Originally I made this as a breakfast cake, but honestly it’s to sweet for breakfast nowadays. It’s just an easy cake with lovely flavors that I put together in a bind.
- 2 1/3 cups flour, divided use
- 1 cup sugar, divided use
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened, divided use
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup frozen mixed whole berries
- 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
- half a package of chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350 and butter the bottom and sides of a 9 x 9 x 2 baking dish.
In a small bowl using a pastry cutter, cut 1/4 cup of the softened butter into 1/3 cup flour and 1/4 sugar until this mixture is crumbly. Stir in the berries, chopped pecans and chocolate chip. Set aside until needed.
In a large bowl add the remaining 2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup softened butter, milk, baking powder, vanilla, salt and egg. Using your electric mixer beat these ingredients on low for about 30 seconds. Increase the speed to medium and beat for another 2 1/2 minutes.
Spread half of the batter in the baking dish. Add half of the berry, pecan, chocolate mixture. Now add the remaining batter and top with the remaining berry, pecan, chocolate mixture. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the cake.