Blackberry picking

We went blackberry picking again and came home and made you a cake.

Blackberry Cake
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Recipe type: Cake
  • 2 eggs
  • 40ml olive or vegetable oil
  • 100g caster sugar
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 cup buttermilk*
  • 300g plain flour
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • fresh blackberries or any other fresh berries
  • raw sugar for sprinkling
  1. Preheat oven to 190C/170C fan, grease and line with baking paper a 25cm square tin or 30cm rectangular tin
  2. whisk eggs until light and fluffy, add oil sugar and lemon zest and keep whisking for another few minutes, then add buttermilk and continue whisking until well combined
  3. sift in the flour and baking powder and just mix until combined
  4. pour into prepared tin and gently scatter over blackberries until cake is covered
  5. sprinkle with raw sugar and bake for 30-35 min and test with a skewer
* how to make buttermilk :
1 tablespoon of vinegar in a cup and then fill up to 1 cup with milk, set aside for about 10 minutes at room temperature
OR add a good tablespoon of sour cream to the milk and set aside



I guess that means no more pics


Happy week friends, hope you have exciting plans for the week, if you do, Vic would love you to join her. 

In the meantime, the kettle is on if you want a piece of cake.


  • Pure JOY!!

    Enjoy your evening, sweet Cathie. Your cake looks so so delicious, have a slice for me! Blackberries = Summer to me, Mrs. Sun is here already, now I only have to wait for some warmer temperatures ^_~
    Much love to you xxxx

  • Ok I am officially declaring this as *The Best Cake Ever*.
    And to think a third of our back yard was blackberries when I was little. I ODed on them, but I seriously want to eat them again now….in that cake!!

  • Cathie, that looks so fun! Gorgeous photos as usual and thanks for the recipe, lots of black berries in my freezer x Tan

  • Looks like a wonderful fun day.
    and that cake sounds beyond wonderful xo

  • What a fun day and the perfect way to end it – eating what you collected. Thanks for another inviting recipe and mouth watering photo!

  • yum, cake – thank you!

  • Looks as though you had such a lovely time blackberry picking…and that cake looks delicious!

  • Beautiful pics, and the blackberry cake looks absolutely delicious. I need to try that!

  • ummm hmmmmm I think I know what the boys are having for afternoon tea tomorrow!

  • Wow what fun you must have had. The cake looks delicious!

  • That does it, Cathie. I am officially jealous of your darling lifestyle!!! x

  • TK

    Cathie, those black & white pics are just gorgeous…as are you sweet lady. Hope your days are slowly starting to brighten and that they grey clouds are lifting…even if ever so slightly, in my prayers, TK xx

  • Lovely, lovely lovely……

    Hey, if you need apples to go with those blackberries, drop me a line!!

  • Yum! Missed out on berry picking this year, but that cakes looks pretty awesome.

  • I just love that running photo too much!
    I hope you have such a happy week Cathie. X

  • Would love a piece right now…..with a hot cup of tea. XO yummmmmo! looks amazing & that bucket full of goodness – yes please!! XO

  • Looks delicious! and your expedition was a success. Memories are made of days like yours was today 🙂

  • Thing is, you never just bake a cake! There is always a story or adventure, fabulous pics and even a recipe. Have a spiffingly wonderful week Mrs! x

  • Well what else is there to say except "yummy"!!! mmmm….
    Happy Monday Cathie!
    xo Catherine

  • Cathie, dear, you cannot imagine how happy I feel looking at those wonderful pictures you take! And being a great mom, and wife, and baking!!!! Oh, baking!!! That´s heaven!!
    Have a lovely week!!!
    Love, Bela.

  • Hmmm, cab i beam myself over for coffee? LOVELY pix!

  • oh i wish! i love blackberries and that cake looks delicious! i love the shot of your littlest with the bucket of berries. her expression is so sweet and i love her little headband, shirt and red belt. super cute!

  • Your cake looks delicious and wonderful! I look forward to trying your recipe once our blackberry season comes round.

  • thanks for your wonderful words girls, I do have to add that that's my son Aidan with the bucket & headband.. ♥

  • yum yum yum yum yum yum yum! I so wish I lived near you so I could pop over for a cuppa and a piece of that delicious looking cake!!

  • YUM YUM YUm – that looks so good. I am off to Sydney this weekend AND. I. CAN. NOT. WAIT!
    There is so much I need to do before then – MUST GET OFF MY BUMB AND DO THEM – Off to join in:)

  • That cakes look so yummy. I have printed it to try. The banana bread was beautiful, I'm sure this one will be too!

    Great photos as usual. Looks like a lovely day.

    Thanks for the note for the boys today.


  • aahh such beautiful photo's you really have the eye and the art for taking great pictures. Yummy cake i never would have thought have putting blackberries into a cake i will have to try this when they come back. have a lovely week, hugs dee x

  • oh just so gorgeous Cathie – put the kettle on, I'll have two helpings!!! Isn't it lovely getting out and picking our own berries or fruit. When we went cherry picking a few months ago, i loved watching my kids just thrive on the nature of it!
    Hope the rest of your week is blissful 😉

  • Oh beautiful photos Cathie! I LOVE berries of all sorts really…Oh yummmy:)I just feel like a desert now 🙂
    Have a great week x

  • Oh goodness that looks so good and those pictures are such amazing memories…LOVE

  • Jummie your blackberry cake looks delicious. I'm sure you have enjoyed eating it. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Fantastic post!!! Great to see you out having a blast with your smalls and your Mr! xx

  • Gorgeous, Cathie – I particularly love the 2nd shot of your two lovelies running and holding hands.

  • beautiful set of photos.

  • LDH

    Hi Cathie!

    Stopping by for the first time from Tink's place. This recipe looks amazing! I love blackberries! I used to have a wonderful thorn-less blackberry plant the produced the biggest berries. Over the years it lost its stamina and I foolishly pulled it out.(shame on me).

    You have a sweet blog and even sweeter photos of precious little faces! Nice visiting with you!
    Kindly, Lorraine

  • Love that last photo.
    …and I'll have a piece of your cake please!