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TWD: Dimply Nectarine Cake

Bah! I have a nasty cold. My nose and ears are plugged up and my taste buds are on the fritz. So, while I’d like to tell you how delicious this week’s TWD offering is, I really can’t. I can tell you that the other people who tried it really liked it. I can also tell you that many of my fellow TWD bakers had good things to say about it too. I guess that will have to do for now.

This week’s assigned Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was her Dimply Plum Cake, selected by Michelle of Bake-En [1]. I’d seen this cake make its rounds around the blogs before, and it looked pretty good. When I hauled my sorry, sick butt into the kitchen to bake it, I realized that I didn’t have enough plums for the recipe. Crap! What I did have was a case of beautiful California nectarines that a client had sent me. So, I made a Dimply Nectarine Cake instead. I also didn’t have any oranges in the house, so I added a little orange flower water to my batter.

Fortunately, this was a pretty easy and straightforward recipe. I was in no mood for complicated! The process only took about an hour, from start to finish, which was about as long as I could stay awake.

If you’d like to try this cake for yourself, the recipe can be found in Dorie’s book, Baking: From My Home to Yours [2]. You can also find it on the web here [3] and here [4]. In the meantime, check out the TWD Blogroll [5] to see some other great interpretations of this cake.

I’m going back to bed now. See you next week for some Creme Brulee!