Lemon Blackberry Cupcakes

Of the five cupcakes consumed at the Cupcake Tasting, this was by far the saddest to eat due to its extreme prettiness!  I mean, I still ate it.  And with gusto.  But biting into something so adorable came with a little twinge of guilt.  Oh who am I kidding?…I had zero guilt.  It was delicious!  Printable recipe card at bottom.

Lemon Blackberry Cupcakes

3 c flour
1 T baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 c unsalted butter, room temp
2 c sugar
4 lg eggs
zest of two lemons
2 T lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
1 c buttermilk
Preheat oven to 325.  Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl and set aside.  Cream butter and sugar at med high until pale and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping sides as needed.  Beat in zest and vanilla.  Add flour in three batches, alternating with the buttermilk and lemon juice and beat until just combined.  Bake, rotating half way, about 25 minutes.  Cool completely in pan before removing.  Top with blackberry buttercream and garnish with a blackberry if desired.
Blackberry Buttercream

1 c unsalted butter, room temp
¼ c blackberry puree (about ½ whole berries?)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 T lemon zest
pinch of salt
5-6 cups powdered sugar
Place blackberries in blender and blend until smooth.  Press through a fine strainer to remove seeds.  With a mixer, cream the butter on med speed until smooth.  Add blackberry puree, vanilla, lemon zest and salt.  Mix on med low until well combined.  Add powdered sugar gradually on low.  Beat for 3-5 minutes on med high until light and fluffy.


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  1. says

    Oh wow girl, that does look so PRETTY, and it sounds so yummy too. I bet you can totally swap out raspberries for this recipe no problem.


    Hope you are enjoying what’s left of the summer :)

    I’d also LOVE to invite you to check out my weekly parties. I would be so happy if you linked up, this and any other fabulous project you are working on.
    Stop by anytime to say hello!!!
    Hugs, Bella :)
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  2. says

    These are so beautiful! I found you via tt and j and would love for you to stop by my social saturdays party and link up!


  3. says

    Oh my!! When the blackberries come on here I am definitely going to be making some of this deliciousness!

    The Farm Girl

  4. says

    The decoration on these is so beautiful. I’m so glad to see that you linked up this week. Thank you so much for sharing this at Recipe Sharing Monday. I hope to see you back next week!

  5. Anonymous says

    When you alternate adding the flour with the buttermilk & lemon juice, are you combining the liquids? Or do you mix flour, buttermilk, flour, lemon juice, flour? Does it make a difference?

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