Blackberry Lemonade Cupcakes

 

I love to bake cupcakes, in fact I’m a little obsessed with it! Today is my
roommates, little brother’s birthday. I sure like Dan. So I decided to make up
something new. I thought it would be a little bit of an adventure, but it
seemed to work out nicely. Dan had mentioned that he loved blackberries and it’s
summer, and I associated lemonade with summer so here we are! You’re probably
thinking, “why does this girl have so much time on her hands?” Well, I’m a high
school teacher and what better way to spend my summer than making new cupcake
recipes, so enjoy the Blackberry lemonade cupcakes! P.S. this was a great experiment, they taste awesome!!!

Ingredients:

Lemonade Cake:
1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups of cake flour
1 ½ teaspoon of baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon of salt
2 cups of sugar
3 eggs
1 stick of butter
zest of 2 lemons
1/4 C. lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 C. milk
1/2 C. sour cream
 
Lemon Glaze:
zest of a lemon
1/4 C. lemon juice
1 2/3 C. powdered sugar
 
Blackberry Buttercream:
3 sticks of butter, softened
5-6 C. powdered sugar until
desired consistency
3/4 C. blackberry puree (Use a
blender to blend them, I used a magic bullet because the blend Tec didn’t get
all the blackberries chopped.
 
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
and line pans with cupcake liners.
2. Mix flour, baking powder,
baking soda and salt in a large separate bowl.
3. Cream butter and sugar in
stand mixer then combine eggs, zest, lemon juice, vanilla, milk and sour cream
until smooth.
4. Stir in dry ingredients.
5. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 of
the way full. Bake for 17-22 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out
clean.
6. Glaze: Combine all
ingredients in a bowl (using a whisk or fork is easiest).
7. Buttercream: Beat butter
until smooth. Add enough powdered sugar to make the frosting stiff, then slowly
add in blackberry puree 1 Tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
8. Spoon glaze over warm
cupcakes and let set.
9. When glaze is firm, pipe
frosting on top and finish with a fresh blackberry and a lemon peel.

 

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9 thoughts on “Blackberry Lemonade Cupcakes”

  1. I have to try this two of my favorite flavors! Pinning to my baking page, perfect for Easter 😉 Thanks for sharing at the party and hope to see you again this week. Theresa @DearCreatives

  2. I am obsessed with baking, too. These look gorgeous! I am in a wedding later this year and these will be perfect for the bridal shower. Thanks for sharing with Hump Day Happenings.

  3. That looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing this at the Say G’Day Saturday linky party! I’ve pinned this to the Say G'Day Saturday Board. I will also be featuring your recipe at my Friday Favorites post on Friday!

    I would be so thrilled if you could add my Say G'Day Linky party to your incredible list of link ups! That must have taken ages to get them all on one page!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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