Monday, March 10, 2014

Blackberry Vanilla Cupcakes

Growing up, I lived next to a wooded vacant lot.
Wild blackberry bushes grew there and I would pick blackberries with my brothers.
Sometimes we had so many that my mom would make cobbler or jam with them.

When I spied some fresh blackberries in the store recently,
it brought back all those great memories and I decided to make a new recipe.
Blackberry Vanilla Cupcakes!

You make seedless blackberry puree by processing the berries in your blender,
then straining the puree through a fine mesh sieve.

The puree makes the cake batter a very deep blue color,
while the buttercream frosting becomes a beautiful pinkish purple.
Keep this in mind if you like natural food coloring alternatives!
Blackberry Vanilla Cupcakes
by Bird On A Cake

Ingredients (18 cupcakes)
Blackberry Vanilla Cupcakes
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup blackberry puree
Blackberry Vanilla Buttercream
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup blackberry puree
Blackberry Vanilla Cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Alternately add the dry ingredients and the milk to the batter, beginning and ending with the dry. Mix in vanilla and blackberry puree. Pour batter into prepared liners and bake for 18-20 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool on a rack.

Blackberry Vanilla Buttercream
In large mixing bowl, mix butter and sugar on low speed until light and fluffy. Add blackberry puree and vanilla. Keep covered.
Powered by Recipage

 These cupcakes have a delicious flavor. I will definitely be making them again!

Another berrylicious cake recipe...
Raspberry Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache

I share my recipes & tutorials at these fun link parties.


  1. Oh my! These look wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories.

  2. Our daughter in law loves blackberries. I am sure she would like this too as well as the rest of us.

    Charlotte Moore

  3. These cupcakes looks so dainty and sophisticated with jsut a splash of attitude!

  4. Thanks for sharing your cupcake with us at Marvelous Monday this week Robin - pinned and sharing on G+!

  5. Wow, these look scrum my!

    Please check out my blog


  6. These look and sound unreal! Oh, yum.

    If you open a bakery one day, I'll be there :)

  7. This looks delicious. Even the picture is mouth-watering so I can't imagine what they smell and taste like! Look amazing! xxx

  8. Oh I love your recipes... <3
    If you would visit my blog, I'll be really happy

  9. Wow, this looks really, really good! Going to have to go through your blog and print out a bunch of recipes. Here is my blog, I am just getting started.

  10. thanks for this article, I really like it. happy New Year

    The best cream cake

  11. thanks for sharing your article its really nice and helpful.
    Birthday Cake delivery in gurgaon

  12. Really!!! I am very impressed after reading this blog. thanks for providing the information. Restaurant in delhi

  13. Nice post!!

    GRS shoes offers Mens shoes in varied designs and colors.

  14. I came across through your blog. Really valuable information sharing. Keep updating.
    Chennai Street Food


  15. Independent Females Islamabad Escorts Cheap College Call Girls in Lahore Air Hostesses Students Celebrities Housewives Models for Sex Dating Escorts in Islamabad +923315361133.

  16. A birthday is very wonderful occasion to convey your warm feelings and pure love to the people in your relation. For more information visit Happy Birthday Wishes
    try the best quotes to message your loved ones.

  17. You are writing some Amazing tips. This article really helped me a lot. Thanks for sharing this blog.
    fnp coupons for cake

  18. I am studying the blog again, please visit each other between blogs to get to know each other and increase the number of visitors

  19. We've won the best modest teenagers and, moreover, mates, so you can have the best time with them when you're ready to offer them the best time. The Islamabad Call Girls are the best decision without uncertainties, since you can choose them to have fun in the most perverse way. They will be young and can influence you to feel young, compared to any doubt, they all ended up too well, in addition to the possibility of choosing stocks in Islamabad or in case you decide too. In most cases, there is no doubt; This is the best decision, since we are simply looking for a way to choose animated women. So, the MOST IMPORTANT PERSONALS of Islamabad escorts are the best to choose from anywhere.

  20. I really took pleasure in examining. Will plainly going to bestow this URL to my buddies.
    Escorts in Islamabad
    Islamabad Escorts


Your comments put a great BIG smile on my face!! Thanks for stopping by! :0)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...