Strawberry Mega Kiwi Cake
What better way to end summer and kick-off Mega Kiwi season than a cake?
I won't bore you with unnecessary jargon. This is a rustic cake that brings together a classic pair, perfect to take out to the men in the field. Why use flatware when they can tear off a chunk while on the go? Harvest is here!
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
4 tbsp. butter softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup Greek yogurt (or sour cream if you'd like)
2 Mega Kiwi peeled and sliced into wedges
6 sliced strawberries
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
Use 9x3-inch springform pan.
Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle. Grease the side and the bottom of the pan with butter or cooking spray. Line the bottom of a 9x3-inch springform pan (or 9 inch round cake pan) with parchment paper. Grease the parchment paper too.
Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, together into a medium bowl.
In a separate bowl, beat butter, sugar, and 2 eggs until very light in color and fluffy, 2-3 minutes on high speed. Add vanilla and Greek yogurt and continue beating until very creamy and light in color, for about 1 more minute.
Keeping the mixer speed low, mix in the flour mix until combined. Do not over mix.
Transfer the cake batter to the springform pan. Top with sliced Mega Kiwi and strawberries evenly on top. Sprinkle the fruit with 1 teaspoon granulated sugar.
Bake until cake turns golden, and the tester comes out clean in the center, about 1 hour, depending on your oven.
When the cake is done baking, let it cool (still in the baking pan) on a wire rack. After cake has cooled for about 40 minutes, release the cake from the springform pan. At this point, if the cake is cool enough, you can slide your hand under the cake, between the parchment paper and the bottom portion of the springform pan and move the cake with the parchment paper attached to its bottom onto a cake plate easily.
If using a 9 inch round cake pan, cook in pan for about 40 minutes or more (up to 1 hour, depending on your oven), then invert onto a plate.