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Blackberry and Apple Cake

Categories: Big-Batch Meals, Cakes/pies, Christmas, Entertaining, Sweet, Thanksgiving
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

Blackberries and apple make an amazing flavor combination.

Prep Time: 20M

Cooking Time: 45M

Serves: Serves 6


  • 8 tbsp (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 11/2 cups self-rising flour, sifted
  • 2 Bramley or Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
  • 9oz (250g) blackberries
  • confectioners' (powdered) sugar, for dusting
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). In a bowl, combine the butter and 2/3 cup sugar. Beat with an electric mixer until pale and creamy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, adding 1 tbsp of the flour after each egg. Mix in the remaining flour and set aside. Put the apples and blackberries in a 1 quart (1.2 liter) baking dish, then stir in the remaining 2 tbsp sugar and 2 tbsp cold water. Spoon the mixture over the top of the fruit, and smooth.
  2. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch-a skewer inserted into the center should come out clean, or with only moist fruit. Leave to cool completely, then wrap in foil, and freeze.
  3. To serve, defrost in the refrigerator overnight, then warm through in a preheated 350°F (180°C) oven for about 30 minutes or until hot. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
  • Replace 1/4 cup of the flour with unsweetened cocoa powder, and use canned pears as your fruit.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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