Blackberry Lemon Buttercream
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Makes: Frosting for approx 36 cupcakes
  • ½ cup ripe blackberries, plus extra for garnish
  • zest of one large lemon
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cubed and at room temperature
  • 4 cups confectioner's sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk, or more as needed
  1. Assemble buttercream following the steps as outlined here, subbing blackberries for the black raspberries (but of course use black raspberries, if you have them!) and erring on the side of more lemon zest, when in doubt.
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