Monday, June 26, 2017

Berry Snack Cake

Berries, berries everywhere. I have a tendency to buy too many berries. It's been a while since we had a nice snack cake around. This is one of our favorites. Honestly, it's good warm and cold, and there's a berry in almost every bite.

It's almost a dump cake, so it's a good choice if a grandchild is visiting and you want to bake. Plus, there's no long wait before you can try it. It's good after a few minutes of cooling, eaten (shh, we won't tell!) straight from the pan.

This is very versatile. I used blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries. 

If you want to dress it up without a big hassle, sprinkle some powdered sugar on top. Or you can do what we did and top it with a dollop of whipped cream and fresh berries.

Berry Cake

1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vinegar 
1 to 1 1/2 cups mixed berries + extra fresh berries for top if desired
2 1/4 cups flour + 2 teaspoons for berries
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon mace
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter at room temperature or softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9x13 baking pan.

Pour the vinegar into the milk and let stand.

Wash the berries and dry on a paper towel. Dice the strawberries (if using). Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of flour and toss.

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and mace in a bowl. Stir with a fork to mix, and set aside. 
Cream the butter with the sugar. Beat in each egg, then beat for about one minute. Add the vanilla and beat. Alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk mixture. Pour in the berries and stir. Bake 25 - 30 minutes. It should be lightly golden on top and a cake tester should come out clean.

Yummy berries!
Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and mace.

After baking.

Whipped cream!
Is it wrong to eat this for dinner?


  1. Wow! This will be a hit! Gorgeous photos, Krista!

  2. A modified fruit shortcake.

  3. Another dietbuster! Looks wonderful.

  4. Looks good! I don't think I have ever used Mace before, is there a way to substitute something for it?

    1. Mace is part of the nutmeg, so try that instead.

  5. Looks amazing. Could you just use buttermilk instead of the milk/vinegar? And as holdenj asked is there a substitute for mace. Certainly seems easy enough and super delicious!

    1. Mace is part of the nutmeg, so try that instead.

      I would guess buttermilk will work since one usually substitutes milk with vinegar for buttermilk. The main difference might be the fat content.

  6. This looks like quick and delicious!