berry brown sugar cake

May 19, 2011
A vanilla cake with sweet, fresh berries and brown sugar that come together to form a beautiful, crunchy topping.
In all it's simplicity, it's an impressive cake.
It's been rainy here since Sunday and with all of the darkness and gloom, I needed something bright and beautiful to make it all better.  This cake did the trick.  Being stuck indoors is making me a bit stir crazy.  Speaking of crazy, tonight I'm planning to get my way into a sold-out concert via illegal scalper.  Now that's crazy.

Berry Brown Sugar Cake
2 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup fresh berries (I used blackberries and raspberries)
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, reserved for topping
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter and flour a springform pan; Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix together canola oil and sugar until well blended.  Whisk in eggs and vanilla. 
  3. In a separate bowl, sift the flour and baking powder.   
  4. Fold into egg mixture by hand to form a thick batter.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.  Add the berries over top in a single layer. 
  6. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the cake and berries.
  7. Bake 45 min to 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean.


Hester Casey - Alchemy said...

This looks really good. I've been looking for a home for some blackberries and this looks like the recipe! (Did you manage to get into the concert?)

Jess said...

@Hester Casey - Alchemy: Thank you! (The concert is tonight! Adele is playing in NYC--wish me luck!!)

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