Tuesdays With Dorie - Blueberry Peach Crumb Cake

>> Tuesday, March 24, 2009

This week's TwD pick was really Blueberry Crumb Cake, but past experiences told me to stay away from blueberries. Instead of skipping (especially since I've been a slacker!), I decided to take Dorie's suggestion and use a different fruit instead. We had fresh strawberries in the fridge, but Dorie specifically said not to use strawberries. Boo. My choices then became peaches, apricots, blackberries, or raspberries. Apricots were nowhere to be found in stores, so that was out. Peaches were cheaper than the berries and my mom's choice in fruit. Peaches it is.

A lot of TwDers said they had a pool of butter on the top when their cake was done. As you can see in my picture, I did not. Strange. I did cut out a tablespoon of butter because I didn't have enough, but I think it was in the batter, not the topping. I really can't remember because I made the cake two weekends ago.

Also, many said their fruit sank. My peaches did sink, and they were coated in flour too. Hmm. One blogger suggested sprinkling the fruit on top of the batter instead of mixing it in. Smart idea. Overall, this would make a lovely brunch cake. Or pair it with vanilla ice cream for dessert.

Thanks Sihan for picking this cake! You can find the recipe on pages 192-193 of Baking: From My Home To Yours or on Sihan's blog.


Danielle 8:45 AM  

Your cake looks great. I didnt have any fruit so mine was a tad dry.

Steph 9:11 AM  

I think peaches were a great sub! Carla, I can never understand why you don't like blueberries! I'm obsessed with them and eat them by the container. If I wanted to, I would probably eat endless amounts of blueberries. I think if I were to ever try this again, I would use peaches.

chocolatechic 10:36 AM  

Peach and lemon are so great!

Brilliant substitution.

Jennifer 12:37 PM  

Yum! Looks great!

Nancy/n.o.e 3:20 PM  

I'll bet the peaches were good with the crumbs and nuts. Yum!

Ivette 9:42 PM  

Peaches? Yum! I think peaches would be a good fruit to use with this cake.. paired with vanilla ice cream?? MY GOSH!!!! My mouth is just watering at the thought of that combo :)

Amanda 10:01 PM  

Yours looks so good! We loved this cake :)

margot 12:29 AM  

Your cake looks scrumptious. Peaches were a great idea.

Lillian 7:44 PM  

Peaches sound great. But you should try the blueberries, too. I don't like blueberries, but I used little wild ones in this cake, and it was fabulous.

TeaLady 9:45 PM  

Carla, your peach substitution is just perfect. Looks really good.

Engineer Baker 8:02 PM  

I love the peach idea, as well as putting the fruit on top. Beautiful job!

Katrina 2:54 PM  

That DOES look really good with the peaches. Mmmm.

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