Saturday, 31 October 2015

Berry and Almond Cake

Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and almond work together beautifully in this lovely light cake, perfect for afternoon tea.



I love nothing more than baking a cake, using only one bowl too! This cake is simple to make and bake and has the most wonderful texture - it's both moist and light. 


If you're gluten free, this cake can be very easily modified by omitting the flour and just doubling the amount of almond meal. Just be sure to add 1 tsp of baking soda so that the cake will rise.


Frozen berries work perfectly in this cake. Make sure you don't thaw them first, and stir them into the mixture frozen to prevent the colour from bleeding into the cake. If you're lucky enough to have berries in season then of course these would work so well too!





Berry and Almond Cake


Serves 12

150 g (5 oz) butter, softened
150 g caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
50 mL milk
150 g self-raising flour
150 g almond meal
200 g frozen mixed berries
25 g flaked almonds

Icing sugar, berries, and whipped cream to serve

1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line a 20 cm springform cake tin.

2. Cream the butter until soft. Add the sugar and beat until the mixture is pale and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla.

3. Beat in the milk, followed by the flour and almond meal. Carefully fold the mixture until it is just combined.

4. Gently fold in the frozen berries. Tip the batter into the prepared cake tin and scatter the flaked almonds over the top of the cake.

5. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool in the tin for about 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 

6. Sprinkle the icing sugar over the top of the cooled cake and serve with berries and whipped cream. 

20 comments:

  1. This cake looks scrumptious! I love the nutty top and berries with the cake. So many great textures, colors and tastes! Pinned and yummed!

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  2. Wonderful cake, looks super tasty as well!

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  3. Nicole the cake is wonderful and the photos are excellent! Great job all around.

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  4. Your cake looks so luscious. May I have two pieces, please?! Love all the colorful berries you used!

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  5. Wow! That is one pretty, moist and delicious berry cake!

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  6. This is one lovely, moist, fruity cake!

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  7. You really make the tastiest desserts. This would be a lovely cake for Christmas.

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  8. Beautiful cake for any occasion.

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  9. OMG another show-stopping cake Nicole! My question to you is when are you going to open a bakery?? :)

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  10. I love any dessert with almond flavor but I haven't tried making my own before. Your version looks delicious!

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  11. This cake looks great! I'll have to try this recipe one day!

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  12. Such a delicious looking cake! Frozen berries work a treat this time of year too. Yum!

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  13. Cake looks delicious!! This cake is definitely on my 'to bake' list..

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  14. Berries and almonds in a light cake? Pass me a slice and a fork!

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  15. Oh my, this cake is just totally lush, love almonds and berries in cakes:-)

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  16. This cake looks fantastic!

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  17. What a wonderful and fresh cake! Such simple ingredients, and that makes for a delicious outcome! Thanks so much for the recipe!

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  18. Stunning cake!!! I love the berries with the almond.. a wonderful combo!

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  19. Beautiful cake, Nicole. This just might become a new Christmas favorite. Great job!

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