Polish Summer Cake

IMAG0882As I got feedback about our recent recipe for Yeast Cake, some of you found it great but making it a bit too complicated.

Here’s another take on fruit cake, Polish way, I believe you’ll find it simpler to bake. I came across this one on a Polish site when I was short of time and needed something quick for dessert for our guests. The end result was superb; the cake was moist, fruity with scrumptious aroma filling the FTF kitchen.

Well, here we go: combine dry ingredients together in a bowl. Then beat the soft butter until is pale and fluffy, start adding sugar, a pinch of salt and keep on beating the butter mix. Next add eggs one by one, beating after each adding. Afterwards, add dry ingredients and combine with a spatula.

Line a medium size pan with parchment paper and transfer the dough to the pan and even it out with a spatula. For the crumble: chop the ingredients together and quickly work it with your fingers. If the crumble mixture becomes too wet just add a little more of flour. Now arrange the fruits on the top of it and scatter the crumble. Bake it in the oven in 175C for about 45 minutes, until the skewer comes out dry.

This cake preserves very well and tastes fresh the following day too. A quick fix for unexpected visitors or still hungry offspring. Celebrate the summer!

Ingredients:

For cake dough:

  • 200g spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 40g potato flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 160g sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 200g butter

For crumble topping:

  • 150g spelt flour (almond meal would work here too)
  • 50g sugar
  • 10g cold butter

600g fruits (halved, pitted – when using plums for example)

  • Medium cake pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Wooden skewer

Resources:

Sugar – http://www.totalsweet.co.uk/

Skewer – http://goo.gl/8BbMjs

Spelt flour – http://goo.gl/IWwCgb

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