Chocolate Blackberry Cake – Dark chocolate cake layers with blackberry compote and blackberry buttercream.
Chocolate Blackberry Cake
I’ve been wanting to make a blackberry buttercream for the longest time! My Gluten Free Cake with Mixed Berry Compote and Buttercream is one of my all-time favorite cakes. I knew the format for the compote and frosting would work great with blackberries but I thought the cakes would be too similar if I did a vanilla cake with the blackberry buttercream, so I made my moist chocolate cake. It’s my go-to, absolute favorite chocolate cake recipe. You’ll see it all over the blog because I love it so much.
The pairing of the sweet blackberry buttercream with the bittersweet chocolate cake layers is so decadent!
Chocolate Cake Layer with Bake Even Strips
You’ll see below that these chocolate cake layers turned out extra fudgy. I think this happened because I used new bake even strips. They did help my cakes to bake a little more flat, but it took an extra 10 minutes to bake and they turned out more brownie-like. Not sure I’ll sue them again on this particular chocolate cake recipe.
HOW TO MAKE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
To get a light and fluffy homemade buttercream frosting, make sure you follow my tips over at: HOW TO MAKE THE BEST BUTTERCREAM
These steps are written up for my vanilla buttercream, but are supposed to be applied to any of my buttercream recipes.
- Sift your powdered sugar
- Use slightly cold butter
- Use heavy whipping cream
- Beat for 5 minutes
- Stir by hand
You’ll want to check out the post linked above for more details on each step.
How to Cake It
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- Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Cake
- Strawberry Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake
- Chocolate Strawberry Swiss Roll