A celebration without a cake sounds so boring to me. A birthday, graduation, anniversary, etc. whatever you celebrate, a cake makes it more colorful all the time. This time it was my in-laws’ 40th wedding anniversary. That means they married before I was born, I think that’s awesome! Although they didn’t want anything special, I couldn’t help baking this blackberry cream cheese cake for them.
Actually, I didn’t know it was their wedding anniversary until my husband told me at the very last moment, so this was a partly improvised recipe using the stuff at home. As it was their 40th year together, I would have prepared something bigger had I known it before. Whatever, this blackberry cream cheese cake was not a big one, but was so sweet. It was ideal for a small scaled celebration as we had at home.
I had some fresh blackberries at home, and I know they are great in cakes. My mother used to make blackberry cream cheese pie when I was little and they tasted awesome. So I decided to use them for my cake. However, when I discovered that someone had eaten most of the berries, there was no other solution than using the frozen blackberries in the freezer (thank God I had some frozen blackberries). Any kind of berries would be suitable for the cake, but using frozen ones have a better effect!
Sometimes using something for a recipe without a deliberate intention brings about great results, and this was one of those cases. Frozen berries between the cakes gave a great coloring as they melted a while later. The color and the taste of the frosting made this cake a real celebration treat for us. We enjoyed the cake with a cup of coffee, but it would also be great with some Champaign.