Thursday, June 17, 2010

Berry Cake


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.

Ingredients
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.


Try this..


Hope you will all enjoy.

33 comments:

  1. Hi Suja..Delicious looking cake, adding berries is a great idea..Love with tea..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  2. hello suja what a delicious cake da.. addition of berries making it so delicious..super one..so u r expert in baking too.nice pics too

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  3. WOW...suja,cake looks incredibly delicious...liked the presentation of blackberries on top...suberb...yummie!

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  4. Kairali sisters, prani, Suman and Chacko..thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments:)

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  5. Looks delicious...recipe is very simple too

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  6. hi suja ...cake looks so yummy ...nice click n superb presentation makes it more tempting

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  7. Suja... cake looks fresh and delicious.

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  8. the cake luks so soft and spongy... 1 have a dout... i never tried with slf rising flour...

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  9. Looks moist and delicious, great combo too...

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  10. Thanks all for the sweet comments and encouraging words
    Guna you can find this in grocery stores. It is flour mixed with baking powder and salt at the time of packing. Since evenly distributed it will provide the desired lift for baked things:)

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  11. So delicious cake..I love to have fresh fruits in cake.

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  12. Perfectly baked cake Suja, looks so soft and spongy with the colour of lovely fresh fruits, love to have it any time of the day:-)

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  13. Such a beautiful and gorgeous berry cake Suja, looks simply superb dear..

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  14. awesome...berries add the special effect to the cake......moist n spongy cake ...wonderful

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  15. lovely cake. looks so tempting and delicious :)

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  16. Lovely cake Suja.. Love the addition of berries too..

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  17. first time here...u have a great space and the cake looks awesome

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  18. Suja, this cake looks delicious...the black berries no doubt enhances the taste and flavour.

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  19. Wonderful cake...lovely presentation.

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  20. Looks yummilious, good to add berries to the cake.

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  21. Hey Suja I was talking with one of my frnd named Sujatha and called u also Sujatha...sorryna :)

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  22. Very beautiful spongy cake dear. Came out perfect.

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  23. Thanks all for stopping by and for your sweet comments:)

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  24. This cake looks so moist and spongy..Love the idea of adding berries..

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  25. I love cake and berry cake looks yummy... m following u!!

    Do visit my blog sometime.
    http://rasoithekitchen.blogspot.com/

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