Warm Wild Berry Buckle from The Berry Basket


Berry Compote Ingredients
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup frozen blackberries, thawed
1/2 cup frozen raspberries, thawed
1/2 cup frozen blueberries, thawed
2 cups quartered fresh strawberries, divided
2 cups fresh blueberries

Oatmeal Streusel Ingredients
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup butter, melted

Cake Ingredients
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup milk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Warm Wild Berry Buckle from The Berry Basket


Berry Compote Preparation

  1. Combine lemon juice, orange juice, sugar, and cornstarch in a large bowl. Add thawed blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and 1 cup of the fresh strawberries. Puree using an immersion blender until smooth.
  2. Gently fold in the fresh blueberries and remaining 1 cup of strawberries.
  3. Set aside.

Oatmeal Streusel Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Mix all-purpose flour, cinnamon, brown sugar, and oatmeal in a medium bowl. Pour melted butter over dry ingredients and mix until wet.
  3. Sprinkle mixture on prepared baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes and crumble.

Cake Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray eight 8-ounce ramekins with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cream shortening and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until fluffy.
  4. Beat in eggs, one at a time, making sure to scrape the sides of the mixer.
  5. Add 1/2 of the flour mixture, and half of the milk, mixing well. Add remaining flour and milk. Mix in vanilla.
  6. Place 1/3 cup of cake batter in the bottom of each prepared ramekin. Top with 1/3 cup of berry compote.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until cake is set.

To Serve
Cool for 5 minutes. Turn warm berry buckles onto a plate. Top with oatmeal streusel and strawberry ice cream.