Anyone who loves the taste of blackberries and sweet berry flavors should enjoy this indulgent little treat of rich, thick and sumptuous buttercream frosting or icing. Blackberry frosting is delicious spread on top of cakes, sandwiched between cake layers along with a layer of preserve or jam, as cupcake toppings, on soft and chewy cookies and biscuits, inside meringue and pavlova bases or spread on top of chocolate brownies.
The flavor works exceptionally well with plain vanilla cakes and treats as well as, most surprisingly, with chocolate ones too. This is very easy to make and even easier to eat! The ingredients listed here give you enough for frosting 15-20 regular cupcakes or for adding on top or in the middle of a small sponge or vanilla cake.
Total Time: 15-20 Minutes. Serves: 15-20 frostings for small cupcakes
1.5 Cups / 350 g of soft butter
5.5 Cups / 700 g confectioners (icing or powdered) sugar
20 -30 Juicy Plump Blackberries
- Cream the softened butter up with a hand whisk or an electric mixer until it is silky smooth.
- Next sift in half of the sugar and carry on mixing until fully incorporated into the mixture.
- Then add in the rest of the sugar and combine it all up. Don’t worry if the blackberry frosting looks a little bit lumpy at this point. It’s all about the berry burst of flavor.
- If you happen to like blackberries with the pips (I do since they hold most of the good flavor inside!) then add these in whole and gradually work them into the icing mixture with a fork.
- If you don’t want the pips then you will need to mash them through a sieve over a bowl to collect the liquid instead – this will require a larger amount of the berries to get a really good flavorsome taste. So you’ll have to add them and adjust to your own liking. Work the liquid into the frosting mixture.
- Watch the buttercream frosting turn into a simply gorgeous plum pink shade as you mix. The finished icing should be thick enough to spread onto cakes or sweet treats with a blunt knife. Do remember to scrape out the left-overs in the bowl.
Yummy on Meringue Bases Too with a Serving of Cream
Enjoy trying this out with puddings and treats and discovering what you like it best with. I love it generously spread over the top of cupcakes or sandwiched in the middle of a larger cake along with some fruity jelly as well. Why not mix up a sweet blackberry sangria or iced tea to enjoy drinking along with the sweet treats you’re going to make. If you do not have fresh blackberries, try using canned ones instead. Or you could try this buttercream frosting with another canned soft fruit.
You should also find my page on how to clean and wash blackberries to be very useful when making this particular frosting up. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my goody guide page today, thanks for your visit. Let me know what you think and whether it is an icing you’d love to sample yourself!