Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Elusive Blackberry Cake

When our husbands were in business school, my friend JoAnna McAllister and I used to bring each others family dinner once a week--just to give each other one night off from cooking. She brought me this cake one night. I have since made it for brunch, too. It's especially good with fresh picked berries!

Elusive Blackberry Cake
(thanks to JoAnna McAllister)

1 stick butter
1 c. sugar (reserve 1 Tblspn. for sprinkling on berries)
2 eggs
1 tsp. lemon extract
Sift together:
1 c. flour
1 tsp. Baking powder
2 baskets blackberries (raspberries are good, too!)

Beat together butter and sugar until light.
Add eggs and extract and mix well.
Add flour and baking powder—mix lightly.
Turn into buttered 8 inch square pan.
Top with berries and sprinkle with remaining 1 Tblspn. sugar.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes.
Garnish with powdered sugar.

**The cake will rise up and bake around the berries, so there is no need to push them down in the batter. Just lay them on top and sprinkle the sugar. Guess that's why it's called "elusive"!


Deborah said...

I bought blackberries last night so we could make this tonight. Noah is getting busy putting it together.

Tauni said...

Rachel brought some of this over to me last week and I ate every slice without sharing!!! I am making it tonight for a treat because is was so good!

Tauni said...

I am making this again today (I have made it about 4 times now). I really love it! It doesn't have any milk in it which is nice for my no dairy diet for Ella. I just pretend butter isn't dairy :)