Sunday, August 3, 2014

Summer Berry Cake

There is this wonderful woman named Pat Morris and she babysat my two cute boys so my honey and I could go on a date! Pat is a woman of service and she is amazing with children. She has grandchildren and is probably one of the greatest grandma's ever! Anyway, to thank her I made this cake for her and of course I doubled it so I could have some too! It sure was YUMMY! This cake isn't meant to be a breakfast cake, but I think it'd be a great breakfast cake!

Summer Berry Cake
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
4 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup + 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 egg, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
zest of 1 lemon OR 1/2 tsp lemon extract
1/2 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
1 cup fresh or frozen berries

-Preheat your oven at 400*
-Prepare one 9 inch round cake pan 
-In a small bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
-In a large mixer bowl beat unsalted butter with 2/3 cup sugar at medium-high speed until creamy (about 3 min)
-Beat in egg, vanilla, and lemon zest or lemon extract at low speed until blended well.
-Beat in buttermilk and flour mixture alternately. End with dry ingredients. DO NOT overbeat!
-Pour batter into prepared pan.
-Scatter berries over batter and gently press them into batter.
-Spring remaining 1 1/2 tbsp sugar over cake
-Bake for 28-30 minutes

Most importantly eat, eat, eat!

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