Here we go again, it’s my 4th #BakingTheGoodsWithBobs campaign of the year and we are getting serious around here. This time we are taking the cakes with my series #LetsCakeItEasy. All week long we’ll be caking it easy and baking up the simplest cakes around. Think simple skillet cakes, easy breezy bundt cakes and this double layered, devilishly delightful Nectarines and Crème Pink Peppercorn Honey Cake that honestly is easy to bake!
Some occasions that just call for cake; birthdays, showers, weddings, ughh, the weddings. I’ve been asked time and time again to bake wedding cakes and I always, ALWAYS, turn them down. I just can’t handle that kind of pressure for perfection. That's why I love baking this Crème Pink Peppercorn Honey Cake so much. It's an easy baker with a BIG personality.
When it comes to cakes, I am camp rustic all the way.
This Nectarines and Crème Pink Peppercorn Honey Cake is a bit of a trompe l'oeil, a trick of the eye. Despite it’s dramatically layered looks, it is as simple as a layer cake can claim to be. Don’t get me wrong, there is still some stress that surmounts when you stack those layers but it’s meant to look messy, so if things get a little bumpy when building, the repairs are easy enough.
This Nectarines and Crème Pink Peppercorn Honey Cake is made with 2 flavorful cake layers, without fancy techniques or complicated ingredients.
- Crème fraîche brings a smooth luxuriously silky texture to the cake. Plus it provides a soft punch of tangy freshness.
- Honey adds a depth of amber sweetness, giving the cake a flavor reminiscent of graham crackers.
- Pink peppercorns add a soft, intriguing warmth without overpowering.
- Fresh nectarines, aka the real stars of this Nectarines and Crème Pink Peppercorn Honey Cake, are piled high adding beauty and juicy, fresh, peaking fruity flavor!
- Whipped crème fraîche serves as both a light and tangy topping and a layer of fresh creaminess sandwiched between the cake layers.
The cakes bake up easy in two separate round cake pans, carefully lined with parchment paper to keep them from sticking. And once cooled, the cake is stacked in just a couple of minutes, with the fluffy light layers of whipped crème fraîche and a messy but beautiful pile of fresh nectarines.
I am all for letting that summer produce take the cake and the nectarines shine atop this Nectarines and Crème Pink Peppercorn Honey Cake. There is no need to dress them up, just slice them into thick, juicy slices and give them a stage, they’ll take care of the rest.
If you’re wanting to make a layer cake but feeling intimidated by the stacks and techniques, this Nectarines and Crème Pink Peppercorn Honey Cake is a great place to start.
The worst thing that could happen is the cake slides a bit when you slice it, but it’s still gonna be great, it just might get a bit messy. If that all still scares you, check out my Blueberry Peach Cornmeal Skillet Cake or go for it with my Pumpkin Spice Brown Butter Bourbon Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Whipped Cream and build up to the layer cakes. You’ll get there and you’ll love it up at the top!
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This recipe was adapted from and inspired by Odette Williams' recipe for Milk and Honey Cake from her beautiful and insightful cookbook - Simple Cake: All you need to keep your friends and family in cake.Print