Blackberry Cake

Blackberry Cake

Blackberry Cake

It’s practically summertime here in Southern California and there’s beautiful berries everywhere. Everywhere I look from supermarkets, to farmer’s markets and roadside stands all I see are berries. It’s my personal observation that strawberries always seem to get top billing with blueberries and raspberries coming in at a close second. It appears to me that the blackberry just doesn’t get the same notoriety as it’s cohorts. Since today was designated as a baking day, I thought I would show the blackberry a little love and make it the star of this particular baking project.

I found that this cake tasted even better when I added a nice dollop of freshly whipped cream to it and then sprinkled it with a few juicy blackberries. This rustic, homey dessert is best when served warm from the oven.

Blackberry Cake

Blackberry Cake

Blackberry Cake

From Baking by Emma Patmore

  • 1 pound blackberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup self-rising flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Using a pastry brush and a tablespoon of melted butter, lightly grease a 8″ cake pan or a 9″ pie plate and set aside.
  2. Place the blackberries and the sugar together in a medium bowl and gently toss until the blackberries are totally covered in the sugar. The berries are very tart (usually) so make sure they’re completely coated.
  3. Place the coated berries in the pan you set aside. Spread them around so they evenly cover the bottom of the pan.
  4. Beat the egg and brown sugar together in a large bowl until well combined. Stir in the melted butter and milk. Sift the flour into the egg/butter mixture and blend until the flour is incorporated.
  5. Blend until you have a smooth batter then spread the batter over the blackberries in the pan.
  6. Bake for about 25 minutes until the cake is firm and golden around the edges.
  7. Dust the top of the cake with some powdered sugar and serve warm.
  8. You can also bake this cake in individual ramekins, just adjust the time accordingly.
Blackberry Pudding

Blackberry Pudding

Recipe: Easy

27 Comments on “Blackberry Cake”

  1. Simple, sweet and beautiful. Wonderful recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Tumbleweed Contessa

  2. Gary Lum says:

    Beautiful images. Great recipe. Thank you.

  3. I think you might want to change your name to “Baking Goddess” these are wonderful.

  4. Absolutely beautiful and sounds so delicious. Your photo’s are amazing!

  5. nessa says:

    This looks perfect!

  6. Carolyn Chan says:

    Perfectly simple recipe to let the new berries of the season come peeking through !

  7. Hands down, the blackberries is a firm favourite in our home. Considering we had 1.5kg during the height of summer (when blackberry picking,) it’s safe to say this would be a firm favourite too. Beautiful photos, they make me wish I were a spoon about to dive in!

  8. Francesca says:

    I said it before, Ill say it again, the simplest things are the best! This looks elegant and delicious. Thanks!

  9. Blackberries are awesome to bake with. These cakes look so light and fluffy!

  10. Sarah says:

    Mmm! Your photos are making me very hungry for blackberries! Can’t wait until our season strikes. 😀

  11. Clover says:

    Lovely pics — must find blackberries! 😀

  12. I think I need this in my belly!

  13. ohlidia says:

    You are right about the strawberries. I just love blackberries! Come August, our cottage in the country is surrounded by them. There are so many that we share them with the deer, who also love them! This blackberry cake is at the top of my list come August! Beautiful!!

  14. eatmemeal says:

    I am picturing raspberries and peaches! Yum. So excited to try!

  15. They look absolutely beautiful – I would love to make these – served hot with home made vanilla ice cream!

  16. Absolute delish ! Sharing 🙂

  17. kp4164 says:

    Looks yummy! Nice photographing of the bowl of blackberries.

  18. Lovely! I’ve gotta take these ingredients on our annual camping trip to Wyoming! Your photos were beautiful. Thanks for checking out the deerslayer’s wife.

  19. Sheryl, this looks delicious! Will be putting this on my to-bake list YUM!

  20. Craving4More says:

    Beautiful photos! I so love berries 🙂

  21. This sounds delicious! I love using fresh fruits in baking 🙂

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