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Orange blackberry loaf cake

Blackberry Loaf Cake

This is a muffin recipe baked in a loaf pan. It is extraordinary!

  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices


  • 2 cups (280g) all-purpose or cake flour
  • 1 cup (200g) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (10g) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) whole milk, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (65ml) vegetable oil (I use sunflower)
  • 4 tablespoons (60g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 or 2 oranges
  • 1 1/2 cups (180g) blackberries, fresh or frozen (do not defrost)


  1. Preheat oven at 350ºF / 180ºC.
  2. Butter or spray an 8x3-inch (20x7cm) loaf cake pan and line with a piece of parchment paper if you want.
  3. In a large bowl mix dry ingredients: sifted flour, baking powder and salt, and sugar.
  4. Mix to combine.
  5. Add blackberries and mix lightly.
  6. In another bowl mix eggs, milk, oil, vanilla, and lukewarm melted butter. Do not beat but mix well until no streaks of egg whites remain.
  7. Add zest.
  8. Add all of the wet ingredients at once to dry ingredients.
  9. Mix until you barely have streaks of flour, but do not overmix. It will be lumpy and not completely mixed.
  10. Be careful also not to mash the blackberries.
  11. Pour into prepared pan, smooth top and bake for 30-40 minutes, until top is cracked, golden and tester inserted in center comes out clean.
  12. Let cool on wire rack for about 20 minutes and carefully unmold. Let cool completely.
  13. You can glaze it, but I find it’s amazing plain. Your call.
  14. Keep wrapped in film.


  • You can use a different citrus zest and berry mix, such as lemon and blueberries or orange and raspberries. All work amazing.
  • It yields 12 regular sized muffins if that is your jam.
  • Author: Paula Montenegro
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Brunch
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/8
  • Calories: 373
  • Sugar: 28.3 g
  • Sodium: 324.9 mg
  • Fat: 14.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 55.7 g
  • Protein: 5.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 64.1 mg

Keywords: muffin loaf, blackberry loaf