There's just something amazing about fresh berries. They're perfect little snacks all on their own, delicious, sweet and packed with nutrition. Berries make great jams, freeze well, and are generally open to much in the way of creative food preservation. They also make tasty pies and other baked goods. This fresh berry cake is my go to summer fruit dessert. It's light and sweet, travels well for potlucks and meetings, and is perfect for simple family meals and company alike.
Use any berries or combination of berries that happen to be in season. This cake is delightful on its own, the berries are given center stage. However, it is easily dressed up too. Add a simple frosting if desired, lemon would be great. A dusting of powdered sugar is lovely. More sliced berries, whipped cream, and ice cream all make for delightful toppings as well. Whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce could be heavenly. Most of the time we just eat it coffee cake style at breakfast or brunch with some hot coffee.