Friday, July 2, 2010

A Friday Treat

This recipe was sent to me by a fellow foody friend.  If you really like cake (I really like cake) you will love this recipe.

Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, divided
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup well-shaken buttermilk
1 cup fresh raspberries (about 5 ounces)

Preheat oven to 400°F with rack in middle. Butter and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.

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

Beat butter and 2/3 cup sugar with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes, 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 until just combined.

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

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


  1. What a beautiful presentation to boot! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. I've made this cake many times and it's delicious! It pleases the adults and kids in my house.

  3. That looks beautiful...and delicious! I really appreciate all of the London advice. Hopefully I'll be able to check out as much as possible! And I wish I went to Wimbledon...I was actually just watching it in front of my U.S. TV. I leave Monday for London. AH, can't wait!

  4. I've never had raspberry cake. Looks yummy!

  5. this cake is great with any fruit - try it with blueberries :)

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