Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is an old recipe from my Granny. I haven't made it but remember loving it as a child. On my list of things to make this summer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and butter.
  2. Beat the eggs and add to the creamed mixture; stir to combine.
  3. In another bowl, add the flour, spices, baking soda, and baking powder; stir to combine.
  4. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk, stirring to combine after each addition.
  5. Gently fold in the blackberries.
  6. Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 8-inch round cake pans.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until pick comes out clean.
  8. Cool on a wire rack.
  9. For the icing: using an electric mixer, beat all the ingredients together until smooth and fluffy.
  10. Add more coffee or water if necessary to get a good spreading consistency.
  11. Spread icing between cake layers and then the sides and top of the cake.


Most Helpful

Good cake with a nice flavor. The only reason I'm not giving it five stars is that it was a very dense and heavy cake and I usually prefer lighter ones. That said - this was a GREAT recipe for when you're on blackberry overload. I cut up the blackberries and found there was PLENTY of cake batter for them to disperse in. So once you've eaten your share of plain blackberries and had enough blackberry pies, this is great way to use up some blackberries in a recipe where the blackberries are more of an accent rather than up on center stage.

LillyZackMom August 07, 2013

i found this recipe very easy to make but i found it to be to sweet if i make it again i would change the icing some

donnie chettleborough June 30, 2005

Wow! The tart berries with the sweet creqmy glaze. Only change I made was to omit the coffee from the glaze. I used orange juice instead. Definitely will make this again.

ChristyWF June 25, 2005

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