Tuesday, September 23, 2008

TWD Dimply Plum Cake

Or in my case ... Dimply Peach Cake! I'm not a huge fan of the cooked plum, or the dried plum for that matter so I chose the peach variation instead. You can check out what the other TWD bakers created at the Tuesdays with Dorie Blog.

I found some fabulous looking peaches at the farmers market on Saturday.



They even looked pretty halved and pitted and ready to go into the cake batter.

Unfortunately, they were the sourest peaches I've ever tasted! The cake portion of the dessert was absolutely fabulous though. As recommended in the cookbook, I added a little bit of fresh basil the cake mixture, and although I never would have done this on my own, it was a great flavor complement to the peaches! The cake tested done after 45 minutes in the oven but when I removed it from the pan, it fell to pieces. The plum cake is photographed for the cookbook with some whipped cream and I decided to do the same with my plum cake. I whipped up (a little too stiffly) some heavy cream with a touch of almond extract. This was the end result ....

OK, so a food stylist I am not! I guess I'll keep my day job! I was a really good cake though!

I am thinking about trying this again with mangoes. Mmmmmm mangoes...

8 comments:

Lori said...

my peaches have been like that this year, weird. but the photo of them in the light is just magnificent!

Jamie said...

I may be in the minority here, but I love sour peaches and plums! Your cake looks great!

Sweet Charity said...

Mmmmmm! Your cake looks delicious and I don't think the food styling is half bad!

TeaLady said...

Oh, too bad about the peaches. Maybe next time. Looks good, tho. Good job.

HoneyB said...

I think your cake looks awesome!

Christine said...

I was thinking about mangos too! Sorry the peaches were sour but your cake looks delicious!

n.o.e said...

You make a pretty good food stylist, imo! The cake looks delish, sorry about the sour peaches. Pity when they look so good!
Nancy

Barbara said...

Mangos! Fabulous idea!