Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tasty Tuesday

           Here in the Ozarks we have many folklore tales, one being blackberry winter, this happens when we get a frost while the blackberries are in bloom, which happened last week, so I guess this old timers tale is real! To honor this age old weather woe, I found the perfect recipe to compliment the occasion. Bring on the frost(ing)!

Blackberry Chocolate Cake

 12 ounces (about 2 1/2 cups) all purpose flour
 1 pound (about 2 cups) sugar
 4 ounces (1 1/4 cup) good unsweetened cocoa powder
 1 tablespoon baking soda
 1 1/2 teaspoon powder
 1 teaspoon salt
 1 cup buttermilk
 1 stick melted butter
 3 eggs
 1 teaspoon vanilla
 1 1/4 cup fresh brewed coffee
 3/4 cup pureed blackberries, strained to remove the seeds
 2 cups whole blackberries

 1. Butter and flour a bundt pan. Preheat an oven to 350F.
 2. Combine the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda,
    baking powder, salt) in a mixer bowl.
 3. Mix the buttermilk, butter, eggs and vanilla together in a
    separate bowl. Pour the mixture into the dry ingredients slowly
    while mixing on low.
 4. Slowly add the coffee into the batter while mixing on low.
 5. Fold in the blackberry puree and blackberries into the batter.
 6. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan. 
 7. Bake the cake 45 to 50 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted
    into the center comes out with a few crumbs handing on.
 8. Let the cake cool a few minutes before inverting and removing
    from the pan.
 9. Let cool completely.

      Now, you don't have to wait for a killing frost to make this delicious cake, you can always raid the freezer section and make believe! Just make this cake soon, it's almost too pretty to eat! Happy spring!!


  1. Anonymous2:39 PM

    Never heard of this but it sounds scruptious!!
    Have a Wonderful Day!!

  2. Have never heard of this tale before. Glad you told us about it and so happy to get this recipe.. Recipes make my heart sing!

  3. Anonymous6:16 PM

    Gosh, that looks delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  4. Now this one is a keeper! I just can't wait to make it. Thanks so much for the folk lore and the recipe. Where is the world did you find this?????

  5. hi Sue I love a good tale and this one sounds like a keeper. Haven't been on much lately so wanted to say HI and hope you are enjoying this springtime.

  6. Thank you for posting this. It’s exactly what I was looking for!

  7. What a great recipe - I am bursting to give it a try this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration hon! Becks xxx

  8. Ohmy WORD!
    Buttermilk, vanilla, pureed blackberries and COFFEE all together in one pan? Chocolate too?

    I'm making this... SOON!
    I think I'd like to try this as a white/ plain vanilla cake too. With the "beans in the vanilla" brew!
    Thanks Sue!!! -- Oh I like that the blackberries get pureed too. Yumo!

  9. That cake looks so decadent and perfect timing too! We are supposed to get 6 inches of snow tonight through tomorrow here in Pittsburgh :o Unbelievable considering that it was 85 degrees a few weeks ago!


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