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Friday, May 7, 2010

Raspberry Cake

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I had to put these pictures in. These French lilacs grow right outside my breakfast room. They are a gorgeous deep purple. Last fall my husband cut them quite low because the bush was getting quite large and when it rained it was leaning right to the ground. So.......this year we got a small amount of blooms but next year it will be nice and full.
In two days when the sun was shining and it was warm the French Lilacs opened to this gorgeous deep purple colour.

This cake is from one of the other boards I'm on and it came from Anne of Thibeault's Table and she got it from a 1985 Canadian Living Magazine.
This cake is very light and delish.........I always have these ingredients on hand and it was quick and esay to make.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup sour cream
1 cup raspberries
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl sift flour, baking powder, soda and salt.
In another bowl beat butter and sugar til' creamy and add eggs.
Beat well and add vanilla.
Mix in flour and sour cream.
Fold in raspberries.
Pour into a 9 inch springform pan and bake 35 to 40 minutes or til' done.
*****I have also substituted the berries for blueberries and it was very delish too....or for company I've added a dollop of whipped creme.
............. ready to eat and enjoy but just waiting for my tea.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Your comments are always appreciated and fun to receive!


  1. Looks absolutely delicious! - www.delightfulcountrycookin.com

  2. Be still my heart! A raspberry cake! This is super yummy to me. It looks like it has the beautiful consistancy of a pound or coffee cake. Oh, this one will be made this week. I will take it to a girls get together on tuesday.
    Thank you so much. All my girlfriends will be singing my praises... thanks to you!
    You have a darling blog!

  3. Cake sounds delicious. Ann does have good recipes. Beautiful lilac. Mine got pruned last year too so are light in blooms but the bushes look nice. Can't wait til next year!

  4. This looks yummy -- and my kind of cake!

  5. Hi Erica, thanks for stopping by my blog. I am now following yours as well. That antique market I went to was in Aberfoyle, not far from you at all! Google Aberfoyle Antique Market and it will lead you to their site.

  6. Yummm! That cake sounds wonderful-thanks for sharing the recipe:). I also wanted to thank you for your kind comment on my blog. I look forward to visiting your blog again soon as we seem to have much in common:).



  7. The Raspberry Cake looks delicious! I have just had a great time perusing your blog! Love the photos of the Turkish Outdoor Bazaar, especially the olive booth!

    So nice visiting with you! Thanks for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!

    Kindly, ldh

  8. That looks so delicious! I am normally not a cake person but this one looks and sounds like one I would LOVE!!