Easy Triple Berry Loaf Recipe 

 Originally Written: April 10, 2013

By  Hanna Trafford

I cut this delicious loaf when it was still hot - really wanted to see how it baked on inside - it crumbled a little but was it ever good!
I cut this delicious loaf when it was still hot – really wanted to see how it baked on inside – it crumbled a little but was it ever good!


I made this incredibly easy and delicious Triple Berry Loaf last week. And no surprise – it was awesome! Gave a few slices to my neighbours and he came back to tell me that it was the best he ever tasted! But they do love homemade baked good and always, always share with friends and family!

I used fresh berries – but if you have frozen ones, they are also OK to use. Just defrost them, drain the juice and you may have to either increase the amount the flour to make sure the batter is not too runny and decrease the amount of berries you are using. If you don’t, your loaf will stay runny in the centre.

Here is the step-by-step recipe, complete with pictures – have fun making it and let me know how it turned out for you.

Easy Triple Berry Loaf:


  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • About 3 cups of berries


mixing batter

In a bowl, beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy

batter 2

Then beat in eggs.

Whisk together flour, lemon zest, baking powder and salt – stir in butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, making 3 additions of flour mixture and 2 of buttermilk.

Stir in lemon juice

batter 1

At this point, the batter should be nice a creamy – of uniform consistency

Spread one third of the batter in a loaf pan, you have sprayed with non-stick baking spray

Berry filling

Arrange half of the berries over the batter and repeat layers

Second layer

Top with remaining batter.

Crumble top

Prepare you topping by mixing about a cup of flour with 1/2 a cup of melted butter and 1/4 cup of sugar (add vanilla sugar if you want a nice aroma during baking) Mix butter into flour in small amounts using a fork, until mixture form small pieces.

Sprinkle over top of the batter.

Bake at 350F until cake tester inserted into the centre comes out clean – about 1 hour.

Out of the oven

Let cool in a pan for about 10 minutes, then turn onto rack and let cool completely before slicing.


Hope you will enjoy this recipe – try serving it warm with vanilla bean ice cream – yummy!

Please send in your comments, suggestions and experiences – your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated!



Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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