Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
My husband only likes very firm, hard nectarines. When we end up with too many softer ones (the way most people like them), I make this recipe. It's great warm or at room temperature for brunch or dessert.
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2 -3 nectarines, peeled and sliced (no need to peel if nectarines are very soft)
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup egg substitute or 2 large eggs
- 1⁄2 cup skim milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Transfer to 9" round cake pan and spread evenly. Arrange nectarine slices over top in concentric circles in pan. If using large nectarines, you will only need 2 nectarines and will make two overlapping circles. If using smaller nectarines, you may need 3 nectarines and have more circles.
- Beat butter until creamy. Add sugar and continue beating until light and fluffy. Add egg substitute or eggs and beat until blended. If using egg substitute, the mixture may look slightly curdled. Stir in milk and vanilla, blending well. Stir together dry ingredients; add to batter and mix on low speed just until blended. Batter is not very thick.
- Spread batter evenly over nectarines. Bake cake until wooden pick tests clean, about 30-35 minutes. Let cool on wire rack 10 minutes, then invert onto serving platter. Cut into wedges to serve.
- This is great, warm, for brunch. For dessert, I sometimes add slightly sweetened whipped cream.
I really liked this recipe, and so did the people at the office. Perfect for overly ripe fruit! The one thing I did change was to reduce the sugar in the cake to 2/3 of a cup.
What a terrific cake. It was perfection. Moist, tender, light, fluffy and full of flavor. The crumb was excellent. The cake was a lovely bed for the beautiful nectarines and brown sugar. Yummmo. I'm so glad that I found this recipe, it is awesome. My dh bought a basket of nectarines and they went soft very quickly, he asked me to make him something and this delicious treat was what I choose. Thank you for sharing my new go to cake for nectarines. Kudos on making it into my Favorites Cookbook for 2012.
The whole family loved it. Substituted all ingredients with cognac. Results were surprisingly good. Family favorite for years to come.