Simple Autumn Fruit and Berry Cake

Autumn is a season of plenty. We are always exploring new ways to utilize and preserve the gardens treasures. One quick and rewarding way is to make a cake with blackberries, elderberries, raspberries, apples and even rhubarb (a special variety that can be harvested any time of the year – Glaskin perpetual). Crumble or custard topping optional.


Recipe (makes one full size oven tray):

  1. 750g of fruit and berries
  2. 250g of flour
  3. 100-200g of sugar depending on how sour the fruits are
  4. 250g butter
  5. 4 eggs
  6. 2 level tea spoons of baking powder
  7. 1 swig of vanilla extract


  1. Beat butter (at room temperature) using mixer.
  2. Add sugar and vanilla extract, mix.
  3. Add eggs one by one mixing for 1-2 minutes each.
  4. Add flour, sugar and baking powder.
  5. Spread on tray with parchment paper.
  6. Cut fruit into small pieces, mix with berries and a little sugar
  7. Spread fruit on the dough and push down lightly.
  8. (Optional) Crumble – Mix equal parts of butter, sugar and flour.
  9. Baking in a fan oven at 180C for approximately 25-30 minutes depending on type of fruits.
  10. All done! Enjoy!