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We made this homey dessert with yellow cornmeal, which produces a rich, golden color, but you could use white cornmeal instead.

Source: Everyday Food, September 2005
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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.

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  • rebecca_m
    13 NOV, 2014
    This cake was delicious. I reduced the sugar to less than a cup (180 g) and sprinkled just a tablespoon on top. I cut the all purpose flour with half whole wheat and used frozen blueberries as that was all I had. I don't have a cast iron skillet so I baked in a glass pan. The leftovers were kept in the fridge and everytime I got a piece I'd warm it in the microwave for a minute.
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  • OliviaClements
    25 SEP, 2011
    Quite sweet but delicious and so easy.
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  • maryz99
    28 JUL, 2011
    this is so good. love the cornmeal. Such a nice easy cake and a little bit different.
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  • MS11737987
    20 MAY, 2011
    I make this all summer long i have onr blackberry bush and i LOVE THIS CAKE !
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  • kc70
    25 JUL, 2009
    Our family thought this was delicious. I put turbinado sugar on top for some crunch. Yummmm
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  • MS11071424
    16 MAR, 2009
    This is a delicious cake. It's a bit tart and not too sweet. It's great with blueberries and raspberries. I used a coarse grain sugar on top (and quite a bit less than a 1/4 cup) that gave it a great crunch and sparkle. I also used a super fine polenta instead of regular cornmeal. I took this to a party last year and everyone really liked it.
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  • kmgafill_sbcglobal_net
    26 JUL, 2008
    We love this!! The perfect dessert for a luncheon and a great breakfast treat! Made it with our homegrown blackberries yesterday- YUM!
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  • kmgafill_sbcglobal_net
    26 JUL, 2008
    We love this!! The perfect dessert for a luncheon and a great breakfast treat! Made it with our homegrown blackberries yesterday- YUM!
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  • mariefood
    14 JUL, 2008
    I've baked this many times since it came out and it's still a favorite in my family-breakfasts and dessert. I lessened the sugar and added wheat germ or oats to make it healthier and of course, lots of blueberries.
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  • neelyohara
    3 JUL, 2008
    This is a favorite! It's really easy to make and delicious. A great combination of savory and sweet -- and best when you can use fresh blackberries.
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