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Blackberry Sponge

One of the few desserts made from fresh blackberries is that explained in the accompanying recipe and known as blackberry sponge. This is very delicious, for the berries are combined with cake and the combination then served with whipped cream.

Sufficient to serve six.


  • 1 quart blackberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 pieces plain loaf or sponge cake
  • whipped cream


Heat half of the berries with the sugar and the water until they are mushy. Then force the whole through a sieve. Cut the cake into cubes and put them into a bowl. Pour the juice and the blackberry pulp on the cake. Press the mixture down with a spoon until it is quite solid and set in the refrigerator or some other cold place to cool. Turn out of the bowl on a large plate, garnish with the remaining berries, heap with the whipped cream, and serve.


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Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Volume 5.

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