This was without doubt the best cake that I have ever made. It was also nice and easy. This recipe was from an official Bake Off book, and is most likely a Mary Berry recipe.
Usual start, creaming together butter and sugar, then add some vanilla essence and a couple of eggs. Whisk thoroughly before slowly and carefully adding some buttermilk and self raising flour. Pour the mix into a spring-form tin, add some blackberries, pushing them into the mix so that they are half covered, sprinkle over some demerara sugar and bake.
The end result looked exactly like the picture from the book.
The inside was soft and the cake tasted absolutely amazing. I have given some to our neighbours, although I’ve not had any feedback yet.
This is the cake to try if you want to impress, or if you just fancy having a go at baking. Not too difficult, but slightly different. I will definitely be baking this one again in the future.