June 14, 2011
Every week at our local farmers' market I buy several pints of assorted berries for the kids to munch on at breakfast or lunch. Chloe loves her berries, but when I offer her a mix, she always picks out the blackberries to eat first.
Over the past few weeks, the blackberries have gotten even bigger and sweeter than usual, so I've been buying extra. I love using them to make smoothies, popsicles, in cereal or just to eat on their own, but coming up with a recipe for a cake for them to star in was really exciting and new for me.
The best part about this cake is that it isn't too sweet, so you can happily enjoy it for breakfast, as an after school snack or even as a simple dessert (with tea of course, though it's not required!). I didn't actually get to test it out for all those different uses though since it didn't stick around along enough. In less then 24 hours, the cake I made completely disappeared. Granted, it's debut from my oven conveniently coincided with a gaggle of hungry kids that happened to be playing at our house, but it's popularity only confirmed to me how special and unique this treat really is.