I made this dessert for us a couple of weekends ago when we were expecting company and it turned out beautiful and delicious! It was also a breeze to prepare! I made it with apricots but really, it can be made with any kind of fruit such as peaches, plums, berries, etc or even a combination of different kinds. It is very simple in that it does not require a frosting, just a sprinkling of powdered sugar would be enough. I served it with some homemade vanilla ice cream (stay tuned for that recipe in a post coming up soon!) and it was a killer combination! My kids raved! I am sure it will get rave reviews in your family if you make it. Go ahead- whip it up, you can thank me for it later. :) I send my special thanks to Crafty cooking by Anna where I found the original recipe (which I adapted slightly).
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
about 2 cups pitted and chopped fresh apricots (or peaches, plums, berries, etc- any fruit you prefer, or a combination of several different kinds)
Preheat oven to 400F.
Grease and flour a 9 inch round cake pan, or an 8x8 inch square pan, or any baking dish of similar size.
In a medium size bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, sugar, milk, oil and vanilla extract.
Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined and flour pockets are gone. Do not overmix! Mix about 1 1/2 cup of the fruit into the batter. Pour batter into prepared pan. Decorate the top with the rest of the fruit.
Bake 25 to 35 minutes. Start checking after 25 min. Baking time may vary depending on your baking dish, your altitude, oven, etc. Do not overbake- cake is done when a toothpick inserted in center comes our clean. Cool on a wire rack and dust with powdered sugar just before serving. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from "Crafty Cooking by Anna": https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.835685949775346.1073741911.753830617960880&type=1