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Sophie’s speedy mixed berry cake & some latest awards!

on 07/09/2009

A fabulously easy to make fruit cake

Don't you want to try a yummy slice??

I had leftover ripe raspberries & blackberries in my fridge. I wanted to make a quick cake from them. So, I made this!
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Recipe: For 1 cake, for about 13 slices
Ingredients:
60 gr wholemeal spelt flour
60 gr normal flour
120 gr of salted butter
135 gr of raw, Demerara sugar
2 teaspoons of baking powder
220 gr of fresh mixed berries ( I used a mix from raspberries & black berries )
1 large organic egg, beaten
Method:
1. Take a cooking pot & put the butter & the sugar in it. Let it melt on a medium heat. Stir often. Do not let the butter & sugar burn! Set aside to cool down.
2. Preheat the oven to 175°C. ( 347 F) for about 10 minutes.
3. Take your fitting bowl from your Kenwood & place the K-paddle in. Add the 2 types of flours, baking powder. Mix.
4. When the butter & sugar mixture has cooled down, add that to the bowl. Mix well. Add the beaten egg. Mix well.
5. Now, add the fruit. Mix well so that all the fruit is mashed into the cake dough. It will turn purple in colour.
6. Pour the dough into a silicon cake tin. When you use silicon materials, you don’t have to grease the tins. If you don’t have those, you will have to grease the baking tin.
7. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes. If you use only white flour, you will need only 20 minutes in the oven.
8. When you think the cake is ready, test with a pin. Take it out of the oven & leave the cake for about 5 minutes in the silicon baking tin. This will also give a shine to your cake! Place on a wire rack. After 5 minutes, carefully take the cake out of the silicon tin & place on a wire rack to cool down completely.
Enjoy!
Now, for something completely different!!!
A few weeks ago, I received 7 awards on 10 days!! I couldn’t believe it!!
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This is the One lovely Blog award!! What a marvellous award this is!
I received this fab award from Gaga @ Gaga in the kitchen.
She is a true home cook & I love her sort of cooking & baking. Check her out!
I also received the same beautiful award from Lisa Michele @ Parsley, sage, desserts & line drives. She takes truly lovely pictures of her food & tempts us with her skills in desserts! I learn a lot from her!
I would like to give this beauty of a fine award to: ( in no particular order )
1. Kat from the food blog: @ Food good to eat. She lives in Tallinn, Estonia & she cooks & bakes mostly healthy food! I learn a lot of her.
2. Joumana from @ Taste of Beirut. She teaches me a lot of wonderful step by step recipes from authentic Lebanese dishes.
3. @ The little Teochew from Singapore. She cooks many different kinds of food & she learns me a lot of Asian style dishes.
4. LK @ Healthy Delicious. She cooks & bakes mostly healthy but also tasty food. She inspires me!
5. Jamie @ Life’s a feast. She is an expat who lives in France. She writes lovely stories & she cooks & bakes her heart out! I always enjoy her writing!
6. Slices of Beauty @ Slices of Beauty because this person has got a blog about all things beautiful.
7. Christine @ Christine’s recipes She lives in Brisbane, I think, Australia & she cooks Asian & Western dishes. I learn a lot from her cooking style.
8. Oyster Food & Culture @ Oyster & Food & Culture. She lives in San Francisco, USA.
She teaches us about all kind of foods from all over the world & teaches us everything about it.
9. Rowena from Hawaii who lives in Italy @ Rubber slippers in Italy. She loves cooking, baking & everything Italian. She writes with enthusiasm & loves to travel. She also is a keen gardener.
10. Anna from Brazil who lives & works now in New York, New York @ Chef wannabe. Her drawings & her food is fab. She takes awesome pictures. I love how she writes.
So, enjoy your awards, dear friends!
Then, I received this creative Blogger award 4 times!!!
Kreativ blogger
I received this award from Jamie @ Life’s a feast. She lives in France & loves writing, cooking & baking.
I also received this beautiful award from Simone @ Junglefrog cooking. She lives in Holland. She is a keen photographer & a true foodie. Her pictures are always fab! Her cooking skills are great!
I also received this award from Christine @ Christine’s recipes. She cooks & bakes all kind of foods , Asian & western. She lives in Brisbane, Australia.
I again received this award from Catherine @ Unconfidential Cook. She lives in Los Angeles & she cooks & bakes her heart out! I love her type of food. She tempts us with her lovely food.
Now, I will have to give this award at least 7 other bloggers & tell 7 things about myself.
I have put together these creative Blogger awards so that I have to pass it on at all of you at one time.
Well, 7 things about me:
1. I adored cooking & baking since I was a kid. My grand mother on my father’s side teached me a lot. I have inherited her cooking & baking skills.
2. In the later future, I want to have a vegetable & fruit garden. My father has a vegetable garden & has fruit trees. He grows a lot that I ask for. I think that there is noting better than fresh fruit, vegetables & herbs from your own garden. Now, I only grow my own herbs.
3. I am a real foodie. I love to travel, eat local delicacies & learn about the food culture of that country or region.
4. I love history too. I love going to modern & authentic museums.
5. I love baking all sort of different cookies. I have more than 120 cookie cutters. I bought 100 of them once in Salisbury, Uk in a cookery shop, when I was there on holiday. When I am visiting a food or cookery shop , I am always on the look out for new cookie cutters that I don’t have. My favourites of this moment are: an elephant, captain hook with a wooden leg & no arm, a clown’s head, a knight on his horse!
6. I am learning to use more whole grains in my cooking & baking. I am experimenting with different sort of wholemeal flours & grains & foods like quinoa, bulgur, chickpeas, lentils,etc.
As you know by now, I like to use wholemeal spelt flour in my breakfast muffins or in desserts. It is much better for your health. But sometimes, we need just butter, sugar & white flour, don’t we? Sometimes, we need to be naughty!
7. I am a true believer & user of the best silicone baking mats, silicone cake tins, silicon bread tins, silicon mini muffin flower mats,… I also love to use silicon baking sheets like Silpat. I think that food bloggers doesn’t use enough silicon materials in baking. They are so easy to use & you don’t need to grease them at all. The cooked dough won’t stick if you leave them for about 5 minutes in the moulds. This will give a nice shine to the cooked dough. Then carefully, remove them out of the moulds & place on a wire rack to cool down.
8. My favourite colours are yellow & mild red.
So, I am giving this award to the fellow bloggers:
1. Koko @ Koko’s kitchen because she is a vegetarian, she cooks & bakes mostly healthy. I am not a vegetarian but my husband & I eat a lot vegetarian because the possibilities are endless. So, I learn a lot of her trough her vegetarian cooking.
2. Diana @ Cookerati because she teaches me a lot about typical American foods, desserts & she cooks recipes with her own grown produce. I like her recipes a lot!
3. Valerie @ The chocolate bunny who lives in Montreal, Canada. She always makes me laugh.
I love her way of writing & she makes great recipes.
4. Donna @ Tasty Treasures. Her writing is entertaining & she always puts a smile on my face!
She makes fail proof recipes!
5. Ellie & @ Almost Bourdain who lives in Sydney, Australia but she is from Malaysia. She cooks outstanding. Her husband is Dutch so all of those influences give a kick in her cooking.
6. Christie @ Christie’s Corner. She lives in Ontario, Canada. She cooks lovely recipes. I also love her writing.
7. Erica & My Colombian Recipes. She lives in the USA but originates from Colombia. She teaches us about her home country & she learns us lovely dishes from Colombia. Her pictures are always lovely!
So, enjoy your well deserved awards!
Then, I received this beautiful award from Esmé @ Chocolate & Croissants from the USA.
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She loves writing about cooking, travel & everything French. Check her out!
She makes lovely recipes! This award is all about blogs that make you feel warm inside,..
Ever since I started blogging, I loved every minute of it!! So, thanks again my foodie friends!
Thanks again, Esmé!!
I would like to give this award to the following 9 people:
1. Lisa aka Dandysugar @ Dandysugar because she makes a lot of delicious looking & tasty desserts!! She also bakes a lot healthy!! She teaches me a lot!! Her pictures are always fantastic!!
2. Jacqueline @ Pham Fatale who lives in The San Francisco Bay area. She teaches me a lot about western & asian dishes. She explains a lot. I like her lovely & apart recipes!
3. Angie @ Angie’s recipes who lives in Cologne, Germany. She bakes a lot of breads,etc. She teaches me a lot about western meets eastern recipes.
4. Jacqueline @ Tinned Tomatoes. She is from Scotland. I just recently discovered her blog & so dig her recipes!
5. Rebecca @ Chow & Chatter. She is a Brit who lives in the USA. She cooks, bakes & entertains us. I love her recipes.
6. Katherine @ Smoky Mountain Café. She cooks, bakes & entertains us with her never to fail recipes. She tempts me a lot with her baking!!
7. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella. She lives in Sydney, Australia. She cooks, bakes, travels & goes to food festivals etc. She loves her baking!! She shows us Sydney in reviewing food & tea shops, etc. She so deserves this award! She has become a true friend!
8. Natasha @ 5 star Foodie. She cooks, bakes & entertains us with her fabulous food!! She cooks Michelin starred food! Her skills are excellent!
9. Janet @ Gourmet traveller 88. She is a Hong Kong Chinese who lives in Basel, Switzerland. Her husband is Dutch. She cooks a lot Asian & travels a lot! She teaches me a lot of Chinese recipes!
So, enjoy your well deserved awards!
Later on, I received this Lemonade award from Esmé @ Chocolate & Croissants
Lemonade Award
This is the Lemonade award!
I would like to give this award to:
1. Christine @ Christine cooks. I just recently discovered her blog & she cooks & bakes like I like to eat. She has a vegetable patch for more than 2 acres. Wow! I admire her a lot!
2. Lisa-Michèle @ Parsley, sage, desserts & line drives. She makes a lot of fab desserts & she writes cool!
3. Gaga @ Gaga in the kitchen because she cooks & bakes lovely dishes. She is a homecook with never fail recipes!
4. Zerrin @ Give recipe. She lives in Turkey & teaches us all about yummy Turkey dishes & food. Her drawings are funny & her writing is fab!
5. Dada @ Un déjeuner de soleil. She lives in Paris, France & she makes beautiful food especially desserts. Her pictures are true winners!
6. Selba @ Selby’s food corner. She lives in Jakarta, Indonesia & she shows us typical food from there. She gives reviews of restaurants, etc. Her food is always very interesting & I learn a lot!
7. Allison @ Local lemons. Her food is so lovely & her pictures are awesome!! She cooks like i love to eat.
8. Lo @ Burp! Where food happens! She is from Milwaukee, USA. She makes fab food & I love her writing. She makes me laugh!
So, to all of you, enjoy your well deserved awards!
To all of you, thanks again for those lovely awards!!
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73 responses to “Sophie’s speedy mixed berry cake & some latest awards!

  1. Jamie says:

    Oh my! So many awards and so many food blogs! Your great blog – and YOU – deserve every single one of these awards! I thank you for selecting me (among other great foodies) to receive the One Lovely Blog Award! It thrills me that you love my blog!Second, we are so alike it so many ways. Love to travel and husband and I split our time between museums and food markets and always search out places to eat where only the locals go, and we always search out local delicacies. And cookie cutters! Wow! I'd love to see your collection. I just started!This cake looks so fabulous. I love the color and any cake made with blackberries and raspberries has got to be delicious!Thanks, Sophie and a big hig to you. And now I have lots of new food blogs to discover!

  2. Rowena says:

    I've already received that award but I'd like to say thank you anyway! Your mixed berry cake made me smile, because I've been working with "blue" food lately….gotta love the color!

  3. Selba says:

    Wow!!! You are so famous and loved by everyone, Sophie :)Thank you so much for passing me the lemonade award. Btw, I'm living in Jakarta – Indonesia, not in Singapore ;)

  4. Sophie, congrats, you deserve them all!Many, many thanks for including Slices of Beauty on your fab lists. Really honoured.Again, thank you Sophie for always managing to make me really hungry, lol, love it!

  5. Look at that gorgeous pinky purple hue! Thankyou so much for my award and congratulations on your many awards-they're all very well deserved!

  6. That's a whole lot of awards! Thank you so much for selecting me. I discovered a lot of new wonderful food bloggers through your post as well. Thanks!Keep up the great work!

  7. Christine says:

    Wow, unbelievable! You've got so many awards from bloggers. Yeah, you're absolutely right. I'm living in Brisbane Australia right now. Quite far from you, right?

  8. Jacqueline says:

    Hi Sophie, I can see you are well loved, when I see all those awards and I can also see why when I look at that gorgeous berry cake. I just love the explosion of berries on the inside! Thank you so much for passing on one of the awards to me, that was very kind :)

  9. Lisa says:

    Congrats on all of your awards, Sophie..very well deserved…AND – THANK YOU for passing the Lemonade award to me. I'm truly flattered, and could use a glass of lemonade right about now, considering how parched I am at this moment..LOL

  10. I adore your blog and you … your sunshine personality is obvious for all to see, as is your passion for food/cooking/baking. I am flattered and honoured. YOU deserve every award there is!!

  11. joumana says:

    Hi SophieI am so honored to receive the award and thank you!J'aime bien aussi toutes tes recettes et surtout la dernière!

  12. Anna says:

    This cake looks beautiful and delicious, no wonder you got all this awards.You so deserve them. Thanks for passing me the lovely award feel very flattered.

  13. Sophie,Thank you so much for recognizing my blog its quite an honor given what an extraordinary blog you have filled with inspiration, good food and and generosity. I mean I not only get an award but a delicious recipe for a berry cake in the process, how nice is that?

  14. thanks so much Sophie for thinking of me your berry cake looks amazing, and wow so many awards for you, but I know why your great, have a great weekI will leave an award for you on my blog today (friends) to add to the gallery LOLRebecca

  15. That cake must taste heavenly! Congrats on the awards!Cheers,Rosa

  16. teresa says:

    Congrats on the awards, the cake looks lovely!!

  17. Erica says:

    Congratulations on your awards!!!I love the color in that cake.

  18. Esme says:

    This looks so delicious.We had huckleberry pie yesterday-at a hall-homemade huckleberry pie-just sat outside under the ski enjoying it. congrats on the awards-I am going to have to check out the other blogs. Thank you for passing on the birthday wishes.xoxo

  19. Cheryl says:

    Wow that is sooo colorful and moist looking and congrats on all the awards you deserve them!

  20. Esme says:

    Thanks I love participating in these events and sampling food from around the world-I just shot off an email to a friend who just landed in Malayasia -can you imagine the good food there. Have you ever participated in BBM-Dispensing Happiness organizes it-similar event and then she posts what everyone exchanges-it is wonderful to see. Although sometimes some of the US participants will send off what I think is horrible american food-packaged orange velveeta cheese-what must the rest of the world think about orange day glow cheese?

  21. dada says:

    You deserve all these awards! Thanks a lot, you're very very kind. You made me laugh with your cookies cutter and like you, I dream of vegetables and fruits garden. At last, thanks to you I discover a lot of international foodblogger :-)Have a nice evening!

  22. dada says:

    And your cake looks delicious (plenty of fruits ;-)!

  23. nora@ffr says:

    OMG sophiee!! congratulations on ye well deserve awards!! so beautiful colour on ye cake!1 yummm! love it very much!!

  24. WOW! Those awards are sure a lot of work for you! That's the price you pay for being so good at what you do–ha!

  25. Kat says:

    Congrats on all the awards Sophie, you deserve them! And THANK YOU for mine. It's my first !Shall I pass it on now? Is there a rule on how many people to?

  26. Claudia says:

    Oh Sophia! Congratulations on your well-deserved awards! And how that berry cake sings to me. We are still in the midst of fresh berries everywhere; will definitely try this. Not letting go of summer yet!

  27. Jef Boven says:

    Dear Sophie, we wonder where you can find the time and the continuous inspiration to write such an amount of friendly remarks and wonderful recipies!We give you the award of gracious perseverance and another one for you capacity for warm friendship.Congratulations! Mum and dad.

  28. Lo says:

    Sophie! You definitely deserve every one of your awards… and it's so very nice of you to share! You're just too sweet!You know what they say — when life gives you lemons… :)As for that berry cake — oh, yum. They always say to take care with the stirring of berries so that they don't make your batter purple… but I really love the color a bit too much, and I often stir them in just for the effect. Yours looks fabulous.

  29. Congrats on all your lovely awards, very well deserved Sophie. Your blog always puts a smile on my face. And thank you for thinking of me with this wonderful award. You are so sweet!!Great yummy looking cake too! =)

  30. zerrin says:

    Congrats on all of these well deserved awards! And thank you so much for sharing one of them, it's very kind of you. And I love the color of your berry cake, looks great!

  31. Your berry cake looks great! And, congratulations on all your awards!

  32. Cynthia says:

    Sophie, I would totally enjoy this cake because it is so rich with fresh fruit!

  33. Marta says:

    Wow, this speedy bread looks packed with antioxidants, hard to feel guilty about a slice or two ;)Thanks for sharing these things about you with us!

  34. Congrats on all of your awards!! You deserve them! This cake looks scrumptious with all those berries! YUMMMM!!

  35. Olga says:

    Congratulations on all your awards: very well deserved!

  36. Kerstin says:

    I love your purple bread, it looks so tasty with all those yummy berries in it!Congrats on all your awards! I have over 100 cookie cutters too :)

  37. congrts on all the awards!! and thanks!!

  38. Allison says:

    Yay! Thanks for the award, that's so great! And I love your cake recipe, it looks delicious.

  39. Hi Sophie, that berry cake is so scrumptous!!! Thanks so much for your award.

  40. Congratulations on all of the awards. It was a red carpet night at the Oscars for you and you swept them all away. You deserve a lot of awards and that berry cake is a real winner too.Sam

  41. Valérie says:

    Wow, so many awards! Congratulations, you deserve them all! And thank you so much for thinking of me, that is so nice of you! Your cake looks nice and moist, and I love the colour! A great way to use up extra berries!

  42. This is a great quickbread recipe, and a wonderful way to use up those leftovers!

  43. Muneeba says:

    Congrats on the multiple awards girl! And I love the look of your berry cake … the insides are simply amazing .. that color!

  44. The cake look so good, love the delicious berry flavor! Congratulations on all your awards and thank you so much for passing a beautiful award to me!

  45. That cake looks amazing! And congrats on all your well-deserved awards! I can't believe you have so many cookie cutters!

  46. Christine says:

    You are truly a wonderful food blogger to have so many friends who send you awards. You are a kind and energetic person to have passed those awards on to some many bloggers that I didn't know until now. Thank you for that and thank you so much for my Lemonade Award! Keep on cooking, Sophie!!

  47. Juliana says:

    Congratulations Sophie…all the awards are well deserved :-) by the way, the berries cake sounds and looks delicious…like the redish color. Again, congratulations!

  48. Velva says:

    Sophie- The berry cake looks absolutely delicious!Congratulations on your blog awards. Much deserved!

  49. Sara says:

    I love cakes like this that are overflowing with berries, it looks wonderful!

  50. Ellie says:

    Thank you for the lovely award!!!! Muah!!!

  51. Pam says:

    Wow – congrats on your awards. I can't believe you have 120 cookie cutters.The berry cake looks delicious – love the color.

  52. Congratulations on receiving so many awards! Just wonderful! :D

  53. good ness sophie, we'll need a whole day to catch up here on all those great links! Congratulations on good work..well deserved, all of them! Now we know too what to get you for your birthday, cookiecutters…oh wait, you already have them all!ronelle

  54. Sophie, the mixed berry cake looks super. Just can't resist anything berry. Congratulations!! Thanks a million, Sophie, for sharing the "heartfelt award" with me. :-)) I will announce it soon. Angie's Recipes

  55. Jan says:

    That cake looks so moist and delish, I love the colour too.Congrats on all your awards, they are well deserved. Keep up the good work.

  56. Maris says:

    What a nice cheerful cake! Looks like a fun one to make and eat with some vanilla ice cream :)

  57. Congrats on the awards! The cake looks berry yummY!

  58. Grace says:

    i’m not quite sure which is more spectacular—your accumulation of awards or your gorgeous, gorgeous cake! congrats, and thanks for the wonderful recipe. :)

  59. Diana H says:

    Sophie – your cake looks fantastic. You deserve every one of your awards, you are such a dedicated friend and have such lovely posts. I always enjoy coming to your place for a visit. Thank you for giving me an award too, I've never gotten one before, so I'm very grateful. I make new friends through your site also, so again thanks!

  60. Barbara says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary..your awards…and your fabulous blueberry cake!

  61. Sophie, I am so flatered that you though of me and am humbled by your kindness. Than you so much!

  62. Using spelt in that recipe, what a good call! Berries and spelt must work wonderfully together, I never thought of that before :-) thanks for the tip!

  63. TasteMyPlate says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog recently :)Well done on all the awards! And I have to say that my mouth is almost jumping at the screen to take a bite of that cake….what a wonderful colour that explodes in the middle!

  64. Gattina says:

    S, you are most deserve all the awards! Your recipes are always easy yet delicious, keep up good works. Wish many more awards to come!

  65. Eva says:

    hi-ya, I like all your posts, keep them coming.

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