Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep Time
10 Mins
Makes about 2 1/2 cups

If you love lots of frosting, double this blackberry buttercream recipe.


How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Ratings & Reviews

CaitlinF's Review

January 02, 2012
I made this buttercream to go on lemon cupcakes and it was absolutely perfect. I did modify the recipe a bit though. Rather than using all the vanilla, I used 3/4 tsp vanilla and 1/4 tsp lemon extract. I didn't use quite as much powdered sugar as mentioned and also added a few blackberries right before I frosted the cupcakes to have larger chunks in the frosting.

lovelaura's Review

March 16, 2009
very good icing!! everyone loved how unique the flavors were. Perfectly sweet, but with the kick and tartness of a blackberry. the only drawback I could find was that some people didn't care for the tiny blackberry seeds that are in the icing.