Blackberry Daiquiri Cake

How about a nice spring cake? This is a delicious Blackberry Daiquiri Cake and I’m sharing the recipe!!

Every year, I make my mom’s birthday cake. Once every 4 years, her birthday falls on the Mother’s Day. This year was one of those years. I took my baby sister for the weekend so that we can work on the cake together. She learned a lot and we had a lot of fun.
I found this great recipe for Blackberry Daiquiri cupcakes in my new issue of Cuisine at Home magazine. I thought it would be a great flavor for mom’s cake. I converted the cupcakes into cake and changed the frosting. It turned out so good! I would have to say that its one of the best cakes I’ve ever made!
*Since I don’t keep jam at home, mainly because we never eat toast or PB&J, I decided to make my own jam. If you don’t feel like making your own, feel free to get some jam at the store. If you do want to make your own, do it the DAY BEFORE you are planning on making the cake. *

Blackberry Jam
1 lb frozen blackberries
2 cups of sugar
2 tbs lemon juice

3 cups all purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups of sugar
4 eggs
2 cups vegetable oil
1 1/3 whole milk
1 tbs lime zest
1 tbs lemon zest

2 8oz packages of cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
3 tbs coconut rum
2 tbs fresh lime juice
3 1/2 cups powder sugar



1. Drain the juice from the blackberries. (You can save it to make some pancakes the next day)
2. Combine the blackberries, sugar and lemon juice in a medium sauce pot.

3. Bring to boil and lower the temperature to medium low. Cook for 30-35 minutes.
4. Cool down, transfer into a jar and refrigerate.


1. Preheat the oven to 350. Grease and lightly flour 3, 8-inch round cake pans.
2. Prepare all the ingredients and have them ready before starting the batter.
3. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together.
4. Beat the sugar and eggs together, on high speed, until light and fluffy, about 5-7 minutes.
5. With mixer running, drizzle in the oil and beat until well combined.

6.  Add the zest.
7. Alternating, beat in dry ingredients and milk. Start and end with dry ingredients.

8. Divide the batter between the 3 cake pans. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Do a toothpick test to make sure its done.
9. Cool in the pan for about 10 minutes and transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely.


1. Combine the ingredients for the frosting in a mixer. Beat until very well combines. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Putting The Cake Together:

1. Spread jam between the cake layers. Place the cake with jam in the refrigerator and cool for about 30-45 minutes.

2. Once the cake is cold, frost it using a rubber spatula. Even out the frosting with the a metal icing spatula. (to get even surface)

3. Decorate with blackberries.


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  1. we love blackberries and blackberry season and the look of this cake we will have to try it and share it with friends thank you for sharing with us come see what I shared at

  2. Gorgeous cake, my friend! I’m sure it was delicious too.

  3. This cake looks wonderful! I but your Mama love it! I sure would.

  4. Oh yes, I will be pinning and trying this! Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous looking cake
    I wish I could have a slice as I’m sure it’s delicious!

  6. Beautiful cake and a beautiful gesture for Mother’s Day!

  7. OH YUM… i would just LOVE this but I may eat the whole thing myself so maybe I don’t need it

  8. Yum..yum..yum..can i get some :D

  9. This looks beautiful and delicious!! I am definitely adding this to my baking to do list!

  10. Lucky Mom! lol BEAUTIFUL!

  11. Lord have mercy! I want some of that!! Definitely putting on the ‘to make’ list!
    Thanks for sharing at Show & Share! Sharing on my Facebook page right now!

  12. Oh, this looks so yummy! I’ll definitely have to give this one a try! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Holy crow, Lyuba,…this looks amazing.  So professional-looking and wow, does it look tasty.  Thank you so much for sharing this at our party this week.

  14. Amanda Randall says:

    Oh my goodness, this looks so good! We just got a blackberry bush for the backyard, so soon we’ll have some fresh berries for me to make this with :)

    I would love it if you would link up at Watch Out,
    Martha!’s link up party: Martha Mondays (every Monday through Wednesday)! Hope
    to see you there!

  15. Sherry Deal says:

    I’ve been on a diet for a while, but when I saw this cake I felt the drool coming out of my mouth :)  It looks scrumptious!   Thanks so much for sharing.  I found you on Thrifty101 and I’m now following; would appreciate if you could follow back.  Tx

  16. Such a beautiful cake ~ and it sounds delish!  I adore blackberries so I will definitely try this. I’m visiting from Tidy Mom’s and am a new follower.  Stop by and say hi when you can!


  17. This looks amazing! I love blackberries.  Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesday.

  18. Yummy!

  19. Shanley Treleaven says:

    This is the type of cake I daydream about. Gorgeous!

  20. WillCookForSmiles says:

     So sweet! Thank you!

  21. mary @ says:

    That looks incredible!  Visiting from Tatertots and Jello.

  22. Mindiehilton says:

    Looks beautiful and delish!

  23. This looks so good! I love blackberry pie and cake so I will have to try this recipe.

  24. Simply incredible, visually and I’m sure taste too. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday.

  25. Hezzi-D says:

    This is gorgeous and looks delicious!

  26. skittlesrgood219 says:

    Oh my word this looks just so delicious, everything you make does! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe at Sunday Round Up! Hope you have a great week!
    -Kayla :)

  27. Ishouldbemoppingthefloor says:

    Lyuba…you had me at daiquiri. This looks so goooood!!! I hope you can make it over to the party, girl! Have a great week! 

  28. WillCookForSmiles says:

     That is so sweet! Thank you!

  29. WillCookForSmiles says:

     Oh, thank you!

  30. Oh my this is amazing! Beautiful. My dad would love it.

  31. Wow, this looks amazing! :)

  32. Gorgeous cake!

  33. Kim@madeinaday says:

    What a great cake you are awesome! thanks for linkin up at Made in a Day !
     Kim@ @madeinaday

  34. willcookforsmiles says:

     My goodness…let me get back to you on that!

  35. WillCookForSmiles says:

     Sorry about it again! Thank you for the catch too :)
    All fixed! Its 1 1/3 cup :)

  36. how much milk? its not listed in the ingredients. 

  37. This is a gorgeous cake and how I love Blackberries… My birthday is coming up, I am going to have this cake for my birthday too. ;)



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