Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Nectarine Buckle

I like making this type of cake with whatever fruits that I have in the fridge. It can be berries or stone fruits. I was clearing up my fruits compartment before my trip to New York and found a few nectarines. They don't look too good for eating and I can’t bear to throw them out either. So I just chop them up and put it in the cake.

This cake like cobbler with crumbly streusel topping and nestled in the cake can be any type of fruits of your choice. Cake like this is called buckles because as the cake bakes, it “buckles” around the fruit. The sweetness of the nectarines under-layer of buttery cake gives a harmonious nod to the cinnamon crunchy crumble topping. Enjoy!!


1/2 cup/113 gram unsalted butter – room temperature
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla
1/3 cup whole milk
1 1/2 pounds nectarines, halved, pitted and cut into small chunks

Ingredients for Streusel

3 tbsp butter – room temperature
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of salt

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degree F. Line and lightly greased an 8" x 8" square baking pan with parchment paper, overhang on both side (for easy removing your cake later)
2. To make the streusel, combined brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Mix well. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until fine and crumbs form. Set it aside.
3. To make the cake - Place the butter, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until light and creamy. Gradually add the eggs and beat well. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder and mix well. Add it into the batter in 3 batches alternating with the milk. Mix until just combined.
4. Spoon the mixture onto prepared pan, scattered the chopped nectarines on top of the batter and follow by the streusel. Bake until top is golden brown and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes. Let the cake in cool the pan for 10 minutes before removing it to a cooling rack.


Merryn said...

I love nectarine and this looks absolutely delicious!

PH said...

This is something new to me. I like it!

Bakericious said...

this looks good especially the topping.

Shereen said...

I can only look at your beautiful cake but will never have the chance to bake these kind of cakes:( I never really like nectarine as they don't have much taste and can be quite sour too, if they are bought from the supermarket.Sinner has a nectarine tree and hers are pretty good,fragrant but a bit sour.

~~louise~~ said...

I don't think I've ever experienced Nectarine Buckle. What a wonderful idea!!!

Thank you so much for sharing...

My Little Space said...

Gert, I am actually craving for some sweet bakes and yours just come in time. Slurpppp......
Hope you're going to have a fabulous weekend.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

this is also new to me, but it sound so delicious!

Alice said...

i never bake cake with nectarine, must be yummy!

lena said...

i heard of blueberry buckle and didnt really know what buckle means, thanks for that explanation!

ANa said...

Thanks for this recipe. I baked this yesterday and it turned out really good. It was my first time to bake a cake with a streusel topping and we all loved it. Having sweet nectarines this summer is also a plus factor.