Larksong’s Simple Stone Fruit Cake
1 stick unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup white flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
approx 3 -4 apricots, plums, pluots, etc, washed and sliced, or a large handful of pitted, halved sour cherries
sanding sugar to sprinkle on top (about 1 Tbsp)
1)Preheat oven to 350F.Â Butter a 9-inch springform pan (or, line a 9-inch round cake pan with parchment if you don’t have a springform pan) and set aside.
2)In a stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar until fluffy.Â Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.Â Beat on med-high for a few minutes untilÂ quite fluffy. Meanwhile, sift flours, salt, b. powder and nutmeg into a separate bowl.
3)Add vanilla and slowly add flour mixture until just combined.
4)Pour into pan and arrange sliced fruit over the top.Â Sprinkle with sanding sugar.
5)Bake 40-50 min or until edges are browning and center is set.Â Let rest 5 minutes before removing from pan.Â Enjoy with ice cream or whipped cream.