Vanilla Cupcakes with Berry Buttercream Frosting

Vanilla Cupcakes with a delicious homemade berry buttercream frosting made with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.

Cupcakes with Berry Buttercream Frosting:

It wasn’t too long ago that I was invited to a Girls Night Out at a friend’s house. It wasn’t the typical GNO because the host had decided to do things a little differently. She had just gotten a new cookbook and wanted everyone to pick a recipe, make it and bring it to her home for everyone to try. Sounded like a good idea to me!!

As I looked at the book, I wasn’t sure if I should pick a savory or a sweet recipe but ended up trying some Homemade Vanilla Cupcakes. I mean – you really can’t go wrong with cupcakes. Am I right?! I picked the recipe mostly because the berry frosting it came with looked phenomenal. The bad news was, the cupcakes and frosting looked like a lot more work than I was hoping for, so I ended up scratching the entire recipe and coming up with my own thing. WHOOPS!! I just didn’t realize the recipe called for so many steps, and I wanted it to be more simple knowing I would eventually be sharing it with y’all.

The end result ended up being amazing. The main reason? The cupcakes are beautiful!! With a delicious berry buttercream frosting and topped withs strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries they looked almost too pretty to eat but were easy to make and so delicious. With Spring around the corner, I think you’ll want to try these amazing cupcakes because they were a hit at the GNO and with the entire family.

 

You can use any vanilla cupcake recipe for these or even used the box kind. I’ll just be sharing how I made the Berry buttercream frosting.

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VANILLA CUPCAKES WITH BERRY BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

4.67 from 6 votes
Vanilla Cupcakes with a delicious homemade berry buttercream frosting made with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 222 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cup butter (3 sticks) softened
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • fresh berries (blackberries, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries) for topping

Instructions
 

  • Begin by pureeing blackberries, strawberries and blueberries. Pour in a bowl and set aside.
  • Add butter, powdered sugar and ½ cup of berry puree to a mixing bowl. Blend until smooth. Add more or less of the puree depending on the thickness of the frosting you'd like.
  • Spread onto cool cupcakes.
  • Top with fresh berries right before serving. ENJOY!

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NOTE: This recipe was able to frost about 24 cupcakes being piped on.

So good and SO pretty! For another favorite, check out:

Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas

Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas recipe - YUM! { lilluna.com } A soft sugar cookie topped with nutella or a cream cheese frosting and your choice of toppings!

And for more berry desserts, check out:

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Evie was anxiously waiting for me to finish taking pictures so she could dig in!

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. That’s so delicious! I like to eat strawberry, so when I see this cupcake, I go to the kitchen at that time. Thanks for recipe.
    Have a nice weekend!

  2. 5 stars
    These are darling and look beyond yummy!My whole family loves cupcakes with strawberries on top! Thanks for the great recipe and idea!

  3. i tried this berry buttercream recipe and it did not turn out the way it looks in the picture. It came out runny. Very disappointed…

  4. I tried this and felt like it had too much butter. That’s all I could taste. Also it separated but that was my fault I think. I used frozen berries and it was still cold when I added to sugar & butter mixture. I’ll try it again but with less butter.

    1. Thank you for trying them 🙂 Yes, you could always leave some out, though it may change the outcome. Maybe a “light” butter?

  5. 5 stars
    Hey,These are darling and look beyond yummy!My whole family loves cupcakes with strawberries on top! Thanks for the great recipe and idea!