Use Blackberries to Bake a Cake
Edited by Geraldin Carniyan, Eng, Lynn
Who said that blackberry cakes are only for important occasions? If you have a sweet tooth like me, that rule doesn't apply. Those of you who are big on sweets, especially cakes, blackberry is a very good choice in picking ingredients to prepare cakes that your family and friends will love. Blackberries are not only yummy but are also healthy. It is a good source of Ellagic acid, an antioxidant which protects your skin from the harmful rays of the sun, high amount of fiber, vitamin C and many more. I agree that preparing a blackberry cake is way harder than just digging in and eating it but to do it for your family and friends will be so fulfilling!
Classic Blackberry Jam Cake
There is a huge variety of blackberry cakes but nothing beats the original! This recipe is a classic blackberry cake which is simple so even beginners won't have a hard time doing it.
- 5Procedure for the cake
- Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. Set the both of them aside. Before proceeding to the next step, preheat your oven at 350 degrees F.
- Start mixing the dry ingredients. Start with the flour, followed by baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg powder and salt. Mix them all together and make sure that all the dry ingredients are well incorporated.
- Combine the walnuts and raisins. Take a handful of the flour mixture and mix it with the combined walnuts and raisins. Make sure that there are well coated with the flour mixture.
- Move on to the wet ingredients. Pour the brown sugar into the egg yolks followed by the blackberry jam and lastly, the butter. It is best to use ingredients that are all room temperature so it will be blended together easier. You can use a hand mixture of a wooden mixing spoon to mix them.
- Pour the buttermilk. Once you get the consistency you like, you can now pour the buttermilk in the mixture. Blend them altogether before proceeding to the next step.
- Mix wet and dry ingredients. Pour 1/3 of the flour mixture on the wet ingredients so you can mix it together easier. Pour in the remaining flour mixture and blend it. Make sure that there are no more lumps before you set it aside.
- Beat the egg whites. Take the electric mixer and beat the egg whites on medium speed for 10-20 seconds. Do not over-beat.
- Pour the beaten egg whites into the batter. This will help lighten the cake so make sure that the mixture is well incorporated.
- Pour the raisins and walnuts. Mix it with the batter well and make sure that it is evenly distributed so every part of the cake will get a fair share of raisins and walnuts.
- Get your bundt pan. Pour the mixture into your bundt pan and put it inside the oven for an hour or an hour and 30 minutes. To check if the cake is ready, you can do the toothpick test. When the toothpick comes out clean after you poke the cake, it means that it is ready.
- Time for the caramel sauce. When the cake is ready, let it cool and take the caramel sauce that you have set aside. Using your wooden spoon, gradually pour sauce on all sides. You can put more blackberries on top of the cake to make it look nicer. You cake is now ready to be served. Enjoy!
Blackberry Cheesecake Recipe
Hosting a party and thinking of something that will please the children's craving? Cheesecake is the answer! If you think that your guests may get bored with a regular cheesecake, you can add a great twist on it by adding blackberries on it to make it more yummy! You can prepare this recipe the night before the party and finish it off before the party gets started.
- For the cheesecake:
- 1 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup of cornstarch
- 4 packs of softened cream cheese
- 1 tbsp. of vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup of heavy cream
- For the crust:
- 8-10 pack of golden oreos
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 5 tbsp. of butter
- For the blackberry toppings:
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of frozen blackberries
- For the cheesecake:
- Preheat your oven at 350 degrees Celsius. Starting with the crust ingredients, crush the golden oreos, put it in a bowl and add the sugar and butter to it.
- Once it's completely incorporated, transfer it to a round baking tin and flatten the mixture. Set it aside.
- Moving on to the cheesecake ingredients, beat the cream cheese using your electric mixer. Add the sugar and cornstarch and continue mixing them with the electric mixer for 30 seconds to a minute.
- Add the vanilla, heavy cream and egg whites and continue beating the wet ingredients for one more minute before adding two whole eggs. Mix for one more minute or until the mixture is completely combined.
- Pour the mixture to the crust that you have set aside and flatten its surface. Put it in the preheated oven for 45 minutes to an hour. Once it's cooked, refrigerate it overnight.
- In a medium sized pot, bring you blackberries and sugar to a boil and let it simmer for a couple of minutes. Let it cool down.
- Remove your cheesecake from the round baking pan and pour the blackberry sauce on the top. Add more blackberries on top to make it look nicer. Your blackberry cheesecake it now ready to be served!
- If your blackberries are refrigerated, remove it from the fridge one to two hours before preparing your blackberry cake. Blackberries are at their best taste when it is at room temperature.
- This isn't only for your own consumption but is also perfect for giveaways or gifts this coming holidays!