Tuesday, September 4, 2012

BWJ - Nectarine Upside-Down Chiffon Cake


 This week for Baking with Julia, the challenge recipe was Nectarine Upside-Down Chiffon Cake, hosted by Marlise of The Double Trouble Kitchen and Susan of The Little French Bakery.

This is the fourth recipe that I have been called on to make in the last month or so requiring nectarines - but it's winter in the Southern Hemisphere, so no nectarines here guys.  Once again, I used canned peaches in place of the nectarines.


The highlight of this cake was the streusel, which is placed in the middle of the cake and doesn't get a guernsey in the title of the cake:

 
Just look at that heavenly, crunchy, spicy ribbon!  The rest of the cake was good, but man, the streusel lifted it into the extraordinary.  I reckon that this cake would be terrific served warm with icecream.
 
Visit the Baking with Julia LYL section to see other gorgeous Nectarine (or some other fruit) Upside-Down  Cakes.

17 comments:

Kayte said...

That is so pretty! I bet the peaches were wonderful with the cake and streusel combination. Nice job...you have me convinced that I should really make this...what's not to love about streusel in cake?

Johanna GGG said...

I think you are doing a great job at keeping up with all these summer recipes - looks like a delicious cake and rather impressive presentation! And now the sun is coming out I hope those summer recipes don't start to dry up in your events

Kari said...

I love upside down cakes, they always look so fancy! This one sounds wonderful.

Happy Cook / Finla said...

Wowo it is almost coffee time now wish i had a slice

Cher Rockwell said...

I am sure a warm slice with a healthy scoop of ice cream would be a hit.
You almost make me wish I had added the streusel - it looks good!

yummychunklet said...

Your cake looks delicious. Mine sunk in the middle. I think I baked it a bit too long. Great post!

Blond Duck said...

It looks good to me!

Cindy said...

Yes this was good with ice cream! Delicious.

kyleen said...

Yummmy I love upside down cakes! I actually just made a pineapple upside down cake a couple days ago. Yours looks amazing.

cakewhiz said...

i just saw liz's version of this same cake!
it looks so fruity and tasty plus who doesn't love upside down cakes... eh? ;)

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I am a big fan of upside down cakes..AND fruit cakes! This seems perfect in my opinion! Oh, and I love your idea of serving it warm with icecream..perfect on a cold night

Kathy said...

A simply beautiful cake! So glad you enjoyed it. It was a hit in our house, too! Lovely job!!

Juliana said...

Your nectarine upside down cake looks delicious...I sure would love to have a slice of this cake :)
Have a wonderful week!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

The streusel should definitely get a mention in the title imho. That's what makes me gravitate towards a recipe! :P

Guru Uru said...

Your cake looks like the epitome of soft and delicious :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

The Caked Crusader said...

Yum - there is something about an upside down cake that is so pretty - I think it's the nice level top with shiny fruit!

Chaya said...

This looks delicious. This fits into our type of cake.