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

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

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  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!

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  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.


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