Saturday, August 8, 2009

Simple Raspberry Cake

I woke up this morning to weather reminiscent of Autumn. Crisp, cool air...lovely and perfect for baking. I am still picking raspberries, the bushes are still giving fruit which is highly unusual for this late in the year. I can't think of a better excuse to have cake for breakfast, so here is the recipe I used. Please stop by Beverly's to see more Pink Saturday offerings.

1 cup all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 stick of butter, softened

2/3 cup sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar (for topping)

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 large egg

1/2 cup well-shaken buttermilk

1 cup fresh raspberries (about 5 oz.)

Preheat oven to 400 F with rack in middle. Butter and flour a 9 inch cake pan. (Have you tried Wilton's Cake Release? That's what I use to butter and flour, saves on the mess of buttering and flouring)

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Beat butter and 2/3 cup of sugar with an electric mixer at med-hi speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 mins, 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 till just combined.

Spoon batter into cake pan, smoothing top. Scatter raspberries evenly over top and sprinkle with remaining 1 1/2 tbps sugar.

Bake until cake is golden and a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, 25-30 mins. Cool in pan 10 mins, then turn out onto a rack and cool to warm, 10-15 mins more. Invert onto plate.


Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Mmmmm, Mary, your cake looks so delicious! I love raspberries at any time of day myself. Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday!


Michelle said...

I love Raspberry Cake and have not made one in such a long time!

Have a Great Pink Saturday!

Vicki said...

Hi, Mary,
Could you send some of that cool autumn like weather down to us in hot, dry central Texas? I can think of no better breakfast than raspberry cake and a hot cup of coffee. Thank you for visiting me today at Bunny Cottage. Hope your weekend is wonderful! Vicki

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Mmmmmm, Mary I love raspberries, and this sounds absolutely delicious. I could smell it cooking just looking at the pictures. Thanks for sharing on this lovely Pink Saturday Day. Please stop by and say hi. I would love to have you visit. Country Hugs, Sherry

Catharina Maria said...

Yummy , your post for this weekend !
Love Rini the Netherlands

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Mary, Looks delicious!! A must to try. Thanks for sharing. Please stop by my blog soon. Connie

Claudia said...

I will have to try this, Mary! I love raspberries! Happy Pink Saturday!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Oh I adore raspberries, your cake looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

~*Happy Pink Saturday*~

~*~ Patty

Tami said...

Thank you for the delicious recipe, Mary. I also LOVE a crisp autumn day & baking!! My favorite time of the year.
Hope you are having a very lovely Pink Saturday!
xo Tami

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy PS, Mary! Great recipe! Your raspberry cake looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

Have a lovely weekend!


Anonymous said...

Cake for breakfast - nothing can be more yummy! :-) Freshly baked at that too! Oh dear. I think Ive only tried raspberry juice. The fruits are not very common here :-(


someplace in thyme said...

Oh Yummy Yum Yum, Happy PInk Saturday, Char

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The cake looks delish, Mary.

The top to the dresser is laminate. J sanded and sanded, to give it tooth. So far it's taken the paint well. I didn't think of it before, but perhaps primer over the laminate would help even more. I'm thinking about having a glass cut for it, but then my thrifty treasure will turn into something more than thrifty. The paint didn't bubble up, like I expected it to, over the laminate, but it does have a rougher finish, than other areas. I don't mind the roughness, as long as the paint holds.

Thanks for the comment. I decided on the spur of the moment to use the patina rub n buff, when I was at Michael's buying the metallic paint. I love the effect it gives.

Joanna Jenkins said...

You had me at "cake for breakfast!" It looks fabulous.

Jeanette Donaher said...

Hi! Just visited my badly neglected blog & saw your comment. Thank you so much. I so wish I was better on the computer & a better photographer. I have a lot to share but technically challenged & not a lot of time to learn. Will visit you more often. Blessings, Jeanette

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Mary, I'm not into cake that much, but this surely sounds good for my husband. Hey do you remember the giveaway that I received from you awhile back? Well on my post for white wednesday I used the pretty lace that you have thrown in for extras on your giveaway concerning the lovely tea cup, which I love very much! Anyways if you like go on over and check it out what I did with it.

Take Care and have a Super Great Day-

kanishk said...

I love raspberries at any time of day myself.

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