Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
- 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
- 1 package (3 ounces) raspberry or black cherry gelatin
- 1 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
- 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 4 to 5 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blackberries, crushed
- 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, gelatin, oil and milk until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in the blackberries, coconut and pecans. Pour into three greased 9-in. round baking pans.
- Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
- For icing, cream butter in a small bowl. Add sugar and milk; beat until icing achieves desired consistency. Stir in the blackberries, coconut and pecans. Spread icing between layers and over the top and sides of cake.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 590 calories, 35g fat (10g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 320mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (50g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.
May 11, 2019
This cake is a cross between an italian creme cake and blackberry. I love not having the spice of traditional blackberry. Cannot go wriong with coconut and nuts (i use which ever I have on hand, pecan or walnut) Only after my fifth or sixth time making it did I perfect the icing ... ONLY use 2 tablespoons of milk with the juice of the CRUSHED blackberries, otherwise it is way to soupy to stay on the edges of the cake.
Mar 13, 2012
Yum! this is so good, you can really taste the the pecans & blackberries even after it is baked.
Oct 21, 2010
I didn't have raspberry jello so I substituted strawberry, also used almonds instead of pecans because it's all I had. This cake is wonderful, moiste, flavorful, and simple to make.
Jul 14, 2010
OMG! Do not miss out on this cake! You will get rave reviews every single time you make it. By far this is my favorite cake ever, so moist and dense, the texture is nice and oh the flavor amazing. Just for cost reasons I omit the pecans but I'm sure it a wonderful addition.
Jun 1, 2010
I love this recipe but I did make a change to it. I actually use lemon gelatin. It tastes less artificial to me. I make this cake several times a year. It is dense and moist and as I said, I love it. Would (and have) recommended it to others. One other thing I did differently. I actually use a lemon glaze in place of the frosting.