Fresh Berry Butter Cake

Berries are beautiful — and make this quick, buttery cake the best.  This is a redo of one of my earlier recipes, scaled smaller optimized for berries.  I think it’s perfect for an afternoon treat. Fresh Berry  Butter Cake (makes one 8″ cake) 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 5 oz (3/4 cup) granulated sugar…

Blackberry Bars

One of the joys of late summer is blackberries.  I envisioned a simple dessert bar that had a crisp, buttery crust topped with as much blackberry sweetness as crust. Blackberries are deep purple, with a mellow sweetness and flavor.  The filling has no spices to distract from the blackberriness of the flavor.  And when it’s…

Summer Fruit Butter Cake

Simple, sweet, and packed with ripe fruit — a cake that tastes like summer. I developed this cake in an effort to make the best of a friend’s blackberry patch and the luscious peaches on my counter.   The cake is buttery and tender but just dense enough to support the ripe stone fruit and…