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Blackberry Upside Down Cake

Breads & Desserts


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3 1/2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened and divided
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup dark-brown sugar
3 cups blackberries


Preheat oven to 350 F. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, using a mixer, beat 2 tablespoons butter with sugar on high until light and fluffy, about 6 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla. With mixer on low, add flour mixture in 2 additions, alternating with milk; beat until combined. In a 10-inch cast-iron skillet, melt remaining butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and arrange blackberries evenly in skillet. Pour batter over berries and smooth top. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, approximately 35 to 40 minutes, rotating halfway through. Cool in skillet on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Run knife around edge and carefully invert cake onto a serving plate. Serve warm or at room temperature.


From “Mississippi Church Suppers,” Great American Publishers

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