Blackberry Buckle

This is a very simple and versatile dessert. You can substitute almost any berry and balsamic for the blackberries and cut back on the ginger if you don't like a bit of ginger tang! It is not overly sweet but add 1/4 cup of sugar to batter if you prefer it more sweet.


  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 2 TBSP Blackberry Ginger Dark Balsamic
  • 1/4 cup mild EVOO
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 TSP baking powder
  • 1 TSP baking soda
  • 1 cup milk
Streusel Topping
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar>
  • 1 TSP ground ginger
  • 1/2 TSP ground nutmeg
  • 2 TBSP Blood Orange Fused Olive Oil


Preheat the oven to 350.Grease an 8 x 8 baking pan

In a small bowl toss the blackberries with the balsamic and set aside
In a medium bowl beat the olive oil with the egg until frothy. Sift in flour, baking soda, and baking powder and gently fold to combine. Add milk and use wooden spoon to fold. Add half of the black berries and vinegar and mix gently. Pour the batter into the pan. Distribute the remaining black berries on top of the batter and drizzle with any liquid left in bowl.


In a small bowl mix the streusel ingredients to form a crumbly mixture.

Sprinkle the batter with the streusel mixture and bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Remove cake and use a knife around outside of pan to loosen it from edges. Serve warm.

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