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Easy Berry Cake Recipe (VIDEO)

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This is a Must-try triple Berry Cake Recipe. It has a buttery crumb topping, a juicy layer of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries, and a soft, airy cake.

There’s a surprise ingredient here that creates light and fluffy forkfuls of cake (and no one has to know it’s SUPER EASY). Watch the video tutorial and you will be a pro in no time.

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Triple Berry Cake Recipe

We absolutely love this single-layer, easy summer cake recipe. It’s similar to our most popular Lemon Blueberry Cake, this easy-peasy Strawberry Cake, or our gluten-free Almond Cake! They are quick to make and they disappear even faster. You don’t need any special equipment and most are baked in a single Springform Pan.

Easy Berry Cake Video Tutorial

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Let’s start with the obvious—it’s easy, versatile (see all of the variation ideas below), and stunning! It also has a surprising ingredient that gives this berry cake a fantastic crumb.

Have you tried using sparkling water in baking? The more carbonated the better! The air bubbles make baked goods fluffier, including pancakes, waffles, and batters like tempura. You can use unsweetened and preferably unflavored sparkling water, club soda, or seltzer water here.

Variations

We love this berry cake because it’s very forgiving and you can use a variety of fruit to make it your own. I hope this becomes a new favorite for you.

Stone fruit – peaches, nectarines, plums, cherries

Tropica fruit – peeled and diced mango

Berries – Raspberries add sweet-tart flavor

Try this combination: peach and blueberry cake – use 1 cup peeled and sliced peaches and 1 cup blueberries.

Can I Use Frozen Berries?

We prefer fresh fruit here, but you can incorporate frozen berries into your cake with a few adjustments. Keep in mind frozen berries may be more likely to sink deeper into the cake.

Do not thaw – use berries straight from the freezer.

Coat in flour – toss the frozen berries in 1 Tbsp of flour to help keep them from sinking down.

Adjust the Baking Time – If using all frozen berries, it would probably take 5 to 10 minutes longer to bake. Check at 45 minutes for doneness with a toothpick and add more time as needed.

How to Make Berry Cake

Quick prep – preheat your oven to 350˚F with a rack in the center of the oven. Dot the bottom of a springform pan with butter and line it with a circle of parchment paper (the butter will help the parchment stay in place).

Beat together eggs and sugar on high speed for 5 minutes. It should be thick and pale in color. Stir in olive oil just until incorporated.

Whisk together the flour and baking powder in a small bowl. Add half of your dry ingredients to the batter. Mix on low speed just until incorporated so you don’t deflate your batter.

Add zest and vanilla and mix on low speed. While mixing on low, slowly pour in the club soda. Stop mixing as soon as it’s blended in.

Add the remaining flour mixture then spread the batter into your prepared pan and top with your berries.

Make the Crumb Topping – combine the crumble topping ingredients in a medium bowl and use your fingers to rub the mixture together until coarse crumbs form. Bake for 45-50 minutes until golden brown on top and a toothpick comes out clean. Do not overbake or your cake may be dry.

How to Test a Cake for Doneness

Not all ovens are created equal – some run hotter or cooler than others which is why I highly recommend investing in an in-oven thermometer. They are inexpensive but will improve your baking. My own oven is 25 degrees cooler than it should be when it’s preheated. Most cake recipes will provide a range of baking times. If you want to ensure you are baking a moist cake, it’s always best to start checking a cake at the earlier time given.

How to tell when a cake is done? It’s as simple as inserting a toothpick or thin wooden skewer into the center of a cake. You know the cake is done if there are no streaks of wet batter clinging to the toothpick. A few crumbs are ok but not wet batter.

More Berry Recipes

If you loved this Berry Cake and fresh summer berries, here are some more great summer berry recipes. I especially love them baked into desserts when they release their natural pectin and become jammy and syrupy, like in our Blueberry Pie – so good!

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Easy Berry Cake with Crumb Topping

This Mixed Berry Cake Recipe has a crisp, buttery topping, a juicy layer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and a soft airy cake base. The crumb cake rises beautifully and is a showstopping cake.

Prep Time: 12 minutes minsCook Time: 48 minutes minsTotal Time: 1 hour hr

Servings: 12 slicesIngredients for Berry Cake:Ingredients for Crumb Topping:

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How to Make Berry Crumb Cake Recipe:Prep: Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line the bottom of a springform pan with a ring of parchment paper. Grease sides lightly with butter.In a large mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer (or stand mixer), beat together eggs and sugar on high speed 5 minutes until thick. Stir in 1/4 cup olive oil.In a separate small bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Add 1/2 flour mixture to the batter, mixing on low speed just until incorporated.Stir in 1 Tbsp lemon zest and 1 tsp vanilla. With the mixer on low speed, add 1/3 cup club soda, mixing until incorporated.Add remaining 1/2 of flour mixture, transfer to prepared pan and even out the top with a spatula. Place berries somewhat evenly over the top.How to Make Crumb Topping & Assembly:In a medium bowl, combine the crumble topping ingredients. Rub the butter and flour together with your finger tips to create crumbs. Bake 45-50 min. until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Ours was perfect at 48 min and be sure not to over-bake or the cake will turn out dry.

*For the berries, we used a combination of hulled and halved strawberries, whole blueberries and blackberries

288kcal Calories46g Carbs4g Protein9g Fat3g Saturated Fat51mg Cholesterol69mg Sodium163mg Potassium1g Fiber22g Sugar190IU Vitamin A1.2mg Vitamin C59mg Calcium1.7mg Iron

Nutrition FactsEasy Berry Cake with Crumb ToppingAmount per Serving% Daily Value** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Good Things

Did you do a double-take? 👀 I love how my husband Vadim adds fun video edits that keep people smiling. Going forward, I’m going to use this space below the recipe card to share something good, something that will make you smile, inspire you, and stir up joy. It will probably evolve 😉. In a world that seems to have a lot of bad news, I’ll be here to share something good.

P.S. Stay tuned for Friday’s new video for a Strawberry Salad from our new cookbook. I can’t wait to share it with you! Loads of Love,  -Natasha 

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