This cake is the easiest to bake - Trust me! Last summer, my friend Kendra invited Rob, Benja and I to her house for a BBQ. Being the terrific host that she is, Kendra brought out a homemade dessert at the end of the meal that we devoured! I had to have the recipe for the summer fruit Torte so that I could share it with you too!
The recipe that Kendra gave me is for a Plum Torte but the ripe peaches in my kitchen were calling my name, so peach it is! I added ¼ cup of water to the recipe because I like the torte to be airy and wet. If you prefer more of a dense torte, omit the 1/4 cup of water.
¾ cup of sugar
½ cup of room temperature soft butter
1 cup of flour
1 pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of baking powder
¼ cup of water
¼ cup of sugar (for the end)
½ limen juice
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix ¾ cup of sugar and ½ cup of soft butter with a hand mixer. Add 1 cup of flour, a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon of baking powder to the mix. Next, add 2 eggs one by one and finish adhering ¼ cup of water. Mix well.
Add the batter into an 8 or 9inch greased springform pan. (I used a regular pan with parchment paper)
Place the sliced fruit on top of the batter, sprinkle ¼ cup of sugar and the juice from ½ a lime. You can also place the fruit in the pan first and add the batter last - up to you.
Bake for 1 hour, until your toothpick comes out clean!
Pro Tip: Brookjamin bibs work great in defense against spilled Summer Tortes !