Posts Tagged ‘blackberries’

For Mother’s Day I wanted to make a new dessert.  I saw this recipe for a Strawberry and Prosecco Tiramisu which sounded great.  Only problem was that I ran out of time and ended up making a plain pound cake topped with a sweetened marscapone topping.  Also made a blackberry mascapone topping.  It went over so well that I had no time to take a picture of it!  Too bad because it looked so pretty with the golden yellow of the pound cake, the creamy marscapone and then the lavender of the blackberry topping.  I thought the cake was a bit dry but everyone else disagreed with me.

Pound Cake

  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Prepare a loaf pan by using your preferred method.  I spray it with Pam and then dust a bit of sugar instead of flour
  • Beat sugar and butter until it is light and fluffy
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition
  • Add vanilla and salt
  • Gradually add flour and beat until just mixed
  • Bake for one hour at 350, tenting if the top is browning too quickly
  • Cool 15 minutes in the pan then finish cooling on a rack


Sweetened Marscapone Topping

  • 8 oz marscapone cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 – 2 tsp vanilla


Beat all together.  I used my hand held electric mixer and it whipped it up so it was nice and creamy.


Blackberry Marscapone Topping

  • 8 oz marscapone cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup blackberries, rinsed and patted dry


Beat all together using hand held electric mixer until smooth.  There will be some pieces of blackberry that don’t get pureed but that’s okay.



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My daughter Hannah decided that we should all have breakfast together as a family.  Not a bad idea since Spring sports are wrecking havoc on our eating dinner together as a family.  The other day she requested that I bake muffins for breakfast.  I asked what flavor and after a bit of thought she said Lemon Blackberry please.  I’ve made blackberry muffins before but those have cinnamon and no lemon.  Off to the internet to find a recipe for Lemon Blackberry Muffins.  There were tons!  I finally settled on one.  Of course I made a few tiny tweaks but that’s okay.  I am hoping that I am getting comfortable enough with the basic muffin recipe to start playing and developing my own.

UPDATE:  I can’t find the recipe I used.  I know it had 2 eggs, 1 cup of blackberries, zest of one lemon, juice of one lemon and yogurt.  I mixed white flour with whole wheat white flour and in the end they were delicious but I am mad at myself for misplacing the recipe.  Hopefully I can find it but I do have a picture of them!


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