Berry Butter Cake Recipe

Butter Cake With Mixed Berry Salsa

Sweet berries, tart lime, just a little bite from ginger, and the licorice flavor of basil are a perfect flavor combo to top rich buttery cake.

30 min. prep time
10 servings
151 Rating



1 (16-ounce) container (2 cups) fresh strawberries, hulled, chopped
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
3 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon freshly grated lime zest


3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt


Fresh mint leaves, if desired


Combine all salsa ingredients in bowl; mix well. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until chilled and juices form.

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour bottom only of 8x4-inch loaf pan. Set aside. 

Combine sugar and butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs and almond extract; beat, scraping bowl occasionally, until creamy. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until smooth. Add half & half; beat just until mixed. 

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 53-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan; place onto wire cooling rack. Cool completely. 

Cut cake into 10 slices; place onto individual serving plates. Top each with 1/4 cup salsa, dollop of whipped cream and garnish with mint leaves, if desired.

Recipe Tip

- To make ahead, prepare cake and wrap cooled cake securely in plastic food wrap. Freeze up to 2 weeks. The salsa can be made up to 4 hours ahead. The berries will become more juicy and the flavors will blend more intensely.

-If you prefer, use all strawberries instead of mixed berries for the salsa.

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Nutrition Facts (1 servings)

Calories: 340

Fat: 17g

Cholesterol: 105mg

Sodium: 220mg

Carbohydrates: 43g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 5g

Recipe #14899©2012Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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