A while ago I saw this recipe for easiest cake ever by The Food Librarian. I'm always drawn to super simple recipes and this cake recipe looked too easy to pass up. You can use any soft fruit to top the cake batter. I wish I had strawberries and some other pretty colored fruit to make the cake prettier, but all I had were some peaches, so I decided to top mine with peaches.
The batter was so easy to mix together. It took about the same time as using cake mix. The longest time I spent was arranging the peach slices in a pretty pattern. One of the best parts of making the cake is the smell. When it was baking, the sweet smell of the cake filled my house. I've baked a lot of sweets over the years, but this was one of the best smelling desserts I've ever made.
The cake came out quite pretty and tasted delicious! I love how the top had hard sugary batter in between the fruit slices. The cake was sweet and the peaches complimented the batter really well. I will definitely make this cake again and try it with different fruit variations.
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 peach, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon raw sugar
Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking
powder. Add in the sugar, eggs, vanilla and oil and mix
to combine. Butter and flour an 8 or 9 inch cake pan and add in batter.
Batter will be quite thick, so use a spoon to smooth out the top. Place peach slices on top of the batter, pressing them into the batter. Sprinkle with raw
sugar. Bake for 50 minutes until a cake tester inserted
comes out clean.