Peach Blackberry Cake


For pastry dough

  • 1 1/2 C all-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 C Sugar
  • 1 t Baking Powder
  • 1/4 t Salt
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted Butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 t Vanilla

For filling

  • 1/2 C Sugar
  • 2 T all-purpose Flour
  • 1 T quick-cooking Tapioca
  • 2 lb firm-ripe large Peaches (about 4), halved lengthwise, pitted, and each half sliced lengthwise into fourths
  • 1 C Blackberries
  • 1 T fresh Lemon Juice



Make pastry:
Pulse together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a food processor until combined. Add butter and pulse just until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add egg and vanilla and pulse just until dough clumps and begins to form a ball, about 15 pulses.

Press dough onto bottom and evenly (about 1/4 inch thick) all the way up side of a 9-9 ½ inch springform pan with floured fingertips. Chill pastry in pan until firm, about 10 minutes.

Make filling while pastry chills:
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 375°F.

Grind 2 tablespoons sugar with flour and tapioca in grinder until powdery, then transfer to a large bowl and stir in remaining 6 tablespoons sugar. Add peaches, Blackberries, and lemon juice and gently toss to coat. Spoon filling into pastry and bake, loosely covered with foil, until filling is bubbling in center and crust is golden, about 1 3/4 hours.

Cool cake, uncovered, 20 minutes, then carefully remove the side of the springform pan. Enjoy!

Marcia Selden Catering has been creating unique events with an accent on extraordinary food, creativity, and highly polished professional service. The business is a family affair. From her Stamford headquarters, Marcia, with daughter Robin, son Jeffrey, and a team of dedicated and experienced party planners and chefs, work together to create “dream” events. They understand that a great party celebrates life’s milestones and believe in the host’s privilege to avoid stress and enjoy every minute. We are proud supporters of marriage equality. Whatever your desire, whether it’s a low-key clambake on the beach, a lavish over-the-top wedding, or anything in between, they will create a special memory that you and your guests will remember for years.

Marcia Selden Catering and Event Planning, 65 Research Drive, Stamford, 203 353-8000



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