blackberry & ginger creamcheese loaf


This Blackberry & Ginger Cream Cheese Loaf is all about the berry and there’s not a hint of any of chocolate in sight ” I swear”.   You know I think I might actually prefer baking with berries over chocolate. There is so much choice with berries, the flavour possibilities are endless. In the summer we have our lovely fresh Irish strawberries & raspberries widely available, perfect for  sponges and cheesecakes and scones to name but a few.

Just before the end of August, we took the kids strawberry picking . I think my kids ate their weight in strawberries as they picked them, I’m surprised there was any left to bring home.

Now that Autumn has most definitely arrived and making herself known with the dark evenings and frosty mornings. It’s time to turn from strawberries to blackberries, my favourite Autumn berry.




When I was shopping at the weekend I picked up two punnets of beautiful juicy blackberries. They just screamed Blackberry & Apple Pie at me.  Now, I’m the first person to admit there is absolutely nothing more delicious & comforting than a Blackberry & Apple Pie, just perfect on a cold evening with. So what possibly could beat this.  Well I think this BLACKBERRY & GINGER CREAM CHEESE LOAF might just do that


blackberry & ginger cream cheese loaf

Do you remember the Raspberry Cream Cheese I posted a while back, it was one of my most popular recipes?

Raspberry Cream cheese Loaf


Well, this really scrumptious mouth-watering loaf is its Blackberry & Ginger Cousin.  It’s made with juicy ripe blackberries and the hint of ginger really gives it an Autumnal taste.  I love using ginger and cinnamon at this time of year. For me, they are the smells and tastes of Autumn.

I topped it with a butter cream cheese frosting made with full-fat Philadelphia Cream Cheese  just like the raspberry loaf and made a blackberry coulis to drizzle on top. If you don’t fancy going to all that trouble just melt down some blackberry jam in a pot and drizzle on top.




I would recommend though just using  fresh blackberries on this occasion as frozen ones didn’t work as well. They leaked down too much in the batter and the loaf took a lot longer to bake.

This blackberry loaf is a super easy cake for to bake! It takes about 15  mins to put together and 50-55 mins to bake. As it has a cream cheese frosting I would recommend keeping any leftovers in the fridge, (that is of course if there are any leftovers).






blackberry & ginger cream cheese pin


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  • Stephanie@ApplesforCJ October 29, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Blackberries and cream cheese sounds like an awesome combination!

    • Karyn October 29, 2016 at 5:43 pm

      It really is Stephanie.. and it works equally as well with blueberries. thanks for the comment

  • Platter Talk October 29, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    This bread looks beyond delicious! What a great recipe for a “treat” breakfast of brunch with guests. Thanks.

    • Karyn October 29, 2016 at 5:44 pm

      Thank you;) and you are absolutely right it makes a great breakfast brunch

  • john@preppykitchen October 29, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Blackberries are such a great accompaniment for the cream cheese frosting, just the right amount of zing.

    • Karyn October 29, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      thank you John 😉 Blackberries & cream cheese make a great combo 😉

  • Christina | Christina's Cucina October 29, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    This looks gorgeous and I bet it tastes even better! Yum!

    • Karyn October 30, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      Thanks Christina.. glad you liked it

  • valentina October 29, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Looks delicious! Beautiful and such a lovely blend of fresh flavors!

    • Karyn October 30, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      Thank you Valentina 😉 I love this combination of flavours too

  • Claudia Lamascolo June 15, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    my mouth is watering just looking at this I am a huge fan of berries of any kind and this one won my heart immediately!

    • Karyn July 4, 2018 at 12:20 pm

      Thanks Claudia.. It’s easy and delicious


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