Saturday, August 13, 2011

Blackberry Cupcake

It's summer and berries are in season.  I bought blackberries the other day at the grocery store and thought of trying it out on a cupcake. And to my delight this turned out oh so yummy!!
I baked my favorite chocolate cake recipe into cupcakes and whipped a blackberry cream cheese frosting to top it up. Then garnished it with some milk chocolate shavings.

Blackberry Cream Cheese Frosting
1 cup of blackberries
1 tbsp of granulated sugar
8 ozs cream cheese
1/2 cup butter room temperature
5 cups powdered sugar

- In a blender, puree blackberries and granulated sugar.
- Sieve the puree through a mesh to remove the seeds.
- In a mixer, cream together the butter and cream cheese  until white and fluffy.
- Add 1 cup of powedered sugar at a time in the mixer.
- Add the blackberry puree after adding 2 cups of powedered sugar.
- Then add the remaining cups of powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time.
- Since this frosting has cream cheese, I let it set in the refrigerator for about an hour before piping it on the cupcakes.

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