Super Easy No Dairy Nectarine Cake

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No dairy nectarine cake

No dairy nectarine cake

Well, I have indulged in too much chocolate lately. But life does need balance, an occasional dessert to add some sparks into an otherwise boring day. I still cook and eat healthy like freshly made juices, more fruits and vegetables. And lately my sudden craze over Thai Salad, starting with my Simple And Easy Thai Beef Salad. It is so good that I have been eating it almost everyday, with different combination but the same dressing.

I do bake almost everyday. It’s for breakfast, tea time or for parties. Most of the time I try to add fruits into my cakes to make it healthier. They also give a natural sweetness and flavour to the cakes. It’s also a way to make my family eat more fruits, too….*wink*.

I have just found that it’s so easy to make a cake using oil. I use olive oil. There’s no beating required. Just mix and bake. Isn’t it easy? It’s just super easy. Anyone can do that, even little kids.

And if you are lactose intolerant (cannot eat dairy products) or if you need something easy and quick or if you need a healthier dessert, this is one to go for.

I woke up a little late one morning and found there was nothing for my hubby and girls to bring for their morning break. There were 3 ripe nectarines left. Thought that would make a lovely dessert. Instead of the usual way of beating butter with sugar which is more time consuming with all the washing up again, I tried using olive oil (not virgin olive oil). The cake came out very delicious. My family liked it, much to my surprise…happy me of course. And happy there’s little washing to do, too.

Sweet and juicy nectarines

Sweet and juicy nectarines

I love nectarines, especially this time. They are so sweet and juicy. I only knew about nectarines when I came here. It’s so delicious biting into one…mmmm. It’s easy to eat 4 in one go.

Moist banana cake

Moist banana cake

In fact I tried the same recipe the next morning using bananas instead of nectarines. It came out very delicious, too. So, I suppose you can use any fruit.

Nutella banana cake

Nutella banana cake

It was so good that I made another one the next day…..the same banana cake but with Nutella (hazelnut chocolate spread) swirled through. That was FABULOUS!! The combination of taste and flavour was simply heavenly to me.

Now I’m sure by now you can go wild with your own creation, adding nuts if you want or pouring sauce over or eating it with ice cream. The list is endless.

Here is my Super Easy No Dairy Nectarine Cake recipe:

Ingredients A
3 eggs
3/4C sugar
1/2C oil

Put all of Ingredients A into a mixing bowl. Beat lightly to mix well.

Ingredients B
1C flour
1t baking powder
1/2t baking soda
pinch of salt

Combine.

Ingredients C
3 nectarines (remove seeds and diced)

Add diced nectarines

Add diced nectarines

Add beaten egg mixture of Ingredients B and diced nectarines into oil mixture of Ingredients A. Pour over the flour mixture and mix until combined.

Note : I didn’t even sieve the flour and baking powder. It still turned out very well.

Nectarine cake ready to be baked

Nectarine cake ready to be baked

Pour into a paper lined tin and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 30 minutes, depending on the depth of the baking tin. Test for doneness with a skewer. It’s cooked when the skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out dry. Do not over bake otherwise the cake will taste dry. This cake is best served while still warm thought it’s still delicious the next day.

Baked nectarine cake

Baked nectarine cake

Now it’s your turn to bake. Have fun baking! Seriously, baking is really fun, especially when it’s so easy and quick!

Now if you are still not convinced, I made this cake with banana again yesterday. I only made it after dinner to share with a family of friends who joined us for dinner. My friends were amazed that it was so easy to make. We had hot banana cake in about 20 minutes, served with homemade raspberry ice cream. It was just so good. That’s fast, right? Hope you are convinced now.

Other cake recipes with fruits that you may be interested in:
Rum Sultana Cake
Lemon Banana Muffins
Banana Peanut Butter Cake
Lemon Cake And Easter Joy
Moist Orange Cake
Blueberry Pound Cake
Blueberry Orange Cake
Blueberry Banana Streusel Cake
Chocolate Rum Brownies With Sultanas

Quote of the day……

“I believe that how you feel is very important to how you look - that healthy equals beautiful.”

- Victoria Principal


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25 Comments

Yummy bakes  on July 11th, 2011

I love the nectarine cake - healthier version.

anncoo  on July 11th, 2011

I love quick and easy recipe like this one. Healthy and yummy. I’m bookmarking it!

I Beat Joyce!  on July 11th, 2011

YESSSSSS! (I hope…teehee)

I Beat Joyce!  on July 11th, 2011

wow Mary! quickest baking i’ve ever heard of. i don’t really bake, but you’re really starting to convince me. when it comes to baking, i only do easy and this definitely sounds easy enough. knowing me and my awesome baking skills though, i’d probably still manage to mess it up. haha. ok gotcha, not virgin olive oil. that’s actually quite an important factor. the cake looks really yummy. love nectarines. i’ve actually never heard of a nectarine cake before, but i love the idea. and i could eat Nutella by the spoonful, good stuff right there. ok, back to my usual stalking grounds ;). thanks for sharing this. will definitely have to bookmark this one! hope you have a great day and a lovely start to your week, Mary.

Did i beat Superman??  on July 11th, 2011

oh no…………..hahahahaa….

somewhere in singapore  on July 11th, 2011

Send a piece over pls!!!

penny aka jeroxie  on July 11th, 2011

you bake everyday? no wonder you are so good!

busygran  on July 11th, 2011

Tempting cakes! You make want to bake cakes again! Been trying to stay away from baking cos I tend to eat a lot of what I bake!

Belinda @zomppa  on July 11th, 2011

Love nectarines…and a beautiful cake!! Pour me a glass of milk, please.

lena  on July 11th, 2011

i also read about olive oil cakes recently, looks really good, so moist. I must also try that!

Lyndsey  on July 11th, 2011

Mary this cake looks so moist and good. I would eat this for breakfast! YUM! Perfect for what fruit you have, and maybe even a non-baker like myself could do this!

Faith  on July 11th, 2011

This cake looks really delicious, Mary! Such a tender, moist crumb…and so flavorful with the nectarines!

Lia Chen  on July 11th, 2011

The cake looks very yum and moist! Bookmarked this recipe, wanna try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe Mary (^.^)

tigerfish  on July 11th, 2011

Chocolate (dark ones) are never too much for me! Kekekeke…

Angie's Recipes  on July 11th, 2011

Love quick and delicious cakes too! This looks really moist and just perfect for the afternoon coffee.

Din Beat Superman  on July 12th, 2011

Aunty Mary…I miss eating Nectarine…During my stay that time probably not so sweet but still nice! No doubt i’m sure the cake is so yum yum. I love nutella banana cake too of cos! got chocolate will always be my fav. haha. Mummy bought the mixer for me already..she even ask me try out carrot cake…hahaha…Aunty Mary really convinced me baking is really fun! Hope u have a nice day! Hugsss….=D

Blackswan  on July 12th, 2011

U bake everyday?? U’re amazing, Mary! Wish I could say that. Hahaha! I can smell the Nectarine all the way from S’pore & it’s really fragrant :) Won’t u send me some? Heeheehee!

Joy  on July 12th, 2011

The recipe looks great.

TasteHongKong  on July 12th, 2011

You are creative enough, Mary. I always feel safe to bake with bananas yet your nectarine cake intrigues me very much.

stella  on July 13th, 2011

Wow! looks so good!! =)

Mary  on July 13th, 2011

@Yummy bakes - Thanks very much! :D

@anncoo - Yes, it’s really easy an quick. I had just made it again just now using blueberries :D

@I Beat Joyce! - Yes, you did! Indeed, you should start baking. Would love to see that. This cake is so easy I’m sure even your girl can make it. You can add more Nutella if you like :D

@Did i beat Superman?? - Oooops…sorry, you did not win this time :(

@somewhere in singapore - on the way… :P

@penny aka jeroxie - Oh no, still not good in baking yet because I am quite lazy. I only go for simple and easy ones :P

@busygran - Never mind, count this one as healthier cake :D

@Belinda @zomppa - Thanks very much, Penny! :D

@lena - Give a try. It’s really good, especially when fresh from the oven :D

@Lyndsey - Yes, it’s very moist. And you are right, great for breakfast with a cup of milk. Give a try. Have fun baking :D

@Faith - Thanks very much, Faith! :D

@Lia Chen - Thanks very much, Lia Chen! Have fun baking :D

@tigerfish - Thanks very much! :D

@Angie’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Angie! :D

@Din Beat Superman - Waiting for you to come again! There are more fruits here that you have not tasted. So happy to hear that your mom has bought a mixer. Now you can lots of fun baking :D Hope to get to try your cakes one day!

@Blackswan - Yes, I bake almost everyday…so many hungry people here…haha. Still waiting for you to come :D

@Joy - Thanks very much, Joy! :D

@TasteHongKong - Thanks very much, Maureen! I love to experiment. Most of the time I am lucky that it works out well :D

@stella - Thanks very much Stella! :D

Suman Singh  on July 14th, 2011

Cake looks perfect, moist and delicious..liked the addition of fresh nectarines in it…nice and easy recipe..thanks for sharing!

Anna Johnston  on July 14th, 2011

Look at you… This is beautiful. I love it. If one must share the sweety load with other stuff aside from chocolate, then this is perfect for doing it. Looks delish. Your so inspiring girl. Totes taking a leaf outta your book. Have a wonderful weekend. X

mona  on July 19th, 2011

Really good cake:)

sharifah  on June 20th, 2012

Hi Mary, thanks for sharing. Im baking banana cake using ur nectarine recipe.Its yummy.

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