>raspberry buttermilk cake

>I made this as one of my Easter desserts this year. I really thought it turned out well, however, next time, I may add a few more berries and maybe not bake as long.

The raspberries were fresh from my mother-in-law’s garden. They were frozen at the end of last year’s gardening season, so we thawed them, removed the excess moisture and they were more flavorful than grocery store bought raspberries.

I used a springform pan – makes it easy to cut the cake when you can remove the sides of the pan. I also forgot to line my pan with parchment paper, but it was all good.

Raspberry Buttermilk Cake
Adapted from Gourmet

Isn’t it pretty? Pillows of cake that seem to swallow up the raspberries. mmmm.

Serves 6

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, divided
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup well-shaken buttermilk
1 cup fresh raspberries (about 5 oz); or frozen raspberries (thawed & drained well) You can also substitute with other types of berries.

Preheat oven to 400°F with rack in middle. Butter and flour a 9-inch round cake pan or springform pan. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat butter and 2/3 cup sugar with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes, then beat in vanilla. Add egg and beat well. At low speed, mix in flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour, and mixing until just combined. Spoon batter into cake pan, smoothing top. Scatter raspberries evenly over top and sprinkle with remaining 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar. Bake until cake is golden and a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. (I took my cake out of the oven at 20 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes, then place onto a rack and cool to warm, 10 to 15 minutes more. Dust the top with confectioner’s sugar, cut and serve with real whipped cream.


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