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Summer Fruitcake

Summer Fruitcake

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 30

Cook Time : 60

Total Time : 90


Serves 6-8

  • 1⁄2 cup butter (1 stick)

  • 1cup granulated sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 2teaspoons lemon juice, -or-

  • 1teaspoon vanilla

  • 1cup flour

  • 1teaspoon baking powder

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (I prefer Kosher)

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 6medium ripe plums, sliced 1/2 inch -or-

  • 4 peaches, sliced 1/2 inch -or-

  • 1pint berries


  • 01

    Mix the butter and sugar until well blended. Add the eggs one at a time. Mix in the lemon juice (or vanilla). In a seperate bowl or on a sheet of wax paper easure out the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add gradually to the mixing bowl until all is incorporated.

  • 02

    Grease the pan. A 9 inch springform works best.

  • 03

    Spoon batter into bottom of pan and spread out until even.

  • 04

    Place fruit in a decorative pattern on top pf batter. Mix & match the fruit if you like just make sure there is enough to cover the top of the cake with little batter showing through. It is nice to create a design which will subtly show through.

  • 05

    Mix remaining sugar and cinnamon. Spoon over fruit as evenly as possible.

  • 06

    Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees on the center rack. Remove from oven, loosen sides and let cool for 30 minutes.



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