Autumn Apple and Blackberry Cake

September 15, 2015Sew White

Autumn is a delicious time of year for apples and blackberries so we why not whip up this simple and yet delicious Autumn Apple and Blackberry Cake.

A truly delicious cake which is perfect for this time of the year just as Autumn starts setting in. Although I will have it any time I can. It’s amazing. I’m not over egging it. It is genuinely moreish and you will want more and more. The warm cake reminds you winter is coming and the freshness of the blackberries bring back all the joys of summer.

What I like about this cake is it’s simple but flavoursome. The collection of apple and blackberries is always a winning combination so it’s great to be able to use them in a cake instead of a crumble. The texture of cake and apple studded with blackberries will be a classic for years to come.

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Autumn Apple and Blackberry Cake

 Perfect for an autumn afternoon tea. It looks gorgeous on a table. It doesn’t need decorating as it looks perfect straight out of the oven. Although I do add a little bit of sugar and more blackberries as I love blackberries. It’s always the first cake out which gets cut in to.

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Time to make the cake. You only need one cake tin and you won’t have to spend ages decorating it. Allow it to cool a bit before removing from the tin and then place on a rack to cool. I will definitely recommend having a slice of the cake when it’s still warm though. There is something rather wonderful about a cake straight from the oven.

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5 from 13 votes

Autumn Apple and Blackberry Cake

Autumn is a delicious time of year for apples and blackberries so we why not whip up this simple and yet delicious Autumn Apple and Blackberry Cake.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Bakes, Cakes
Cuisine: British
Keyword: apple and blackberry cake, Autumn Apple and Blackberry Cake, autumn apple cakes
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Sisley White


  • 140 g caster sugar
  • 140 g unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 140 g self raising flour
  • half a teaspoon baking powder
  • quarter of a teaspoon of cinnamon mixed spice and ground ginger
  • 2 eating apples peeled and grated grate when ready to add them otherwise they will go brown
  • 1 punnet/250g of blackberries


  • Grease and line an 8 inch cake tin. Preheat the oven to 180º/160ºC fan.
  • -In a bowl cream together the sugar and the butter until light and fluffy.
  • -Add the eggs and mix in well.
  • -Sieve in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger in the bowl and mix well.
  • -Grate the apple and dry off with a paper towel and mix in well. If the apple has made the mix very wet add a little more flour a tablespoon at a time.
  • -Fill the cake tin with the mixture and add the blackberries making sure you can still see the tops of them.
  • -Bake for 25-40 minutes until golden brown and until a cake tester comes out clean.
  • -Allow to cool in the tin for about 10 minutes then take out of the tin and transfer to a cooling wrack.
  • I love this cake when it’s still warm with custard.

Enjoy this delicious cake and let me know how you get on and what you think.

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  • dominika

    September 16, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    definitely saving it for later! love it! hope mine will turn out also that pretty!

    Dominika5 stars

    1. Sew White

      September 16, 2015 at 7:10 pm

      I am sure it will. It is so easy. A sprinkle of sugar works wonders for hiding a few sins too x

  • Amrita

    September 16, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    I love baking and I am always on the look out for recipes. This looks like the perfect cake for a damp and rainy day like today.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      September 16, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      It is certainly a very rainy day! I wish I hadn’t eaten all of it.

  • Munchies & Munchkins

    September 16, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    That looks so appetising I just want to reach in and grab it.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      September 17, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      Aww thank you so much x

  • Lucy @ BakingQueen74

    September 16, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    What a yummy cake, perfect for this time of year. Can I have a slice please?5 stars

    1. Sew White

      September 17, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      Of course you can. Pop round any time x

  • Sarah

    September 16, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Well this is definitely a keeper. I want a slice now. 😀5 stars

    1. Sew White

      September 17, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      Thank you. I love it and it’s so nice to think others think it looks good too.

  • Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    September 17, 2015 at 8:30 am

    This looks perfect for the new season. I love using berries in cakes and this sounds delicious.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      September 17, 2015 at 8:17 pm

      Thank you so much. It’s tasty mix. Berry addict for sure 🙂

  • Keto

    September 17, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Just those blackberries are making my mouthwater! The cake looks absolutely delicious but why didn’t you give us a peek inside 😀 Pinned!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      September 21, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      You are so kind. As soon as we cut into it was gone. Making people wait for cake is a dangerous thing to do.

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