Blackberries for Blackberry Cake

I had fresh blackberries that I bought recently, they were so sweet and juicy so I decided to prepare this blackberry cake which turned out exactly how I envisioned it. Fluffy and light and beautiful reminds me of my Strawberry Breakfast Cake and my Banana Upside Down Cake.

This blackberry cake recipe is definitely a keeper, it was gone in minutes, my family enjoyed it so much and they couldn’t get enough. I can’t wait to make this recipe again. Next time I plan to serve it with coconut whipped cream or vegan vanilla ice cream. It is so flavorful, I know it will become your favorite as well.

Vegan Gluten-Free Blueberry Cake pre bake

To prepare this blackberry coffee cake, I toss 2 tablespoons of sugar with blackberries and put aside while I prepare the remaining cake.  I melt vegan butter and pour in the base of a 9×13 pan. I used Earth Balance non-dairy spread.

Next,  I prepared the cake batter by mixing almond milk, ground flaxseeds, vanilla in a large bowl. Next, I add gluten-free flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and mix well. I then pour the cake batter over the melted butter and spread to cover the base of the pan. Finally, I scattered the blackberries on top of the batter and bake in a preheated oven.

For the gluten-free flour, I used Pillsbury Gluten-Free Flour.

Blackberry Cake close up

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(Per 100g)
  • Energy: 157 kcal / 656 kJ
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Carbs: 15 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 40 min
  • Ready in: 50 min
  • For: 15 Servings



  1. In a medium bowl, mix blackberries with 2 tablespoons sugar and set aside
  2. Preheat oven 375 degrees. Pour melted butter in the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
  3. Mix almond milk, flaxseeds, vanilla in a large bowl. Let it sit for 5 minutes, stir in gluten-free flour, the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt until you have a smooth batter.
  4. Pour batter over melted butter and spread. Spread blackberries over batter and bake for 40 minutes until golden brown or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.


Vegan Gluten-Free Blackberry Cake
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.