"Easiest Cake Ever" with Strawberries & Blueberries

Friday, September 25, 2009

Easiest Cake Ever with Strawberries & Blueberries
Its name is "Easiest Cake Ever"
And it lives up to its name. Easy peasy.

Easiest Cake Ever with Strawberries & Blueberries
I've scheduled this post to publish as I'm heading up to BlogHerFood in San Francisco! I'm excited to meet fellow bloggers and the speakers they have lined up sound great.

I haven't been able to bake much lately as I'm finishing up the move. I hope to get all settled next week and start pounding out some stuff. I have a big thing planned for the blog in October/November...stay tuned! :)

I'll post about the conference (and food) when I get back!

Easiest Cake Ever with Strawberries & Blueberries
This cake is so easy to make. Give your KitchenAid a break and pull out a bowl, basic ingredients and a whisk. Any soft fruit will be yummy. I'd like to try it with some fresh peaches next summer!

Easiest Cake Ever with Strawberries & Blueberries Easiest Cake Ever with Strawberries & Blueberries
Mix in a large bowl:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
zest of 1 lemon
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla

Pour into cake pan. I used a 8" pan. Top with any soft fruit, I used strawberries & blueberries. Top with a tablespoon of raw sugar.

As a bonus, it is non-dairy too!

Easiest Cake Ever with Strawberries & Blueberries
Have a great weekend! See you next week! - mary the food librarian

Recipe:
Easiest Cake Ever adapted from Everybody Likes Sandwiches
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29 comments:

Barbara Bakes said... [Reply to comment]

I'm always on the lookout for an easy peasy cake I can serve for breakfast! If it has fruit I can serve it for breakfast right?

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

This cake looks delicious and easy is another bonus! I love the strawberries and blueberries. It looks really pretty!

Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

wow this surely is the easiest cake . looks very sophisticated though. delicious!

Nutmeg Nanny said... [Reply to comment]

Wow this cake looks easy and delicious...perfect combination:)

Irina@PastryPal said... [Reply to comment]

Dang, this really IS the easiest cake ever. And looks so srumptious. I wish I were going to the BlogHer conference, but sigh, I'll have to hear your recount when you return.

oneordinaryday said... [Reply to comment]

It does sound easy, but it looks so pretty that anyone would think you put a lot of time into it. Very nice.

Blue Is Bleu said... [Reply to comment]

This looks divine! Next dinner party we have, I'm making this!

La Table De Nana said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful! Simple..elegant and all natural~

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

Hope you're having a great trip! What a yummy, easy looking cake.

Ingrid said... [Reply to comment]

Hmmm, this looks familiar....I'm pretty sure I've made this one. I like how you sliced your strawberries.

Have a safe and funfilled trip!
~ingrid

SweetThingsTO said... [Reply to comment]

That's it.... it looks fab! And it is easy peasy!

Pauline said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! Just a few ingredients that you throw all together then bake. It's so easy! And it comes out looking as amazing as a pie!

kickpleat said... [Reply to comment]

So glad you tried this cake! It's so good and you've got some beautiful photos there :) Have fun at Blogher!

Katrina said... [Reply to comment]

What a great cake! It was so fun to meet you!!! And now I won't picture an old lady librarian with a bun in her hair anymore. hehe! ;)

THE ACTORS DIET said... [Reply to comment]

i'm baking challenged and have been looking for a recipe for something to make - this is going on my list!!!!

Girl Japan: April Marie Claire said... [Reply to comment]

Your easiest cake looks splendidly delish... it looks chic and decadent.

Nancy/n.o.e said... [Reply to comment]

You can't beat easy! And so pretty - I love the say you sliced your strawberries crosswise. Great recipe!

Gaby said... [Reply to comment]

love this cake! I am making it for work this week for sure!

Engineer Baker said... [Reply to comment]

Easy cakes are good for times like these :) It was wonderful meeting you in SF - sorry we didn't see much of each other after the morning part, but I'm so glad I met you!

Michele said... [Reply to comment]

Did I miss the oven temp and time to bake?

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

Michele and everyone else! Oops. 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes. Until toothpick comes out clean. :)

Teanna said... [Reply to comment]

This cake looks AMAZING!!! I'm putting this in my "Summer" cateogory of saved recipes because this is a GORGEOUS summer dessert! I guess I could try it for fall, too, with some apples? Do you think that would work? Gorgeous!

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

This does sounds like the easiest cake ever!

Olga said... [Reply to comment]

Looks gorgeous! Too bad summer is pretty much over.

I made a similar dessert with peaches and blueberries.

Bec said... [Reply to comment]

Made it this weekend with super-ripe plums from farmer's market and almond extract instead of vanilla. It turned out great! Thanks!

Tracey said... [Reply to comment]

This looks like a terrific cake! Love the strawberries and blueberries on top. Isn't it nice to make a recipe from time to time that doesn't require the KitchenAid?

The Food Hunter said... [Reply to comment]

I love easy...this looks delicious.

Aggie said... [Reply to comment]

What a beautiful cake!!!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

This cake is sooo delicious - we are making it for the 2nd time in 2 days!!! This is definitely a keeper! It's great for breakfast, dessert, snack - anytime.

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