Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is another of those recipes that I am posting for someone else, but want to try. I think that I would frost this cake with a cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream shortening and sugar.
  3. Sift dry ingredients all but baking soda.
  4. Stir baking soda and milk in.
  5. Add alternately dry ingredients, eggs and milk mixture.
  6. Lastly fold in berries.
  7. Pour into a greased and floured pans.
  8. Bake for 25- 35 minutes or until done.
Most Helpful

I haven't cut into it yet but it didn't seem to rise well and it may be that I followed the instructions regarding beating the egg whites with cream of tartar while the rest of the batter sat there. Maybe I should have had it prepared and folded it in. By the time it was stiff the other batter looked deflated. Was there something I could have done differently. Disappointed. It was for a birthday.

sslobodian June 24, 2011

This is a great cake. The directions are a bit difficult (stir baking soda & milk into what?) but I managed to turn out a yummy cake. I used buttermilk, and added the vanilla to that. I added the baking soda to the rest of the dry ingredients. It all worked out great. I used a 9"x13" pan & cooked it for 50 minutes. I sprinkled the top with powdered sugar. It's a great cake!! I think it needs more blackberries (dh's comment was "it's not very blackberrish") Thanks for posting!

Elmotoo December 31, 2006