Blackberry Summer Cupcakes
Blackberries flourish all summer long in the South. They grow anywhere and everywhere and are free for the picking. They have prickly thorns, but if you're careful, you can have a bucketful of plump, juicy berries in no time. The only cost may be a few scratches and purple fingers, but you'll have gained lots of berries to share—if you're feeling generous.
According to Jan Moon at Dreamcakes, when you toss the sugar with the berries, they begin to release their sweet juice. So don't put the berries on the cupcakes until just before serving. She loves when the juice trickles down the sides and makes a puddle on the plate and suggests that you may want to eat this one with a spoon.
Southern Living Big Book of Cupcakes; Dreamcakes Bakery