12 things: bake cakes

I made this berry nice cake a couple of weekends ago for a dinner party. The original recipe called for blueberries but I'm the sort of person who always has a bag of frozen berries in the freezer so I used them instead. This cake is as pretty as it is delicious to eat. Plus it contains yoghurt so technically, it's also healthy. *wink
I've realised the thing I love most about baking is the smell of fresh baked goods in the air, which always seems to coincide with the arrival of a hungry Stu in the kitchen. Then there's eating the cake itself, especially when it's still slightly warm from the oven. Life's little delights.

Berry nice cake

Ingredients

  • Melted butter, to grease
  • 150g butter, cubed
  • 155g (3/4 cup) caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 265g (13/4 cups) self-raising flour
  • 1 x 200g carton fat-reduced strawberry yoghurt
  • 150g frozen mixed berries, thawed
  • Icing sugar, to dust
Method 

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Brush a square 19cm (base measurement) cake pan with melted butter to lightly grease. Line the base and sides with non-stick baking paper.

2. Use an electric beater to beat the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until pale and creamy. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition until combined.

3. Stir in half the flour and yoghurt until just combined. Stir in the remaining flour and yoghurt until combined. Spoon into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. Scatter the berries evenly over the top. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from oven and set aside in the pan for 10 minutes to cool slightly.

 4. Carefully turn out onto a wire rack. Turn upright and set aside for a further 20 minutes. Dust with icing sugar and cut into slices to serve.

45 Responses to 12 things: bake cakes

FashionGeek said...

Omg those look so good! Do u make all of them?
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Miss K said...

Delicious-looking cake! I wish I had your talent...

Shoe Bell(i)e said...

Looks soooo yum! And not too many ingredients, a good thing for a non-baker:p

Shop N' Chomp said...

You're such a fabulous baker! It looks delish :D

Anna said...

This looks scrummy! I'm definitely going to try this out. Thank you for sharing that recipe.

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

this looks delish, trish.

Joana said...

Yum, looks delicious! :)

xo Joana

Antonella C'est moi said...

Looks so yum

Ilka von Torok said...

Looks so tasty:)
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Romy van K. said...

It looks great! Delicious!

xx Romy

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Callie Lee said...

Aaahh yes recipe!! awesome!!!

Nicole Sanders said...

Mmmmm Im not a big baker but enjoy it when I do. I also love the smell of home baking:)

Irene° said...

awww so yummy!
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rooth said...

Ooo, that looks quite fantastic

Sam said...

Ohhh this looks absolutely divine! Seriously, you should do this for a living if you're not already. You come up with the most creative and delicious ideas

Shoko said...

I'm also a firm believer that any dessert that contains yogurt is healthy :)

Sootjeelina said...

That cake looks delicious! And it's so nice you have a list like that, it's a great way to do some fun/new things.

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

indie by heart said...

Nam nam! :) Looks really delicious. A lot like the berry cakes my mum makes, those are the best !

Satu
Indie by heart

Emalee said...

Yum! This looks really delicious! I will definetly try this sometime!!

~Em

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Mimi said...

ohmygosh, that looks delicious! thanks so much for the recipe, i'm gonna have to try this out! ;)

<3, Mimi
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ron said...

#nomnom! job well done again trishie. You inspire me to learn how to bake as well:)

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little henry lee said...

oh wow, that cake looks so good with all the berries on top. yum!

Sabrina said...

This looks absolutely amazing! It has a certain classic homemade feel about it (as oppose to a fancy corporate cake, I suppose). Must be so fun to have baking skills like this!

Sincerely,
Sabrina

Well... said...

Mmmm, another recipe you've posted that I want to try! This also looks just yummy :)

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misslikey said...

have to try it. looks yummy.

Robots in Trouble said...

my mouth is watering just by looking at it. i think i really wanna try making this O_O

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Robots in Trouble said...

my mouth is watering just by looking at it. i think i really wanna try making this O_O

btw, i'm having a giveaway over here. i hope that you join. have a lovely weekend!

Eni said...

mmmm so inviting

Jane said...

This cake looks so nice! I havn't baked anything in aaages, I do love doing it though.

Style, She Wrote said...

Looks so yummy!! Thanks for sharing this tasty recipe. xo style, she wrote

♥●• İzdihër •●♥ said...

Yummyyyyy

Stephanie Lin said...

This just looks stunning! And quite delicious!

Kellie Collis said...

Everything looks delish! Enjoy the gorgeous weekend, Kellie xx

Marina said...

Looks great.. Send me a piece, pretty please :)

Gracie said...

This looks delicious! The berries make it semi healthy anyway :)

ali.avenue said...

oh my!! it looks so delicious!!
xx ali avenue

Bunnie said...

I'm not much of a baker. In fact, I've only baked one thing in my life..... but I'm totally not opposed to having you bake for me.. I promise to eat every single bite!!! Your cake does look DELICIOUS!

Maureen at The Inglenook Decor said...

scrumptious and healthy too?! love it!

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

This looks amazing and easy enough. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I'm going to try it!

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

This looks so good! I wish I could eat a slice right now:)

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Chrissi Holt said...

That looks tasty I might just have to try this myself ! Baking is so much fun isn't it .... xxx

Widge said...

wow yum!! that looks so good!!

roos said...

I like to make cakes too! I post since 2 times recepies on my blog, and I will def try this cake, it looks delicious!xo

roos said...

I like to make cakes too! I post since 2 times recepies on my blog and I will def try this cake, it looks delicious! XO