Berry surprising

We recently signed up at Costco and, amongst other things, managed to snag some bargain frozen berries on our first trip out there. I have a feeling most of them will end up in smoothies and sorbets, but the first thing I did with them was to make this cake. I imagine apples, pears or firm stone fruit would probably make a similarly delicious cake, but with the frozen berries you don't need to do any preparations, which is always a bonus.

Berry surprise cake

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tspn vanilla
1 1/2 cups SR flour
1/2 cup milk
1 cup frozen berries


Preheat the oven to 180 C. Grease a 20 cm sandwich pan. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly to combine. Place the vanilla in the milk. Add a third of the flour and mix well. Follow with half the milk, mixing thoroughly. Continue adding the flour and milk alternately, until all combined. Place half the batter in the prepared tin and sprinkle with berries. To with remaining batter, and smooth to cover all the berries. Bake at 180 until golden brown, around 30 - 35 minutes, then reduce heat to 150 and continue cooking until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan before turning out. Top with white chocolate and citrus ganache or citrus butter cream icing.


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