Blackberry cupcakes with Bakery Style Blackberry Buttercream Frosting

There is just something so refreshing about a berry cupcake and these Blackberry cupcakes with Bakery Style Blackberry Buttercream Frosting are amazing!!

Costco had a great deal on blackberries when I went, so naturally, I went with something that I can get a bargain on. Having those fresh blackberries in my fridge we’re driving us all nuts. We could eat an entire Costco size package in one sitting!

My favorite part about these cupcakes the combination of the spongy texture of the cake with the juicy berry on the bottom. Even though the blackberries are called black they turn everything a nice purple shade and boy do they look pretty! If you would like you may add a little bit of purple food coloring to really make that purple pop but I like them just the way they are with the blackberries. These cupcakes are a perfect addition to any of your upcoming summer barbecues. Plus they are very light and they will not weigh you down like a chocolate cupcake might.

For the base of these cupcakes, I used my classic Bakery style vanilla cupcake batter. If you are looking for a little decorating tip than check out how I get my perfect cupcake swirl with the buttercream frosting. It is super easy!

Blackberry cupcakes with Bakery Style Blackberry Buttercream Frosting

Blackberry cupcakes with Bakery Style Blackberry Buttercream Frosting Supplies

Stand Mixer 
Rubber spatula 
Large Cooke Scoop 
Pastry bag 
large round tip 

Blackberry Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 24 blackberries

Blackberry Cupcake Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line your cupcake pans with your choose of cupcake wrappers.
Place your self-rising flour, cake flour, and sugar in the bowl of your mixer. Mix them together for a minute or two until they are well combined.
Cut your butter into tablespoon pieces. Slowly add your butter into the flour mixture one piece at a time continue mixing until you have reached the texture of sand.
Pour half of your milk into the flour mixture and mix just until the milk is incorporated. Use your rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of your bowl. Add your remaining milk and the vanilla to your batter and mix until combined.
Slowly add in one egg at a time to the cake batter, making sure each egg is incorporated before adding the next egg.
Scoop the batter into the prepared cupcake pan, filling them 3/4 of the way full.
Press one blackberry into the center of each cupcake.
Bake for 10 minutes then rotate the cake pans so the pan that was on the top rack is now on the bottom and the pan that was on the bottom is now on the top rack. Continue to bake for another 10-13 minute until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cupcake.
Transfer the cupcakes to a cooling rack until they have reached room temperature.

Blackberry Buttercream Ingredients


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup of shortening 
  • 2 pounds confectioners sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1/2 cup seedless blackberry jam
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-6 drops purple food coloring, optional

Blackberry Buttercream Directions
Place your butter and shortening together in the bowl of your mixer. Mix them together on medium speed until they are nice and creamy.
Turn the mixer down to the lowest setting and slowly incorporate the powdered sugar into the shortening mixture. Once you have added all the sugar to the mix pour in the hot water, blackberry jam, vanilla and food coloring.
Turn the mixer up to medium-high speed and continue mixing for 10 minutes until light and fluffy.
The buttercream can be stored at room temperature for up to three days or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. When you bring it out of the refrigerator let it sit at room temperature for two hours. Then re-whip it for ten minutes to bring it back to life.
Blackberry cupcakes with Bakery Style Blackberry Buttercream Frosting Ingredients
2 dozen blackberry cupcakes
blackberry buttercream
24 fresh blackberries
Blackberry Cupcake Directions
Place your piping tip into your pastry bag and then fill the bag with your blackberry buttercream.
Swirl the buttercream onto each cupcake.
Top each cupcake with one fresh blackberry on the top of the swirl.


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