2012-07-18

New Lessons - Peach Lemon Cake

Occasionally downcast days, breezy evenings, lots of jasmine flowers, endless amount of mangoes and tender coconuts, doesn't my days sounds relaxing? It is such a pleasurable time in Coimbatore. I have just started my car driving lessons, traffic, clutch, break, gear and accelerator everything is new but still exciting. I wish there were automatic cars in India it would have been easy, but my master says its better to learn from manual car. Ladies who is already driving any interesting stories on driving lessons? Mine is yet to come as of now, i'm still working on gear and clutch.
This is totally a fruity cake topped with fresh mascarpone cream cheese, truly a winner. Girls in south India do we get mascarpone cream cheese here? or is there any alternatives, feedback please?  I'm back to business of cake baking, hopefully i will be regular here as well :))






 


Ingredients
Recipe adapted from here (Thank you Sue for the wonderful recipe) 

100 ml Vegetable oil
3/4 cup Castor sugar
3 Eggs
1/2 tspn of Vanilla extract 
3 tspn Lemon zest 
2 tbspn Yogurt
1 Cup All purpose flour
1 tspn Baking powder
3 Peaches diced to small cubes

Procedure

Preheat the oven to 160 degree. 
Butter, flour and line the bottoms of three 9cm round cake pan.
Combine flour and baking power, sifted.
In a separate bowl, beat sugar and egg yolk until creamy, next add in vegetable oil. 
In another separate bowl beat in white egg to soft peaks. 
To sugar, yolk and oil mixture add in lemon zest and yogurt. 
Next very gently fold in  flour and egg whites alternatively to yolk mixture until well combined.
After well combined add in diced fruit to the cake batter.

Pour the cake batter to prepared cake pans and bake for about 20 - 25 mins till the toothpick inserted comes out clean. 
Cool the cake to room temperature before creaming the cake.

Mascarpone Whipped Cream

250 gram Mascarpone cream cheese
300 ml Whipping cream
1tspn Vanilla extract
100 grams of sugar
Pulp of 2 Fresh Peaches
Few drops of peach food colour

Method

Combine sugar and cream and beat until single stiff peaks are formed. Very carefully whip the mascarpone cheese till they are smooth on low speed. Gently fold in mascarpone and fruit pulp into the cream till well smoothly combined. 

Another method is combine cream cheese, whipping cream and  sugar beat on low till soft peaks are formed, be careful not to over beat them! 

Assembly

On a cake stand, first layer of the cake, spread good amount of cream cheese filling. Follow this for next two layers. Frost the last layer with remaining cream cheese filling and pipe cream as flowers uniformly. The cake is ready to serve! 

17 comments:

Turmeric n Spice July 18, 2012 at 7:46 PM  

Awesome looks sooooooooo beautiful ! Love the colors

Vimitha Anand July 18, 2012 at 8:12 PM  

Yummmmmy and gorgeous cake... Can I have a piece

Swathi Iyer July 18, 2012 at 8:55 PM  

Beautiful cake. If you learned to drive in India, you can drive anywhere in the world.

Now Serving July 19, 2012 at 1:35 AM  

what a delightful cake would love a piece of that action

Shabitha Karthikeyan July 19, 2012 at 6:58 AM  

Such a beautiful cakes !! Love the color and the flavors that went into it.

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj July 19, 2012 at 10:50 AM  

delicious cake... perfect...
VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

Padhu July 19, 2012 at 1:55 PM  

Looks lovely!

Priya July 19, 2012 at 1:55 PM  

Wat a gorgeous and highly irresistible cake,lovely flavours.

Prathima Rao July 19, 2012 at 3:32 PM  

Spectacular cake!!! And good luck with ur driving lessons!! Drive confidently & all will be fine!! One advice is never to drive initially with ur family by your side till u get complete control..I tried driving with my father & he did not let me go past 1st gear on a main, busy road!!Imagine the chaos behind us!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Sobha Shyam July 19, 2012 at 10:02 PM  

cake looks awesome, clicks are beautiful..u r so talented :) Thanks for stopping by my space :)

Suja Manoj July 20, 2012 at 12:31 AM  

How wonderful stunning cake!love it especially peach flavor and the gorgeous color..

Torviewtoronto July 20, 2012 at 4:55 PM  

colourful beautiful cake and presentation looks wonderful

Angie's Recipes July 20, 2012 at 9:48 PM  

A very dreamy and pretty cake. I am sure it tastes as great as it looks!

Couscous & Consciousness July 24, 2012 at 1:46 PM  

OMG, Ananada, what a spectacular variation you have made of this cake. It looks absolutely divine, and of course your photos are gorgeous as always.

Thanks so much for the mention, and good luck with the driving lessons.

xo

Devaki July 25, 2012 at 3:37 AM  

Oh I am soooo glad you're back ANANDA! I have missed you and your BEAUTIFUL cakes. This one is just steallar and such lovely lovely flavors. BTW, mascarpone can easily be made at home just like paneer, only using heavy cream. Easy peasy :)

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Cheah July 26, 2012 at 5:10 AM  

Just lovely with the beautiful decor. Should be delicious too on its own.

Turmeric n Spice August 13, 2012 at 4:14 PM  

Looks like it is not my first visit but I have been here - I remember reading about your car driving adventure . !! Couple of my bet friends are from Coimbatore . It's on my wish list !

Btw am jealous of your piping skills

 
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