Raspberry And Peach Scone Cake

Hi Everyone!
Hope everybody is well and enjoying the last days of summer. I haven’t blogged for the last few days because I got busy with some functions and repainting our house. Picking out colors, cleaning, emptying rooms and then putting everything back at the end of the day was a lot of work for the three of us. It took so many days even though someone else was painting for us. When you start thinking of redoing one thing in your house, the other renovation ideas follow suit. Our original plan was to change our carpet into hardwood floors, but then we thought of repainting and updating other stuff before the floors. This year we had also planned on doing a simran sangat (Sikh way of meditation with a group of people), at the end of the summer but the painters took so long, that we were left with no time to do anything else. Now the floor work is delayed for few months.
During this absence I shared two of my old published recipes, Enchilada and Missi Roti with Google Friends and guest posted on Nava K.’s blog. I’m back with an easy and eye catching dessert using raspberries and peaches, just begging to take a bite.
 Raspberry and Peach Scone cake

My peach tree has produced unbelievable number of fruits. Even after sharing them with friends, making fruit smoothies and other things, they seem to be never ending. Some one suggested that I should make jam but no one in my house(except me) eats jam. I wanted to use my peaches fresh in as many ways as possible.

I had this recipe in my recipe notebook from quite sometime but was hesitant to make it because of lemonade. I feared that it might not turn out to be tasty without any egg or butter. However, to use my peaches I made an attempt at it and I am glad I did. My family loved it and we finished the scone cake in no time. I followed the actual recipe by using gluten free self rising flour. The only other changes I made were to add lemon zest and sugar. Yes, I have to add sugar because when I tested a small amount of scone without sugar, it was just bland. I sliced the scone horizontally like a cake to add an extra layer of fruit. After adding the fresh, juicy peaches, slightly tart raspberries and whipped cream the scone cake turned out to be delicious.

 

It is quick and easy to make. I got a bit concerned when the mixture turned out lumpy and sticky and not the usual dough like. But was happy when the scone cake came out perfect from the oven.

RASPBERRY AND PEACH SCONE CAKE
source: Book of Easy desserts
Ingredients:
345 g GF self rising flour (white rice flour mix, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt)
50 g sugar
zest from 1 lemon
250ml lemonade
500 ml whipping cream
1/4-1/2 cup raspberry jam
2 ripe peaches
raspberries

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° f. Lightly grease an 8″ false bottom flute pan.
  2. Sift the rice flour mix, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Mix in sugar and lemon zest.
  3. Make a well in the center of flour. Add 250 ml cream and lemonade; mix to incorporate.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and even the top. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes or until golden brown on top. remove the scone cake from oven and let cool.
  5. Using a sharp knife slice the cake into two halves. Spread the jam evenly,arrange a layer of thin sliced peaches and raspberries. Cover with the other layer of cake. Whip the remaining cream until soft peaks form.Spoon the cream on top of the cake and arrange more fruit on top in an attractive way.

 

 

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33 Comments

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    Lizzy Do September 3, 2012 (5:28 pm)

    What a gorgeous cake! And I’m SO envious of your peach tree!!!!

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      Balvinder Ubi September 5, 2012 (7:23 am)

      From your last post I came to know that you adore peaches. I wish I could send you some.

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    DivyaGCP September 3, 2012 (6:14 pm)

    Delicious cake.. Looks so colorful and tempting..

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    Swathi Iyer September 3, 2012 (7:49 pm)

    You made beautiful cake Neetu, I wish I am your neighbor, so that I can taste this cake.

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    Guru Uru September 3, 2012 (10:15 pm)

    Best of luck with your renovations my friend – if anything can get you through it it is this delicious scone recipe 😀
    They look stunning!

    Cheers
    CCU

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    Baker Street September 4, 2012 (2:38 am)

    I wish I could have a peach tree of my own! Your cake looks amazing, Neetu! Great recipe.

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    Navaneetham Krishnan September 4, 2012 (3:35 am)

    Another great use of the peaches from your tree. Looks lovely, esp the fresh fruits on top of the cake. Btw, my friend in US tried your fish recipe and she loved it very much, including her family members. Thanks again and I need to try out soon. I have been so busy with my work that like you, blogging has to take a back space.

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      Balvinder Ubi September 5, 2012 (7:26 am)

      Convey my thanks to your friend if she liked the fish recipe. Thanks to you ,too who still find time to write comments even after being so busy.

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    Asmita September 4, 2012 (5:20 am)

    The cake looks amazing with all that fresh fruit on top! I am envious too of your peach tree. How lucky!

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    Jenn Kendall September 4, 2012 (6:06 am)

    yum, that is a gorgeous cake! i would love a slice right now! and that is so neat that you have a peach tree!

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    Amelia September 4, 2012 (7:07 am)

    Hi Balvinder, your scone cake look awesome. Love the fruits topping, can I have a big slice? LOL
    Thanks for the simple recipe.

    Have a nice week ahead. Regards.

    P/S I’d sent you an email for the eggless cupcake.

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      Balvinder Ubi September 5, 2012 (7:27 am)

      thanks Dear, I read the email but just have to go that link you have sent. I will contact you soon.

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    Dara Reppucci September 4, 2012 (7:33 am)

    This is a beautiful cake. I would love some this morning. I am SO JEALOUS that you have a peach tree!

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    yummychunklet September 4, 2012 (9:04 am)

    Yay! Gluten-free and it looks delicious.

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    Alida September 4, 2012 (11:57 am)

    My mouth is watering. This is simply wonderful. Looks good and I bet it tastes great!

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    cakewhiz September 4, 2012 (2:25 pm)

    i know how tough house renovations can be. hang in there and it will be over soon 🙂

    your scone cake looks gorgeous! what a great way to use up all those fresh peaches!

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    Kitchen Belleicious September 4, 2012 (6:02 pm)

    look at that design on the top! it looks so beautiful and delicate and delicious. I haven’t really combined raspberry and peach before but it sounds like a great idea! Must do that next time

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      Balvinder Ubi September 5, 2012 (7:29 am)

      Raspberry are generally a bit tart so they go well with sweet and juicy peaches.

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    Shirley Tay September 4, 2012 (6:36 pm)

    Repainting your house? That’s so fun! I know it may be a pain when it comes to the job, but I love the after look with a fresh coat of paint. Balvinder, that’s a beautiful piece of work with those fruits. May I have a slice pleeeeeeese!!

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      Balvinder Ubi September 5, 2012 (7:31 am)

      Repainting is no fun but afterwards the house looks just look like new. Just pick your slice from the screen and imagine you are really eating.

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    Shanthi September 4, 2012 (8:37 pm)

    Very yummy…looks perfect. Would like to have it now…

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    Kit @ i-lostinausten September 4, 2012 (10:01 pm)

    I love how you’ve presented this scone cake with fresh raspberry & peach from your garden! Looks so refreshing & lovely! YUMMY! Our nectarine tree did not produce much this year, only over 1.5 kg same as our raspberry.

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      Balvinder Ubi September 5, 2012 (7:32 am)

      I guess all fruit trees does not produce the same amount of fruit every year. I am envious of all your flowers that you show with your food.

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    anne September 5, 2012 (2:19 am)

    Peaches from your beautiful peach tree ! I’m so envious ! lol That cake looks refreshingly beautiful !

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    Liz September 5, 2012 (3:32 am)

    This is the 2nd post to mention peaches I’ve read in the last 10 minutes and its making me sad that our peach season is still months away. This sounds lovely.

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      Balvinder Ubi September 5, 2012 (7:34 am)

      I know Australia has the opposite seasons but you are enjoying your spring crop, Don’t you?

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    Indulge September 5, 2012 (7:10 am)

    House renovations are a pain till they go on, but the end result makes me sail through the mess and work. We are in the process of saving some $$ for major bathroom renovations. The thought of an classic bathroom is what motivates me to spend less and on needful items only. The scones is delish as I love anything with peaches and if fresh from the tree, I would park myself in your backyard.
    Love Ash.

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      Balvinder Ubi September 5, 2012 (7:36 am)

      You are right, it was all mess when the painting work and other small renovations were going on but now our house look new and beautiful with my choice of colors.

      BTW, You are welcome to visit me anytime. I live in a beautiful city.

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    Angie's Recipes September 6, 2012 (1:58 am)

    Your scone cake looks gorgeous! How cool that you have your own peach tree.

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    Haddock September 6, 2012 (5:18 am)

    The arrangement is great (you must have spent a lot of time arranging it)
    I am sure it will taste equally good.

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook September 6, 2012 (10:20 pm)

    I LOVE colorful cake like this especially with fresh fruits (not colorful with icing you know…)! I need to make a cake like this so when I have guests I can serve some beautiful dessert! I have been wanting to paint my house (indoor) too, but I’ve been lazy. It’s actually a lot of work to move furniture and keep the area clean for the painters and move back and forth…. and at the end of the day you have to clean up and house gets smelly. But still, I’m jealous you have nice fresh painting!

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    Chaya September 12, 2012 (7:15 am)

    This is a beautiful cake and it also looks delicious. Fruit can be so special.

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