Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer Berries Sour Cream Tea Cake

It is so difficult to resists all the wonderful berries we get during summer. I tend to buy too much of it and they don’t keep well. I will eat them fresh but some of them will end up in my bakes. I like putting some berries in my cakes as it gives a nice flavor and add a splash of color to it. This cake is tender, moist and has tight but tender crumbs. It goes really well with a cup of tea or coffee and with the nice white, red and blue hues; I think it makes a great dessert for the coming 4th of July holiday.


2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick/113 gram butter – room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup low fat sour cream
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup red raspberries
1/2 cup black berries
1/2 cup blueberries
1 tbsp flour

1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together and set it aside. Greased a tube pan. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree F.
2. Cream butter and sugar until lightly and creamy. Add in the eggs, one at a time and beat them well. Add in the sour cream and vanilla, mix until well combined. Fold in the flour until just combined.
3. Tossed the berries with 1 tbsp of flour. Pour half of the batter into the tube pan; fold the berries into the other half of the batter. Spread the berries batter evenly over the plain batter in the cake pan (by doing this the berries will not sink to the bottom of the cake)
4. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool the cake completely in the pan before turning out onto a serving plate.
5. Spread a thin layer of cream cheese frosting over the cake and garnish it with some fresh berries if you wish.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

4 tbsp cream cheese (I used fat free cream cheese)
1 tbsp butter
3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice

Cream together cream cheese, butter and lemon juice until smooth. Gradually add in the confectioners’ sugar until the frosting is thick and creamy. Spread onto the cake.


Anonymous said...

Hi Gert!

Thanks for the info on the pandan bun.

You make very nice cakes and wish I could had a piece and taste it right now hahaha.....have a nice day.


CaThY said...

Wow.. this cake looks so inviting! I'm loving it ;)

Anonymous said...

very colourful cake! love the colour combination

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I like berries in my bake too but here the price is expensive , lucky you can buy cheap and fresh berries , I am sure like this cake.

michele said...

Blueberries are my favorite and I eat them with fresh cream but this cake will do!

KIMMY said...

Your cake is too beautiful to resist. I have some frozen berries in my freezer, frozen berries are fine to use too, don't you think? Can I ask what size is your tube pan? Thank you for sharing.

shaz said...

Very pretty red, white and blue cake. Would love a slice :)

K.Nor said...

looks like fruit pastry cake tp lg sedap sbb ada cream cheese frosting tu kan.. :)

gert, thank u for the wish & compliment last nite.. so nice of u for dropping by :)

lena said...

i've made something similar long time ago but without frosting..mmm, it taste great with cream cheese too!

Food For Tots said...

The cake looks so pretty and tempting with the berries. It sounds healthy too! ;)

Cooking Foodie said...

This cake looks delicious... love the pic of the sliced cake with bits of fruit showing..

MaryMoh said...

That looks really pretty with all the fruits on top and more surprise when cut. Love it. Thanks very much for sharing.

Jun said...

hi gert..hahaha..i 've been here sometimes but never leave any msgs..seems a bit bz this yr since my doter nk SPM n a few things came-up in a row... x sempat nk blogwalking.nk update blog sendiri pon struggle kadang2.nk tutup blog mcm sayang plak..nnti i rindu kt u, susah jugak..hahahha.nway, TC ya..

Yummy Bakes said...

So colorful and yummy. You are so lucky to have these berries. Rasperries are quite expensive in Singapore.

WendyinKK said...

A lot of Americans like to celebrate July 4th with a cake decorated for the occasion, but it's just not the case here.
Sad, right?
I love the colourful berrries. So jealous of you, LOL. It's darn expensive here, especially raspberries.

The Sweetylicious said...

the cake look so pretty and delicious!! (: (: berries are super exp in singapore ):

ReeseKitchen said...

WAH...i like the berries. Here, those berries are so expensive lah...somewhow I still buy for my little one..;p

Katie said...

Looks yummy and wonderfully summery

Shereen said...

I really thought it's a chiffon cake!You fooled me...hehehe.I think kan if I buat this cake, that 2 lecehs will just jilat-jilat the cream cheese frosting!..err...I would too since siapa boleh resist cream cheese kan!I too look forward for summer when berries are in abundance.But then,when I buy,I kena makan sendiri!!What's worse, the shorter of the 2 men hates the biji-bijis in jam's, shakes etc.Sikit punya susah I kena sieve.Double work for me!!!

shaz said...

You're right, looks perfect with a nice hot mug of tea. Thanks for sharing 
Have a great weekend!

Jeannie said...

A beautiful cake with very expensive berries. At least they are expensive here!

ICook4Fun said...

Yen, you too have a good 4th of July weekend.

Cathy, thank you.

Fong, thanks

Sonia, I trade the berries with durian and rambutan with you :) Berries are cheap here during summer months.

Michele, I love having blueberries in my bakes.

RPVN, thank you. Yes you can always use frozen berries. This cake is not big so you can use a smaller tube pan. I used the 9" or 10" one as they was the only size I have.

Shaz, thank you.

Kak Nor, I find this cake taste better than fruit pastry. Hope you try this out one day. I love your blog K. Nor :)

Lena, this cake taste great on it own. I spread some frosting on top so the berries will stay in place :)

ICook4Fun said...

Food for Tots, thank you.

Cooking Foodie, thank you.

Mary, you are welcome.

Jun, kasihan you. Memang susah bila anak anak ada sekolah and one of them sitting for major exam. No, jangan tutup blog. Sayang kan. Update when you are free.

Yummy bakes, berries are cheap only during summer but I will trade it with our tropical fruits anytime :)

Wendy, people here are patriotic and many of them will decorate their house with flags or red, white and blue decorations :)

Sweetylicious, it is imported fruits so I guess much expensive there :)

Reese, she likes raspberries?

ICook4Fun said...

Katie, thanks.

Shereen, no lah, this cake pendek so can't be chiffon cake. Carlos pun tak berapa suka raspberries because of the seeds but in bakes dia makan jugak.

Shaz, you are welcome.

Jeannie, thanks.

Linda said...

Wow it look so beautiful! Wow how I wish can have a slice. Over in aust, usually use frozen ones. Fresh can be quote expensive.


Rita said...

What a great looking cake! You are so lucky with plenty of berries available while it's so pricey here.
Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. :-D