Blackberry Apple Spice Cake

If there was only one thing you needed to bake this summer, it’s this Blackberry Apple Spice Cake! This sweet, super moist spice cake is made with ground cinnamon, cloves, a splash of vanilla extract, and our secret ingredient…blackberry apple baby food! Yes, I know that sounds weird, but trust me on this one. It’s a delicious spice cake with subtle fruity hints from the baby food. The final touch is topping this delicious cake with a drizzle of honey and some fresh blackberries! This perfectly sweet spice cake is absolutely the best cake to bake for summer.

sliced blackberry apple spice cake on white plate with blackberries, flowers, and a jar of honey

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About The Recipe

Spice cake? In the summer? I’m sure you think we’re mad, but trust me, this cake is so good! It’s actually an old family recipe.

My mom found the original recipe written down on the back of an old envelope while we were looking for some inspiration on what to bake this week. I’ll admit, I was a little bit hesitant, but we went to the grocery store and bought some blackberry apple baby food!

The whole process was actually SO easy.

Did I mention that this recipe requires no specialty equipment? That’s right! Just mix the dry ingredients, the wet ingredients, stir them together, and bake! It’s seriously that simple!

But it tastes even better than it looks, trust me.

The blackberry and apple take a back seat on this cake and really push forward those spices, while the subtle fruity notes make every bite melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

I love serving this cake for breakfast with lots of fresh summer berries and a drizzle of honey, but it could work as a wonderful brunch or dessert cake!

blackberry apple spice cake on white plate with blackberries, flowers, and a jar of honey behind

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Baking Powder
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Cloves
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Blackberry Apple Baby Food
  • Vanilla
salt, baby food, cloves, eggs, flour, baking powder, vanilla, sugar, vegetable oil, and cinnamon in glass bowls

Instructions

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and spices. Set aside.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the eggs, vegetable oil, baby food, and vanilla.

Mix together the wet and dry ingredients until thoroughly incorporated.

Pour batter into prepared bundt pan and bake at 350 for 45 minutes, or until the cake tests done. Let the cake cool completely in the pan before turning out.

Other Flavors Baby Food You Can Use

Can’t find blackberry apple? No worries! You can use any fruity baby food that would pair well with spices. Anything from plum, pear, to blueberry! The original recipe for this cake actually calls for plum baby food, but we decided to use blackberry apple because of all the fresh blackberries we had just bought at the farmers market!

How To Store

Once the cake has completely cooled, you need to keep this cake covered and in the refrigerator. It’s a really moist cake so, leaving it out on the counter would cause it to ruin faster.

blackberry apple spice cake with a slice in front and behind, whole blackberries scattered around, chamomile flowers, a jar of honey, and a white napkin

Expert Tips

  • Check the expiration date on your spices! If they’re out of date, they may taste stale and not give this cake the flavor it needs.
  • Use room temperature eggs to help incorporate them easier.
  • The cake needs to be completely cooled before turning it out of the pan. Any sooner may result the cake sticking to the pan.
  • Keep this cake in the fridge after baking.

When you make this Blackberry Apple Spice Cake, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

sliced blackberry apple spice cake on white plate with blackberries, flowers, and a jar of honey

Blackberry Apple Spice Cake

Traci
The perfect balance between sweetness and spice, every bite practically melts in your mouth. That's the only way to describe this delicious Blackberry Apple Spice Cake!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 292 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup apple blackberry baby food
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray a bundt pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine vegetable oil, eggs, baby food, and vanilla.
  • Beat until combined.
  • Pour over dry ingredients.
  • Whisk together.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until done.

Notes

  • Check the expiration date on your spices! If they’re out of date, they may taste stale and not give this cake the flavor it needs.
  • Use room temperature eggs to help incorporate them easier.
  • The cake needs to be completely cooled before turning it out of the pan. Any sooner may result the cake sticking to the pan.
  • Keep this cake in the fridge after baking.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 292kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 219mgPotassium: 40mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 62IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 1mg

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2 Comments

    1. Hi Rosetta! The baby food keeps it moist. If you don’t want to use that, you can always substitute apple sauce. If you are looking for a more traditional spice cake recipe, we have one that’s absolutely delicious! The recipe is called Pumpkin Spice Cake, but there is no actual pumpkin used. It’s just the spice blend we used in the recipe. I hope this helps!