Apple Blackberry Cake

Cake topped with Apple wedges and frozen blackberries

Cake with coffee becomes so much more enjoyable in winters. This Apple Blackberry Cake is a delightful dessert for these chilly mornings. I am not much of a fruit person. Chocolate has always been my first love. But I totally enjoyed this Apple Blackberry Cake.

Cake topped with Apple wedges and frozen blackberries


Fall cake topped with apple wedges and blackberries

The recipe basically is a dense moist cake batter, topped with apple slices and frozen blackberries spiced with cinnamon. I saw the recipe at Martha Stewart’s blog and instantly loved it for its simplicity. When dusted with icing sugar, the Apple Blackberry Cake looks so festive and perfect to bake this holiday season.

Fall cake topped with apple wedges and blackberries

If you are pressed for time, you could even use a vanilla cake mix. Just press the fruit on top of the batter before baking. The pretty plentiful blackberries hide the apples underneath them. But if you notice the curvy edges of the cake you can see the neat apple wedges hidden under those berries. You could even add some walnuts to the batter for crunch!

Fall tea time cake topped with apple wedges and blackberries

Fall cake topped with apple wedges and blackberries


Apple Blackberry Cake

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Apple Blackberry Cake


  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted softened butter, plus a little extra for the pan and to top the fruits
  • ¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ cups milk
  • 2 large eggs(room temperature)
  • 2 Granny Smith apples(peeled,cored and cut into wedges)
  • 1 cup frozen blackberries
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Icing sugar for dusting the cake


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C or 350°F, butter and dust a 9 inch springform pan with brown sugar.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Cream together melted butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar, the milk, and eggs in another bowl. Whisk into flour mixture.Combine.
  3. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Arrange apple wedges over batter, and sprinkle with blackberries. Gently press fruit into batter.
  4. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon of brown sugar with cinnamon and sprinkle over the fruit. Dot with softened butter.
  5. Bake until top is golden brown, apples are tender, and a cake tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Let cool. Dust with icing sugar.


Fall coffee cake topped with apple wedges and blackberries

The Apple Blackberry Cake tastes wonderful with a hot cup of tea or coffee. Top it with some whipped cream and a delicious fall dessert is ready :). If you don’t have blackberries in your pantry, utilize those blush winter apples and make these simple Apple Cinnamon Muffins!


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  1. I’m usually a chocolate lover first and foremost too, but I definitely wouldn’t say no to this light and fruity cake! I can just imagine how good it would be with a cup of coffee!! PS – I LOVE your cake server and matching dish!

    1. The cake server and dish set is a gift from my mother! It is my favorite and most loved 😍! Thanks for the appreciation Kathy!!

  2. ooooooh, I cannot tell you how perfect the timing of your recipe post is…okay I can…I have just picked blackberries from my garden and have been on the hunt for a recipe to use it in. Thank you for this fantastic one Deepika, it is perfect. Your recipe for apple blackberry cake sounds amazing and I am going to love baking this….and eating it too:)

    1. Hi Agness! Thank you for appreciating the cake! I have tried it only with frozen ones, but I think fresh would work fine too! If you try it, do let me know how it turned out for you!😊

  3. this sounds so amazing Deepika! I’m normally a chocolate person too, but I would absolutely LOVE this gorgeous delicious fruit-studded cake. I love blackberries and don’t use them often enough, and they are especially yummy with apples. A piece of this would be perfect with my morning cuppa. YUM!I love your gorgeous dishes too, my friend. Just beautiful!

    1. Hi Dana!! So good to see you here 😍😍. This is the first time I used Blackberries for baking and I loved them totally! This cake does go well with a hot cuppa! That cake server and set is a gift from my mother! She loves to shop stuff for my baking and plating!

  4. This is a delighful combo Deepika, and unique too! It looks delicious and decadent and with a cappuccino on the side, pure delight!
    I love Martha Stewart’s recipes too and I’m in awe of her calm demeanor when she cooks. I try to catch her cooking shows whenever possibl!

    1. Thank you for the appreciation Divya 😍😍 And I am so happy to see you here my friend 💟💟

  5. I am with you on this – cake and coffee in winter is just so beautiful and comforting! Love this combination too! I usually have it in a crumble with custard but having it in cake form just seems so right!

  6. I agree that chocolate is delicious, but in the morning I would go for this cake in a second, Deepika! Combine this with a nice big mug of coffee, and I would be in heaven. Blackberries just so happen to be one of my favorite berries, and the combination with apples here sounds absolutely delicious!

    1. Thanks David! Apples and blackberries tasted amazing together! I am glad I tried this unique combo!

  7. Yum! This looks and sounds so amazing! I love a simple cake with fruit baked right into it! I also have a little bag of blackberries in my freezer that have been just waiting to be used. So thanks for the recipe!

  8. Blackberry is such a fun, unexpected and fruity twist to a fall cake. I love fruit cakes since I don’t feel as guilty. This one totally is a winner Deepika. Chocolate can have it’s moment in February!!! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving dear:)

    1. Thanks a bunch Maria😍 And I agree, fruit cakes feel less indulging than chocolate desserts! Take care my friend 💖

    1. Thanks Heather 😍😍 It’s not easy to find fresh berries in India. Also,they are available all year round,so it’s great!!

    1. I am really happy if anyone compliments my pictures😬 Because photography doesn’t come easy to me😝. Thank you Stacey💟

    1. This set of plates has become my favorite! Thanks for appreciating them and the cake! Love😍

  9. You know, I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a cake made with blackberries before, which is crazy because I LOVE blackberries! What an amazing cake recipe! I can’t wait to try it!

  10. Yup, if there’s a choice between a chocolate (caramel, nutty, etc) cake and a fruit one, I’ll definitely choose the decadent one. But I do like apple cakes too, and this combo sounds appealing to me 😉

    1. Thanks Ben😍 I am a hard core chocolate lover too! But, this cake is a pleasant delight!

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