Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fruit Flan

Berries are in season, so it's time to take out those fancy tart pans and create your own fruit flan masterpiece.  For those who dread the idea of tackling pie crust, this recipe is for you. The recipe for the quick sponge cake is easy to assemble and almost fool proof.  Once you've tackled the cake, you then add your favorite filling and fruit. I like brushing the cake with an orange liqueur syrup and for the filling, crème pâtissière fits the bill before topping it with luscious mixed berries.

Quick Sponge Cake

In a mixing bowl, combine:
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup cornstarch
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup sugar

In a separate bowl beat:
4 eggs and add:
9 tablespoons of melted butter
Mix the egg and melted butter to combine.
Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture, and mix with a wooden spoon. Do not over beat.  Pour the batter into a prepared 10 inch tart pan and bake in a 350 degree F pre-heated oven for 25 to 30 minutes.


  1. It's beautiful and I'm sure it's delicious too.

  2. Hello Fela,
    Welcome to my food blog and thank you for taking the time to comment on the fruit flan.


  3. Anna, I've told you this already, but I must say it again, this is way to beautiful to eat. Did you glaze it with apricot jam?

  4. Hi Grace,
    Thank-you,coming from you is a real compliment given the beautiful desserts you create and post on your blog. The photos are superb.
    With regards to the glaze, I did use apricot jam; to which I also added some orange liqueur.

  5. You should please add the width of the pan bcz I had a 11inch pan which is bigger than the 10 inch you have stated but my cake mix overflowed so please change that