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Easy Berry Cake

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).

Easy Berry Cake on a baking dish.

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. If you love berries, this Easy Berry Tart and Triple Berry Cheesecake are equally delicious!

Close up top shot of an easy berry cake in a baking dish.

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.
One slice of an easy berry cake on a small plate.

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.

The ingredients for Easy Berry Cake.

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.

Mixing the easy berry cake batter in a bowl.

Bake the cake at 350 F for 40 minutes, or until the cake is set. Easy, isn’t it?

The berry cake batter in a baking dish, ready for baking.

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.

Close up shot of a Berry Cake slice.

More Easy Baking:

Easy Berry Cake on a baking dish.

Easy Berry Cake

This simple and easy to make Berry Cake is buttery, oh-so-delicate and loaded with all the bright flavors of the berries. Plus it is easy to make!
4.68 from 40 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: berry cake
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 48 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 144kcal
Author: sanna

Ingredients

  • 1 stick melted butter 113 grams
  • 3/4 cup sugar plus 1/2 tablespoon extra
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 ¼ cup mixed berries blueberry and raspberries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Brush an 8-inch square baking dish with melted butter. In a bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking powder. Set this aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together melted butter and 3/4 cup sugar using a hand whisk. Then beat in the egg, milk, and vanilla extract. Beat just until the ingredients are combined.
  • Add the flour mixture and using a spatula or a whisk, incorporate the ingredients gently. Fold in half of the berries to the batter gently, then pour it into the prepared baking dish.
  • Top the batter with the remaining berries, placing them in a single layer over the cake. Sprinkle the reserved sugar all over the top. Bake the berry cake at 350 F for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick tester comes out clean.
  • Serve the cake warm, topped with ice cream if desired. To store leftovers, cover the cake and place it in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg

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26 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    1. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. Hello! If I double the recipe and put the mixture in a larger vessel, will it work? Should I change the temperature or time? Thanks!

  5. Are you sure these quantities are correct? This made a very liquid batter that was still wibblynin the center after an hour and the cake itself was more like an oily crumble. Tastes good but seems like way too much liquid to flour.

    1. It was the same for me, but my mistake was that the dish I cooked was too deep, it should have been a shallow dish

  6. I tried this and unfortunately the fruit allllll melted and went to centre and the bottom.. but the top and the crust were good and the bottom was cooked as well. It did still taste great but do you know why the fruit got all mushy and merged all to the middle and melted throughout the cake? I would like to perfect this recipe. Thanks!

  7. Wow! This was the best cake ever! I am 11 and this is the first cake I ever made. Ever since then I have been making this for my family which loves it. My mother even insists on making it for family get together‘s! Thank you

  8. Best Cake Ever! I am 11 and this was the first cake I’ve ever made! My family loves it and insists on me making it for a family get together! Thanks!

  9. I love this recipe! Thank you for sharing. And, I love your recipes and your posts. What I’m saying, is that I appreciate getting an email from you with yummy recipes included! Thanks for doing what you do. There aren’t many blogs I follow anymore, but I really enjoy yours!

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