Old-Fashioned Fresh Blackberry Cake

Margii Jones


This recipe was handed down from my Grandmother Lilly to my mother, and then to me. I cherish this special recipe since it has such strong family ties, as well as is moist and delicious. Every year as my blackberries bloom, I know that a fresh cake is in the future and I will have a taste of the past!

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40 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


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2 c
2 stick
butter, softened
3 c
1 1/2 tsp
ground cloves
1 1/2 tsp
1 1/4 tsp
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 c
sour cream
1/2 c
2 c
fresh blackberries (muddled)

How to Make Old-Fashioned Fresh Blackberry Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • 2Grease and flour bundt pan.
  • 3Combine and mix together sour cream and buttermilk. Put this mixture to the side until ready to use.
  • 4Cream sugar and butter.
  • 5Add eggs, one at a time, beating well.
  • 6Combine all dry ingredients (including spices). Add the dry ingredients alternately with sour cream/buttermilk mixture to the mixture.
  • 7Fold in muddled blackberries.
  • 8Pour into greased and floured bundt pan. Give the pan a light tap on the counter to remove any air bubbles.
  • 9Bake 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until your tester comes out clean. (I use a wooden skewer, which works wonderfully). Remember that not all ovens bake exactly alike,so do not over bake. The tester should be clean but not have crumbs on it.
  • 10I do not ice this cake, as my grandmother and mother did not. I do lightly dust confectioner sugar over the cake before serving at a dinner. If I am just baking for family, I do not add icing or confectioner sugar. It is delicious with a scoop or vanilla bean ice cream. This cake stores well in the refrigerator, and just becomes more moist over time.

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Course/Dish: Cakes

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