Sunday, April 25, 2010

brit's poppy seed cake with berries & cream

i found this recipe on another great food blog & changed it up to suit me better. i just can't leave things well enough alone!:) it is such a great mix on sweet, tart (with the berries), creamy & not too sweet. i just love the flavors & the beauty of it too! so great for mother's day!!!!

{brit's poppy seed cake with berries & cream}

2 1/2 Cups Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda

1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Baking Powder
2 Sticks Butter, softened
2 Cups Sugar
4 Large Eggs
1 Cup Buttermilk

1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. almond extract
1/4 Cup Poppy Seeds

~Cream & Berries~
1 cup chilled whipping cream
1 cup creme fraiche
1- 8oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2-3/4 cup powdered sugar--to taste

1 pint fresh blueberries
1 pint fresh blackberries
1 pint fresh raspberries
1 pint fresh strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water

in a large bowl, cream together, butter & sugar. add eggs one at a time, mixing after each. set aside. in another bowl, whisk together, flour, salt, baking powder & soda. stir both vanilla & almond extract into buttermilk. add 1/2 of the flour mixture to your butter & sugar & mix until combine. add 1/2 of the buttermilk & repeat the steps again. add poppy seeds & gently mix until combined. butter & flour 2- 9 in. round cake pans. evenly split batter between the 2. bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out dry. let cool in pan for 10 minutes, turn out & cool completely. after cakes are cooled, with a serrated knife, cut each cake in half horizontally.

In a small sauce pan, over medium-high heat, combine blueberries, sugar & water until berries start to burst & create a sauce. Set aside. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar, whipping cream & creme fraiche & beat until whipping cream has reached full volume. Toss remaining berries in blueberry sauce.

Assemble cake by spreading cream mixure & spooning berries between each layer & on top. Serve immediately & enjoy!


summer said...

do you have any of that goodness left? can you bring me some?!

Sha said...

We tried this, and WOW! Delicious!

Carrian said...

So glad you liked it!