Blackberry Filled Cupcakes
I love summer! It’s my favorite season of the year. My father-in-law brings us fresh berries almost weekly during the summer. So much that I can barely keep up! He brought us some blackberries over the weekend and I couldn’t wait to make cupcakes. I’ve had these in my mind for months but haven’t gotten around to making them. Until now. They were worth the wait, delicious!
What You'll Need:
For the cake
1 cup blackberries
2 tbsp. sugar
2 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup heavy cream
For the frosting
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup cream cheese
2 limes, juice and zest
1 tbsp. blackberry mix
5-6 cups powdered sugar
How You'll Do It:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake tins with liners; set aside.
Beat together blackberries and sugar for about 2 minutes; set aside.
Whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder; set aside.
Beat together melted butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, then add vanilla.
Add flour mixture and heavy cream in alternating increments.
Pour about a tablespoon of batter into bottom of liner. Top with about a tsp. of blackberry then top with about 2 more tbsp. of batter (until liner filled 2/3).
Bake for 18-20 minutes.
Let cool completely.
To start the frosting, beat together butter and cream cheese until smooth.
Add lime juice, lime zest and blackberry mix. Mix until fully combined.
Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, until desired consistency.
Frost cupcakes and enjoy!
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