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Apple-Blackberry Cake


Served on an Astier de Villatte cake stand, a delectable apple-blackberry cake is the grand finale.

  • Servings: 12
  • Yield: Makes one 9-inch cake

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2009


  • Granulated sugar, for pan
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan, plus 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) cut into pieces
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 McIntosh apples (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled, cored, and cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 cup (1/2 pint) blackberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Whipped cream, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 9-inch springform pan, and dust with granulated sugar. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Whisk together melted butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar, the milk, and eggs in another bowl. Whisk into flour mixture.

  2. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Arrange apple wedges over batter, and sprinkle with blackberries. Gently press fruit into batter. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar and the cinnamon, and sprinkle over fruit. Dot with remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Bake until top is dark gold, apples are tender, and a cake tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Let cool. Serve with whipped cream if desired.

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  • Isabelle van den Noortgaete
    4 APR, 2013
    Great! So I'm not the only one who lives in Mexico and loves Martha Stewart's recipes! Going to make the bramble-apple cake. I know that almost all the muffin recipes from Martha are amazing, so I guess it must be good too.
  • Ileana Lang
    15 MAR, 2013
    Amazing!!! I jst made it in Mexico, and I am loving it....
  • Angela Morreale
    11 FEB, 2013
    This cake is amazing. Beautiful presentation & delicious.
  • PCawthon
    19 NOV, 2011
    Delicious and simple to make. Reminded me of the strawberry cake but McIntosh apples make the cake awesome! I wasn't crazy with the blackberries and will consider another fruit. Next time I will place larger slices very close to the edge and smaller ones near the center to aoid a raw look in center--but with great flavor. The sprinkling of sugar on top and sides and bottom of pan added a special touch and treat.
  • basad
    24 NOV, 2009
    Yummy, very good recipe, I make it often.
  • EWjunk
    4 NOV, 2009
    This was okay - but nothing so special that I would make it again.