Nostalgic Chocolate and Blackberry cake.

June 25, 2009

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Immagine 078I usually try to stay away from chocolate during the summer, and prefer fruity things.But this time I just couldn’t help it.I baked with chocolate  for a reason : rainy weather and a little nostalgia of childhood memories. When with my dad and my brother we would go blackeberries picking in Fondi, our summertime vacations location. At night us kids would make the weirdest desserts for the grown ups, and other nights we’d just put our blackberries in our chocolate filled doughnuts. They were the best treat ever, and today I really needed to make something “oh so decadent and nostalgic”.

 Chocolate blackberry comfort cake

170gr unsalted soft butter

85 gr brown sugar

100 gr sugar

2 eggs ( 120 gr)

165 gr all purpose flour

70 gr buttermilk

70 gr cocoa

130 gr hazelnuts ground in a fine meal

70 gr chocolate chips

100 gr blackberries

2   teaspoons of baking powder

pinch of salt


In a bowl whip the butter with sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, and whip 3 more minutes. Add the cocoa folding with a spatula, do not overmix. Add half of the flour, mix well. Then half of the buttermilk and hazelnuts. The other half of the flour and end with the buttermilk. Add in baking powder and mix well. Now add the chocolate chips, and fold in the blackberries. Pour the batch in a cake pan covered with parchment, cook  at 360° (180°) for about 40 minutes, but do the toothpick try ;) Let it cool down and dust it with powdered sugar.


One Response to “Nostalgic Chocolate and Blackberry cake.”

  1. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I really appreciate your sweet words!

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