Okay, I can't help it, I like fruit best when it's baked into a cake. I've been making quite a few cakes with fruit these past few weeks that I've been staying at a rented house on a lake with my family. The pans and ingredients I have to work with are limited, thus my recent contributions have been somewhat similar. I apologize for that. Tomorrow I go home where I will cook the way I usually do. That means lots of grilled fish and vegetables--and spaghetti! Can't wait! —Giulia Melucci
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease a nine-inch cake pan
Wash berries, hull and quarter strawberries.
Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl, add wet ingredients, gently fold in berries and lemon zest. Spread batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 45 - 50 minutes, until top of cake is springy to the touch and a cake tester emerges clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Invert onto plate to cool completely. Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar and a side of whipped cream or ice cream.