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Raspberry Buckle

My husband’s 50th birthday was yesterday. All the poor man wanted was a raspberry pie. He didn’t get it. I wanted to give him a raspberry pie, after all it was his 50th, but I ran out of time. Probably too busy blogging or tweeting or something like that. Anyway, the man loves raspberries, so I pulled out this old recipe I had for a Raspberry Buckle and crisis was averted. Buckles saves lives.

Raspberry Buckle

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for baking dish
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 containers (1/2 pint each) raspberries (2 3/4 cups)
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting (optional)
Whipped cream, (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 2-quart oval or square baking dish. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition to combine. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder; with mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture until incorporated.

Spread batter in baking dish. Scatter raspberries on top. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean and top is golden brown, 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool 20 minutes; dust with confectioners’ sugar, if desired. With a large spoon, scoop out onto serving plates; serve with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.

Pleasantville Note: This is a recipe from Everyday Food. Hi Martha!! I’ve served it for breakfast with coffee and tea for a crowd, or as a dessert. Go ahead and make it with blueberries, or blackberries, or get really crazy and do mixed berries. It’s okay. No judging. Also, the recipe suggests confectioners’ sugar. For the record, I think that’s overkill. The whipped cream, however, is not. Definitely serve with the whipped cream.

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