Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Olallieberry Cake

Ooh la la,  olallieberries.
After the jam
and before the syrup
came the cake.
Dense and rich and studded with berries, this cake is a winner.  Even though it's topped with a powdered sugar glaze, I believe you can still sneak a piece and call it breakfast.  It has fruit in it, for heaven's sake. 
That totally counts.

2 c. sugar
1 c. butter
4 eggs
1 c. buttermilk (I use regular milk and squeeze in the juice from one or two lemon wedges; stir and let sit a few minutes before using)
1 t. vanilla
4 3/4 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
2 c. fresh (or frozen) berries

1 1/2 c. powdered sugar, sifted
1 T. (plus more, as needed) milk

In large bowl, cream sugar and butter.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. 
If you're using this substitute for buttermilk, measure out the milk now and squeeze in the lemon juice.  Add vanilla and set aside.  
In separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.  To the butter mixture, add some of the flour mixture, then some of the buttermilk, stirring well after each addition.  Alternate adding the dry and liquid ingredients until all have been incorporated into the batter.  Fold in the berries. 
Spread in greased and floured 10-inch Bundt pan.  Bake at 350 for 1 hour 15 minutes.  Cool in pan 10 minutes, then remove from pan.  Cool comletely.  (I can never make myself wait, but diligent student that I am, I pass on the wisdom anyway.) Stir together powdered sugar and enough milk to make a drizzling consistency and drizzle over the cake.  Delicious.

This recipe was clipped from a magazine; my guess is it was from Better Homes and Gardens.

Any berry picking going on in your neck of the woods?



Blogger Farm Girl said...

Wow what lovely berries. Our boysenberries just finished.The cake looks heavenly. Yes, this year our garden is so weird. Not enough heat we plowed our corn under last weekend. It was a foot high and already tasseling. Pathetic. We replanted and maybe we will have enough heat. We might get rain tomorrow. Who knew? Maybe even 2to3 inches of snow in the mountains.

June 28, 2011 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

What a great harvest! I envy your put up - anything I want to can this year will have to come from the farmer's market. I might get enough tomatoes for some sauce though. That cake sounds wonderful. And yes, totally counts as fruit for breakfast! ;)

June 28, 2011 at 6:17 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

I've never even heard of these berries before but that cake sounds delicious! So moist and fresh flavored!

June 28, 2011 at 7:25 PM  
Anonymous Faith said...

I've never heard of these berries either...I'd love to find them around here though! The jam and the cake both look fantastic!

June 29, 2011 at 3:06 AM  
Blogger Simple Home said...

What beautiful berries!! We only have strawberries growing around here, but they are yummy :) Your cake looks delicious too.

June 29, 2011 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger ~~louise~~ said...

That's it, I'm moving to California! We don't have olallieberries, here in PA. And in this particular recipe, I don't think just any 'ol delicious berry will do (ok perhaps raspberries:)

Definitely a breakfast treat for this girl. Oh if only...

Thanks for sharing, Lynn...

P.S. Happy Picnic Month!!! Come see the round-up...dee...lish...ous!!!

July 1, 2011 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger Val said...

Totally counts, indeed.. And so pretty! 'Am on my way out the door right now but will check out the rest of your blog this weekend. It looks like my kind of place. :)



July 1, 2011 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger no spring chicken said...

It's nice to meet you Lynn. I just read your profile and it seems that we share everything that's important in common. I too love chocolate and great coffee getaways! ;)

Your blog is beautiful and I look forward to more visits...

Blessings, Debbie

July 7, 2011 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger { T G L } said...

That cake looks delicious and I love the icing. Oh yes, it's breakfast :)

This Good Life

July 10, 2011 at 1:36 AM  
Blogger oukay said...

Umm, what's an olallieberry?

July 12, 2011 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Here's the scoop on olallieberries, for the curious:

July 12, 2011 at 5:58 PM  

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