Blackberry Almond Cake! Wow family and friends with this beautiful cake! The perfect balance of delicate sweetness, with blackberries nestled on top. We hope you try this recipe!
Some people say that the good friends you have in your 20’s are the ones who remain your good friends as you move into different life stages. . and that it’s harder to meet and connect with new people to move in to your close circle of friends.
I think once you find someone who you can connect with, who you share the same interests with or who can relate with you, it doesn’t really matter when you meet that person but the great thing is – is that your circle of friends grows.
I feel like once I became a food blogger, it opened up this whole other world to me. . and a huge, new group of friends, confidants and people who just understand me more on a different level. And it’s crazy because, sometimes we’ve never met in person but we just understand each other. We all go through the same things and can also help and give advice to one another.
Well, I did actually meet Connie from Urban Bakes at BlogHer in Miami and we’re meeting up again with other friends in September at Big Harvest Potluck. Connie is truly talented, passionate about what she does and is spunky! I love her spirit and her crazy amazing, beautiful cakes, blondies, tarts, cupcakes and the list goes on.
Blackberry Almond Cake
- 2 sticks unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 1/3 cups light brown sugar
- 3 large eggs at room temperature
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¾ cup almond flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 ½ to 2 cups fresh blackberries
- Special equipment suggested: a 9-inch springform baking pan and non-stick baking spray
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray your 9-inch springform pan with baking spray. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and set aside.
- Using your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. In a separate, large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, almond flour and salt. Add these dry ingredients into the wet egg mixture and mix together on a low setting. Once everything has been incorporated, turn the mixer up to a higher setting and mix well for just a minute or two.
- Add in the sour cream and beat until smooth and thoroughly combined into the batter. Pour the batter into the springform baking pan and sprinkle on the fresh blackberries, pressing down very gently if desired. Bake for about 55 to 60 minutes, or until set. A cake tester will come out slightly wet in the center only but the cake should stay still when jiggled. Remove from the oven and let the cake cool completely before serving.
So, today I am guest posting for Connie as she is away on vacation .. so head on over to Urban Bakes to read my post!!
Blackberry Almond Cake
This guest post kicks off my week of guest posts so be sure to check back here tomorrow and Friday for TWO more!
I was so thrilled to meet Connie, too! Your cake looks amazing…off to check it out!
Cate @ Chez CateyLou says
I just commented on Connie’s site, but I LOVE this recipe! I have been looking for more almond flour recipes, and I’m obsessed with blackberries. Can’t wait to try this!! It looks so moist!
Librarian Lavender says
I want to leave a comment on your blog too. I’m glad I’ve discovered it, your recipes are looking great! This cake is amazing!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says
WOW this cake is so stunning! I am so in love with blackberries right now! Gorgeous! Heading over to show some love!
Amy | Club Narwhal says
You two are darling! I adore Connie and this recipe looks fantastic. Can’t wait to check it out!
I really love this cake!! Almond flour is always sitting in my pantry and I am looking for more ways to use it up (besides macarons lol!) And so so true what you said…people said you make most of your close friends in your 20s but blogging has opened up a whole other world for me too 🙂 I can’t wait till September!!
Hey Z!! Me too. . can’t wait to meet you in person!!
Shashi @ RunninSrilankan says
I am so glad to have stumbled by today – I eel the same way about my fellow bloggers-the friendships have been such a wonderful surprise.
And speaking of wonderful – this blackberry cake looks absolutely divine!
Kelly - LEFT SIDE OF THE TABLE says
TOTALLY agree with you! I’m still quite young- only 24 but I keep meeting people and becoming friends. I think you need to be open to the idea. Blogging sure has introduced me to some amazing like minded people! Heading over to Urban bakes now for this recipe 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Alice!
It’s always so much fun to meet new bloggy folks–this cake looks divine, and I’ll be heading over to Connie’s ASAP to check it out!
Annie @Maebells says
This cake looks perfect, so light and moist! The addition of blackberries is just perfect!
Nancy @ gottagetbaked says
I know what you mean, Alice. After my 20s, the people I’ve met and become friends with are work colleagues…and now my fellow bloggers like you and Connie! I’m so glad you guys got a chance to meet and will be getting together again in September. Wish I could join you ladies! These photos are gorgeous and that cake looks so moist ‘n delicious. Heading over to read the guest post!
My daughter is allergic to dairy. What can I use in place of the sour cream?
Hi Charma, maybe try dairy-free yogurt or vegetable oil or even almond milk? I’m not sure of the exact measurements or, what the end result will be, but you can experiment! Hope this helps!