I still haven't gotten the hang of taking pictures yet :/ I know my frosting is sloppy, I didn't feel like piping it on and I kind of like the way hand-frosted cupcakes look.
So, I had this strange urge to make cupcakes today, I'm not sure why. I normally never make cupcakes. I've also been wanting to make them with some kind of fruit, I guess because it's getting to be spring time. So although it was FREEZING tonight, like, 45 degrees (it's been in the 80s recently, gotta love the south!), I decided that I NEEDED to make these cupcakes. The cupcakes recipe is from here, but I made up the buttercream frosting :D It only makes enough to frost about 9-12 cupcakes, but I only had 6 blackberries left haha. It doesn't have a super intense blackberry taste, but you could add more and then just wait on adding the cream and see how it looks. Some of the cupcakes have a strawberry buttercream but I haven't perfected that yet so I'm only posting the recipe for the blackberry buttercream. Blackberry Buttercream
6-8 frozen blackberries, mostly defrosted ½ tsp vanilla A couple drops raspberry extract A couple drops lemon extract 2 cups powdered sugar ½ cup butter, room temperature 2 tbs cream
Smoosh the blackberries into a pulp (I don't have a food processer), set aside.
Beat together butter and one cup of powdered sugar, then beat in the second cup. Add the extracts, blackberry pulp, beat. Depending on the texture, add 1-2 tbs cream or milk.