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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cornmeal Cake with Berries

Even though this is a very little picture, you can still tell it's a very good cake!
There are probably infinite possibilities with this recipe, use whatever you have in your cupboard and see what you get.


1 Cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 Cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
1 Cup sugar
2 teaspoons finely grated orange rind (I doubled)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs
1/3 Cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 Cup low fat milk

1 Cup each strawberries, blueberries, raspberries (I used more)
1/4 Cup sugar, or to taste
1/2 Cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1. To prepare cake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 inch round cake pan.

2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt.

3. Combine butter, sugar, orange rind and vanilla in a large bowl, beat with a mixer at medium speed until evenly blended. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture and cornmeal alternately with milk, beating until just evenly not over beat.

4. Bake 30 minutes or until a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.

5. To prepare berries, mash berries in a large bowl. Add sugar and orange juice and mix gently. Sever with cake.

Serves 8

Nutritional facts per serving: 300 calories, 13g fat, 5g protein, 46g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 280mg sodium

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