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Mixed Berry Honey Vanilla Cake Recipe (with Video)

Dessert, Intermediate, Cake

Discover our Mixed Berry Honey Vanilla Cake Recipe, a International recipe perfect as a dessert recipe. Download the Flavrs app for 1000+ free food videos and recipes!

Serving size

Prep 15min | Cook 30min


Vanilla Cake Layers
- 2 c All purpose flour
- 2.5 tsp Baking powder
- 0.25 tsp fine sea salt
- 4 Large eggs, room temperature
- 1.5 c Granulated Cane Sugar
- 6 tbsp Butter
- 1 c whole milk
- 1 tbsp Vanilla extract, or 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Bean Powder
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
Mixed Berry Honey Compote
- 2 c Frozen or Fresh Mixed Berries
- 0.25 c Honey, or maple syrup
- 1 Lemon, juiced
- 0.25 c Flour
Mixed Berry Buttercream
- 0.333 c Mixed Berry Honey Compote
- 1 c Unsalted butter, softened
- 5 c Powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
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For the Vanilla Cake Layers
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Butter three 6" cake pans, then line the bottoms with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
3. In the bowl of a mixing bowl, add the eggs to beat for 1 minute.
4. Gradually add the sugar while mixing on high speed. Mix on HIGH for 6 more minutes.
5. In the meantime, add the milk and butter to a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat just until the butter is melted.
6. While the butter melts, add the flour to the beaten eggs mixture in 2 batches. Mixing just until combined.
7. Remove 1 cup of that batter to a separate bowl. Add the vanilla, olive oil, and hot milk mixture. Whisk vigorously until smooth.
8. Add that mixture back into the batter, and stir just until combined.
9. Evenly distribute the batter between the prepared cake pans.
10. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
11. Let cool in the pans 10 minutes, then transfer to cool completely on a baking rack.
For the Mixed Berry Honey Compote
1. Combine the mixed berries, honey, and lemon juice in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add 3-4 tablespoons of water to help soften the berries, if needed.
2. Cover and let simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the lid and add the flour. Stir until there are no flour lumps.
3. Bring to a boil, then simmer 5-6 more minutes, until thickened. Let cool completely. Place in the freezer for a quick cooling process.
For the Mixed Berry Buttercream
1. Using 1/3 cup of the Berry Honey Compote, run it through a fine mesh sieve to remove any seeds.
2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the butter and beat on HIGH speed for 2 minutes.
3. Add the berry compote and beat 2 more minutes, until smooth.
4. Gradually add the powdered sugar on LOW speed.
5. Add 1-2 tbsp. heavy cream to soften the buttercream, then increase speed to HIGH for 5-6 more minutes. The buttercream should be very light and fluffy. The longer you mix it at the end, the softer it will be.
6. Transfer to a piping bag to frost the cake.
To Assemble
1. Use a long serrated knife to remove the very tops of the cake layers for even surfaces.
2. Pipe a small amount of buttercream on your cake serving plate. Add one cake layer. Pipe a double-layered circle around the outer edges of the cake. Then pipe a smaller open circle inside the cake. Fill in both of the circles with the berry compote. Repeat with the other cake layers. (See video for visual instructions)
3. Frost the outside of the cake with the buttercream or leave the cake layers "naked" and just pipe frosting on the very top. Decorate with fresh berries and florals to enjoy!

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