Blackberry Custard Cake

I’m seriously loving the deep purple color of this custard cake. A custard cake that started off with every intention of being a blueberry magic custard cake—I failed.

Blackberry Custard Cake | Bakers Royale

The layers aren’t distinct like with a traditional magic custard cake, but that’s because I screwed up the order of when to mix the liquids in—twice. And the second time around I ran out of blueberries, so I topped the custard cake with blackberries—even though the cake is colored and flavored with dehydrated blueberries.

Blackberry Custard Cake | Bakers Royale

I”m totally blaming my prego brain for all the missteps. Grrr!

On a positive note, this is custard cake is still awesome tasting.

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Blackberry Custard Cake

Yield: Serves 9

Ingredients:

Recipe adapted from here.

  • 4 eggs, separated, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp water
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons (5.3 oz) sugar
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1.2 oz. freeze-dried blueberries, pulverized to a fine crumb in a food processor
  • ¾ cup (4 oz) flour
  • 2 cups (500 ml) milk, lukewarm
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

 

Directions:

  1. Place egg whites in a stand mixer bowl and beat until stiff.
  2. In another bowl, beat the egg yolks, sugar, water and vanilla until pale and light in color. Add melted butter and continue beating for another minute.  Sift finely crumbed dehydrated blueberry and  flour into liquid mixture and mix until incorporated.
  3. Add lukewarm milk (do not use cold milk or the butter harden) and beat until well incorporated. Gently fold in beaten egg whites using a spatula.
  4. Pour batter into a greased 8 inch x 8 inch baking dish. Bake at 325 F oven for about 45-55 minutes or until the top is golden; center should slightly jiggle when side of pan is tapped. Cool in the pan for at least 3 hours. Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar.

 

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37 Responses to “Blackberry Custard Cake”

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    Skye — April 23, 2014 @ 2:12 am

    I love the idea of custard cake – have never tried it before. I think that blackberries are a gorgeous combination – so looks like all worked out ok in the end. :)

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — April 23, 2014 @ 2:42 am

    I love custard cake. And I’m glad you made the mistakes because the color is lovely. I would do it this way next time I make it.

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    Julie @ This Gal Cooks — April 23, 2014 @ 2:43 am

    Well even though this cake didn’t turn out how you wanted it to, it’s still a beautiful cake! If I saw this sitting out, waiting to be devoured, I’d take a slice or two. :)

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    Belinda@themoonblushbaker — April 23, 2014 @ 3:00 am

    The colour is my fave. That purple is so deep and inviting. I am going to have try fruit puree in custard cakes. I read step wrong too; But in your case they turn out better than the original!

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    Diala — April 23, 2014 @ 3:13 am

    This looks absolutely beautiful ! Can’t wait to try it .xo

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    Chloe Cramer — April 23, 2014 @ 4:01 am

    This looks amazing, love the color!

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — April 23, 2014 @ 4:02 am

    Let’s be honest, blackberries are pretty rockin. Have no doubt this cake was just bursting with flavors. And blame your prego brain all you want. You can tell the kiddo what a mess their mom was and how she kept screwing up her recipes. ;-)

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    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — April 23, 2014 @ 4:15 am

    These look so good! What a fabulous treat!

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    ThisBakerGirlBlogs — April 23, 2014 @ 4:37 am

    That looks beautiful!!

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    Maria — April 23, 2014 @ 4:47 am

    Blackberries are my favorite! Love this cake!

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    Tieghan Gerard — April 23, 2014 @ 4:51 am

    I love blackberries and this cake look AMAZING! Those blackberries are just gorgeous!

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    Jenny Flake — April 23, 2014 @ 4:52 am

    Stunning Naomi!! Adding this to my baking list!!

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    heidi @ a week from thursday — April 23, 2014 @ 5:10 am

    I love the colors! I never cook with blackberries. This could be a good place to start.

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    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — April 23, 2014 @ 5:12 am

    This cake (and your photos) are totally stunning! Blackberries are the best!

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    Erika — April 23, 2014 @ 5:15 am

    Amazing Naomi!! This cake is a must try…

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    Lisa @ Simple Pairings — April 23, 2014 @ 5:49 am

    Wow – you’re so right, the color of this cake is incredible! Perfect for spring, really. I bet the blackberry flavor is so refreshing!

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    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm — April 23, 2014 @ 5:50 am

    I love the color and texture of this cake! SO beautiful!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — April 23, 2014 @ 5:59 am

    Simply lovely, what a wonderful spring brunch offering.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 23, 2014 @ 6:04 am

    The color of this cake is just exquisite, Naomi! Pinned!

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    Sommer @ASpicyPerspective — April 23, 2014 @ 6:33 am

    Naomi, this is just gorgeous! Blackberry Custard Cake … yes please! A must try for sure!

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    Heather Christo — April 23, 2014 @ 7:23 am

    It looks pretty magical to me! I love the color and I also love the sliced up blackberries with it. Gorgeous.

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    Susan P — April 23, 2014 @ 7:27 am

    Are the instructions the correct way or are they with your mistakes? Looks yummy.

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    marla — April 23, 2014 @ 7:34 am

    I’m LOVEing the color of this cake too!!!

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    brita — April 23, 2014 @ 7:39 am

    these pictures are beautiful!!

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    Crystal | Apples & Sparkle — April 23, 2014 @ 8:02 am

    Not only does this cake look delicious. The first photo is so beautiful! The berries look like flowers, so pretty!

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    Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion — April 23, 2014 @ 8:50 am

    seriously, I want to make this just for the color. although I’m sure it taste just as awesome!!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — April 23, 2014 @ 9:16 am

    This is such a cool colour!! Gah! Love this recipe!

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    Jodee Weiland — April 23, 2014 @ 10:00 am

    This custard cake looks so rich and creamy. It looks delicious! I would have never thought about doing something like this, but your recipe looks great and the results look fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

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    Gaby — April 23, 2014 @ 11:01 am

    Blackberries are always a hit with me, looks fabulous!!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — April 23, 2014 @ 11:52 am

    This custard cake sure does look fabulous. I love the combo of berries.

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — April 23, 2014 @ 12:11 pm

    I am loving the colors, Naomi! So springy :D

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — April 23, 2014 @ 2:29 pm

    I defffinitely want to eat a purple cake! This looks delicious!!

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    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog — April 24, 2014 @ 5:19 am

    How pretty is that deep purple color! The custard cake sounds super yummy too, and the pictures, as always, are SO pretty!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — April 24, 2014 @ 7:11 am

    The color is beautiful. I never tried making magic custard cake but it does sound delicious, with or without the layers!

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    Sarah — April 24, 2014 @ 8:30 am

    Absolutely gorgeous no matter what the intentions were!

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    Renee @ AFS — April 24, 2014 @ 11:12 am

    That colour! And love the idea of custard cake PLUS the actual cake itself. It’s a beauty without the layers as well (:

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    Sarah — May 1, 2014 @ 8:47 am

    This is really beautiful! I am a little confused where the blackberries come in– are they just for garnish?

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