Saturday, 2 September 2017

Foraging blackberries for a delicious cake


I love foraging - wild strawberries in late spring, elderflowers in summer and blackberries in autumn. The first day of September was sunny so I decided to go foraging and bake a cake. Even though I am trying to make no-bake low calories cakes, every now and then I would bake cakes with fruits like boiled clementine cake, gooseberry cake and today's cake with blackberry. I used the same recipe as for gooseberry cake that I found here and yes, I did make a gooseberry cake a few weeks ago when I bought some gooseberries on sale and they were too sour to eat. 



Ingredients: 

-125 g caster sugar
- 125 g butter 
- 3 eggs 
- 75 g flour
- 75 g ground almond
- 3/4 tbs baking powder
- blackberries to taste


Method:

- mix the sugar and butter
- add the eggs one by one until they are incorporated into the mixture
- add the flour, the ground almonds, and the baking powder
- put the mixture into the baking tin
- mix the blackberries with a bit of caster sugar then put it on top of the mixture
- put it in the preheated oven at 190⁰C for approx 30 minutes


The original gooseberry recipe requires baking for 20 minutes then add flaked almonds on top and put it back in the oven for another 10 minutes. I did this with the gooseberry cake and it was delicious indeed, but I decided to skip this step for the blackberry cake as I wanted to keep it simple. 


You can sprinkle some caster sugar on top, but again, I decided to skip this step and let the cake as it is. Delicious! 


Foraged blackberry cake and coffee - the perfect combination for a lazy Saturday morning. Will you try it? 



12 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I love foraging for fruit. I'm sure it tastes better when the berries are foraged! I've never tried just layering the berries on top of the batter before, I usually make a pudding by having a layer of blackberries at the bottom. I'm going to have to try this recipe!

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    1. It's very simple to make and yes, it does taste better when the berries are foraged :).

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  2. Odd isn't it, foraged fruits often taste much better. I do like picking elderberries for jams - pure, with pears, with apples, oranges,... Hmmm.
    As my husband is so fond of blackberries (but non around here to forage) I might give this recipe a try - it's his birthday on Fryday.

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  3. gosh that has made me hungry......fab looking cake......I have my cup of tea ready can you send some cake...lol.....

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  4. This looks so yummy!
    I also foraged for blackberries on Friday and made a fab jam with blackberries, raspberries, chia seeds, lemon juice and a little maple syrup for sweetness.
    #handmadeMonday

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    1. Oh, that sounds delicious - I love berries jam!

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  5. So delicious, I love blackberry picking. You know Autumn is here and warmer puds are on the table.

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  6. This looks lovely, I always enjoy blackberry picking at this time of year. I'll try this as soon as I've had a chance to go looking for some.

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    1. We still had some left this morning for coffee! I might make another one next weekend :).

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