Blackberry and apple batter cake.
I’m really lucky, whilst I don’t live in a rural idyl, I have plenty of open spaces in which to forage. Especially for my favourite fruit, blackberries. It may just be my imagination but I really do think they are arriving on the bushes earlier and earlier. Counterintuitively, brambles I picked in the past as a child were woody and more pip than pulp, but the luscious blackberries in my “secret location”, are fat, juicy and sweet.
I will be making some blackberry gin, apple and blackberry swirls and probably an blackberry rippled apple sorbet but today I felt like making a batter cake. My mum used to make a dutch apple batter cake, so of course I added my own twist and made blackberry and apple cake instead.
I don’t have my mum’s recipe so I have used a variation of a Rachel Allen recipe. Please follow the link to find the recipe as I will not be posting her recipe on Mintcustard as it isn’t mine to do that with!
My variation uses only 1 apple and replaces the second apple with two good handfuls of blackberries.