Blackberry Cottage

Supplying cakes with secret ingredients ....vegetables! They bake, run courses, give talks and demos. 

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Blackberry Cottage bakes cakes with a difference - the largest ingredient is a vegetable. 

Vegetables in cakes have been around for hundreds of years, we’ve all heard of carrot cake. Blackberry Cottage has taken it one step further and designed a whole range of vegetable cakes.

Their ultimate aim was to make the vegetable the biggest ingredient in the cake but still taste like a regular cake, and they've certainly achieved it. By introducing vegetables in such large proportions, it's possible to reduce refined sugars and fats, in some recipes, none are added.

Blackberry Cottage lies in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, baking every day, using local ingredients and suppliers, including eggs from their own chickens.

Blackberry Cottage has an online shop supplying customers with cakes by post or for collection, as well as supplying Coffee Houses, Farm Shops and Delis when they're back open. Kate runs a highly acclaimed cookery school - which is currently online, is the author of Cakes with Secret Ingredients from Aubergine to Zucchini and is regularly asked to give talks and demonstrations

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Not any old flapjack, Blackberry Cottage flapjacks have courgette in them.⁠ ⁠ Made with real butter, juicy sultanas, rolled and whole oats with a little bit of sugar and honey and a whole load of courgette.⁠ ⁠ Perfect, for #picnics or any flapjack lover out there.⁠ pic.twitter.com/3beqdSHwPU

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Looking forward to @HungerfordFoodF tomorrow, we are all baked and ready to rock and roll with all your favourites and some specials too 10.30 to 2.30 at The Croft, Hungerford. pic.twitter.com/W0He4cZP54

To celebrate the start of #Wimbledon fortnight, we have made our fabulous Cucumber & Pimm's cake. Now, who am I going to share it with........ You can find this recipe on page 73 in our book - cakes with secret ingredients from aubergine to zucchini #wimbledon2021 #tennis pic.twitter.com/2XgmRluPFW

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When I first told my family I was going to combine tomatoes and strawberries in a tarte Tatin, the silent reply was deafening. Now it's a firm favourite. You can see me demoing this truly scrumptious dessert on Saturday 26th June at 3.30 @CheltFoodFest pic.twitter.com/mxjmjRV1yO

Does your dad like cake?⁠ ⁠ They will never guess that our cakes have vegetables as one of the largest ingredients. ⁠ ⁠ We've teamed our letterbox cakes with Raw Bean Coffee bag, simply delicious and make a lovely gift.⁠ blackberrycottagefayre.co.uk/product/father… pic.twitter.com/pn3sN13ztd

Does your dad like cake?⁠ ⁠ They would never guess that our cakes have vegetables as one of the largest ingredients. ⁠ ⁠ We have teamed up our letterbox cakes with Clipper tea, simply delicious and make a lovely gift.⁠ blackberrycottagefayre.co.uk/product/father… pic.twitter.com/CF097zYYNi

Cakes with secret ingredients, from aubergine to zucchini, our book contains 27 different vegetables in over 100 cakes, cookies, ice-creams and Jams. blackberrycottagefayre.co.uk/product/cakes-… #cakerecipebook #cakebook #recipebook #5adaycakes pic.twitter.com/W9guzMBN6a

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Our fabulous letterbox gift will make his day! Tea or coffee with a generous slice of homemade cake choose from 4. All our cakes are make with our own eggs and homegrown veggies so not only a great gift but one of his five a day! blackberrycottagefayre.co.uk/product/father… pic.twitter.com/9n20IekA1D

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What a lovely message to receive this morning. Certainly put a spring in my step for the day. Have to admit the sweet potato lemon and poppy seed cake is a family favourite too. #happycustomer #customerappreciation #customersatisfaction #cakesbypost pic.twitter.com/hsBaLIoZZ2

It's Father's Day on 20th June. Stuck for ideas? How about our fabulous Coffee and Cake Letterbox Gift. Four scrumptious homemade cakes to choose from all with the added benefit of vegetables. One of your five a day!⁠ ⁠ blackberrycottagefayre.co.uk/product/father… #fathersday2021 #fathersdaygifts pic.twitter.com/MwcqB6WbNI

It's Father's Day on 20th June. Stuck for ideas? How about our fabulous Coffee and Cake Letterbox Gift. Four scrumptious homemade cakes to choose from all with the added benefit of vegetables. Get one of your five a day! Decaf available too. tinyurl.com/fdcoffeeltbx pic.twitter.com/43rhSVp6Ku

It's Father's Day on 20th June. Stuck for ideas? How about our fabulous Tea and Cake Letterbox Gift. Four fabulous homemade cakes to choose from. All with the added benefit of vegetables. tinyurl.com/fdtealtrbox pic.twitter.com/zDEN0TdtYB

Try our fabulous chocolate cake with beetroot. Yes you heard that right, don't knock it until you've tried it. Fabulous, rich with intense flavour and our wonderful homegrown beetroot keeps it moist. What's not to like! pic.twitter.com/2cQEYamhKI

At Blackberry Cottage we really are passionate about what we put into our cakes. All our produce is homegrown where possible and our happy and healthy hens give us the best eggs making our cakes rich and delicious. pic.twitter.com/4D1OkhdlFQ

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Avoid that mid-week slump with a slice of our delicious Chocolate and Aubergine Torte. Rich and intense with fabulous aubergine keeping it beautifully moist. A slice of mid-week heaven. #food #cake #foodie #cakes #baker #bakery #vegetablecakes #5adaycakes #sbswinner pic.twitter.com/ceqhorvGZm

Is it really Monday morning already? Where did the weekend go! Why not try our fabulous Cauliflower & Coffee Cake... Along with your morning cup of coffee of course! You'll be wide awake and dancing around the kitchen in no time! #coffeebreak #mondaymorning #morningcoffee pic.twitter.com/nZOkbaxICa

Like all our homemade cakes the Lemon, Poppyseed & Sweet Potato cake is baked in small batches to assure quality. Try it for yourself and let us know what you think. pic.twitter.com/QM2px1hZMa

It's Friday! So stop what you're doing and turn the volume up! Our fabulous Cabbage Mocha Torte really is a diva amongst cakes. Intense, rich and unlike most divas... It has a great taste! Happy Weekend everyone. 🎤 🎤 🎤 pic.twitter.com/I4R2URF0kd

Our homemade carrot cake truly is an experience you won't forget. Stuffed it to the brim with our delicious, homegrown carrots it's bursting with flavour, texture and mouthwatering scrumminess. Don't tell Bugs Bunny, we only bake in small batches 😀 pic.twitter.com/Ee9ralR6qu

At Blackberry Cottage with are eager to get people eating their five a day and what better way than in the form of cake. Our fabulous Fruit Loaf is homemade in our kitchen using the best quality produce and homegrown parsnips. A truly delicious cake with benefits. pic.twitter.com/WKPZWCwmKz

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Eid is fast approaching so what nicer way to celebrate and wish family and friends well than with our fabulous Eid Coffee and Cake Letterbox Selection. Letterbox gifts easily pop through the letter box, a generous slice of cake and an individually wrapped Coffee Bag. pic.twitter.com/kfo21heYvz

A great celebration gift to send friends and family for Eid. Letterbox gifts easily pop through the letterbox, a generous slice of cake and an individually wrapped Fairtrade Clipper tea. Four cakes to choose from. notonthehighstreet.com/blackberrycott… pic.twitter.com/MMHZpl18rB

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I'm often asked what is the strangest vegetable I use in my cakes. Although technically a fruit, I do think out yellow tomato cake is fun. What is the strangest vegetable have you eaten in a cake? pic.twitter.com/VwRUtfSxS4

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So lovely when you receive an email from a customer, letting you know how lovely our tea and cake letterbox gifts are. #customerservice #SBS pic.twitter.com/Uo4RMIL879

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Did you knownit is #employeeappreciationday 5th March, show your staff that you appreciate them, we have these fantastic coffee/tea and cake boxes, we can add any message you'd like. #thinkingofyou #thankyou #staffappreciation #corporategift blackberrycottagefayre.co.uk/product/letter… pic.twitter.com/mbOZImHbpe

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Cakes with secret ingredients from aubergine to zucchini. 27 different vegetables in over 100 cakes cookies ice-creams & jams. Using vegetables as one of largest ingredients. blackberrycottagefayre.co.uk/product/cakes-… pic.twitter.com/Xyv6BV9XjR

Look at that organisation - I'm so impressed with this Bronze Duke of Edinburgh skills intake, these kids are 13/14, when they sign up to my #DofE course they sign up to organise the bakes themselves & the biggest task, to clear up behind themselves!! @DofE #dofewithadifference pic.twitter.com/2t0TNVxUBR

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An early radio interview this morning. At 8.20 I will be talking with Bridgitte Tetteh on BBC Radio Berkshire about baking with children over half term. pic.twitter.com/CKXq2KO7GF

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Sending you a tea and cake hug. These fantastic letterbox gifts are a perfect way to send a hug through the post. Choice of 4 cakes compliment a gorgeous cup of @clipperteas .... perfection... blackberrycottagefayre.co.uk/product/letter… #cakegift #afternoontea #lockdowngift pic.twitter.com/RWuFwZSE8p

Do you know someone who needs a cake and tea hug? A generous slice of cake a & free-trade Clipper tea. (Choice of 4 cakes) Letter box gifts, easily pop through the letterbox #lockdowngifts #cakes #cakemaker #cakelover blackberrycottagefayre.co.uk/product/letter… pic.twitter.com/P868TrWcl1

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We've had some amazing & wonderful emails over the last 3 weeks. It seems our cakes have brought smiles, our stir up kits have made new family traditions & our Christmas puddings have been thoroughly enjoyed. #thankyou #smallbusiness #supportingsmallbusinesses pic.twitter.com/uMwj7d1uif

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Cakes with secret ingredients, tea time cakes with a unique twist. #cakegift #corporategifting #cake pic.twitter.com/5V8bWrE10h

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Fabulous news, so well deserved, that's two people I know now, you and my gran x twitter.com/e_nation/statu…

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We are all sold out of our Christmas puddings and Christmas cakes. Thank you for all your support #5adaycakes #smallbusiness #supportlocal # pic.twitter.com/1bEpTXR7GM

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