This recipe came from my 90-year-old grandmother's handwritten recipe collection.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 cup fresh blackberries
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
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.