Nectarine Upside-Down Chiffon Cake

September 4th, 2012 by Erin Gennow
Nectarine Upside Down Chiffon Cake

Nectarine Upside Down Chiffon Cake

TWD – Tuesdays with Dorie

Nectarine Upside-Down Chiffon Cake

With three parts to this cake, it definitely took a while to put together.  My husband and I hand-whipped the egg whites and sugar, and it worked really well.

I didn’t have any trouble until towards the end of baking, when the cake was deep, dark brown, but not quite done.  I put it in for 5 more minutes, removed it to cool and it sunk.  After flipping it over I found it not at all cooked in the center.

Nectarines

Nectarines

I placed it back in the pan, upside down, and baked it for a considerably longer time, covered with tin foil to protect the cake from burning.  This helped immensely and the center cooked.

Streusel

Streusel

The cake is super moist, but also extremely sweet.  Even with a lot of lemon juice in the batter, the sugar sweetness over powers all other flavors.

Hand Whipped Egg Whites and Sugar

Hand Whipped Egg Whites and Sugar

I don’t think I will be making this cake again.  I am interested in making a regular chiffon cake, to see how the texture would turn out without the nectarine topping.

Chiffon Cake Batter

Chiffon Cake Batter

To get the recipe check out the book Baking with Julia, by Dorie Greenspan.

Or, view it on the sites of these fellow Tuesdays with Dorie bloggers:

Marlise of The Double Trouble Kitchen

Susan of The Little French Bakery

A year ago on The Daily Morsel

Two years ago on The Daily Morsel

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5 Responses to “Nectarine Upside-Down Chiffon Cake”

  1. You actually hand-whipped the eggs whites? Oh my gosh! Fun baking with you! Blessings, Catherine http://praycookblog.com/2012/09/twd-bwj-nectarine-upside-down-chiffon-cake/

  2. Teresa says:

    Hand-whipping the egg whites is impressive! Sorry you didn’t enjoy the cake.

  3. Marilyn says:

    You will have to find excuses to use your lovely copper bowl again. You’re right about the cake; they have a lot of sugar and I too had a problem with all the “stuff” in a light airy cake.

  4. Cher says:

    I am impressed that you hand whipped the egg whites (lovely bowl).

    We made ours minus the streusel and liked the simple version of just the cake and topping.

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