Blackberry Summer Cupcakes Recipe

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Blackberry Summer cupcakes

Lynnda Cloutier

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@eatygourmet

Blackberries are a great summertime fruit, and this cupcake recipe uses them to their fullestSource: Unknown


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Ingredients

two recipes butter cake, recipe follows
1 3/4 cup seedless blackberry jam, divided
one recipe vanilla frosting
1 pint fresh blackberries
3 tablespoon sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
make butter cake as directed. Insert the end of a wooden spoon or dowel into the center of each cooled cupcake to make the hole. Fill a zip top plastic freezer bag with 1 1/2 cups Blackberry jam. Use scissors or kitchen shears to snip about 1/4 inch from one corner of bag. Insert bag into the hole of 1 cup cake. Squeeze gently until filling comes to the top of the cupcake. Repeat with remaining cupcakes. Stir remaining 1/4 cup jam into vanilla frosting. Frost each cupcake with flavored frosting. Toss together blackberries and sugar. Top each cupcake with blackberries just before serving. Makes 24 cupcakes
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butter cake

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
two large eggs
1 1/2 cups soft wheat flour or all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
paper baking cups
vegetable cooking spray

preheat oven to 350. Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with mixer until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until blended after each addition.
Mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
Place paper baking cups in one muffin pan, 12 cup size, and coat with cooking spray. Spoon batter into cups, filling two thirds full. Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes or till wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks and cool completely. Makes 12 cupcakes
3
Vanilla frosting
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 to 4 tablespoons whipping cream
1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoons salt
one package powdered sugar, 16 ounces

Beat the first four ingredients at medium speed with electric mixer until creamy.
Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until blended. Beat at high speed two minutes or till creamy.
For vanilla Bean frosting, substitute 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste for the vanilla extract. Makes 3 cups

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts