream!!!

Cakelaw said...

I loved this cake too - yours looks devine, and I am sure that hubby didn't mind waiting for such a lovely cake.

TeaLady said...

Beautiful cake. And you are right about the topping. Will be good on other treats as well.

Sara said...

Great late birthday cake!

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