After a stinted start to September blackberries, a delicious bowl was finally picked. This is the best blackberry recipe I have made to date, and I wanted to share it's scrumptiousness with you all. Due to the fact that blackberries don't cost a penny, the apple was from our garden, the free-range eggs were bought down the road for next to nothing, and the rest of the ingredients equate to as little as £1, this is a highly economic and cheap cake! Unfortunately it is not my own creation, I nabbed it from the Tesco Mag website, the original recipe can be found here: http://img.tesco.com/todayattesco/cookbook/archive/apple_blackberry_tray_bake.shtml
Ingredients (makes 12 pieces)
- 100g softened butter
- 175g self-raising flour
- 1tsp baking powder
- 170g caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- zest of one lemon
- 1 Cox apple, peeled, cored and diced (or as an alternative you can use tinned pears, around 4 pear halves)
- 150g blackberries, rinsed
1. Start by preheating the oven to 190°c and line a shallow 20cm square cake tin with baking parchment (I used a glass 20 x 15cm dish instead).
2. Place all the ingredients, apart from the apple and blackberries, into a large bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until smooth.
3. Next, stir the apple and blackberries into the mixture and spread evenly into the prepared tin. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the centre is firm to touch and a knife comes out clean.
4. Remove the cake out of the tin by picking out the baking parchment, and leave to cool on a wire rack.