I am not very fond of eating fruits. It they are all peeled and washed in front of me, and ready to be eaten, I will pop a few in my mouth. However, I never crave them except for figs. I just love sweet and soft figs. I do love vegetables, though. I will choose veggies over meat anytime.
While sheltering in place, I have been eating more fruits. Well, I sort of cheat a little. I eat them in baked form! Terrible, I know but at least I am eating my fruits, right?! Ha! Ha!
Since blackberries are currently in season, and I have a handful of blackberries left, I decided to bake a blackberry pastry. (I am proud to say that I actually ate fresh blackberries on their own which is why I only have a little bit left.)
My recipe for Blackberry Chewy Cake has been adapted from Strawberry Cake from the blog Scandinavian Eating. Let me tell you, the cake turned out delicious! Not only was it simple, I like that it does not make use of tons of flour and sugar. This is a great recipe if you are still short on flour. (I am starting to see flour and yeast being available now at grocery stores in the Bay Area but the shortage really got me worried! I mean, what is there to do during quarantine but to bake and cook?!)
The cake is soft and chewy at the same time with slightly crispy edges. It is almost like a chewy, soft cookie which is my favorite kind. Please do not wait for the cake to rise. It will not. It is not that type of cake. Let me just say that this cake is fabulous! Mr Sweetie said that he wished that we had vanilla ice cream to go with it. Maybe next time!
BLACKBERRY CHEWY CAKE
- 2/3 cup all purpose flour
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 4 TBSP butter (melted)
- 1 egg (slightly beaten)
- 1 TBSP confectioner’s sugar (for dusting)
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 TBSP sugar (for sprinkling on blackberries)
- Pre heat the oven to 400ºF.
- Mix sugar and butter in a bowl until the mixture gets fluffy.
- Add egg to the mixture.
- Fold the flour into the wet mixture. Do not overmix.
- Grease a 9 x 6 loaf pan.
- Pour the batter into pan.
- Toss the blackberries in 1 tablespoon sugar. (optional)
- Dot the blackberries in the batter by gently pushing them down.
- Bake the cake in the oven for 30-35 minutes.
- Dust with confectioner’s sugar on top after the cake cools down.
- Serve with ice cream, nutella, caramel or whatever heart your desires!