Easy Blackberry Cake

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Indulge in the simple pleasure of a homemade Easy Blackberry Cake. This recipe offers a delicious and effortless way to enjoy the sweet and tart flavors of blackberries in a moist and tender cake. Perfect for a cozy dessert or a sweet treat with your afternoon tea.

Why Make This Recipe

This Easy Blackberry Cake is a delightful way to make the most of fresh or frozen blackberries. With minimal ingredients and straightforward instructions, this recipe is perfect for beginners or seasoned bakers looking for a quick and tasty dessert option.

How to Make Easy Blackberry Cake


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 & 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 & 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 pound blackberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9-inch cast-iron skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together butter and 1 cup of sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, then mix in the vanilla.
  4. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt until just combined.
  5. Mix in the sour cream, then gently fold in the blackberries.
  6. Spread the batter into the prepared skillet and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  7. Bake for about 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Let cool, slice, and enjoy your Easy Blackberry Cake!

How to Serve Easy Blackberry Cake

Serve this delicious cake warm or at room temperature. It’s perfect on its own or with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Pair it with a cup of tea or coffee for a delightful snack.

How to Store Easy Blackberry Cake

Store any leftover cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. For longer storage, refrigerate the cake for up to 5 days. You can also freeze individual slices wrapped well in plastic wrap and foil for up to 3 months.

Tips to Make Easy Blackberry Cake

  • Use fresh or frozen blackberries for the best flavor.
  • Be gentle when folding in the blackberries to avoid crushing them.
  • Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature for a smooth batter and even baking.


For a different twist, you can substitute blackberries with raspberries, blueberries, or a mix of berries for a colorful and flavorful variation.


  1. Can I use a different type of pan if I don’t have a cast-iron skillet? Yes, you can use a 9-inch cake pan or a similar sized baking dish instead.
  2. Can I use frozen blackberries in this recipe? Yes, frozen blackberries can be used, but make sure to thaw and drain them before adding to the batter.
  3. Can I reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe? You can adjust the sugar to your taste, but keep in mind that it may affect the texture and sweetness of the cake.

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