Cake and cookies/ Desserts & Baking

Nectarine almond cake and win a copy of my book

Nectarine amandel cake

Heerlijke nectarine amandelcake

It’s been a bit of a madhouse lately… And it’s not even only work that is the ‘issue’, but it’s all the indirect stuff. Our international workshop here is getting closer and closer and it’s already next week, so there is all these last minute preparations that need to be done. People that promise to do stuff and then end up not doing it. Sponsors that need to be chased around a little bit… Lots of stuff going on, but it’s gonna be good!!

And then some more exciting news is the sales of my new book. It’s going really well, much much better then I had ever anticipated so I’m thrilled to say the least. I know it’s in Dutch so a lot of you will not be interested maybe, but hey you never know.. it might get translated at some point!

Last bit of summer

But I think even the publisher is surprised that it is doing so well. Within the first few weeks of reservations and actual sales it has done 584 copies and that’s already a week or so ago… Now how exciting is that! I’ve been receiving lots of feedback from people that bought it and seem to love it, so phew…. that makes me happy! To the left of me there is a little stack of books with my name on it and it still is a bit surreal to be honest.. 😉

But yes, it seems to be time for a party don’t you think so too? And with a party there is cake. So that’s why I am bringing you this delicious and fast almond nectarine tart. It was delicious. I made a fig version and a nectarine version and even though it might seem a little pale (I put it on the wrong oven setting) it was totally delicious and worty of any party.

And because I am in a party mood I am going to give away one copy (well two actually) of my new book to the lucky winner. And you don’t even need to do much. Just leave a comment on this post to let me know why you should be winning the book and if you’re answer is original enough; I will be picking a winner from the most original ones.

Keep in mind though that the book is in Dutch so if you don’t speak it, you might want to let this one pass for now. And if you don’t win the book you can still order it through the following link Digitale fotografie food

And in any case we should all be sharing a piece of this delicious cake to celebrate!


Digitale fotografie Food


Nectarine amandel cake

Nectarine amandel cake
  • Author: Donna Hay
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Dessert


  • 60 gr unsalted butter, at roomtemperature
  • 180 gr almond flour
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 150 gr selfraising flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 165 gr sugar
  • 2-3 nectarines, cleaned and cut into slices
  • some sugar to sprinkle on top


  1. Preheat the oven to 160 C. Mix butter, almondflour, eggs, lemonzest, flour and sugar into a bowl. Divide across 4 lightly greased forms or one larger one. Press the nectarine slices into the mixture and sprinkle with a bit of sugar. Bake in around 30-35 minutes golden brown.
  2. Delicious when served with vanilla ricotta


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  • Reply
    Linda Peek
    March 15, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Hi Simone, ok je bent op zoek naar een originele reden om jouw boek te winnen. Ik ben de 1e die een reactie plaatst, dus de druk is hoog. Maar goed, ik zou jouw boek onwijs graag willen winnen. Ik hoop nl dat het een lichtpunt in mijn donkere foto carrière zal geven. Ik stoei enorm met licht en styling.

    • Reply
      Simone van den Berg
      March 17, 2014 at 7:52 am

      He Linda!
      Eh… had je ook gezien dat het een oude post is van september van vorig jaar? 😉 Sorry!

      • Reply
        March 17, 2014 at 9:12 am

        hahaha dat had ik zeker niet gezien. Wat vreemd, deze post kwam bij mij wel ergens voorbij, want ik zat niet op je site. Geen idee hoe het precies is gekomen!

        • Reply
          Simone van den Berg
          March 17, 2014 at 9:48 am

          Het enige dat ik me kan voorstellen is dat het komt doordat ik bezig ben met vertalen. Deze heb ik vorige week vertaald, maar normaal gesproken komen oude posts dan niet meer langs… dacht ik!

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