Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

It's blackberry season in Seattle and this is one of our favorites. It's quick, easy and a few blackberries go a long way.


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Mix flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder and salt in medium bowl.
  3. Stir in milk, vanilla and melted butter.
  4. Spread batter in greased 9 inch deep dish glass pie plate (or 10 x 6 baking dish).
  5. Scatter blackberries over the batter and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup sugar.
  6. Pour boiling water over berries, place dish in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until top is golden brown.
  7. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.
  8. I have also substituted Italian prune plums, peaches and raspberries for the blackberries- all are good!
Most Helpful

I have made this about a dozen times now & it's perfect every time. I have tried it with blackberries, pitted cherries, strawberries & blueberries...they all work beautifully. Fresh or frozen too. The last few times I have let it cook for about 5 mins longer as it creates this gorgeous chewy strudel like texture - yummo! Also great with vanilla ice-cream, cream, or custard. I would recommend this to everyone! Thank you for providing the's become a regular weekly highlight in our home. :-)

French Tarte February 26, 2010

Fabulous, easy, and I had all the ingredients on hand. I used 2 c. frozen blackberries and the whole family devoured it :) (edited to say: this is pretty much foolproof. The second time I made, I forgot the second 1/2c. of sugar, so I topped with sifted powdered sugar once it cooled--still delicious! Also, used 1c. blackberries and 1c. cherries--still delicious!!)

Honey Bee T May 01, 2010

What a great recipe for a quick fruit pudding cake, I used a mix of blueberries and raspberries and it was delicious, will try it with blackberries next time :) thanks!

sonya/art October 04, 2013