Blackberry Buttermilk Cake

Big things are happening around the blogosphere! People are getting married, like Garrett, Andrew (this past weekend) and me (next weekend!). There are tons of fab food blog based cookbooks coming out! (more on that next week) And my friends are having babies!!!

Today I’m so excited to celebrate the lovely Jenny Flake from Picky Palate because she’s having a little baby boy in just a few weeks!! A bunch of fabulous, gorgeous and fun food bloggers and I, whipped up all these tasty treats to celebrate Jenny today! I’m so excited to be a part of this awesome group of food bloggers! The only thing better would be is if we could actually all be together in real life and get to share each others treats together. Although, that would so not work for my 5-days-till-my-wedding countdown cleanse.

Jenny is one of the sweetest people in the world and I couldn’t be happier for her! She’s also the queen of fun desserts so I wanted to whip up something sweet and special for her baby shower! And since it has fruit in it, it basically still counts on the wedding cleanse diet right?!?

Blackberry Buttermilk Cake - What's Gaby Cooking

A few weeks back, Heather Cristo posted this delectable looking recipe for Raspberry Buttermilk Cake and I was literally drooling as I looked through the pictures. I knew I had to make it for myself and this was the most perfect opportunity!

So, with a little inspiration from Heather, and a big congratulations for Jenny, here’s the most soft and delicious buttermilk cake recipe!

Blueberry Buttermilk Cake

Blueberry Buttermilk Cake


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 1/3 cup cake flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare a 9 inch round cake pan with baking spray and a round piece of parchment paper.
  3. In a large mixer, cream together the butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, until fully combined. Add the buttermilk and lemon extract and mix on low until just incorporated.
  5. In another small bowl, sift together the cake flour, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until you have a smooth batter.
  6. Using a spatula, gently fold in the blackberries.
  7. Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking pan and baking for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove the cake from the oven and let cool for at least 10 minutes before dusting with powdered sugar. Serve warm or at room temperature.

And be sure to check out all the other great things at this virtual baby shower! Everything looks delicious but I’m seriously eyeing those Oreo and Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars from Lori!!
Picky Palate Surprise Baby Shower Bloggers

Angie: Bakerella Baby Faces
Bev: Bev Cooks Horseradish Deviled Eggs
Bridget: Bake at 350 Cute as a Button Cupcakes
Cheryl: TidyMom Salted Caramel Cupcakes
Heather: Heather’s Dish Perfect Pancake Bites
Julie: The Little Kitchen Mixed Berry Mint Slushies
Kathy: Panini Happy Baby Oreo Ice Cream Pies
Kristan: Confessions of a Cookbook Queen Homemade Animal Crackers
Lauren: Lauren’s Latest Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes
Maria: Two Peas and Their Pod Cookies ‘n Cream Sheet Cake
Marion: Sweetopia Baby Shower Cookie Favors
Marla: Family Fresh Cooking Blueberry Mint Agua Fresca
Michelle: Brown Eyed BakeShrimp Nacho Bites
Robyn: Add a Pinch Blue Velvet Cake
Shaina: Food For My Family Ginger Plum Preserves
Shelly: Cookies and Cups Oreo Pop Baby Rattles

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  1. Gaby!!! What a gorgeous cake, thanks for making my morning with all of the sweet words and delicious recipes you all made!! Love you all!! Best of luck with your wedding, maybe my little guy will come on the same day as your wedding, lol!


  2. So lovely! Seems like it would be such a beautiful texture!

    (Methinks you have a typo in the recipe header… “Blueberry?”)

  3. This is definitely my kind of cake! Blackberries are probably my favourite fruit in the world. So I can imagine just how brilliant this tastes. And it’s for such a great occasion so that makes it even better!

  4. I am in berry heaven, and this looks simply divine. I have all kinds of berries today, so this is on my to-do list! Thank you!

  5. What a gorgeous cake! It’s the kind that Snow White might bake with the help of her woodland creature friends and leave to cool on her window sill!

  6. I cannot believe your wedding is this weekend!!! Oh my goodness. I am so excited for you all! I hope that you plan on a two week blog fest of everything wedding… the food, the fashion, the family and friends! We want to see it all girl!

  7. This is a delicious recipe and can be very versatile with the fruits that you use. I made it with blueberries and lemon zest. The next time I make it I will put the blueberries in a little flour and shake off the access prior to folding them into the batter that way they won’t drop to the bottom Very moist and tasty.

  8. I was scrolling through your recent posts and had to check this one out- looks divine! My brother’s engagement party is this weekend and I’m thinking of making this, but with raspberries and adding dark chocolate chips…will let you know!

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