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. Blackberry Bars Blackberries are deep purple, with a mellow sweetness and flavor.  The filling has no spices to distract from the blackberriness of the flavor.  And…

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…