These Delicious Blackberry Lemon Cupcakes Have the Most Delicate Flavor!

I love the super delicate flavor of this recipe for blackberry lemon cupcakes. It’s just so subtle but the perfect foil for a cup of tea or coffee.

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You can make these easy blackberry lemon cupcakes in just a few minutes and have a wonderful blackberry filled cupcake in minutes!

Blackberry Lemon Cupcakes

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we adore making cupcakes. Whether it’s a large batch for a party at school (how I miss those days) or a teeny tiny batch just for myself and the kiddo for an afternoon snack, cupcakes are the favorite around here. And this subtly sweet lemon blackberry cupcake was this week’s sweet treat.


It’s a little unusual for me to make a cupcake with fruit in it, but I’ll tell you that this may be a new focus of mine. I kind of love fruit topped cupcakes. And every time I try a new one, I like them even more than the last. So, of course I love these delicately tasty lemon blackberry cupcakes. If you’re ready to make a sweet treat for yourself, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Lemon Blackberry Cupcakes

  • If I’m going to make a larger batch of cupcakes, I like to start with my favorite Lazy Girl Cupcakes recipe. So simple, quick and I know I can’t mess it up. But I also made a ton of variations for that cupcake recipe that you might be interested in including veganlarge batch and gluten free! So, whatever cupcake you might need, I have the base.
  • When you’re making these quick lemon blackberry cupcakes, you’re going to want a lemon flavoring that’s strong enough to really taste, but not bitter or overly liquidy. I have found that I prefer the super strength lemon flavoring oil like this because I can just use a couple of drops so it doesn’t make the batter any more wet than necessary.
  • If you’re not necessarily comfortable with decorating cupcakes, I have a couple of really simple tricks you might like:
    • Start by practicing on a piece of parchment paper or your ugliest cupcake. You can always scrape the frosting off and put it back into the piping bag.
    • Don’t be afraid to try different tips, but frankly, that big star tip is kind of the best ever. It will never let you down.
    • Ultimately, consistent pressure is the key to everything frosting. No matter what tip or how thick or thin your icing, consistent pressure is going to get you the best and most fun results.
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Make Blackberry Lemon Cupcakes

Below is our written and printable tutorial for this fun cupcake decorating idea. Use the comments section below if you have any questions.

Yield: 12 Blackberry Lemon Cupcakes

Blackberry Lemon Cupcakes

easy blackberry lemon cupcake recipe

I have to tell you, these easy blackberry lemon cupcakes are a mouthwatering treat you're going to wish lasted a lot longer. So sad that cupcakes are so tiny, but so very perfect. LOL!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 12 of your favorite vanilla cupcakes

Lemon Frosting

  • 1 C unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 C powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tbsp Heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 large lemon, zested
  • 2 C blackberry pie filling (canned)

Crumble Topping

  • 1/4 C light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1/4 C unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 C flour


  1. Make your cupcake batter as per the directions in your favorite recipe. If desired, add 5-10 drops of lemon flavoring oil for added lemon flavor, prior to baking.
  2. Place 1 tbsp of blackberry pie filling in the bottom of each cupcake tin, followed by 2-3 tbsp of batter.
  3. Bake cupcakes per the directions in your favorite recipe. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before decorating.
  4. Cream together the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, lemon juice and lemon zest until smooth and stiff peaks form.
  5. Pipe in a big swirl onto the cupcake in two, stacked outer rings, leaving a large area you can fill with blackberry filling.
  6. To make the crumble topping, add all of the crumble ingredients into a medium bowl and mix with a fork or your fingers until the ingredients are combined and crumbly.
  7. Place 2 tbsp of the blackberry pie filling into the middle of the frosting ring and sprinkle with the crumble before enjoying!


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 469Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 77mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 1gSugar: 44gProtein: 2g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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