INGREDIENTS: 1 ½ cup (180 g) flour 1 ½ cup (180 g) cornmeal ½ cup (100g) sugar 2 tsp (10 ml) baking powder 1 ½ tsp (7.5ml) salt 3 eggs 1 ¾ cup (420 ml) milk ¾ cup (180 ml) melted butter + 1 tbsp (15 ml) for greasing ¼ cup (60 ml) vegetable or canola oil
topping: 2 tbsp (30 g) butter 1 pint (300 g) of fresh blackberries 1 tbsp (15 ml) white sugar
METHOD: Preheat oven to 350F (176C).
In a large sauce pan melt 2 tbsp (30 g) of butter add blackberries and sugar. Simmer, until blackberries soften, then mash the berries with a fork or a potato masher. Cook until a chunky, syrupy sauce develops. Set aside to cool.
For the cake, grease a 10" (25 cm) cast-iron skillet (or cake pan) with 1 tbsp (15 ml) melted butter.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, the cornmeal, the sugar, baking powder and salt. Whisk together until combined.
Then add the eggs, the milk, and melted butter and oil. Stir to combine.
Pour batter into greased skillet. Then top with dollops of the blackberry sauce. Swirl dollops with a skewer to create swirls.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown around the edges and center is firm, yet springy, to the touch. Slice into wedges and serve warm!
NOTE: This can also be made the day before, covered with foil and refrigerated, and then pop in a 300F (150C) oven with foil to warm through for 15 mins.
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