Thursday, August 20, 2015

Blackberry Shortcake Cake

    As you know, we have been having a bumper blackberry crop.  I wanted to make shortcakes, but I thought it would be more fun to make a shortcake cake!  I had been looking for a good excuse to make my favorite whipped cream frosting, so this seemed like a perfect application. 

     So, I put together soft but relatively dense cake.  I wanted it to be part biscuit, part cake.  Then a healthy schmeer of whipped cream frosting, a little blackberry sauce.  Repeat and enjoy.  You could certainly make your blackberry sauce a bit thicker if you don't want it to be so messy.  I wanted it a little runny so that it would seep into the cake some.  The mess didn't bother me one bit!

Blackberry Shortcake Cake


1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 tsp salt
2 T sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cup flour
1 recipe blackberry sauce

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare two 9" round cake pans.
  2. In a bowl, mix together yogurt, sour cream, salt, egg, vanilla and sugar.
  3. Stir in baking soda, baking powder and flour until just combined.
  4. Divide batter between two pans.  (The batter will be very thick in consistency and there won't be a ton of it.)
  5. Wet your finger tips with water and use them to spread the batter in the pans.
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes.  You want the dough to be just set, you don't want it to be too browned. 
  7. Immediately invert onto wire racks to cool.
  8. Once cakes are completely cool, move one to serving dish.  Top with half of the whipped cream frosting and half the blackberry sauce.  Repeat layers.  
  9. Store in the refrigerator but serve at room temp.


  1. Carlee, that "mess" wouldn't bother me one bit either! This looks like something I need to make soon!

    1. In cases like this, I think the messier the better ;-)

  2. Wow your cake looks so yummy and thanks for sharing the recipe!

  3. This looks delicious! What a wonderful, summer dessert. Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas

    1. Thank you! I love it when our berries are producing!


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