Fruit Pastry Cake

In my quest to find new recipes to try out, I happened to find a very delicious recipe for a Fruit Pastry Cake. It is pretty simple to make and the results are delectable! The cake itself, is very spongy, and has a sweet, but not overly sweet taste. You can eat it as is, or like me, with a big spoon-full of whipped cream on top!

I made a few adjustments of my own to the recipe, but you can find the original recipe here -> [X


  • 7 tablespoons of butter, softened
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream (can be replaced with yogurt)
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • sliced fruit tossed in sugar (the original recipe calls for 500g of fruit, but you can use as much or as little fruit as you like; you can use any kind of fruit as long as it isn’t too juicy.) 


  1. Wash and cut fruit into slices or chunks; toss with sugar in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Prepare a 9 in. round pan. (Instructions on how to properly prepare a pan for a cake, here)
  3. With an electric mixer on medium speed, cream butter, sugar, and sour cream together until light and fluffy.
  4. Dribble in the eggs slowly while the mixer is on, and blend until the eggs are well incorporated into the batter.
  5. Add vanilla extract and zest; blend well.
  6. Sieve in flour and baking powder and gently fold into batter with a spatula. Blend batter with the electric mixer until smooth.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  8. At this time you can arrange the fruit on top as desired. (I’ve baked this cake twice before, and every time, the fruit would sink and become completely covered by the rising cake. This third time, I put the cake by itself in the oven and let it bake for 20 minutes, then I took it out, arranged the fruit on top, and put it back in the oven to finish baking. This way the fruit doesn’t become hidden, and you can see your lovely design on the finished cake.)
  9. Bake in preheated oven at 350°F for 60 minutes, or until a tooth pick comes out clean when inserted into the cake. In the last 15 minutes of baking, cover the top with foil to prevent the cake from browning too much.
  10. Let cake cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Unmold and transfer to wire rack or cake stand. Dust the cake with powdered sugar.
  11. Serve and enjoy!

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Fruit Pastry Cake

Last Christmas, I was looking for some recipe to bake.

I don’t really like those Christmas fruit cakes but I would love to make this cake every Christmas.

Another recipe from Happy Home Baking :)


  • 100g butter, soften, room temperature 
  • 180g caster sugar 
  • 50g plain yogurt
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
  • 1 teaspoon lemon or orange zest
  • 210g plain flour 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 500g fruits tossed with 2 tablespoon sugar ( Unless they are from cans, like canned peaches) 
  • Icing sugar

- Slice your fruits and toss in sugar, for canned fruits, wash with water to remove the syrup and do not toss in sugar.

- Cream butter and sugar and yogurt till light and fluffy.

- Add in the eggs one at a time, mixture will look slightly curdled. 

- Mix in vanilla and zest.

- Sieve flour and baking powder into the mixture and mix well.

- Pour batter into a greased 9 inch round pan.

- Arrange fruits however your want on top of the batter ( Do not press down)

- Bake in preheated oven at 180 degree C for 60 - 70 mins and cover the tin with foil for the last 15 min to prevent the top from getting too brown.

- Remove from oven when a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

- Leave the cake to cool in the pan for 10 mins before you unmould and cool on a cooling rack.

- Sift icing sugar over the cake when it is completely cooled and serve :) 

This cake is so yummy! Another must try :) 

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