I actually planned to test it out first before the gathering. I went to the nearby supermarket thinking to buy some fresh strawberries and blueberries for the cake. However, I couldn't find any (this is always the case, when you want to buy none is available, when you not intend to buy you always see them on the shelf).
I remembered I had a can of peach in my kitchen cabinet. So I went home empty handed with the intention to use canned peach for the topping. But who know I was wrong, I couldn't find the canned peach. As I was lazy to go out again I called off the plan.
On the day of gathering I went ahead to make this cake but with a backup plan to make another cake if this failed. As I never tried this cake before, I reserved some batter to make a small cup cake for myself to taste.
I was lucky that the cake turned out quite well. The taste was very refreshing and fragrant. On the same day I also made some pandan flavoured clear water cake to give away.
1 tsp vanilla extract
210g plain flour }
1) Wash, cut and strain fruits in a strainer. Toss with sugar (if desired) and set aside. Omit sugar if using canned fruits.
2) Grease and flour the side of a baking pan (7"x11" or 9" round) and line the base with parchment paper.
3) Beat (A) together till light and fluffy. Add (B) one at a time, mix well.
4) Add (C), mix to combine.
5) Add sieved (D) and mix until everything is smooth.
6) Place batter into prepared pan and smoothen the top with a spatula.
7) Place fruits on top and decorate as desired, remember not to press down the fruits.
8) Bake in preheated oven of 180C for 60-70 minutes or until the skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool on wire rack and sprinkle with icing sugar if desired.
1) Though the cake is not dry if I were to make again I will add extra yogurt to make it moister and some lemon juice to give a tangy taste.
2) I used 3 small aluminium trays, baking time cut down to about 30 mins.
3) I suggest cutting the fruits in small chunks and not too thick so that the bake is more even.
I agree with HHB that this cake is additive! I would probably bake it again this coming weekend. Happy Baking!