Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Blackberry and Apple Cake

Posted by Rosie


The Season of Mist and Mellow Fruitfulness (To Autumn by Keats) gives us bountiful harvests and whilst we preserve some for use later in the year some does get eaten straight away.  Our apple harvest, as you may have read a couple of weeks ago, was dire and even those apples we did harvest are not storing.  In comparison the blackberry harvest is fantastic this year.  Time therefore, to adapt as apple cake recipe to make use of what we have.  Time for blackberry and apple cake:



Blackberry and Apple Cake



Ingredients



  • 75g/3oz butter
  • 150g/6oz sugar
  • 225/8oz self-raising flour
  • 350g/12oz cooking or eating apples - peeled, cored and cut into small cubes
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 125g/5oz blackberries
  • 1tbsp extra sugar for dusting



Method


1.  Grease and line a cake tin (22cm x 18cm - 9" x 7")
2.  Cream together the butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy
3.  Mix 1tbsp of flour with the apple cubes (this will help them not to sink in the cake)
4.  Mix together the beaten eggs and milk and add to the creamed mixture (a little of the flour added at the same time will help prevent the mixture curdling)
5. Add the remaining flour and apples cubes and carefully mix together
6. Spread the mixture into the lined cake tin
7.  Dot the blackberries evenly on the surface and gently press into the mixture
8.  Sprinkle with the remaining sugar 
9.  Bake at Gas Mark 4, 180ºC, 350ºF for 40 mins until golden brown




This cake is lovely served cold for a teatime treat or hot as a dessert with a good dollop of cream!

For more blackberry inspiration have a look at this other post I have written - 10 brilliant blackberry recipes. 

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22 comments :

  1. The cake looks lovely and those blackberries look amazing compared to the ones in the UK! #TastyTuesdays

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    1. Thank you Angela, The blackberries are from a cultivated thorn-less plant I have in the garden - they are huge tasty fruits. The wild ones do tend to be smaller.

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  2. We found a place thats full of blackberries and we made jam already and we have some more! I tell husband to try this out as he is in charge with the balckberries =) #TastyTuesdays

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  3. That looks amazing and a great way to use up all those apples!! Thanks for sharing the lovely recipe.

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  4. That does sound yummy, I love the combination of apple and blackberry, I will have to give this a try! #tastytuesdays

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  5. Oooh this looks lovely, perfect for this time of year x #tastytuesdays

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  6. What a lovely cake recipe - I could go a slice just now with my afternoon coffee! Thank you for sharing with the no waste food challenge :)

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  7. Bonjour from the Limousin at http://detoutcoeurlimousin.blogspot.fr/2014/09/home-made-blackberry-liqueur-happy.html - love blackberries and love the look of this recipe - would definitely have this with a bit of ice cream :-)

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    1. Bonjour - I have made strawberry liqueur before - yummy!

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  8. That looks divine, I love Blackberry and Apples together so tasty. Pinned!

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    1. Thank you, Rachel - I have just made another similar one but this time aloaf cake with banana and blackberry.

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  9. Oh gosh a marriage made in culinary heaven! Yummy! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

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    1. It certainly does work very well - especially if you can use really big juicy blackberries.

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  10. I absolutely love blackberries and apples together. A cake rather than a crumble is such a lovely idea!

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    1. Thank you Mel - it is a real favourite here.

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  11. That looks gorgeous, I like a pudding that you can also eat as cake. Thanks for joining us for the Great British Blackberry Recipe Round Up.

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