This is a berry cake which I made a few days back. Here I used white cake recipe but dashed in a few black berries and strawberries. This cake complements any type of filling or frosting but I have just dusted it with powdered sugar to make it an accompaniment with coffee and my family really enjoyed this cake . I used self rising flour but you can use all purpose flour instead by adding in one third tsp of salt and one and one half tsp of baking powder to each cup of plain flour.
Self Raising flour- 2 cups
Egg white- 3 eggs ( half Cup)
Butter - one stick ( 4 ounce)
Sugar- 1 cup
Confectionery sugar- 1/3 cup
Milk- 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence- 2 tsp
Black berries- 1 pint
Strawberries - 1/2cup
Preheat oven to 350 F. Set rack in he middle of the oven
Grease pan with butter and layer with parchment paper and again grease with butter and dust with flour. This will ensure that the cake comes off properly. Set aside.
Beat egg whites and vanilla extract until light and fluffy and keep aside.
Bring butter to room temperature and combine it with the flour ( if you are using the all purpose flour first mix in salt and baking powder and then combine with butter using a mixer till the flour becomes moist orlike wet sand. If using your hand sift the dry ingredients and rub with butter. Pour half of the milk and beat in medium speed and then add in the rest and beat for another one minute. Do not over mix. Now using a spatula gently fold in little by little the egg whites till it gets incorporated into the mixture. Pour one third of the mixture into the prepared pan and cover it with aluminum foil and place it in the middle rack. Let it remain for three to four minutes. Now quickly take this out and spread the berries and sprinkle confectionery sugar and spread the rest of the batter and place it back in oven. (You can avoid this step by adding the berries directly to the batter But I just wanted to bring the berries towards the center ). Bake for twenty five to thirty minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let it cool in pan on a rack for ten minutes. You can use any kind of frosting you like or enjoy with whipped cream or mousse.
Hope you will all enjoy.