About this recipe:This is a simple cake with a layer of blackberries at the bottom and a light cinnamon-spiced sponge on top. Easy to make and great for blackberry season. If you don't have mace to hand, simply use nutmeg.
3 tablespoons butter
200g caster sugar
200g sifted plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 pinch ground mace or nutmeg
2 tablespoons vinegar
75ml apple juice
180g fresh blackberries
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:40min › Ready in:50min
Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Lightly grease one 20cm square baking tin.
In large bowl beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat well.
Combine the flour, salt, bicarb, cinnamon and mace or nutmeg. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and stir to combine. Mix in the vinegar and juice. Fold in the blackberries.
Tip the mixture into the prepared tin and bake at 170 C / Gas 3 for 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool in tin and serve warm or at room temperature.