Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Today is a wonderful day for baking with some fresh blackberries, pulling out some old lace and having Tea In The Garden. 

 I turned to a August 1989 issue of VICTORIA MAGAZINE to find a lovely recipe for Blackberry Jam Cake with a wonderful Whipped Cream Icing......oh yum is right!  Please join me in the garden and also join me below if you have something special about tea or gardening to post!

I have a very inexpensive camera and long for a wonderful one that will let in more light when I take early photos in the garden. 

I love the older issues of Victoria and this article featuring recipes for Blackberries......"A Blackberry Sunday".  I made their lovely Blackberry Jam Cake.

The recipe for the Blackberry Jam Cake was quite easy!

You will need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour 2  9" round cake pans. You will bake this cake for 25 minutes or for browning and you will need to refrigerate it!

For the cake:  You need 1/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate, 1 1/4 cups of heavy whipping cream which is chilled, 3 large or4 medium eggs, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 2 1/4 cups of cake flour, 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, 2 tsp baking powder

For the frosting: 11/2 cups heavy cream chilled whipped with 4 Tbs confectioners sugar and 2 Tbs of the frozen lemonade thawed.

For the Filling: 3/4 cups of blackberry jam or preserves and Garnish with pansies and fresh blackberries

I am also linking to Home and Garden Thursday at a Delightsome Life and Fishtail Cottage and also At The Picket Fence

Do link below and join me for "Tea In the Garden" if you have something to link about Tea.......or gardening.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, your tea is fabulous! The cake looks lovely and your bouquet is just beautiful!
I too have a cheaper camera and I long for a better one but I make do with what I have. Thank you for sharing and hosting. Have a delightful day.


Sylvia said...

What a beautiful setting for your tea! The cake sounds so easy to make and looks YUMMY!


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your garden is so lovely, Bernideen...such a beautiful cottage feeling! Your tablescape is so enticing...OH the cake! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Bernideen,
oh my, what a wonderful tea setting. The tea pot and tea cup are so very sweet and the cake looks so yummy and refreshing. You always combine so romantic tables. Thank you for sharing and for hosting this (literally) sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Unknown said...

Thank you Bernideen for visiting at my blog and inviting me to link up at you party!
You have a very lovely blog... Like flipping through a pretty magazine!

I am linky #2

cairncottage said...

I always love to see what little surprise you have on your tea garden table each week, Bernideen! Purple violets must be the specialty! There have been a few tea posts from bloggers who have shared the same theme. I must not have gotten the memo, though. I have a beach themed table this week.:) Thanks for sharing and hosting this blog hop!

Ann @ Cairn Cottage

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
I like the colours of your fresh picked bouquet and what a scrumptious looking cake. I was glad to finally be able to set up my tea outside.

Beth said...

Your cake looks beautiful. How amazing that you still have pansies in the garden...I know it is due to your cool nights. Love the teacup with the violets. Your bouquet is very pretty, too! So soft and feminine. Do you grow the glads in your garden? I have grown them in the past but the last time I tried they didn't like where I'd planted them.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Your outdoor teas are always so special. You have a special talent for making your table so beautiful! Lovely teaset and table coverings with your beautiful bouquet. Your kitty looks so cute eyeing the table among the Queen Anne Lace! My camera is old, too. Its a Kodak easy share and I'm comfortable with it so its fine for me. Your pictures are always beautiful with the camera you have!
Thank you for hosting your tea party and have a great week.

Carolyn said...

I love your bouquet and the cake is so pretty too. Your garden is looking good too!

Thank you for hosting,

relevanttealeaf said...

Love your "Tea in the Garden" photos today, and I'm certain the cake tastes as good as it looks!

Betty Stapleton said...

what a lovely bouquet of flowers, the queen annes lace is so pretty with it. The cake looks delicious and is so pretty with the violets decorating it. What a nice post...

From the Kitchen said...

The lace, Queen Anne's and handmade, is lovely. In fact, I think your photos are wonderful in the early morning dappled sunlit garden--like pages in Victoria.


Linda Jennings said...

Beautiful cake and beautiful blog post!

Angela McRae said...

Love the cake and colors in this post! Lovely!

Kathy said...

Hello Bernideen your cake looks amazing - I know my husband would LOVE this and I just happen to have that issue :)
I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,