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Easy Blueberry Nectarine Cake

Made with bursting blueberries and fresh nectarines, this quick and simple Blueberry Nectarine Cake is totally delicious. Don’t be looking for any leftovers!

With bursting blueberries and fresh nectarines, this simple Blueberry Nectarine Cake is totally delish. No leftovers here #mustlovehomecooking

We have fallen head over heels for this little diva Blueberry Nectarine Cake. Bursting with fresh blueberries and the sweetness of nectarines, we say “yes, please”!

Like a cake that’s super easy? This is for you. Honestly, we love making fruit-topped cakes because, lazy girl here, there’s ABSOLUTELY no need for frosting! It’s a satisfying healthy-ish dessert, or you can be truly decadent and add a luscious scoop of ice cream 😋.

While we love our desserts, I’m a diabetic, so I have to watch it. To keep eating the sweets I love, I created the blog Holistic Yum. The inspiration for this tasty blueberry cake is Low Carb Roasted Strawberry Cake, which can be found there.

With bursting blueberries and fresh nectarines, this simple Blueberry Nectarine Cake is totally delish. No leftovers here #mustlovehomecooking

How to make this Easy Blueberry Nectarine Cake

Fresh fruit, simple pantry ingredients and spices are all you need to make this fantastic cake! All you do is make the simple cake batter, transfer to the cake pan, add fruit to the top and pop this little cake in the oven to bake to golden deliciousness That’s it!👍

Ingredients to make Blueberry Nectarine Cake

  • Unsalted Butter – we always use unsalted butter so the cook controls the salt. For reference, 1 stick (8 tablespoons) of salted butter contains about 1/4 teaspoon of salt, depending on the brand.
  • Granulated (White) Sugar – for sweetness and flavor.
  • Brown Sugar – you can’t go wrong with a hint of maple in your baked goods!
  • Vanilla Extract – baking staple that adds heavenly flavor and aroma.
  • All-Purpose Flour – no fancy flour needed, just plain old AP flour.
  • Baking Power and Baking Soda – these are the leavening agents for the cake, to make it rise. They’re not interchangeable in the recipe.
  • Blueberries – bursting fresh flavor. You can use frozen blueberries, just be sure to thaw and drain them well before using.
  • Nectarines – sweet, juicy and flavorful. Nectarines (or substitute fresh peaches) have luscious flavor when they’re in season. You can remove the skin, or not, your preference.
  • Cinnamon – familiar spice that compliments almost every fruit.
  • Powdered Sugar – adds more sweetness for the blueberries and looks so pretty for serving!

Parchment Paper

Whether you’re a beginner or avid cook, one of the best budget-friendly upgrades you can make it to keep parchment paper on hand. No stick, breezy clean-ups and easy pan release are just a few reasons to keep it around. We love the large pre-cut sheets for baking, making flatbread pizzas and roasting meat. If we need a special size, we just cut it down or use 2 sheets.

Made with bursting blueberries and fresh nectarines, this quick and simple Blueberry Nectarine Cake is totally delicious! #mustlovehomecooking

Tips for the Best Results!

Let the butter soften to room temperature before mixing with the sugars. You’ll need several minutes of mixing to get that light and fluffy texture. First they’ll clump together, then stick together like a dough…keep mixing….when the butter-sugar mixture starts to stick to the sides of the bowl and looks whipped, that’s when it’s ready.

If you’re not using parchment paper, be sure to grease the pan well before adding the batter.

Wait until cake has cooled a bit before dusting on the powdered sugar. The sugar will melt into the cake if it’s still hot.

With bursting blueberries and fresh nectarines, this simple Blueberry Nectarine Cake is totally delish. No leftovers here #mustlovehomecooking

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With bursting blueberries and fresh nectarines, this simple Blueberry Nectarine Cake is totally delish. No leftovers here #mustlovehomecooking

Blueberry Nectarine Cake

With bursting blueberries and fresh nectarines, this simple Blueberry Nectarine Cake is totally delish. No leftovers here!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time :15 minutes
Cook Time :35 minutes
Total Time :50 minutes
Servings :6 slices
Calories :373
Course :Dessert

Ingredients

  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 medium nectarines Stone removed, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 8-inch round baking pan (or similar size) with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 4 – 6 minutes with electric mixer. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each until combined. Add vanilla and mix until well blended.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to the creamed mixture, beating until just combined. Scrape the batter into prepared pan (batter will be thick) and spread out into an even layer.
  • Arrange nectarine slices on top of batter, then randomly sprinkle over the blueberries. Bake in preheated oven for 25 – 35 minutes, until cake springs back when pressed in the center. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 – 15 minutes. Lift out of pan using parchment as handles and cool another 5 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.

Chef Tips

If using salted butter, reduced added salt in recipe to 1/4 teaspoon.
Granulated (white) sugar can be substituted for the brown sugar.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 373kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 305mgPotassium: 228mgFiber: 2gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 637IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 2mg

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With bursting blueberries and fresh nectarines, this simple Blueberry Nectarine Cake is totally delish. No leftovers here #mustlovehomecooking

 

I’m Christine, a self-appointed foodie and almost empty-nester who is addicted to creating quick and tasty recipes that anyone can make. My goal is to give you the confidence and know-how to cook from scratch with easy, budget-friendly recipes. Welcome to my kitchen! Learn more…

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