Monday, June 8, 2009

Raspberry Buttermilk Cake


I made this easy little cake for our weekend brunch on the patio. It's
from the June issue of my favorite Gourmet magazine. (I don't think
I've ever made one of their recipes I didn't love.) This one is super
moist and reminds me a bit of an old fashioned fruit cobbler. I used
raspberries, as called for in the recipe, but I'm sure most any fresh
fruit would work well.


Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup plus 1 1/2 tbsp sugar, divided
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup well shaken buttermilk
1 cup, about 6 oz. fresh raspberries

Preheat oven to 400. Butter and flour a 9 inch round cake pan.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, soda and salt.

Beat butter and 2/3 cup sugar with mixer at med high, until pale
and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat well.

At low speed, mix in flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with
buttermilk, beginning and ending with four. Mix only until
combined.

Spoon batter into cake pan, smoothing top. Scatter raspberries
evenly over top and sprinkle with remaining 1 1/2 tbsp sugar.

Bake until golden and wooden toothpick comes out clean when
inserted in center, about 25 minutes.

Cool in pan 10 minutes, transfer to rack and cool an additional 10
minutes. Invert onto plate.

55 comments:

  1. Oh yum, sure wish I could have a nibble. It looks decadent and I agree with you on the recipes you find in Gourmet.
    Happy Twirls

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  2. Oh my! Yummy. I'll be making that soon. Thanks for the recipe.

    I enjoy your blog every single day. Please come by and enter the Pay It Forward Contest if you'd like to participate.

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  3. OK, I seem to rarely succeed in baking recipes, mainly due to not having a cookingthumb nor patience; I will try it cause it looks SO GREAT, then will send you a note on the results!
    bye for now! Beth
    PS will try using the small plums which are now falling from the tree in the backyard.

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  4. Yes, I will save it and have it handy for when my newly planted raspberries produce. Or just buy them and go for the gusto.

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  5. Anything baked with fresh fruit is far superior to the richest chocolate!

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  6. This could use a scoop of Marlene's homemade ice cream ..

    http://marphilback.blogspot.com/2009/06/i-dreamed-of-cream-in-times-gone-by.html

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  7. making me hungry willow. love fresh fruit, especially raspberries!

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  8. Mmmm....I have a couple of handfuls of black raspberries that have been begging to be made into dessert. I think this is the perfect cake for them!

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  9. The Photos alone are mouth-watering!

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  10. wiping up drool here! yum!

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  11. OH wow, that close-up has my mouth watering. I knew i was in trouble when I simply rad your blog title on my blog list! YUMMMM!

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  12. That looks like it's going to be my birthday cake on Thursday! Thanks!

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  13. Hello Willow!

    It's such a comfort to return to blogging and find a wonderful recipe waiting at the manor.

    This one looks perfect for a tea event...Yum!

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  14. Looks delicious! Thank you for a quick recipe to use summer berries.

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  15. Delicious as always Willow....xv

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  16. Ah gee, I am trying to be so good and everyone is posting sweets!!

    I may have to try this with blackberries!!

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  17. This looks luscious. I'm always looking for new brunch recipes so I'll definitely try this one.

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  18. Willow - that is one beautiful cake you have there - wish I could pop in for a slice. Do you eat it with cream?

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  19. Trying that recipe soonest! Looks wonderful!

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  20. Please let me show up at your house. You don't need to let me in, just pass me that cake.

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  21. Gorgeous! If it cools off enough to warrant turning on the oven I'll make this, the professor would LOVE it!

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  22. Hello Willow,

    This looks delish and reminds me of a fruit shortcake I used to make for guests. That recipe used ground almonds in the mix. Scrummy!

    I have re-posted my delayed video today but blogger doesn't seem to want to acknowledge it??!!

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  23. That looks wonderful and looks a little (in a lighter form) to a clafoutis. I shall have to try with cherries (I'd rather eat the raspberries as is). Provided I can find a substitute for buttermilk...

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  24. Mmmmmm...this reminds me of Marian Burros' "plum torte" recipe--I have made it with a million different combinations of fruits--I made it not long ago with raspberries and it looked a lot like this. I love it! I just sprinkle some confectioner's sugar on it and it's moist and delicious. She said she's always being asked for that recipe. This looks scrumptious. I'll have to try it, too--thanks for another good recipe!

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  25. I love it when any recipe can
    combine the words:
    Easy & D'lish!!

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  26. Gourmet is one of my favourites too! My best carrot cake and gingerbread recipes come from there, among others. But a recipe is only as good as the cook and your cake looks gorgeous.

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  27. Wow, I'm gonna have to try that! Don't know if I'll be able to figure it out, but as long as I don't invite people to try it until AFTER I've sampled it myself, I'm sure it'll be ok :-)

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  28. Dammit... I hadn't been here in awhile and I ate green olives today which made me think of one of your recipes, which I made and enjoyed, and next thing you know, I'm checking back and am seeing another recipe... AND... I have raspberries in the fridge!

    My stomach loves you. My hips... not so much. :)

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  29. I was looking for something special for our company on Wednesday... this looks like it fits the bill. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. I was looking for something special for our company on Wednesday... this looks like it fits the bill. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. This looks delicious. Do you like it with fresh milk? It sort of reminds me of Rhubarb pie and I suspect it might take a little like that. I love rhubarb almost anyway you can fix it. I just bought 5 plants -- none larger than your biggest finger and they have leafed out and appear to be growing but it will be well into their third year and that would be about 2011 before it will be large enough to harvest enough for a pie.

    I had some here for many years, and gave starts to neighbors and then kept moving my own until I killed it about 15 years ago. So the only rhubarb we get is what we can buy at the store.

    I also like your photography on this.

    Thanks for the visit.

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  32. thanks for this cobbler recipe. I just love raspberries and I will make this yummy looking delight. Always nice to visit and see what you have been creating.

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  33. ....so sorry Willow! Didn't mean to drool. You said cobbler....ooh peaches!

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  34. Evil, Evil temptress, now I will have to make it and loooove it and gain 400 pounds and Not care a jot because I'll be eating raspberry buttermilk cake.
    My mouth is watering....willpower melting....and I'm off to make it...though maybe with blueberries as I don't have raspberries right now....maybe hubby can make an 'emergency' trip to the grocery store...it's only a 20 minute drive each way, LOL.
    Thank you for sharing!!

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  35. I think I just might have to print this recipe and take it with me on vacation to bake. I'm sure there will be moments that we will need something yummy to eat. Thanks for the great stuff you post.

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  36. I'll bet breakfast on the patio was so peaceful and to have this creation...yum, yum! Willow, you make the best looking food. You could be a food photographer in my opinion. I think I'm drooling. :)

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  37. I'll try it with raspberries too...it looks wonderful and the recipe looks easy. Perfect for the morning. Thank you!

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  38. This looks delish! My raspberry bushes are going to be ripe in a couple of weeks so I'll have to try this! We love anything with buttermilk.

    And by the looks of your sidebar pic, you're having a very good hair day! :)

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  39. Can't wait to taste it!! Whoops...I first have to cook it...(no one around here is adventurous in the kitchen). Looks delicious, Willow.

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  40. It was very good and very easy... a little too easy. I'll be making it again. :)

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  41. Oh, dear, that last photo, that last photo had me drooling all over my hooded jumper. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  42. Willow....I have to try this with my wild blackberries!

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  43. Am making this now for a special treat - looks fantastic! Just a note - you forgot to say how much vanilla to add - I'm putting in a half teaspoon. Just thought you'd want to know. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  44. Thanks, Golden West! You guessed right...1/2 tsp vanilla. I'll add that to the post. :^)

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  45. Yum! It looks delicious! Thanks for putting the recipe up, I can't wait to make some!! :)

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  46. And of course, buttermilk is not fattening, so this is the perfect cake. I'd try it with blueberries, I think. They're my favourite.

    Kat

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  47. I've been wanting to try this recipe -- the flavors sound so perfect. It seems to be quite the favorite recipe from the June issue! I have had a few Gourmet clonkers, (Xmas cookies...) but you're right -- they're 99.9% great.

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