Tag Archives: blackberries

Blackberry Crumb Coffee Cake

Crumb-topped coffee cakes are the best—like this Blackberry Crumb Coffee Cake! It’s made in a 9 x 13″ pan, so there’s plenty of it to enjoy! 🙂 This coffee cake is topped with a yummy crumb topping and inside it’s moistened by the juicy blackberries and small chunks of cream cheese that are stirred into the batter.

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Blackberry-Honey Lemonade

Drinking lemonade in the summertime is always a treat, and it can be a nice change of pace trying out different lemonade flavors. I’ve made Strawberry Lemonade, so I thought I’d try making some lemonade with blackberries. And I wanted to sweeten it with honey instead of sugar to make it a little healthier—I’m not sure if it’s really that much healthier, but the honey gives this lemonade a nice light sweetenss!

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Sweet and Juicy Blackberry Crumble

This is the first Blackberry Crumble I’ve made. I’m a big fan of blackberries, but had never made a crumble with them, so I looked at some different recipes and came up with my own version. Not having made one of these before, I wasn’t quite sure what a typical blackberry crumble was supposed to be like…mine isn’t as gooey as I thought it would be—it’s more sweet-syrupy-juicy. The blackberries have just the right amount of sweetness, with a little punch of flavor from the lemon juice, and the buttery, brown-sugar crumble topping is a great finishing touch. I like using oats in the topping, too—anything with oats always seems a little healthier to me! 🙂

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Blackberry Buttermilk Cake

I mentioned in my last post that I had been picking some blackberries this past week. And this is one of the recipes I made with them–Blackberry Buttermilk Cake. It’s a recipe I’ve had for awhile, clipped from a newspaper and kept in one of my recipe binders. I thought I’d make it again to share on this blog with you, since I had never taken a picture of it before.

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Blackberry Picking

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We’ve had lots of rain this spring and summer and everything is so green and lush and pretty. And the blackberries are growing well this year, which I’m really excited about! I love blackberries–eating them just the way they are, using them in smoothies, or baking with them. I took this picture with my iPhone—this is one of the bushes I picked blackberries from. I thought they looked so pretty the day I was picking. Can’t wait to use the berries in a few recipes—and I’ll be sharing them with you!

He covers the heavens with clouds, He prepares rain for the earth, He makes grass grow upon the hills.  PSALM 147:8 (RSV)