Blackberry Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream
I decided to participate with some faceless recipes from this month. I happened to be on vacation, Monday was my last day, and I happened to also be home! So besides doing laundry and picking berries, I made cake. Blackberry Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream to be exact.
Every month a group of us who love to cook from participate in a “faceless frenzy” event. We even have a Pinterest board dedicated to the faceless recipes we have made!  I haven’t been the greatest at participating in these faceless events because my life tends to be so busy but this month I decided I was going to participate no matter what!  I found this recipe for Blackberry Jam Cake II and since I had what I needed on hand, I went with that particular recipe.
Blackberry Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream
With there just being Grumpy and me in the house to eat any goodies that are made, I decided I needed to halve the recipe because the original makes 3 layers.  Then as I read the ingredient list, I also decided I needed to make a few other changes in order to fit our flavor profile such as reduce the amount of some of the spices and cut back on the sugar.  They turned out great!  After Grumpy and I both had one I put them in the garage fridge so I could grab them in the morning to take to work.  Then last night, Grumpy went looking for them.  Sign that it was a tasty recipe for certain.
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Blackberry Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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Serves: 12
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon almond milk
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup seedless blackberry jam
  • Blackberry Buttercream
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 tablespoons crisco shortening
  • 1/2 cup seedless blackberry jam
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Add the vinegar, almond milk, and sour cream in a glass measuring cup. Set aside. This is your “buttermilk” mixture.
  2. Mix dry ingredients (baking soda through flour) together in a small mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in vanilla extract.
  4. Add the flour mixture alternately with the “buttermilk” mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in 1/2 cup blackberry jam.
  5. Scoop about 1/3 cup of batter into 12 paper lined cupcake cups. Distribute evenly any remaining batter (there won’t be much if any).
  6. Bake for 20-23 minutes, until cake tester inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool completely.
  7. To make frosting cream together butter and shortening. Add 3 cups of powdered sugar and blend well. Blend in seedless blackberry jam. Blend in vanilla extract and more powdered sugar if needed. Frost cooled cupcakes with buttercream.

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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Sherri Jo July 8, 2014 at 10:01 am - Reply

    these are so pretty! Can I have one for breakfast? Please?

  2. KC the Kitchen Chopper July 8, 2014 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    These look really tasty. I like the unusual blackberry flavor. YUM! 😉

  3. HeiLin (Heidy McCallum) July 8, 2014 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Blackberry Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream have my name all over them! I love the flavor combination!!

  4. Pam July 8, 2014 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    What lovely cupcakes they would be perfect for a Tea. I love blackberries.

  5. [email protected] July 8, 2014 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Those look absolutely delicious!

  6. Mary Ellen July 8, 2014 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    These are the prettiest cupcakes, love it! I want to try them as soon as I get some blackberries.

  7. Sandra Shaffer July 8, 2014 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    Yum! I take my baked goodies to work too, but sometimes it's too good to share 😉 Such beauties!

  8. Wanda Ann Olsen July 9, 2014 at 1:23 am - Reply

    How pretty and delicious these look. Love blackberries!

  9. This is an amazing recipe! Gorgeous pics too! 🙂

  10. Joanne DiPalo July 11, 2014 at 1:18 am - Reply

    Wow, this Blackberry Cupcake sounds so delicious. You're decorating technique is beautiful. Pinned/shared.

  11. Anonymous July 13, 2014 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    Do you put blackberry jam in the cake batter too? I don't see it in the instructions.

  12. Michelle Nahom July 20, 2014 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Those are gorgeous! I don't often bake, but those look so good!

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