Today we will learn how to make a berry crumb cake it has a very crunch topping, a juicy layer of berries, and a soft and an airy cake. Preheat your oven to 350F and in a large bowl combine room temperature eggs with sugar and beat together at high speed for about 5 minutes or until thick and whipped. Now add white olive oil and mix just until combined. In a separate bowl whisk together flour and baking powder. Add half of the flour mixture to the batter and stir just until combined add lemon zest and these give the cake amazing pop of fresh flavor.
Add real vanilla extract to the batter and start to combine add club soda to the mixture or seltzer water the more carbonated the better the air bubbles make the cake super fluffy and airy add the club soda while mixing. Finally, add the remaining flour and stir just until combined. Line a 9-inch springform pan with a ring of parchment paper and generously butter the bottom and sides of the pan. Transfer all of your batters to the prepared pan and slightly even out then onto the berries cut the strawberries in halves and leave the rest of the berries whole.
Arrange the fruits very evenly over the top and there is no need for perfection. Let’s quickly make our crumb topping in a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, unsalted butter, and salt. Rub the butter and flour together between your fingertips to create crumbs. Sprinkle the crumbs evenly over the top of your cake then bake in a preheated oven at 350F for 45 to 50 minutes you can find your sweet spot at about 48 minutes. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean.
Remove from the oven when it is well baked and let it rest in the pan for 15 minutes. Loosen it up from the pan using a thin-edged spatula. Carefully go around the edges and remove the pan and then slice into it and enjoy it. The cake should have the buttery crunchy top and the juicy layer of berries. Baking berries amplifies the flavor and the flavor explodes in your mouth. It has a super fluffy crumb cake underneath.
- 1/4 cup (70 ml) light olive oil
- 3 large eggs room temp
- 1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
- 2 cups (240 grams) all-purpose flour measured correctly
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 Tbsp lemon zest from 1 large lemon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup (100ml) seltzer water or club soda
- 10 oz mixed berries 2 cups
Ingredients for Crumb Topping:
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 4 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
- 1/4 tsp sea salt