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Grandma's Blackberry Cake

Rated as 4.08 out of 5 Stars

"I REMEMBER going blackberry picking with Mom and Grandma. Even at 70 years old, Grandma could pick 3 gallons of berries before I had my pail half full. Grandma made up this recipe with her mom, and it's been passed down for five generations now. -Diana Martin, Moundsville, West Virginia"
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Ingredients

1 h servings
Original recipe yields 9 servings

Directions

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  1. Toss blackberries with 2 tablespoons of flour; set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs; beat well. Combine baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, cloves, allspice and remaining flour; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Fold in blackberries. Pour into a greased and floured 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45-50 minutes or until the cake tests done. Cool on a wire rack. Serve with whipped cream if desired.

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Most helpful positive review

Very very good cake! I lost my recipe to a cake very similar to this cake and tried this one except the recipe I had include adding a cim./sugar mixture on the batter before cooking the cake. ...

Most helpful critical review

Very good, like a solid coffee cake. Definitely not overly-sweet, but I liked it that way, and with a dollop of unsweetened, freshly-whipped cream on top, it makes a fantastic weeknight dessert.

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Very very good cake! I lost my recipe to a cake very similar to this cake and tried this one except the recipe I had include adding a cim./sugar mixture on the batter before cooking the cake. ...

This cake wasn't difficult at all to put together. I didn't have allspice, so I omitted it from the recipe. I cut back on the spice just a bit, just to not overpower the younger kids and the hus...

Basically a very delicious cake. I rated it 4 because I made a few changes for the better. I increased the blackberries to 2 cups. Duck eggs instead of chicken eggs. Whole wheat flour. Only ci...

This turned out so yummy! I didn't have all of the spices, so I used cinnamon and allspice. I added about 1/4 cup brown sugar and a tablespoon or so of lemon juice as well. I didn't have butterm...

This recipe is great! I added to it by sprinkling raw sugar and cinnamon on top before baking, but not sure it was absolutely needed. I also baked in an 8" pan...so increased the temperature t...

Very good, like a solid coffee cake. Definitely not overly-sweet, but I liked it that way, and with a dollop of unsweetened, freshly-whipped cream on top, it makes a fantastic weeknight dessert.

My cake was very dry. I don't know what happened. I don't think I will try it again as no one is eating it, probably because of the dryness.

Although all the blackberries sunk to the bottom, this turned out really nice. Great with a blob of whipped cream, and a steaming hot cup of tea. Thanks!

I only had about a cup of fresh blackberries, so I threw in a couple handfulls of frozen blueberries. Oh, my - this is so easy and so yummy!! Definitely a keeper!!