Lemonade Cupcake with Blackberry Buttercream Frosting

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Summer is finally here and I am super excited for lemonade, beach parties and of course bbq’s.  This is a simple recipe that has a yummy lemony flavor.  It is a simple trick to bring that boring cake box mix to the next level.  I will warn you though, the lemonade will make the cake be more condensed…less fluffy.  I like cake that way.  It hold the frosting better.

Lemonade Cupcake with Blackberry Buttercream Frosting
Serves: 24
  • 24 fresh blackberries
  • 1 yellow box cake
  • Follow directions on box just substitute lemonade for water. Oil and eggs will be the same according to box directions.
  1. Mix as directed on box. Fill cupcake liners ¾ full and bake as directed on box.
  2. Cool and Frost


Blackberry Buttercream

1/2  cup butter
1/2 cup Crisco
4 cups powdered sugar
8-10 frozen Blackberries thawed (keep juice)


Cream butter and crisco together. Add thawed blackberries and their juices.  Mix in powdered sugar one cup at a time. Whip until fluffy.  If it is too thin add more powdered sugar if too stiff add another blackberry.  It is hard to mess this recipe up.  Enjoy!


Check out our other yummy cake recipes:

Strawberry buttercream

Red, White and Blue Shortcake


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