Blackberry Forest Cake

Blackberry Forest Cake

February 24, 2023
2 min read

Blackberry Forest Cake Recipe

Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Blackberry Filling ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water

Ingredients for the Whipped Cream Frosting:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For Decoration:

  • Fresh blackberries
  • Chocolate shavings


  1. Start by making the cake batter. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl, including flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Then add in the wet ingredients, including vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and buttermilk, and mix until just combined.
  2. Pour the cake batter into two 8-inch round cake pans that have been greased and floured, and bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  3. While the cakes are baking, make the blackberry filling. Combine fresh blackberries, sugar, cornstarch, and water in a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Then reduce the heat and let it simmer until it thickens.
  4. When the cakes are done, let them cool for 10 minutes in the pans before removing them and placing them on a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Once the cakes are cool, place one of the cakes on a cake plate and spread a layer of the blackberry filling over the top. Then place the second cake on top of the filling.
  6. Next, make the whipped cream frosting. Beat heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract together using an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  7. Spread the whipped cream frosting over the top and sides of the cake, using a spatula or a piping bag to create decorative swirls and peaks.
  8. Finally, decorate the top of the cake with fresh blackberries and chocolate shavings. You can also add other toppings, such as chopped nuts or edible flowers, to give your blackberry forest cake an extra special touch.
  9. Once your cake is fully decorated, refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes to allow the frosting to set. Then serve and enjoy your delicious blackberry forest cake with your friends and family!

Serve and enjoy your delicious Blackberry Forest Cake!