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Italian berry & cinnamon cake

May 12, 2017 | Baking, Desserts, sweet treats & baking

Italian berry & cinnamon cake
Recipe adapted from a BBC Good Food magazine
Serves 8

The recipe comes from a BBC Good Food magazine and I enjoyed it so much, that I just had to share it. I’m using raspberries instead of the original blackberries and even strawberries or blueberries would work well. It’s really easy and perfect for dessert or tea time with ice cream, Greek yoghurt, cream or the very rich, real Italian mascarpone cheese.

140 g (140 ml) soft butter

140 g (160 ml) castor sugar

140 g ground almonds

140 g (250 ml) self-raising flour

1 extra large egg

5 ml ground cinnamon

10 ml vanilla essence

250 g raspberries

icing sugar and extra cinnamon for dusting

1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Line and grease the base of a 23 cm loose-bottom/spring-form cake tin. Alternatively grease mini cupcake or muffin pans very well or use paper cups.

2. Place all the ingredients, except the berries and icing sugar and extra cinnamon, in a mixing bowl and beat well.

3. Spread half the mixture into the prepared tin or pans and flatten lightly with the back of a fork.

4. Layer berries on batter and spoon the remaining batter over, spreading it gently.

5. Place tin on a baking tray and bake for 50-60 minutes for the large cake or 15-20 minutes for the small cakes. It should be golden brown in colour.

6. Leave to cool in the tin. Sieve the icing sugar and cinnamon over just before serving.

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