Easy and Delicious Summer Berry Cake

We checked in with Noreen Wasti, a recipe developer, food stylist, and content creator based in New York City to see how she likes to bake with berries during the summer season.

Noreen grew up influenced by her fathers passion for gardening. He was an impeccable green thumb and grew an array of tropical plants, vegetables, and flowers. This fueled an interest in food and the role it plays within cultures and traditions, along with the process it takes to get from farm to market, to kitchen, to the tabletop.

Enjoy this simple, one-bowl, never-fail easy and delicious summer berry cake, original recipe by Noreen Wasti.

A Simple Vanilla Cake With Summer Berries
SHARING STEP-BY-STEP ON HOW TO MAKE THIS DELICIOUS RECIPE BY NOREEN WASTI:
Ingredients
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups berries of your choice
  • 2 Tbsp turbinado sugar
  • Edible flowers, to garnish
Preparation
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and butter a 9-inch springform pan
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy
  3. Beat in the eggs, mix till combined
  4. Add in the milk and vanilla, mix well
  5. Sift in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until just combined — don’t worry about lumps
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and cover the surface of the cake entirely with berries (feel free to halve or quarter any large berries) and then sprinkle turbinado sugar on top
  7. Bake for 50-60 minutes until the cake is set and a tester comes out clean
  8. Let cool completely before removing from the pan
  9. Garnish with edible flowers
For more delicious recipes and baking tips, follow @noreenwasti. For more information on growing your own fruits and veggies, follow along at @growarber.
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