July 14, 2010

Berries and Almonds

We went to a picnic this past weekend, it was lovely as most picnics are. I offered to make something of course and then conveniently forgot about said promise until about 8pm the night before. I needed something fast and yummy with what I had in the kitchen. I know you've been there and I have the solution - no panicking allowed!

This is a terrific and easy recipe that you probably already have all the ingredients for. It's buttery and tasty and when I say easy... I really mean it.

Berry Almond Cake
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1 - 1 1/2 pints (or 2 - 2 1/2 cups) berries, if using strawberries rough chop them

-Preheat oven to 325
-Spray a 13 x 9 pyrex or baking dish with cooking spray
-Mix sugar and eggs until light lemony yellow
-Add softened butter and mix (don't worry if its a little lumpy)
-Add flour and extract and mix, scraping down sides as you go
-Gently mix in berries (I used blueberries and blackberries) with spatula or spoon and pour into baking dish, smoothing down top
-Bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean
-Cool on rack completely before you cut and serve.Wrap in foil for next day picnic eating...


  1. Thank you for bringing such a delicious treat to our picnic!

  2. PERFECT combination!! :-) Mmm, I haven't had a good cake in a while. I need to remedy that post haste. :-)

  3. what a nice rich and dense looking cake!