Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dimply Peach Cake with Lime Curd Swirl

So, I found myself with a little leftover lime curd from the Tiramisu cake and millions of options of what I could do with it were going through my brain. Cakes, muffins, cookies, ice cream- really the possibilities seemed endless, and then I saw the very ripe peaches that needed to be used too.
Dorie's Plum (but in this case, Peach) Dimply Cake is one of my favorite recipes. I made it the first time for myself for Mother's day-check the post out HERE and found the combination of cardamom, orange zest, brown sugar and fruit to be wonderful.
It wasn't too long before someone chose it for TWD and unlike some things that I decide not to make again, I made this cake again and this time made 2 different variations- nectarine with orange zest and peach with lemon and basil- check out the post HERE.

This time I decided to make the cake with peaches, lime zest, cardamom, and then, swirl lime curd into the batter.
Good choice.
I used a jumbo muffin tin and got 6 cakes. I swirled about a Tablespoon of lime curd into the top of each cake and then added 3 peach slices. I baked them for 25 minutes and they weren't done yet, so I kept adding 5 more minutes, until they were finally done.
We ate these for breakfast on a Sunday and my husband loved them! He actually ate 2. There is just something about this cake. It is delicious!

There was still a little bit of lime curd and I turned it into lime curd ice cream, but you will have to wait a couple days to see it- it was fabulous.

Hope you don't mind the little hands- there is always someone trying to steal the food I am taking pictures of!
One Year Ago-Rhubarb Filled Cupcakes, Rhubarb Mini Turnovers, Rhubarb Galette, and Rhubarb Coffeecake

7 comments:

Maria said...

It is peach season in Utah. I can't wait to try this one!

Cathy said...

I LOVE pictures of little hands! And those are smart little hands for sure, because they know where the good stuff is at! I am due to make the dimply plum cake again. It sounds amazing with peaches - and the lime curd swirl? Wow.

Finsmom said...

So pretty!
What a gorgeous presentation!

Kayte said...

How great to make these in muffin tins...my biggest objection to that recipe was the moistness in the middle that I could not seem to ever get to the right consistency, and I think this would take care of THAT! Great sounding choices in flavors, too. Very nice.

The Food Librarian said...

Oh yum! These look great. I forgot about how yummy that recipe is... thanks for the reminder.

pinkstripes said...

Creative use of leftovers. I love it. Great job.

Nancy/n.o.e said...

The dimply cake is my all-time favorite Dorie recipe. I made it a gazillion times last summer, with peaches, pluots, and plums, but not at all this year! I love your idea of making it in jumbo muffin tins, and the lime curd!