This cake is delicious, it is jam packed full of fresh fruit. This is an absolute family favourite in our house. I don't know what it is about buttermilk, but I seem to love cakes that have buttermilk in it, it seems to cut through some of the sweetness in cakes, I don't know, but I love it.
You can use whatever berries you like, the berry combination listed in the ingredients is delicious, but I have also made it with only blueberries and strawberries or blueberries and blackberries. Use whatever berries you can find. It is a great summer recipe as berries are in season and quite cheap.
As for the apples I use Granny Smith, but if you have red apples at home that you need to use, use them.
When baking make sure you bake it until it is browned on top like in my photo, the cake has such a large quantity of fruit in it, it will not be baked right if you don't bake it as pictured. It needs to feel 'baked' not be soft in the middle when baked. Allow to cool completely before slicing.
150g unsalted butter, softened
1 1/3 cups caster sugar
2 cups self raising flour
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large granny smith apples, peeled and cored
Icing sugar, for dusting
Preheat oven to 180C/175C fan forced. Grease and line with baking paper a 32cm x 23cm baking dish.
In a large mixing bowl add the butter and sugar and beat with electric beaters until light and fluffy. Add one egg and beat until just combined. Add the other egg and vanilla and beat until mixed in well.
Add the buttermilk and flour. Using the slowest speed, mix until just combined, or mix it in with a spoon.
Cut the peeled and cored apple into quarters, thinly slice.
Spread the base of the baking dish with some of the cake mix. It needs to be 5mm thick layer.
Scatter over all of the berries. No need to press them down.
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