Blackberry Frosting

by Marie

The taste of Blackberry Buttercream Frosting is just bursting with a sweet, juicy goodness that makes me crave it - always. Blackberries make the most delicious cupcake frosting.

Blackberry frosting is the most divine, sweet berry buttercream for butter cakes, sandwich cookies and Cupcake Baking. The blackberries create a simply gorgeously pink buttercream frosting that is just packed with a sweet, fruity flavor that nothing else can match. It looks beautiful and it tastes delicious.

Like most great food, Blackberry frosting was a bit of a happy accident and not planned at all. Read on to discover how you can make the best frosting ever.

Delicious Blackberry Frosting

We're lucky to have blackberry bushes at the end of our garden which are loaded with plump, juicy berries every year. I've made blackberry jams and jellies, blackberry muffins, blackberry and apple pies and even creamy smoothies. But I'd never thought about blackberry buttercream frosting. 

My daughter wanted a cake with pink filling and I was stuck for something to color the buttercream with. She was eating a bowl of freshly picked blackberries and the rest, as they say, is history.

Blackberry Frosting for Cupcakes

Blackberry Frosting Ingredients

Makes enough to top 15-20 cupcakes!

1.5 Cups or 350 g softened butter
5.5 Cups or 700 g confectioner’s sugar
- also known as icing or powdered sugar
20 Plump Blackberries

If there was only one cupcake frosting I could choose, it would have to be blackberry. It's that good, I promise. See how you can make the yummiest blackberry buttercream below.

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Plump, Juicy Blackberries

Step 1) If your butter is hard then you need to remove from the fridge and wait until it is softened OR put it into a microwave-proof bowl and zap for 20-30 seconds.

Step 2) Pop the butter into a large bowl.

Step 3) Measure out your confectioner's sugar and put in a separate container.

Step 4) An electric whisk will make life a lot easier if you have one. Whisk up your butter until it is all soft.

Adding Blackberries to Buttercream

Gorgeous Pink Buttercream

Step 5) Sift in half of your confectioner's sugar and whisk again.

Step 6) Sift in the rest of your confectioner's sugar and whisk until all the sugar is mixed into the butter.

Step 7) At this point your buttercream may have clumped into tiny balls and perhaps it doesn't really look like buttercream frosting at all. Don't panic. It's really hard to go wrong with this recipe.

Part Mixed Blackberries with Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate and Blackberries

A Taste Combination Made in Heaven

Step 8) Put your whisk away and add the blackberries into the bowl. Use a standard fork and mash those blackberries into the buttercream. I love this part because I love watching the blackberries break up and turn the mixture into a gorgeous shade of fluffy purple pink.

Step 9) Once all the blackberries have been mixed into the buttercream, you should have a very thick pinky purple frosting peppered with little pips which are simply bursting with flavour.

You can now use the Blackberry Frosting which you've made on cupcakes as a topping, sandwiched between butter cake or Victoria sponge (yum) and also sandwiched between cookies (double yum) OR just eat it as it is - we all fight over licking the bowl in this house!

One thing you may not think of is pairing the blackberry buttercream frosting with chocolate - please do. It works like a little slice of heaven on top of chocolate cupcakes or as a creamy layer between soft chocolate cookies. Chocolate and blackberry truly are a perfect match.

What will You Use Blackberry Frosting For?

Lots of ways in which this delicacy can be enjoyed.
Updated: 10/04/2017, Marie
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Marie on 05/26/2015

My father used to make homemade wine so I have sampled quite a few varieties though sadly none with the addition of blackberries. I love the sound of this so thank you for letting me know about your experience in this area.

frankbeswick on 05/25/2015

Fellow blackberry lovers, they are great in homemade wine. I have had some good experiences with blackberry wine. They make a good brew when mixed with elderberry [which is not brilliant on its own]; and I have had a great brew from blackberry and apple.

Marie on 05/24/2015

Yes blackberries are my all time favorite fruit. They are just so yummy. Thank you for visiting.

CruiseReady on 05/17/2015

Oh, yum - blackberries are my absolute all time favorite berry. This frosting sounds wonderful, and it doesn't sound like it would be too hard to make. Nicely presented!

Marie on 08/21/2013

Thank you it's divine used with chocolate cake, cookies or biscuits. Chocolate and blackberry flavors are really great together.

kimbesa on 06/09/2013

I can see that between some chocolate graham crackers or thin cookies, or on my favorite chocolate cake. Thanks!

Marie on 06/09/2013

Thank you - I was surprised how nice the chocolate and blackberry combo is and I do love it sandwiched between the choccy cookies :)

fanfreluche on 06/09/2013

Those cookie sandwiches with blackberry frosting are yummy looking

Mira on 08/05/2012

Ah, I'll make this when I have kids over :). It's a GREAT idea. I agree that the combination of chocolate and blackberries is pretty amazing. :)

Marie on 03/12/2012

You make a great point, 2uesday, about artificial colors. Luckily blackberries make a gorgeous and strong color. Thanks for stopping by :)

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