Favorite Last-Minute Dessert: Ina Garten Cake

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I enjoy entertaining and feeding my friends, even though I don't live in The Hamptons.

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This cake has advantages. It starts simple. It requires no special techniques beyond creaming the butter and sugar and is hard to mess up.

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Second, it's pretty without decorations. A sprinkle of powdered sugar hides any flaws, and the berries on top are lovely.

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The third benefit is its moistness without weight. It stays damp for days!

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Everyone loves it, and it's delicious. The sweetness and berry tartness are perfect, and the texture is delicious.

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Ina calls it a breakfast cake, and it's perfect for breakfast, brunch, dinner parties, potlucks, teatime, and more.

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