04 September 2009

Celebrating as Fall bullies its way through

Well ofcourse, where there is cake there is a celebration. I went to the farmer's market on way from work and picked up some raspberries and beautiful peppers. The peppers survived the transit but the raspberries caved in and mushed up. Normally, I prefer to have fruit as is. In this case I had to figure out what to do...so I made cake.
Makes a 8" cake
1 cup of any soft berry - strawberries, raspberries, black berries, etc.
1 cup of flour
1 tsp of baking powder
3/4 cup sugar + 1 tbsp to sprinkle on the top
zest of 1 lemon
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup peanut oil
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and lemon zest. Add eggs, vanilla extract and mix until its roughly incorporated. Now add oil and mix until its absorbed. Pour the batter into a buttered cake pan. The batter will be quite thick so smooth it into the pan evenly. Gently press the berries on the surface and sprinkle sugar. Bake at 350 deg for 50 - 60 mins, until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

If the berries are just right, the cake will be sweet and tart. It works well with vanilla ice cream.

1 comment:

Mekhala said...

Tried this today as a pick-me-up and it hit the spot!