Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
You can make this with any fruit really, even if posted with blueberries. I have made this with apples, caned pinapple, peaches, strawberries and it even works with perservatives or jam. Berry Bake - my favorite cake! Note: I have done corrections after the revviews, cut down on batter, changed everything into cups and changed the name of the recipe as it indeed is crumbly. Please do have cream or/and icecream with it and enjoy it as it is.
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1⁄2 cup shredded coconut
- 1 1⁄2 cups spelt flour
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups blueberries
- Mix everything but the berries together.
- Put 2/3 of the batter into your bakingtray, slightly pulling upp at the edges.
- Pour blueberries into the tray and decorate with the rest of the batter (you can flatten it out and make lines to put in crosses over the berries, i like cutting out flowers or hearts or just crumble it over).
- Bake at 200°C for 20 minutes or until golden.
- Enjoy not completely cooled off with vanila icecream or whipped cream (or both).
Ok, this cake has the potential to be a very, very delicious cake. The flavors work really well together, and I used apples in it. The only thing was it was a little dry. I'm not sure if it was meant to be that way or not, but I think if it had some milk or some eggs or something to help hold the ingredients together rather than the batter being rather crumbled would make the cake even better. I did however really like the coconut and brown sugar together!
This would be good with the ice cream or cream. Alone it is fine but nothing special. I found the crust a bit tough. Here is what I did, I preheated my oven to a little over 350F instead of 400F which is approximately what the recipe calls for because I was afraid it would burn the bake and most baking is done at 350F. Instead of spelt flour I used 1/2 a cup of Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Mix #1 using half brown and half white rice flour and 2 tsp guar gum by mistake. I meant to use just 1 tsp. I replaced the butter with canola oil as we are dairy free. I know it would be better with butter. I used sweeted shredded coconut and wild blue berries. I wanted to make designs on top with the "batter" but it wasn't going to work so I just sprinkled it on top. The result was kind of crumbly. I doubt I will make this again. Made for Ramadan Tag.
DH really liked this, though thought it had too many 'crumbles'. I made this with fresh strawberries and it smelled SOOO good when it came out of the oven. I think either I didn't have enough fruit or too much batter - I made this as written, but maybe is was my conversion to US measure...Thanks for the recipe Iceland. We really enjoyed it. Made for FALL 2008 PAC.