This simple and easy to make Berry Cake is buttery, oh-so-delicate and loaded with all the bright flavors of the berries.
( This post has been updated with new photos and an improved recipe. The original post was March 2019. If you like the old recipe, just send me a message and I will send that one to you).
I love a combination of berries in my smoothies. One quick blend of it with some almond milk, bananas, and a handful of spinach gives me a feel-good boost any time of the day.
Berries in a cake is another story. In this Easy Berry Cake, berries get an indulgent edge as they get mixed in a buttery, sweet cake batter. Bright flavors meet richness. Fruity notes meet milky.
This is one of my favorite ways to incorporate berries into a baked dessert. It is so simple and easy. I can make it anytime I want. One bowl and basically, dump, stir and bake. One of my favorite things to do if I want a baked good without much fuss.
Plus, no cake decorating is required. The colorful berries do all the aesthetics.
Easy Berry Cake: Tips and Pointers
- You can use either fresh or frozen berries here. I used a mix of fresh blueberries and raspberries. If you are using strawberries and blackberries, chop them up into small bits. If using frozen, thaw and drain well.
- If the berries are too tart, you can sprinkle a little bit more than the recommended sprinkling sugar in the recipe.
- Or if you want, you can sprinkle more sugar right after baking. You can’t just sprinkle too much before you bake as the cake top can burn quickly from too much sugar.
Easy Berry Cake: The Process
Beat together the melted butter and sugar using a hand whisk. Beat in the milk, egg and vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture ( flour, baking powder and salt). Do not overmix. Only stir just until incorporated.
Gentle fold in half the berries mixture into the batter. Then pour and scrape it into an 8-inch baking dish. Place the remaining berries on top, evenly spaced and in a single layer. Lastly, sprinkle the remaining sugar on top.
Bake the cake at 350 F for 40 minutes, or until the cake is set. Easy, isn’t it?
For breakfast, or as a snack, I don’t get tired of it. If you want it to be more indulgent, top it with whipped cream or ice cream. It is a little slice of heaven, every time.
More Easy Baking:
- Blueberry Muffins
- Cornbread Muffins
- Blueberry Cobbler
- Banana Chocolate Chip Cake with Oatmeal Crumbs
- Chocolate Banana Bread
- Chocolate Chip Loaf Bread
- Salted Caramel Scones
- Honey Scones with Sweet Calamansi Glaze
- Lemon Loaf Cake
- Easy Berry Tart
- Triple Berry Cheesecake
- Blueberry Breakfast Cake
I made this twice. Love that it’s so easy. I cut the sugar in half and instead of milk I used unsweetened applesauce. I also used two eggs. It was delicious. Thank you for the recipe.
Hi Valerie! Thank you for your your feedback! I am glad you enjoyed this!
Just baked this with my 3yo daughter. Doubtful at first coz it was too simple but cake turned out moist, fluffy and so yummy. Wished i could share the pics. Thanks for the recipe.
Love from Malaysia.
Hello Shar! I am so happy that you and your daughter tried and enjoyed Easy Berry Cake! You can share photos in my Ig @sanna.womanscribbles or in my Woman Scribbles facebook Page. I would love to see it!
I made this as the recipe dictated, adding more berries (more like 2- 2 1/2 cups) and it came out great- not too sweet, so that the berries’ sweetness and freshness really shone through. I had no problems with runny batter, and the cooking time was exactly as stated. It even looked just like the picture! Thanks for a tasty treat.
Hi Morgen! I am so glad you enjoyed this Thank you for your feedback! I appreciate it!
Lorraine Severini says
Should an egg be in the ingredients list?
My cake came out raw, more like sugar, after 45 minutes of baking.
I had to discard the whole thing!!