Cooking On A Budget: Black Raspberry Cake

Monday, June 3, 2013

Black Raspberry Cake


Getting two pints of fresh blackberries for $5.00 was such a blessing. Instead of spending money on a processed box cake, make a fresh dessert with ingredients you probably have in your pantry. This moist and delicious cake will be a big hit with your family. I have decided to make black raspberry cake with a crumb topping. This will be good at breakfast time, for a lunch snack or a dessert after dinner. Total cost came out to $8.48. More expensive than the processed cake however it's HOME MADE - no chemicals and there are more servings in this recipe than most boxed cakes. You should be able to get nine or more nice pieces of yummy cake. At $.94 cents a slice this is a great recipe for Cooking On A Budget.

To Make the Cake:
  • 1/2 cup butter - softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups black raspberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp. table salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  1. In one bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In a large bowl with mixer at medium speed cream the softened butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in the eggs one at a time beating after each addition. Add in the sour cream, then add the flour mixture and the milk and vanilla - alternating after each addition.
  4. Crush 1/2 cup of blackberries and fold into the batter. Fold in the remaining whole berries.
  5. Place the batter in a baking dish that has been liberally coated with shortening or a cooking spray.  I used an 11 x 7 x 1.5 inch glass baking dish.
  6. Spread the batter in the dish as evenly as you can.
  7. Top with the crumble. (Recipe below)
  8. Bake in a preheated 375° oven for about 60 minutes.
  9. Test with a toothpick and if the toothpick comes out clean they are done.

For the crumble:
This makes more than you may need. I like a thick crumble topping on mine. Just make half the recipe if you prefer less topping.
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 stick cold butter cut into small pieces
Mix all of the topping ingredients together by pulsing in a food processor until crumbly.

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