Blackberry Cinnamon Roll Cake

In case you are wondering—yes, blackberries were on sale. That’s why you are staring at another blackberry recipe on the heels of yesterday’s blackberry custard cake.

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I also have four more cartons of them in the freezer, so no promises that you won’t see another blackberry recipe coming up soon. 

That is, if Matt doesn’t get to them first. But ha—I think I’ve hidden my stash in the freezer well enough. We all know how horrible it is to have your mind set on a recipe only to find out you have to make a trip to the store for an ingredient.

Yep, call me terrible, but the man will put handfuls of the those black beauties in his smoothies. A two cup habit a day, that would seriously burn through my stash in about three days. But okay, the only thing wrong with that is my justification for being a hoarder and every other suspect behavior while I’m pregnant.

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Blackberry Cinnamon Roll Cake

Yield: Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

Recipe adapted from here

Batter

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp active dry or rapid rise yeast
  • 2/3 cup warm milk (100-110F; low fat is fine)
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg

Filling/Topping

  • 3 tbsp butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoon blackberries, lightly mashed (**Optional: About another 6-7 halved for pushing down into the batter)

Icing 

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk or cream
  • **Optional1 or 2 blackberries mashed and swirled into icing

Directions:

Preparation: Cover an 8x2 cake pan with bake spray.

  1. Place  flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Dissolve the yeast in a measuring cup filled with the warmed milk. Combine and whisk vegetable oil, vanilla extract and egg into yeast mixture. Pour wet mixture into flour and whisk until very smooth. Pour into prepared pan. Set aside an  let rest for 15 minutes.
  2. Combine butter, brown sugar and cinnamon  in a small bowl and using a fork mix until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly on top of rested dough and  swirl it into the dough. Spoon mashed blackberries on top and swirl it into dough.
  3. Place pan into a cold oven, then set the oven temperature to 350F. Bake for about 30 minutes, until bread is lightly browned at the edges and the center of the bread springs back when lightly pressed. Some of the sugar mixture on top may still be bubbling. Cool for at least 30 minutes before whisking the powdered sugar and milk together to form an icing and drizzling it onto the bread.

 

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42 Responses to “Blackberry Cinnamon Roll Cake”

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — April 25, 2014 @ 3:08 am

    Haha I am SO guilty of buying things on sale, and then making eleventy million recipes out of them! Good thing blackberries are the bomb…and with cinnamon roll cake? YES PLEASE. Pinned!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — April 25, 2014 @ 3:25 am

    I absolutely want this in my life! And I definitely have to hide things from my husband… though usually things like Oreos and M&MS.

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    Krystal — April 25, 2014 @ 4:23 am

    Yay! A cinnamon roll without the extra work….my idea of heaven! Love the addition of blackberries….my oldest does not like cinnamon rolls but the rest of us do. He loves blackberries so I think this may convert him ;). When you say warm milk….I don’t have a thermometer….how long would you have to heat the milk for?

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — April 25, 2014 @ 4:26 am

    I’m a buy it on sale hoarder too. It’s the best way. This cake looks amazing!

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    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — April 25, 2014 @ 4:33 am

    I so want this cake!

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    Maria — April 25, 2014 @ 4:49 am

    I am SO in love with this cake!

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    Tieghan Gerard — April 25, 2014 @ 4:55 am

    I am a huge buy a ton well they are on sale person too. It’s the only way!

    This cake is gorgeous (like always!!). Must make this weekend!

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    Lisa @ Simple Pairings — April 25, 2014 @ 5:12 am

    Love the addition of fragrant blackberry into a cinnamon roll cake! I adore the color vibrancy it brings to the table. Gorgeous!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — April 25, 2014 @ 5:38 am

    I am up/down for all the blackberry recipes — especially when cake is involved! This looks gorgeous, as does everything you post.

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — April 25, 2014 @ 5:47 am

    Wow, wow, WOW. Love everything about this!

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    Adrienne @ Whole New Mom — April 25, 2014 @ 5:49 am

    We are the couple that always gets stares for the way we buy in bulk. But we’re the ones laughing later b/c our budget is in good shape :). Thanks and love it Naomi!

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    Heather Christo — April 25, 2014 @ 5:59 am

    lol! I always hoard berries in my house, my kids could burn through 10$ of raspberries in 5 minutes! Cake is gorgeous Naomi.

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    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm — April 25, 2014 @ 6:18 am

    Soooo soooo beautiful and perfect for Spring!!

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    Kerri — April 25, 2014 @ 6:45 am

    There are only 2 T of blackberries? It looks like there are more in the pictures.

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    • Naomi Robinson replied: — April 25th, 2014 @ 10:19 am

      Kerri – You are right, there are 4 tablespoons, plus a few whole berries halved and pressed into the batter prior to baking. The first recipe run was 2T-I forgot to change it. I’ve updated the recipe to reflect that.

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — April 25, 2014 @ 6:54 am

    Love! I need a slice with my morning coffee!

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    marla — April 25, 2014 @ 7:20 am

    Oh how I adore blackberries ~ this cake looks wonderful!!

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    Gaby — April 25, 2014 @ 7:24 am

    I could eat this for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert. Well you get the picture!

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    Deanne Townsned — April 25, 2014 @ 7:55 am

    Should that be 2 cups of blackberries?

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    • Naomi Robinson replied: — April 25th, 2014 @ 10:20 am

      Deanne – No, it’s 4 tablespoons, the 2 tablespoons was in the first run of this recipe. I forgot to change it. Thanks for asking. I’ve updated the recipe. Thanks for asking.

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    Katrina @ WVS — April 25, 2014 @ 8:26 am

    This sounds so cool!! Love the idea of a cinnamon roll cake WITH FRUIT!

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    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog — April 25, 2014 @ 9:55 am

    Totally need to find a blackberry sale and make this! I made blueberry cream cheese cinnamon rolls once that has similar flavors, and that was really good, so I can totally see this being absolutely delicious with blackberries…and in a cake form! YUM!

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    Chris @ Shared Appetite — April 25, 2014 @ 10:57 am

    What a great looking recipe… and the photo is stunning!

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    Skye — April 25, 2014 @ 11:55 am

    I’m having a blackberry moment too – just can’t get enough of them. Love this recipe – and love how you’ve paired the berries with cinnamon. And they look so pretty.

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    Laura Dembowski — April 25, 2014 @ 11:56 am

    I love blackberries, but I’m a blackberry snob – I’ll only eat the ones my dad picks for me. This summer when ihave a new batch, this is on the menu!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — April 25, 2014 @ 2:49 pm

    So gorgeous!

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    Julie @ This Gal Cooks — April 25, 2014 @ 3:25 pm

    I just can’t get over how lovely your photos are, Naomi! Seriously, I could stare at them for hours. ;)

    This is such a lovely, and I bet tasty, cake. Pinned!

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    Jennifer — April 25, 2014 @ 3:58 pm

    Is an 8 x 2 pan an 8-inch round cake pan?

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    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom — April 26, 2014 @ 3:58 am

    Love this blackberry cinnamon roll cake!! And nothing wrong with stashing away (and even hiding) those precious blackberries! Silly question: do you wash them before freezing? and freeze them in ziploc bags? for whatever reason, I have never been successful with freezing large amounts of berries . .

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    dina — April 26, 2014 @ 5:28 am

    this looks amazing!

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    Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen — April 26, 2014 @ 5:42 am

    Every time I visit – I go away amazingly hungry and head to the kitchen! This looks amazing!

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    Sommer @ASpicyPerspective — April 26, 2014 @ 10:04 am

    If it has cinnamon roll in the name can I eat it for breakfast?!?! It is calling my cup of coffee’s name for sure! Love!

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    Silvia M — April 26, 2014 @ 1:26 pm

    A wonderful and delicious recipe, and the photos are amazing!!!

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    Allie | Baking a Moment — April 26, 2014 @ 4:40 pm

    You’ll never hear me complaining about too many blackberry recipes! I love ‘em and they look just gorgeous on this cake. I’ll definitely have to give this a try ;)

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    Frank — April 26, 2014 @ 7:01 pm

    I bet a slice of that cake with a cup of tea would be a perfect way to end the day!

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    Bec {Daisy and the Fox} — April 26, 2014 @ 10:53 pm

    I love this!!
    as a massive berry & cinnamon roll fan this ticks all the boxes :)
    can’t waiiiit to try it!

    Daisy and the Fox
    http://www.daisyandthefox.wordpress.com

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    Emily @ Life on Food — April 27, 2014 @ 2:57 pm

    All love from me! I totally hide food that I know my husband will go through fast. I leave a bit out for him and then take the rest.

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    Librarian Lavender — April 28, 2014 @ 2:57 am

    This cake is looking so delicious! I love blackberries and I can’t wait to try the recipe!

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    marcie — April 28, 2014 @ 7:29 am

    I love baking with blackberries, and love the looks of this cake! Pinning to try. :)

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    MB — April 29, 2014 @ 5:13 pm

    I’m hoping blackberries are on sale in my corner of the world… wow – that’s a great way to start a morning! Pinned!

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    Lynna — May 3, 2014 @ 1:22 pm

    This sounds and looks amazing. I love cinnamon and I love fruits. This cake will for sure satisfy both cravings!

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    ami@naivecookcooks — May 7, 2014 @ 5:46 pm

    Haha this cake is seriously so good looking! My mouth is watering!

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