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Friday, January 18, 2013

Mixed Berry Buttermilk Bundt


This is one huge bundt cake.  The next time I make this cake, I shall halve the recipe.  This is too big for my family unless I share it with my neighbor which I did.

This recipe calls for 2 tsp of almond extract which I thought the taste to be too strong.  I used only 1 tsp but even that, no doubt it's a huge cake, we find that the almond flavor is rather overwhelming.  Otherwise this is a delicious cake.  The next time I make any cake that calls for almond extract, I shall omit from adding it totally.  Maybe because we don't like the taste of almond extract.

This recipe actually uses raspberries and blackberries but since both these berries are very very expensive here, I decided to use strawberries and blueberries instead.  I should have sliced the strawberries or chopped it into smaller pieces.  Instead, I put it whole into the cake and it's kind of chunky unless you prefer it that way.
What and how to do this?  Well, here's the recipe....

Pre-heat oven to 180dC.
10-inch bundt pan, sprayed with nonstick baking spray with flour.

3 cups all purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup buttermilk, divided
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 tsp almond extract (I shall omit this totally and instead will use vanilla extract)
11/2 cups blackberries
11/2 cups raspberries
2 tbsp icing sugar

  •  In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt
  • Add eggs, buttermilk, butter and almond extract (if you decided to add this in) to flour mixture. Using electric mixer on medium speed, beat for 1 min until blended. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl with a spatula. Beat on high speed for 2 mins. Gently stir in half each of the blackberries and raspberries.
  • Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining berries evenly over batter.
  • Bake in pre heated oven for about 65 mins or until done. Let cool in pan on a wire rack for 20 mins then invert cake onto rack to cool completely. Just before serving, dust with icing sugar.




Great cake to serve your guests at tea time with a cup of hot tea or if you plan to serve it as dessert after meal, just serve it with generous scoop of vanilla or strawberry ice cream.  Lovely!


23 comments:

  1. You are right almond extract is always strong.. For this quanitity I think 1/2 teaspoon will be just right.. Am yet to make a bundt cake.. Love this cake with mixed berries..

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  2. I love all those fruits in the cake...

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  3. you know, i never tried using almond essence before..i know i seldom use it in my bake that's why i never get a bottle. this cake must be soft and moist with buttermilk, so far i' quite happy with all the cakes that use buttermilk :)

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  4. Your neighbour is so lucky! Not everyone likes almond essence, including the two kiddos! Your cake nampak cantik, bursting with berries!

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  5. Hi Jenn, awesome bundt cake, love the mixed berries. Yours look very moist, great to go with coffee.

    Have a nice weekend, regards.

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  6. looks yummy & delicious...just mouthwatering!

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  7. Very moist, fruity and perfect for the tea time!

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  8. This looks delicious but I am with you with the almond extract, I have found only a few things I like it in! Maybe vanilla would go better.

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  9. Looks rich and delicious, perfect for my tea

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  10. I want to be your neighbor;) The bundt cake looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Your bundt cake look extremely berri-licious!

    I never use almond extract for baking and replaced them with vanilla extract instead.

    Sorry that I didn't leave any comment for the past few posts because I simply can't find a way to do it. Glad that I can do it... Cheers!

    Zoe

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  12. mmmh.. Delicious! I very like cakes, where are many fruits!
    My favouirites are strawberries and blueberries.. Look's great!

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  13. Such a beautiful looking bundt. I am another who finds almond extract to be a little overwhelming so I would probably leave it out too. I am getting some berries today so Ill have to try this.

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  14. Wow....that's an super bundt cake...perfectly done...

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  15. it's been some time since i visited your blog instead of viewing it on RSS and i love the new layout and how the current post pops out! and a fresh berry bundt sounds super lovely for tea!

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  16. wow, buttermilk and berries...delicious! It's a heavenly cake for the afternoon tea!

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  17. looks great! I love that kind of cakes

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  18. That is one big, beautiful bundt cake! All those berries . . . yum. This wouldn't last long in my house. Wonderful recipe! I am saving it for future use.

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  19. I love this is absolutely amazing. I love berries so much!!

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  20. i always love berries cake, yum!

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