September 20, 2011

Blackberry-Pecan Snack Cake for The Cake Slice

This will be the last month The Cake Slice will be baking from the book Cake Keeper Cakes by Lauren Chattman. I have not been very active this year with our baking group due to work so made sure I made time this weekend to bake Blackberry-Pecan Snack Cake.

It just happens that my mother-in-law was also throwing a small party this weekend and she had put me in charge of desserts. I know that she adores fruits and streusel in her baked goods so made this cake for her.
The recipe asked for blackberries but blueberries or raspberries may also be used. I happen to have all three so decided to put a combination of all three berries. A simple recipe that uses only a little bit of butter with sour cream giving it richness. The batter is spiced by cloves and nutmeg while the streusel has cinnamon along with chopped pecans.
The party got a little hectic but was able to take a quick picture of the desserts table. Along with the Blackberry-Pecan Snack Cake front and center, I also baked Peanut Butter & Jelly Mini Muffins, Guava & Cheese Pastries, Leche Flan, Cheesecake with Blueberry Sauce, Coconut Sandwich Cookies with Passion fruit Cream and Brownies. My husband joined in the baking fun by making Cream Puffs and Seven-Layer Gelatin.
The cake was quickly eaten even with the assortment of other desserts on the table. I was glad I made time to bake this cake.

The Blackberry-Pecan Snack Cake recipe can be seen at Amazon, just click the "look inside" the book function.

9 comments:

Katie said...

That looks a wonderful cake. Love all the streusel topping. Theose peanut butter jelly muffins sound fab too

Please Do Not Feed The Animals. said...

Wow that is quite a selection of desserts! You put a lot of work into that.
Your cake looks delicious - the combination of the fruits and the way they are oozing out through the topping - yum!

OvenDelights said...

What a lovely dessert table! You must have been exhausted from all the work! In the end its worth it to see all your guests enjoy your desserts!

Annapet said...

Carol, this is wonderful. We were thinking of the same thing and baked with berries. I haven't posted mine yet. Perhaps in a day or so. I bet it was yummy.

Jo said...

Looks really yum! I love the fresh fruits on top of the cake and with crumble ... wow!

Emily said...

Envy envy! Just look at all that fresh berries!!!

Terra said...

I love the look of this cake, and love love using fresh berries! Perfect choice for a fun gathering:-) Take care, Terra

Monica H said...

Your dessert table lloks fabulous- you outdid yourself. And that cake really does look good.

Foodiva said...

Wow, what a feast! I love your berry cake but more than that, I LOVE the look of that dessert table...yum!

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