Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Blackberry Cake

This recipe makes a great summer dessert!

Blackberry Cake


1 package white cake mix
1 – 3 oz. package raspberry gelatin
1 cup canola oil
1/2 cup milk
4 eggs
1 cup fresh blackberries
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup butter, softened
3-3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
4 to 5 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup fresh blackberries, crushed
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans


~Preheat oven at 350°.

~In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, gelatin, oil, and milk until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in the blackberries, coconut, and pecans.

~Pour into three greased 9-in. round baking pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks.


~Cream butter in a small bowl. Add sugar and milk. Beat until icing achieves desired consistency.

~Stir in the blackberries, coconut, and pecans.

~Spread icing between layers and over the top and sides of cake.

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