Buttermilk Cake with Strawberries and Cream

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One of my favourite summertime memories will always be picking strawberries. We do it every year and it manages to be the hottest day ever.

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I love to bake a rhubarb strawberry crisp with the berries but on the day of picking its mandatory to whip some cream and eat them on cake.

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Freshly picked berries! There were 6 more baskets…

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The cake starts by whisking together the dry ingredients.

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You add in the buttermilk, oil, sour cream, egg and vanilla.

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Give the berries a quick rinse.

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Stir in a few spoonfuls of sugar!

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Lightly whip cream to soft peaks and dollop it on the cake. Spoon the berries and some of their juice on top.

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A perfect summertime treat.

Buttermilk CakeĀ 

Ingredients

1 cup all purpose flour

3/4 cup white sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

3 tbsp canola oil

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/3 cup sour cream

1 tsp vanilla extract

Heavy cream and strawberries for serving

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Combine the buttermilk, oil, sour cream, vanilla and egg in a measuring cup.
  4. Add to the wet ingredients to the dry. Beat together for 2 minutes until smooth and fluffy.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-35 minutes.
  6. Whip cream, sweeten with icing sugar. Slice berries and stir in a spoonful of sugar.
  7. Cut the cake into squares, dollop the whipped cream and spoon berries on top.

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