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Blackberry cupcakes


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cupcakes 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick of butter (softened)
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large container of blackberries (or – 4 small containers)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Confetti sprinkles

FROSTING

  • 2 sticks butter (sofened)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup blackberry puree

Instructions

  1. Here’s what you do:
  2. Rinse the blackberries in a colander, and drain them on paper towels. Next, put the berries in a blender and add a cup of sugar to them. Pulse them until they are completely pureed, and mixed well. Place in refrigerator.
  3. In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, combine the eggs, sugar, milk, butter, vanilla, and oil until well blended. Put the flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl, and stir well to mix all ingredients. Put the flour mixture in the mixing bowl a little at a time and mix on low until blended. Scrape sides of bowl with a spatula, add confetti sprinkles, and mix again for about 1 minute on medium. Heat oven to 350 degrees, and line two muffin pans with cupcake liners. Pour the liners about 2/3 full, and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden on top, and a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven to cooling racks, and cool cupcakes completely.
  4. Wash out the mixing bowl, and dry to make frosting. In the mixing bowl of your stand mixer: Cream the butter, vanilla, salt, and blackberry puree until smooth and creamy. Add the powdered sugar a little at a time, until it becomes the consistency of thick frosting. If the frosting appears too thin, add a little more powdered sugar; if it appears too thick, add a little more blackberry puree. Continue these steps until you have the desired consistency. When frosting is mixed well, place in refrigerator until completely cool, about 2 hours. When frosting is cool, make a hole in the middle of the cupcakes to fill. Put frosting in a piping bag and pipe a small amount into center, and then place a whole Blackberry inside, and pipe frosting on top of cupcakes to finish filling center, and frost in a decorative swirl on top. Place cupcakes in a covered container in a single layer, and keep in refrigerator until serving. Enjoy.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
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