Until recently I didn’t think that I liked Blackberries. Not sure how I came to this conclusion, but I have been going off of it for years. Then they were in a fruit salad recently, and I was feeling adventurous and thought what the heck. I live on the edge, don’t I? Well, I liked them! So when I saw them on sale at the store, I bought a giant container of them. I wanted to bake with them and quickly! I sought advice on my facebook page and the answer was Cobbler. Well…sorry guys I didn’t make cobbler. Problem was, I needed something hubby could take to work. And really, I think we all know what a guy would do when faced with taking serving dishes etc. to work. It would not fair well. I once sent him with cupcakes that sat in his HOT car for 3 hours while he went to a meeting. I am sure they were just beautiful by the time his co-workers got them. Amazing they still want me to send in stuff!
I finally decided on these bars/cake. Did you know aside from cobbler there aren’t that many blackberry recipes out there? This recipe is super easy, and these were delicious. Next time I think I might try this with raspberries! I thought about mixing the berries for this, but thought that was a little to daring for this Blackberry Newbie.
Blackberry Crumb Cake
From Bake or Break
6 Tbls butter, melted
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
10 oz blackberries
Preheat oven to 350. Prepare a 8 inch square baking pan with butter and flour.
Whisk together melted butter, brown sugar and 1/4 tsp salt. Add 1 cup flour and mix with a fork until it is moist. Put in the refrigerator.
Whisk together 3/4 cup flour, baking powder, and 1/4 tsp salt. Set aside.
Using mixer beat softened butter, powdered sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time. Beat well. Add the flour mixture slowly.
Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Sprinkle with blackberries. Top with the chilled topping. Bake 40-45 minutes. Cool completely in the pan, then remove and cut into squares.