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




  • 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.

  • 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.

Reviews (6)

50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
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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.
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Amazing!!! I jst made it in Mexico, and I am loving it....
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This cake is amazing. Beautiful presentation & delicious.
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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.
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Yummy, very good recipe, I make it often.
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This was okay - but nothing so special that I would make it again.