You are here: Home » Recipes » Blackberry Cake Blackberry Cake Recipe by American Profile Yield 12 servings PrintEmail Ingredients 1 cup vegetable shortening3 eggs2 cups sugar1 cup blackberries, fresh or frozen1 cup buttermilk1 teaspoon baking soda3 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground nutmeg1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground cloves Instructions Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans. Cream the shortening, eggs, and sugar with a mixer at medium speed. Add the blackberries. Mix the buttermilk and baking soda in a small bowl. Combine the flour, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves in a large bowl; mix well. Add the buttermilk mixture and the dry ingredients alternately to the creamed mixture; beat well. Pour into the prepared cake pans. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out almost clean. Do not overbake. Cool on a wire rack. – Elsie Cumpton, Worthington, Ky.