Purple velvet cupcakes with blackberry frosting

Use up an abundance of blackberries with these irresistible chocolate and berry cupcakes - they're almost too pretty to eat

Whizz the remaining 150g blackberries to a purée. Beat the butter, icing sugar and vanilla together until really pale and fluffy – about 5 mins. Sieve the remaining blackberry purée and...

  • Yield: Makes 12
  • Cooking time: 15 Min
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Publisher: Bbcgoodfood.com

Ingredients

  • 300g blackberries Blackberry blak-bear-eeA purply black-coloured berry comprising many individual seed-containing fruits surrounding a… , plus 12 extra for decoration
  • 100g butter Butter butt-errButter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
  • 100g milk chocolate, broken into chunks
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs Egg eggThe ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a… , beaten
  • a little red or purple artificial food colouring
  • 100g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 400g icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

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