Wednesday, 8 October 2014

FOOD: Raspberry Cake

Raspberry Cake

With a freezer full of raspberries, it was high time I took to doing something wit them and with the need to find a recipe for a birthday cake for myself, what better an opportunity to use some of them up. You'd think raspberry cakes recipes would be easy to find, but apparently such cakes are a modern invention. While I love using my vintage cookbooks, none had any such recipe, for once pinterest came to the rescue. 

The recipe I came across from Food Loverr which is actually adapted from one on food.com is pretty straight forward, and like most of the recipes I come to share here, there's no out of the ordinary ingredients required. I found the bake time was very underestimated and after baking with frozen raspberries, i'd suggest using fresh ones. The icing was also meant to be decorated with raspberries, but I misjudged and didn't have enough - oops. 

Raspberry Cake


Cake
1/3 cup of butter
1 cup of sugar
1 egg
3 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 cups of sifted all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 cup of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 cups of fresh raspberries 

Glaze
1 1/2 cups powdered/confectionery sugar
1 teaspoon of melted butter 
6 tablespoons of heavy cream

Mix the butter and sugar together, adding in the egg and mix well. Combine all the dry ingredients. Separately add the vanilla extract to the milk and add, alternating with the dry ingredients into the butter/sugar mixture and mix well, until smooth. Pour batter into a lined loaf pan and sprinkle raspberries over the batter. Place into a preheated oven at 375F for 45 minutes (original recipe states 30 - but the batter was far too wet). After the cake has baked, make the glaze by mixing all the ingredients - sugar, melted butter and cream and frost while still slightly warm.

Have you baked anything tasty lately?

40 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I'm a huge fan of all kinds of breads, but especially love one with a nice glaze/frosting. I have a bread recipe coming up on my blog soon and I had a similar issue with it being soo under-baked even though I followed the directions exactly.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's weird how some recipes can be so off with times, I know my oven can be a little temperamental at times, but yeah. Looking forward to seeing your banana recipe - I love a good banana loaf!

      Delete
  2. I haven't done any baking in far too long! This looks delicious!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have baked for a while - still getting use to my new oven, it can be a bit cranky!

      Delete
  3. That looks so yummy, after you mentioned raspberry cake in your previous post I was hoping you'd write about it! Definitely giving this one a whirl, I love raspberries!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha yeah, I couldn't hold off posting this recipe - too good not to share!

      Delete
  4. Looks so good :) I am keen to do some Autumnal baking soon :) x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I managed to get a load done last week, but I still have a pile of apples that need baking with! Probably making some more raspberry jam at some point too.

      Delete
    2. Apple pie, apple crumble, apple stew... apples are the best to cook with :) yuuum!

      Delete
  5. Mmmm that looks delicious! I love raspberry flavoured anything so I might just have to try this :) x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Complete with whole raspberries too!

      Delete
  6. Gorgeous! It looks like the cake turned out really moist and soft and not too dry. It would be dangerous for me to have something like this in my house!

    Cat
    http://oddlylovely.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh it was, even with needing that extra time. The frosting is a big plus too - so sweet and tasty!

      Delete
  7. I LOVE raspberries. I need this in my life ASAP.

    Thank you for the recipe!


    http://www.jacklyn-lee.com/

    ReplyDelete
  8. That looks delicious - anything raspberry is a winner for me.

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anything lemon or raspberry and i'm a happy girl

      Delete
  9. Yum, it looks so good! I haven't baked anything lately but since my birthday is Friday I will be baking cupcakes soon! :D

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yey cupcakes for birthdays sound great!

      Delete
  10. Oh my god this looks absolutely delicious, I was just going through all the links I was sent on twitter from the chat yesterday and as soon as I opened yours and saw this photo I HAD to keep note of the recipe especially as it has 6 tablespoons of heavy cream!! HEAVEN!! Thank you for sharing it looks so tasty :)
    Jamie l Reaping Beauty

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha your welcome - the cream was very much a winning part in why I ended up making it I have to be honest!

      Delete
  11. Yum - this looks amazing! I like that the raspberries are all in the middle waiting to surprise the eaters!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Like I mentioned, there were meant to be on top too with the icing, I just ran out!

      Delete
  12. That looks really good! I love how the raspberries are just hanging out in the middle, I've never realized how that is done! I always imagined something way more complicated like, piping them in through a frosting tube or something. Silly me!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh i'm sure some people would be fancy and pipe it in. By the photographs in the other recipes, they were meant to be more even across the cake, i'm not sure how or why all mine gathered in the middle!

      Delete
  13. Looks delicious! I love raspberries and cake, although I usually just put them in the middle or on top of a sponge cake, never thought about baking them with it before! xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's weird, having them in the cake seems to be recent trend, i'm not sure why they didn't do it in the past. Perhaps because the raspberries get the loaf around them wet and it would have been hard to keep them fresh. Hmm.

      Delete
  14. I haven't baked anything because I can't bake anything ! Giiirl, you're talented ! When I'm feeling a little more adventurous I might give it a try ! :)





    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh that looks delicious! Have you chosen this one to be your birthday cake? Also have you had chocolate raspberry cake? om nom nom nom
    My most recent baking escapade consisted of 30+ carrot cake cupcakes for my office. And I realized when I was making them that I was missing a few key ingredients (cinnamon & vegetable oil) so I really had to invent as I went ... they were 'special' hah

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah this ended up being my birthday cake (rather than the marshmallow one I had originally planned but i'll get around to baking that one day).

      I've been meaning to make something carrot cakey for ages - always a treat! It's always fun making up recipes as you go along - that's how most of my curry recipes end up working out haha.

      Delete
  16. Mmm. This looks awesome. I love raspberries -and cake! After a week in Portugal with lots of cakes and pastries to eat at breakfast and dinner I'm already missing eating an obscene amount of cake and I only got home yesterday!
    Debi x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha I can imagine - I could eat cake far too often!

      Delete
  17. Gorgeous cake! I Love reading old cookbooks, too. They are full of some pretty interesting recipes but I find myself looking to pinterest for food I actually want to try making and eating.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. For me it depends on what i'm makings - curries/main dishes it's always pinterest or just a plain old google search. But for sweet things, I always love raiding my vintage cookbooks.

      Delete
  18. Mmm that looks really good! I missed out on picking some raspberries and blackberries this year... someone else took them all. I do like the look of this cake :) Could be nice with blackberries or other berry like fruit :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A blackberry raspberry mix would be pretty awesome I think! Maybe even some cherries too ... oh the choices.

      Delete
  19. Oh yum, this looks so goooood!

    ReplyDelete
  20. This looks so good! Ugh. "Thanks" for making me hungry. lol ;)

    www.simplydavelyn.com

    ReplyDelete