Lemon Blackberry Cupcakes

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These Lemon Blackberry Cupcakes are a tasty dessert with the zesty flavor of blackberry filled lemon cupcakes paired with the sweetness of a creamy lemon buttercream frosting and blackberry crumble on top.

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These Lemon Blackberry Cupcakes are a tasty dessert with the zesty flavor of lemon paired with the sweetness of a creamy icing and blackberries on top.

Lemon Blackberry Cupcakes

Don’t you just love the flavor of lemon? It took me getting older to really appreciate lemon desserts and venture away from all things chocolate. These cupcakes are a delicious introduction to lemon if you haven’t taken the leap yet. Plus, they’re super easy.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Lemon Cake Mix. We’re starting with a simple base cupcake and then spicing it up.
  • Cake Mix Box Ingredients: eggs, butter, water.
  • Butter.
  • Powdered Sugar. 
  • Whipping Cream.
  • Lemons. We need lemon juice and lemon zest.
  • Blackberry Pie Filling. This will be our topping.
  • Flour.
  • Brown Sugar.
  • Sugar.
  • Cinnamon.
These Lemon Blackberry Cupcakes are a tasty dessert with the zesty flavor of lemon paired with the sweetness of a creamy icing and blackberries on top.

Lemon Blackberry Cupcakes Recipe

Since we are beginning with a boxed cake mix (one of my favorite baking hacks ever, by the way) this recipe is very easy.

  1. Bake the cupcakes. Follow the instructions below to cook and cool your cupcakes.
  2. Make frosting. While the cupcakes cool, use a mixer to combine all the ingredients and fill in a piping bag.
  3. Make the crumble. Simply mix the crumble ingredients with your fingers until they are the right consistency.
  4. Assemble. Pipe a ring of frosting onto your cupcake, leaving a bit of the center open for blackberries. Add a dollop of pie filling into the well and top by sprinkling the crumble.

If by chance you aren’t a big fan of blackberries (or perhaps even allergic) just skip the last step. The only place there are blackberries in this recipe is in that pie filling.

These Lemon Blackberry Cupcakes are a tasty dessert with the zesty flavor of lemon paired with the sweetness of a creamy icing and blackberries on top.

This is a really delicious dessert for spring and summer. I can’t wait to make them again!

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These Lemon Blackberry Cupcakes are a tasty dessert with the zesty flavor of lemon paired with the sweetness of a creamy icing and blackberries on top.

Lemon Blackberry Cupcakes

These Lemon Blackberry Cupcakes are an easy yet seemingly-decadent cake mix dessert! The zesty flavor of lemon paired with the sweetness of a creamy icing and blackberries on top is truly irresistible.
Servings: 20
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 35 mins

Ingredients
  

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 box Lemon Cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3 large eggs

Lemon Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsalted butter softened
  • 4 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 – 6 Heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large lemon zested
  • 21 ounces blackberry pie filling

Crumble Topping Ingredients

  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 ¼ cups flour

Instructions

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with the liners.
  • Using a hand or standing mixer, beat together all ingredients until combined and mixed.
  • Scoop ¾ batter into the liners.
  • Bake in the oven for 19 minutes or until a light golden brown.
  • Allow to cool completely.

Frosting Directions

  • Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, lemon juice and lemon zest until smooth and stiff with peaks.
  • Scoop frosting into the piping bag.

Crumble Directions

  • Combine all ingredients into a medium bowl.
  • Using your fingers, mix ingredients together until combined and crumble like.
  • Building the cupcake directions.
  • Pipe a ring of frosting onto the top of the cupcake.
  • Repeat step again to have a “wall” of frosting.
  • Scoop some of the blackberry pie filling into the center of the frosting.
  • Sprinkle some crumble on top.
  • Enjoy!

Equipment

  • 1 Cupcake pan
  • 1 large piping bag with star tip

Nutrition

Calories: 562kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 860IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg

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