Thought this would be an amazing recipe and the flavour of the cupcakes are amazing; however they were big and fluffy in the oven only to shrink as they cooled and the icing was supper runny and it made far more than one batch of cupcakes could ever use – and I love icing! There’s nothing crazy or fancy about the batter. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients until just incorporated. To enhance the flavor on these, I added a bit more of the purée that I had left over and marbled it with the icing, and then I added an extra blackberry on top. I was wanting to make this for my girlfriend’s mom for her birthday and wanted to know if this recipe can be made into a 6-inch tiered cake? I’d love to see the finished product! Add in your powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until all is incorporated. Thank you . Awe thanks girl. When I strained the blackberries they made sooo much juice – but I only used a couple tablespoons as you mentioned. Please let me know! Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. The lemon cupcakes themselves turned out great-the icing was the issue. For the frosting, be sure you are using full fat block cream cheese (not the spreadable kind sold in a tub) and you can add less of the berry puree (or even reduce it down on the stove if it’s very thin) if you wish to try it again. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together on high speed until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Hi Sally! Now if you like working with simple syrup which is just a mixture of 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water brought to a boil and left to room temperature, I brush a little on each layer of the cake to keep it moist, this is not required but I do this. blackberry frosting. Are your baking soda and baking powder fresh? If I had added all of the juice, it would have made it runny. I’m Sally, a cookbook author, photographer, and blogger. How much or what components do you think I could make the day before? Do you even need a reason to make cupcakes? The cupcakes will rise then quickly sink if there is a problem with the leaveners. This is a cream cheese frosting variation so make sure you’re using block cream cheese, not cream cheese spread. Meanwhile to make your buttercreams, add your blackberries and lemon juice to a sauce pan and heat over medium high heat stirring continuously until blackberries start to soften and you are able to mash them with a spoon. You can make the cake layers themselves a few days ahead of time, or even more if you freeze them. I was really excited about this recipe because it’s blackberry season and I had just picked a bunch of fresh blackberries!! I published the recipe 4 years ago and they’ve never steered us wrong! No reason at all? Set aside. Set aside. Scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl as needed. I thought my life was quite full, thank you very much, until ..... little Annie entered the picture. The frosting came out really fluffy, and the cake was nice and airy too, very moist and sponge-y. Add the eggs and vanilla, then beat on medium-high speed until combined. Hi! With kitchen-tested quality recipes and step-by-step tutorials, my goal is to give you the confidence to bake and cook from scratch. Hi Teresa, I don’t. There’s nothing crazy or fancy about the batter. http://gingerwroot.com, Your email address will not be published. Tag @sallysbakeblog on Instagram and hashtag it #sallysbakingaddiction. We’re dubbing that warm concoction the cold-fixer-elixer. Any input? However, these photos seem to prove that you ARE a cake decorator, since this cake looks fantastic! Use an exact replacement of the puree, which is a couple Tablespoons. Hi Andrew, This is delicious in eclairs! And let’s say it is totally healthy because it has fruit. Combined these are honestly one of the best flavor combinations that I have EVER had in my mouth! I had no problems with consistency of the frosting at room temperature. At least you have your fruit intake for the day. Moving on to your blackberry buttercream, in bowl add your butter and mix until smooth, add in your blackberry mixture and continue to beat until incorporated. Hi Sally! YUM! He thinks it’s funny, I just sit there and agree with him because news flash, I LOVE CAKE! Lemon poppyseed cake and bread has always been on of my favorite flavors. So excited to make this for Easter? In a large bowl, beat butter until creamy. What better reason to attempt something that usually intimidates you, than that you are craving it. In large bowl mix together your four, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt and whisk together until combined. The batter is creamy, silky, and has the most unbelievable fresh lemon fragrance. Once set up repeat that technique with the remainder of your frosting, working from top down. You want the actual block of cream cheese, sold right next to the tubs of cream cheese spread. Well my friends, it is one heck of a motivation starter! Using a bench knife or flat spatula spin your cake spreading out thin (you'll still see the cake in through the frosting) and smooth. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous cake!! We have lemon cupcakes with blackberry cream cheese frosting on today’s menu. I hope I get to try it next time I need a cake. And the mixture of almond and lemon sounds amazing, I’ll have to give this one a shot, adding it to my list! So like I said, I love cake. This cake is packed full of so many flavors, but flavors that go so well with each other. Thanks Mandee, it was a labor of love but oh so worth it! I am not a cake decorator. The recipe is actually my most popular cake recipe on my blog: lemon blueberry cake… only reduced to make cupcakes. We can think that way right? Yum! Love it! Baby shower? PSA!!!! Freeze-dried berries. Press through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl; discard seeds. Hi JM, Thank you for trying this recipe. Top with another layer of cake, on top of that add about 3/4 cup of almond buttercream and spread out until 1/4 away from sides. I don’t mean to be picky but when do you add in the poppyseeds, it is not included in the method of the recipe. For my Instagram friends who suggested drinking hot water + 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar + 1 Tbsp lemon juice + 1 Tbsp honey, thank you! TIA!