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Blackberry Buttercream Frosting

Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep time 10 mins
Yield Makes about 2 1/2 cups
If you love lots of frosting, double this blackberry buttercream recipe. 


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (16-oz.) package plus 1 cup powdered sugar

How to Make It

  1. Beat first 5 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.

  2. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until blended and smooth after each addition.

  3. Note: Be sure to wash and thoroughly dry blackberries before adding to frosting.