I am afraid I have a problem. Every time I find blackberries on sale, I can't resist them. They are little nuggets of juicy sweetness and when I find them I try to think of something new that I can do with them. Then, somehow, I always end up pairing them with lemons because I think that is a marriage made in heaven. I have given you recipes with those two ingredients here, in Blackberry Lemon Bars and here, in Blackberry Lemon Marmalade to name a couple. It has happened again, I found blackberries on sale and I was really in the mood for a special cake. I found a blackberry jam cake on Salt and Chocolate where she used preserves, but I wanted to use fresh berries. I adapted her recipe, using juice from the berries in the batter and the frosting, plus layering blackberries in the cake itself, to give me the biggest berry flavor I could get and BOY did the blackberries shine in this recipe!
Do you see that pretty pink frosting? There isn't any food coloring in it to get that pretty pink color. That is because of the juice from the blackberries. It is so good you won't want to stop at one slice.
I recently picked up a new bundt pan and I decided it would be perfect for this cake. Here is a similar shape and size that you can purchase if you don't have one. This one is only $9.39. Click on the pictures below to see how I put the cake together, then click on the button for the full recipe.
This cake is dense like a pound cake but extremely moist and flavorful! It is fun to get to those little bites of blackberry! I was surprised that when I added the blackberry liquid that the batter didn't turn pink or purple. But, the pretty pink blackberry frosting is enough pink for this cake, I think. No problem there! I hope you will enjoy it!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!