Bountiful Blackberry Bundt Cake

Blackberry Bundt Cake
Blackberry Bundt Cake. Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli
  • Total: 75 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 12-16 servings

Thanks to Aileen for sharing her recipe for Blackberry Bundt Cake. It's one of those recipes that everyone used to make all of the time back in the 60's, but have since forgotten about. That's a shame, because this cake is very flavorful. By adding whole blackberries as decoration, it makes it a very appealing cake.

The only thing that might be difficult about making this cake is finding the powdered blackberry gelatin. I don't believe JELL-O makes it any longer, but Royal still does.


  • 1 box white cake mix (or yellow cake mix)
  • 1 box/3 ounces blackberry gelatin
  • 1 cup walnuts (lightly toasted and chopped)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (or melted and cooled butter)
  • 2 cups blackberry wine (divided)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Garnish: 1 pint whole blackberries (rinsed and dried)

Steps to Make It

The Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

  2. Grease and flour the bundt cake pan.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix and powdered gelatin mix. Stir to combine them.

  4. Place the nuts in a small bowl.

  5. Scoop out 1/4 cup of the cake mixture to add to nuts. Stir them to coat the nuts and then set them aside.

  6. To the cake mixture bowl add the eggs, oil and one cup of the wine.

  7. With an electric mixer on low, mix it all until just combined.

  8. Then mix the batter for 2 minutes until mixture is smooth.

  9. Hand stir in the coated nuts.

  10. Pour batter into a prepared pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes.

  11. Remove the cake from the oven to cool in the pan for 10 minutes on a wire rack.

  12. Remove the cake from the pan and finish cooling it on a rack.

The Glaze:

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter.

  2. Add the remaining 1 cup of wine and sugar.

  3. Stir until it's all combined.

  4. Cook the glaze until mixture comes to a boil.

  5. Drizzle warm the glaze over the cake.

  6. Garnish the cake with the whole blackberries.

More Recipes Made with Gelatin
Recipes made with gelatin offer not only different flavor variations, but colors, too. One of my favorite recipes is the Poke Cake, which is made with what ever gelatin flavors or colors that you prefer. You could mix red and blue gelatins for a patriotic flavor. Green and red will work perfectly for the Christmas holidays. 

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