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Late Summer Berry Torte

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: PJ Hamel

Late Summer Berry Torte Recipe

This dense, thin, fruit-filled cake showcases luscious end-of-summer fruits: raspberries, blueberries, Italian prune plums, blackberries... Take your pick, or mix and match.

And, when summer fades into fall, and it's time to think about Thanksgiving desserts, this recipe can be turned into a luscious cranberry cake — see the tip below for directions.

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At a glance

One cake, about 10 servings
Nutrition information


Choose your measure:

  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Buttery Sweet Dough Flavor or 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon Fiori di Sicilia, optional
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups berries or 12 Italian prune plums, halved
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon cinnamon, to sprinkle on top


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8" or 9" square pan, or 9" or 10" round pan.
  2. Beat together the butter, sugar, baking powder, and salt until smooth.
  3. Add the eggs, beating until thoroughly combined. The mixture may look somewhat coagulated; that's OK. Stir in the vanilla and optional flavor.
  4. Add the flour, mixing to make a smooth, stiff batter.
  5. Spread the batter in the pan. In the larger-sized pans, the batter will be spread fairly thin; that's OK.
  6. Spread the berries or plums on top. If you use plums, place them with their skins up. Sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar.
  7. Bake the cake for about 35 to 40 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, and the cake showing around the berries is a light golden brown. Remove it from the oven, and serve warm, or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 81g
  • Servings Per Batch 10
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 210
  • Calories from Fat 90
  • Total Fat 10g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 60mg
  • Sodium 125mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 31g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 20g
  • Protein 3g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.