Blackberry Lane and Cake

04 Sep

There was a delicious sounding recipe in today’s Guardian Feast, quite complicated but as I was having a day on my own, why not? I went into town and bought the odd bits I didn’t have and then went blackberrying to collect fresh blackberries for the Blackberry and Star Anise Chocolate Cake, recipe from Edd Kimber.

First I made some Blackberry jam, then the cake mixture (a very unusual method), then while the cake was cooking and the jam cooling, I made the chocolate ganache. Assembly came next and – wow! It’s the best cake ever!

Blackberry and Star Anise Chocolate Cake

Edd Kimber’s blackberry and star anise chocolate cake. Photograph: Lizzie Mayson/The Guardian. Food styling: Benjamina Ebuehi. Prop styling: Anna Wilkins. Food assistant: Julia Aden.



Posted by on September 4, 2021 in baking, Photography, Postaday2021


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13 responses to “Blackberry Lane and Cake

  1. Mama Cormier

    September 13, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Beautiful cake. Have you ever thought of entering the Great British Baking Show?

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 17, 2021 at 6:46 pm

      Thank you but I couldn’t stand the pressure! I love to cook and create in my own time. 🙂

      • Mama Cormier

        September 18, 2021 at 12:54 pm

        I have to agree about the pressure but that cake is perfection.

  2. calvin

    September 9, 2021 at 1:29 am

    I’ll take your word on ‘”wow! It’s the best cake ever”. Unless of coarse your willing to fly me in a piece.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 17, 2021 at 7:07 pm

      It’s all gone now but next time, I’ll send some through the ether! 🙂

  3. utesmile

    September 5, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    What an amazing cake you made, I bet it tastes fantastic!

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 7, 2021 at 1:06 pm

      One of the best I have ever made! Truly delicious and worth the time. I shall certainly make it again. 🙂

  4. commonprose

    September 5, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    So much effort, but, My!, what a gorgeous cake!

  5. annemariedemyen

    September 5, 2021 at 12:03 am

    Your cake looks absolutely amazing!

  6. Judith Butler

    September 4, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Good evening Sally, my goodness that looks absolutely gorgeous and very yummy!! Take care Love Judith x

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 7, 2021 at 1:09 pm

      If you like cake making, this is worth all the effort. It’s not difficult, just time consuming. Take care, too, in this uncertain world. With love xx


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