Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins
Use whatever kind of berries you like in this slightly sweet, crunchy sugar topped, berry-laden, quick bread.
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon table salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar, divided
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) or 1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen) or 1 cup blackberry, divided (fresh or frozen)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon mixed spice (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 13 by 9-inch baking pan.
- Whisk 2 cups of the flour, the baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl. With an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until just incorporated. Reduce the speed to medium and beat in one-third of the flour mixture until incorporated; beat in one-half of the milk. Beat in half of the remaining flour mixture, then the remaining 1/2 cup of milk, and finally the remaining flour mixture. Toss 1/2 cup of the berries in a small bowl with the remaining 1 teaspoon of flour. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the blueberries. Spread the batter into the prepared pan.
- Scatter 1/2 cup of the berries over the top of the batter. Stir the sugar and spice together in a small bowl and sprinkle over the batter. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool in the pan for 20 minutes, then turn out and place on a serving platter (topping side up).
- Serve warm or at room temperature. (The cake can be stored in an airtight container at room temp for up to 3 days.).
Simple, easy and fresh tasting. Not overly sweet but liked the tang of the strawberries. I used strawberries as that's what we had in season here in Trini and it's also one of my favorite berries. But I can see this working with any thing, even other fruits like peaches or apples. The hunks of berries in the mix after blending the first batch gave it a fresh taste. I think it might even be good with shopped pecans or walnuts added to it. I topped with sliced fresh berries and whipped cream. Made for Spring PAC 2013