This is another recipe from 'Apples For Jam'. In the book it's made with blueberries, but strawberries are suggested as an alternative. Blueberries were a bit expensive when I was at the shops yesterday, so I decided to use strawberries.
The cake is like a muffin mixture with the wet ingredients stirred gently into the dry and then spread into a baking pan. Fruit is scattered over and then a sprinkling of demarara sugar. I pressed the fruit pieces into the surface which I think was a good idea because they blended with the cake.
This is a good cake to eat with a cup of tea or coffee if you don't want anything that's too sweet or overbearing. The lemon zest and buttermilk give a mild tangy flavour to the base and the strawberries and demarara give sweetness on the top. Good for lunchboxes because it's not crumbly and only a little bit sticky.
Ingredients: 2.5 cups flour (I used wholemeal for the half cup) and 3 tsp baking powder 90 g sugar ground nutmeg 2 eggs, whisked well 250 ml buttermilk 60 g butter, melted 1 tsp lemon zest 150 g fruit (blueberries or strawberries) demarara sugar to sprinkle (greased and lined 30 x 20 x 5 cm pan) cook at 200 deg C for about 25 mins