Mam's Black Cake

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This recipe came from my 90-year-old grandmother's handwritten recipe collection.

INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 8 inch round cake layer pans.
  • Dissolve the baking soda in the buttermilk.
  • Combine the sugar, 3 1/2 cups of the flour, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, ground cinnamon and the butter. Stir in the buttermilk mixture.
  • Toss the blackberries and raisins with the remaining 1/2 cup of flour to coat. Mix in the blackberries and the raisins into the batter and stir until evenly distributed. Pour batter into the prepared pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center of the cakes comes out clean.