Blackberry Brandy Cupcakes

Lauren Conforti


My daughter Taylor made these amazing cupcakes! Mmmm...

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Makes 30 cupcakes



2 3/4 c
all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
4 large
1 1/2 c
3 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
vegetable or olive oil (olive will make a slightly fluffier cake; vegetable oil will make it a bit more dense)
1 c
buttermilk (or, alternatively, 1 cup milk with 1 tsp white vinegar. allow to sit for at least 5 minutes after mixed.)
1 c
blackberry brandy


1/2 c
or 1 stick of butter (or margarine)
3 c
confectioners’ sugar
1 c
dark brown sugar
1/4 c

How to Make Blackberry Brandy Cupcakes


  • 1Preheat oven to 350F. Line a cupcake/muffin pan with cupcake liners (Optional)
  • 2Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • 3Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk them for roughly 10-20 seconds.
  • 4Add the sugar and continue whisking for 20-30 seconds
  • 5Add the vanilla and the oil to the mixture and whisk until thoroughly mixed
  • 6Slowly add half of the flour mixture. After that is completely mixed, add half of the buttermilk, then the rest of the flour, and then the rest of the buttermilk.
  • 7Pour the brandy into a saucepan and heat until boiling. Let boil for 20-30 seconds and then remove from heat. Pour into batter and stir well.
  • 8Continue mixing the batter until completely combined and smooth. The batter should be thin. Pour the batter into the pans, filling until about 1/2 full.
  • 9Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Take them out, and set them out to cool. Now you start your icing.
  • 10Icing Directions:
  • 11Cream the butter or margarine in a bowl. Gradually add 2 cups of the confectioners’ sugar, and mix completely.
  • 12Slowly add the milk, and then stir in the brown sugar and remaining confectioners’ sugar.
  • 13If you want a thinner consistency, add some more milk. If you want thicker, add more confectioners’ sugar.
  • 14By this point, the cupcakes should be completely cooled. Now you just ice them and serve!

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About Blackberry Brandy Cupcakes

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American