This cake came about when I bought some reduced price blackberries and still hadn't used them several days later. What to do with them? Smoothie or cake, smoothie or cake?
This time I opted for cake.
This simple recipe makes two of the most wonderfully moist loaf cakes. It's one of my favourite cake recipes and one I have made many times before with different berries and different citrus drizzles. It's always a winner. It's so easy to make, the cake is super light and you end up with two yummy cakes. What's not to love?
This time I made a blackberry cake with a blood orange drizzle and finished it off with a dusting of icing sugar. With this cake I say a sad farewell to blood oranges until their next season.
Blackberry Cake with Orange Drizzle
A simple recipe that makes two beautiful moist and light vanilla loaf cakes, drizzled with blood orange juice and finished with a dusting of icing sugar.
- 225g unsalted butter, softened
- 280g caster sugar
- 4 large eggs
- zest from 2 blood oranges
- 250g plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 300g blackberries
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- juice from 2 blood oranges
- 56g caster sugar
1. Preheat oven to 180c/160c fan/gas mark 4. Line two 1lb loaf tins with non-stick baking paper.2. Put all of the ingredients, except the blackberries, blood oranges juice and last 56g of caster sugar into a large bowl and beat together with an electric hand whisk or mixer, until smooth and combined. Stir in blackberries by hand. If you toss them in a little icing sugar before adding them, it will stop them from sinking to the bottom.3. Pour the mixture into the prepared tins and smooth the top. Bake in the middle of your preheated oven for 50-60 minutes until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the loaves.4. Leave to cool in the tins. While the loaf is cooling, mix together the blood orange juice and 56g of caster sugar. Poke deep holes into the loaves using a skewer and spoon the mixture over the top of the cakes. Leave to cool in the tins completely before turning out. 5. Enjoy one of the cakes and give the other away for good karma and happy friends.
Yield: 2 x 1 lb loaf cakes
I also have the recipe in cup measures, if you prefer that. I tend to use the cup measures, but I have both noted down. You can find the recipe in cups in my Blueberry Loaf Cake with Lime Drizzle post.
Here are 10 of the best Blackberry recipes for you to enjoy:
|Photo: The Caked Crusader|
- Mum's Trifle with Blackberries - Tinned Tomatoes
- White Chocolate Blackberry Tart - Coffee and Crumpets
- Blackberry and Almond Crumble Bars - Julia's Album
- Blackberry Sorbet - A Non-Dairy Ice Cream Life
- Pear and Blakberry Frangipane Tart - Farmersgirl Kitchen
- Brilliantly Beet Smoothie - Diet, Dessert and Dogs
- Oat Mango Smoothie with Blackberries - Lisa's Kitchen
- Dutch Baby with Blackberries - More Than Burnt Toast
- Blackberry Panna Cotta Birthday Cake - The Caked Crusader
- Blackberry Coconut and Rose Barfi - Chocolate Log Blog
Credit Crunch Munch, the food blog event that is hosted by Helen at Fuss Free Flavours and Camilla over at Fab Food 4 All.