Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Buttermilk Cake

The first time I had this recipe, it was made by my friend, Wendy. She is an awesome cook. This recipe, which was on "Smitten Kitchen" and originally comes from "Gourmet"magazine is delicious. It is perfect for breakfast or dessert. It is a perfect, every-day cake. Try this recipe with different fruits. We seem to like strawberry the best so far. This photo had blackberries.

serves 8 ( 5 points+)

  • 1 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 T. butter
  • 2/3 c. + 1 T. sugar, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 c. fresh berries ( if using strawberries, slice)

Preheat oven to 400 and spray a 9 inch round cake pan.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and 2/3 c. sugar until pale and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and zest. Add egg and beat well.

Mix in flour in three batches, alternating with buttermilk and beginning and ending with flour. 

Spoon into cake pan and smooth the top. Scatter berries over the top and sprinkle with remaining 1 T. sugar. 

Bake until cake is golden and toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. ( about 20 minutes). Cool in pan 10 minutes, then turn out onto a serving plate to cool. 

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