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Frozen Berry Cake

This Incredible Frozen Berry Cake is so easy to make using pantry ingredients. A perfect make-ahead breakfast, you’ll love how this low-sugar yogurt cake comes together in just a few minutes.

frozen berry cake on a plate with a fork topped with yogurt and a sprig of mint

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This frozen berry cake is the kind of dish that works well for breakfast, snacks, tea, or dessert. If a healthy breakfast cake, a blueberry breakfast casserole, and a healthy yogurt cake had a delicious baby, it would be this incredible dish.

The texture is dense, like an old-fashioned donut, and one recipe tester discovered it takes on a cheesecake-like flavor if stored in the fridge. The absolute best part of this breakfast bake is that it is better on days two and three, making it a great make-ahead breakfast.

For an extra-special touch, use homemade Cold Start Instant Pot Yogurt, Homemade Vanilla Extract, and make your own powdered sugar.

ingredients for frozen blueberry breakfast cake on a white board

Why You’ll Love It

  • It’s seriously simple to make – just a mixing bowl and a spoon. No special equipment required.
  • Frozen berries! What’s not to love? That means you can make this any time of the year. Related: How to Freeze Blueberries and How to Freeze Raspberries.
  • Easy to adjust to your tastes. Like your blueberry breakfast casseroles a bit sweeter? Simply increase the sugar until it is to your taste.

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • Make sure you toss the berries with the flour to keep them from sinking to the bottom of the cake.
  • Blueberries and raspberries work best. Strawberries and blackberries are usually too large and will lead to a mushy cake.
  • You can add more or less lemon zest depending on your preferences. Or leave it out altogether if lemon is not your jam.
  • Get creative with yogurt flavors that you have on hand – lemon, mango, berry, etc., would add a whole new level of awesome to your healthy breakfast cake.
  • No yogurt? Sour cream will work in a pinch.
  • Gluten-free/dairy-free options: my friend tested this with almond milk yogurt and Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free cup for cup flour. She added 1 heaping tsp of xantham gum, tossed the berries with sugar instead of flour, and baked for 35 minutes.

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5 from 7 votes

Frozen Berry Cake

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Low-sugar berry yogurt cake is a perfect make-ahead breakfast.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Butter a 9-inch cake pan or an 8x8 square baking dish.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium-size mixing bowl.
  • Add beaten eggs, vanilla, butter, lemon zest, and yogurt. Mix until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, toss 1 tsp flour with the frozen berries. Do your best to coat all the berries.
  • Spoon and spread half of the batter into the baking dish and top with half of the floured berries.
  • Top berries with the remaining batter (spread), and then add the rest of the berries on top of that.
  • Bake, uncovered for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Top fully-cooled cake with powdered sugar if desired.

Notes

Blueberries and raspberries work best. Strawberries and blackberries are usually too large and will lead to a mushy cake.
Like your breakfast bake a bit sweeter? Simply increase the sugar until it is to your taste.
 
This recipe was inspired by and adapted from this recipe from Good Housekeeping UK.
Nutrition Facts
Frozen Berry Cake
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 185mg8%
Potassium 127mg4%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 184IU4%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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23 comments on “Frozen Berry Cake”

  1. I need a step by step recipe. One that includes “hey dingbat, don’t add strawberries because it’ll get mushy”. And this recipe was perfect for me!!  

    I doubled the recipe and made two cakes. Both of which were supposed to go to the soup kitchen tomorrow morning. Somehow one of them fell….  into my stomach. Weird how that happens. 

    Will make again!! 5 stars