Blackberry Buttercream Frosting is made with blackberry puree and fresh lemon juice. It is light and fluffy with the perfect combination of flavors.
Blackberry Buttercream Frosting is a decadent blend of tart blackberries and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Everything is blended into a sweet buttercream frosting. It is absolutely delicious on an assortment of cupcake flavors.
Try this luscious frosting on vanilla cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes, lemon cupcakes or your favorite cupcake recipe. It does not disappoint. Cupcakes with blackberry buttercream make a wonderful dessert combination.
The flavor is so delicious and refreshing with the berries and lemon juice. The fruit balances out the sweetness of the buttercream for the perfect balance of flavors.
- Fresh Blackberries
- Lemon (juiced)
- Unsalted Butter, softened at room temperature
- Powdered Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
How to make Blackberry Buttercream Frosting:
- Step 1. Make the puree mixture. Place the blackberries and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a low simmer (stirring frequently) for 20 minutes until the blackberries become a puree mixture.
- Step 2. Strain and allow to cool. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer and set the blackberry syrup aside to cool. Don’t skip this step to ensure the mixture is smooth and not grainy.
- Step 3. Cream the butter and puree. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and blackberry mixture. Use a hand held mixer or stand up mixer until smooth. The butter should be softened at room temperature to that it mixes easily and results in a smooth texture.
- Step 4. Gradually add the powdered sugar. Add in the powdered sugar one cup a time. Mix on medium high speed until the mixture is fluffy, creamy and smooth.
- Step 5. Mix in the vanilla and milk. Add in the vanilla extract and milk. Mix until combined. The frosting should be well combined and light and fluffy.
- Step 6. Refrigerate until ready to frost. Chill until ready to use and then the frosting is ready to enjoy! It is important to refrigerate the frosting until ready to use so it does not get too soft.
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How to store blackberry buttercream icing?
Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
How to use blackberry buttercream?
- Chocolate Cake. Blackberry frosting is so delicious on chocolate cake or chocolate cupcakes.
- The Best Lemon Cake. This gorgeous layer cake is also amazing using blackberry icing.
- Lemon Cupcakes. The tangy flavor of lemon cupcakes pairs perfectly with blackberry buttercream.
- Pound Cake. Pipe ribbons of this frosting on the pound cake for a gorgeous dessert that also tastes great.
- Low Calorie Lemon Cupcakes. If you are trying to reduce calories, make these low calorie cupcakes packed with lemon flavor.
This delicious Blackberry Buttercream is wonderful with a variety of cakes and cupcakes. Whether you decide to use yellow cake, lemon or chocolate, this frosting combination is luscious.
Which cake do you plan to try first? The options are endless.
Tips and tricks:
- Adjust the texture. If the blackberry frosting is too thin, add more powdered sugar and if the frosting is too thick, add more milk. Continue to do this until the blackberry icing is the consistency that you prefer.
- Allow the puree to cool. Make sure to allow the blackberry mixture time to cool before combining with other ingredients.
- Berries. This recipe is also good with other types of berries such. Try using blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or mixed berries. It is tasty to use other combinations of berries when they are in season.
- Gradually adjust texture. If the frosting is too thin, slowly add more powdered sugar. If it is too thin, add more milk.
Slowly add these ingredients until the desired consistency. You don’t want to add too much of either ingredient.
The next time you are craving a new dessert to make, try this blackberry buttercream. The berries combine with the other ingredients into the best frosting and so yummy.
With only a few ingredients, this frosting is simple to make and taste bakery quality.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, this frosting can be piped to decorate the cupcakes. Just make sure to chill it first in the refrigerator until ready to use so it does not soften.
Frozen blackberries can be used but it might change the texture of the frosting slightly. Frozen blackberries often produce more juice so you may need to drain some before combining with the other ingredients.
The frosting will last 5 to 7 days if stored properly in the refrigerator.
Print Homemade Blackberry Buttercream Frosting Recipe:
Blackberry Buttercream Frosting
- Place the blackberries and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a low simmer (stirring frequently) for 20 minutes until the blackberries become a puree mixture.
- Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer and set the blackberry syrup aside to cool.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and blackberry mixture with a hand held mixer or stand up mixer until smooth.
- Add in the powdered sugar and mix on medium high speed until the mixture is fluffy, creamy and smooth.
- Add in the vanilla extract and milk. Mix until combined.
- Chill until ready to use and then the frosting is ready to enjoy!
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