Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fruit Pastry Cake

I found myself a little lost in the baking blogs world. For the past few months, I had slowed down in baking and did not visit or follow blogs as much as I did in the past. Then all of a sudden, so many new baking blogs just appear and I found myself following more and more new blogs recently.

I notice that there are trends in baking too. When someone posts something that look wickedly delicious, it will just spread among all the other bloggers and you will start to see it appearing in baking blogs one after another.

One of them is the Fruit Pastry Cake by HHB. Although she is not the one who created or first posted this recipe, I believe she is the one who started this trend of making this cake.

Here's my version of the Fruit Pastry Cake. I bake it in a 8" square pan, topped with canned peaches, cherries and grapes. The cake already smells very good when it is still in the oven. And the result is exactly what everyone has described - a cross between a sponge cake and a butter cake. I have it for breakfast, teabreak, breakfast, teabreak, and still do not feel sick of it after eating for 2 days. :)


  1. Your Fruit Pastry cake looks beautiful. Really get addicted, already made this twice ;D

  2. Hi SSB, your fruits pastry cake looks very pretty. Mine had cracked top :( but stil tasted extremely yummy :)

  3. Very lovely cake indeed!Love the generous amount of peaches you used, very fruitilicious!

  4. It's lovely! It's also on my do-list but haven't got down to doing it. :(

  5. I had seen quite a few blogs were into this but I haven't try it out yet. Your pastry cake look tempting and it really tempted me to try it out.

  6. SSB,

    I have made this cake not one, not two but three times but somehow I couldn't get the fruits nicely arranged like urs and HHB.

    Btw, I have an award for you, please feel free to pick it up from my blog.

  7. What a lovely cake you have made! It taste really good isn't it?! This is one of those few cakes I could make and give away without feeling shy about it ;)

  8. Anncoo, Jess, Hearty Bakes:
    Thanks for the compliments!

    Busygran, Happy flour:
    Please try it out, it is really good and healthy too.

    Hi Angel,
    Thanks for the award! Actually it's arranged by me and my mother and we were sort of argueing where to put the fruits. So she put hers and I put mine and in the end, the fruits were not arranged in the way that she wants and the way I want! Haha!

    Hi HHB, thanks, wouldn't be that successful without all the tips you have written. :)

  9. nice!! pretty to look at and yummy at the same time!

  10. Wow! Yours looks just as lovely as HHB and Jess's! Great job here!

    Btw, I feel so bad if I hadn't done this now ... Besides Dave Lebovitz's, one year ago, it was actually your machine-free ice-cream posts that put me into home-made ice cream adventure! Thank you! I learned a lot from you! Take it as I owe you for the time being ... Hope I can repay you in the time to come. ;)

    Keep up with the wonderful job! Don't stop inspiring us!

  11. Yes, this cake has appeared in many blogs and yours is just as good as theirs. Will join in the bandwagon soon!

  12. The pastry looks delicious and that is a great combo of fruit!

  13. Hi Small Small Baker,

    I can identify with how you feel. I took quite a very long hiatus from blogging and at one point in time thought I would abandon my blog for good. Little did I know that I will return to blogging and I felt recharged after the break. Hope you will find back your momentum for blogging =]

    I think some of the trends in baking that I have noticed would be this fruit pastry cake, fondant icing decoration and macarons. Well, I dont really follow these trends closely as there are simply too many things on my to-do list which is everchanging.

    Your cake looks fruitily delicious. I suppose there will be readers enticed by your fruit pastry cake and will perhaps make one soon too.

  14. Hi Peilin, thanks for your compliments! I'm glad that I have inspired you into making homemade ice creams. I'm really not a very hardworking baker and blogger. I have a lot to learn from you too, esp your bread-making skills. :)

    Thanks Cheah, give it a try soon ok.

    Hi Pam, thanks for visiting. It's very good and healthy with all the fruits. Do try it!

    Thanks Bakertan and nice to know you! Fondant decoration and macarons are really the "in" thing now. But my skills aren't really that good to go into it. I shall stick with my basic baking skills first. :)

  15. Thanks Linda and welcome to my blog! :)

  16. looks amazing. I can't bake well as you know so I like to gawk at other people's bakes hehe

  17. Hi wiffy, you are too humble! I often drool over the things you bake, you know the blueberry muffins, etc. Of course, I wish I can cook as well as you too!