Friday, July 15, 2016

Blackberry Swirl Pound Cake

We are getting a bumper crop of blackberries this year!  YUM!  I am having fun being creative with them.  They are definitely the star of this recipe.
 


  
 
Blackberry Swirl Pound Cake
 
Followed the directions of  My Original Pound Cake Recipe  up to adding vanilla.  At this point, I paused and divided the dough in half.  In one half, a teaspoon of vanilla was stirred into the mix. 
 
For the other half, I knew I was in for an experiment.  One fourth cup of my Homemade Blackberry Syrup was added.  I tasted the batter.  'Not quite enough.  Another one fourth cup Blackberry Syrup was mixed into the dough and tasted.  'Almost there.  One more time!  ;-)  One fourth cup Blackberry Syrup was added.  This time when I tasted the batter it was just right!  ;-)  So, if you want to skip the experiment, add 3/4 cup blackberry syrup!



 
In my tube pan, I swirled the vanilla and blackberry batter along with a bit of the Blackberry Syrup.
 
The cake was baked in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.
 
 
Blackberry Glaze
 
 1 Tablespoon Butter
2 Cups Powdered (confection) Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
 
 Mix above ingredients together.  Mine was a  bit stiff, so I added milk in 1 Tablespoon increments until it was more of a glaze.  I added 2 tablespoons.

Drizzle over cake!  Isn't it a pretty color?!


Since we have so many blackberries this year, I filled the center and edges with fresh ones!  YUM!

This was our tea party treat along with Blackberry Lemonade!


Do you have big plans for the weekend?

;-)  -Marci

7 comments:

  1. That looks delishous. Blackberry Lemonade sounds very refreshing tok. Leah x

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  2. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  3. Marci - Blackberries are only around for a short time, and what marvelous way to celebrate them! This looks so good! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday this week. Pinned to share. Have a great week!

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  4. How nice. This looks like the perfect summer treat.

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  5. Oh, love blackberries! They are my favorite berries, and it is berry time, isn't it? This cake sounds wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

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  6. Hi Marci, Just wanted to pop over again to say thank you for sharing your recipe at Brag About It! Hope you are having a wonderful week!

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  7. Oh yummy. Blackberries my favorite! I have to try this cake. Very cute little party you had! Thanks for sharing.
    Sherry at http://www.mychristmasjourney.blogspot.com

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