Lemon blackberry cake

April 3 2016
by emma

So I made this lovely lemon blackberry cake the other day.  To avoid using an electric mixer and too much washing up, I used oil instead of butter and just whipped it up by hand.  So easy and I loved using the blackberries I froze from summer.

Lemon blackberry cake l a splash of vanilla

Recipe for lemon blackberry cake:

1 3/4 cups white plain flour
1 1/2 tspns baking powder
1/2 tspn bicarbonate of soda
3/4 cup raw caster sugar
Grinding of sea salt
200g blackberries
1/2 cup extra light olive oil
1 tspn lemon extract
Lemon zest from 2 lemons
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup Greek yoghurt

Lemon icing:
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
25g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
60mls lemon juice

Preheat oven to 180C.  Grease a 20cm square tin and line base with baking paper, leaving some over the sides.

Add oil, extract, zest, eggs and yoghurt to a jug and whisk until combined and creamy.  Sift flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.  Whisk through sugar and salt then toss through berries.

Add wet ingredients to the dry and fold through gently until just combined (don’t over-beat).  Pour into prepared tin and smooth base with a butter knife.

Bake for 40-45 minutes, checking after 40 minutes.  Loaf is cooked when a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean and top is browned.  Allow to sit in tin for 8 minutes then remove onto cooling rack to cool completely before icing.

Sift icing sugar into a mixing bowl and add remainder of the ingredients, briskly stirring with a wooden spoon until smooth and thick.  Ice cooled cake.

Serves: 10

8 Responses leave one →
    1. Thanks Elisabeth 🙂 I wasn’t going to ice it at all but I decided to at the last minute and it worked really well 🙂

  1. I adore this cake, Emma. So homey. Anything with oil and baking is what I love. I use olive oil for many of my baking recipes, but I haven’t used grapeseed oil as yet. I’m totally making this cake. Thank you, Emma. Loved the simplicity of your photography and styling. Less is more… Have a great week. Hugs. 🙂

    1. I usually use butter but decided to use oil this time and I really like it 🙂 I must try olive oil some time too!

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