Blackberry Cornmeal Cake
You can substitute an equal amount of fresh blueberries for the blackberries; be sure to rinse and dry them thoroughly before scattering over the batter.
Yellow cornmeal produces a dessert that has a rich, golden color, but you could use white cornmeal instead.
Everyday Food, September 2005
- Prep Time 15 minutes
- Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
- Serves 8
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
- 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, and 1/4 cup for sprinkling
- 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus 1 tablespoon for skillet
- 2 containers fresh blackberries (5.6 ounces each)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar. In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter; pour over flour mixture, whisking to combine.
- In a 10-inch skillet (preferably cast-iron), heat remaining tablespoon butter in the oven until melted and skillet is hot, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven; swirl to coat bottom of pan. Pour batter into skillet; scatter blackberries on top, and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup sugar.
- Bake, with a baking sheet on rack below (to catch any drips), until top is evenly browned, 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool slightly, about 30 minutes. Run a knife around the edge to loosen; cut into 8 wedges. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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