Oh Sweet Day!

Fruit Pastry Cake


“You’ve picked up 3 pounds for the past 2 months”, my doctor told me during my last maternal check-up.  At some point, I thought I heard “2 weeks”. But no, 2 MONTHS!

“Are you on diet or exercising a lot?”, she then asked me. If continuously packing and unpacking counts, then yes.

I’ve never been considered slender. Just tall. I’ve never paid much attention to how many pounds I gain because I know I’ve always gained ENOUGH.

And the whole pregnancy thing plus now not gaining enough weight……do  I concern? Not really, when all I was instructed to do is to EAT MORE!

Can’t think of a better solution. Especially when it’s summer fruit season, when you come across with this recipe, when you know you will concern if you don’t make it now.

Ingredients (8-inch cake):

1/2 cup unsalted butter, soften
3/4 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup sour cream
3 eggs, lightly beaten, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup fresh fruit tossed with 1 tablespoon sugar (Any fruit of your choice that are not too juicy, I used sliced nectarine and blackberry)


Preheat oven at 375F.

Grease and line the bottom of an 8-inch round cake pan.

With an electric mixer, cream butter, sugar and sour cream until light and fluffy, around 5 minutes.

Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until incorporated in the batter. The mixture may appear slightly curdled.

Add vanilla extract and zest. Mix to combine.

Sieve over flour and baking powder and mix until smooth.

Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula.

Arrange fruits on top and decorate as desired.

Bake for 55 minutes or until a tester comes out clean when inserted into the cake.

Leave the cake to cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Unmold and transfer to wire rack to let cool completely. Dust the cake with icing sugar if desired.


  1. Hi new friend, I am now following you via MBC.

  2. Lulu, how are you doing? Oh sweetie, you really need to gain some weight for the sake of your baby. I’m so envy that you can actually eat whatever you like right now! Gee… forget about the diet, you can do that after your post-natal anyway. Just wallop & enjoy the food! haha…. Hope you’re enjoying your day.
    Blessings, kristy

  3. Lucky you, able to eat that entire beautiful thing with doctor’s blessings!

  4. This looks a lot like a raspberry cake I made. Delish!

  5. It is so pretty with fruit cakes. I think you should have one slice more!

  6. This cake looks delicious, I thought it was peaches and blueberries. Take care!

  7. This cake looks wonderful!

  8. Your body and baby knows how much weight y’all need…though this is a good excuse to eat this.

  9. It does kind of sound like a good problem to have! This looks delicious :)

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