These directions may seem contrary to everything you've been told about making cakes. The wet and dry ingredients are added all at once, and the batter is beaten on high speed—something we've all been told is a no-no if you want tender, airy cakes. Well, just trust me here and you'll be rewarded with the most moist, buttery crumb imaginable.
This berry cake first appeared in a Betty Crocker ad in 1945 and is as simple as pouring batter into a pan, laying sugared fruit over it and scattering both with a crumb topping. It's equally delicious for dessert or breakfast.