Layered biscuit cake with summer fruit

Photography by Angie Norwood Browne

Layered biscuit cake with summer fruit


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Stir together in large bowl:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

4 teaspoons sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder


6 tablespoons cold butter cut into small pieces

Cut the butter into the flour with your fingers  or pastry blender, until they are the size of small peas.


3/4 cup heavy cream

Remove 1 tablespoon and set aside. Lightly stir in the remainder of cream with a fork until the mixture just comes together. Without overworking it,lightly knead the dough a couple of times in the bowl, turn it out onto a lightly floured board, and roll out about 3/4 inch thick. Cut into eight 1 1/2 inch circles. Place the biscuits into a 8″cake pan.

Bake for 17 minutes or until cooked through and golden. Let cool.

To assemble cake:

3 cups summer berries or sliced fruit, in any combination.

3 cups sweetened whipped cream

Carefully remove biscuits from pan and cut in half cross-wise (don’t worry if the biscuits fall apart, you can easily push them back together).  Place biscuit bottom layer on serving plate. Spoon on 2 cups of fruit and half of the  whipped cream. Add top layer of biscuits.  Garnish with more fruit and whipped cream.

Serve immediately!

Recipe  adapted from Alice Waters’ book”The Art of Simple Food.”

Food Styling by Patty Wittmann



About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy


  1. OH wow – that looks naughty :D


    Beautiful photos Angie!

    Sent from my iPad

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