Chocolate cupcakes with blackberry butter cream frosting

becky milk bubble tea

I am taking part in a Great British Bake Off ‘Cake That’ competition in association with The Euphorium Bakery which will run over the course of the next few months. This post isn’t sponsored by the way… it’s just a fun bake off challenge / competition between me and some other fellow bloggers, after three bakes an overall winner will be chosen, there are some amazing prizes up for grabs and the bakes are going to be judged by ITV’s Lorraine and John Whaite, The 2012 winner of the great british bake off (wahhh)! I chose to bake chocolate cupcakes with Blackberry butter cream frosting (A favourite of my dads, it reminds him of when we used to pick them when we went camping as kids!) So here is the recipe and what you will need to make the cupcakes and the butter cream frosting…
becky milk bubble tea
For the chocolate cupcakes you will need:
1 egg
100 grams of self raising flour
20 grams of cocoa powder
140 grams of caster sugar
1 and a half teaspoons of baking powder
40g of unsalted butter
a pinch of salt
120ml of whole milk
1/4 tsp of vanilla extract
First things first, pre heat the oven to 170, in a large bowl place the flour, cocoa power, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter and whisk until everything is nicely combined. In a huge, whisk the milk, egg and vanilla extract together. Sift in the flour mixture and whisk on high speed to avoid any lumps, make sure the mixture is nice and smooth but try not to over mix. Line a baking tray with paper cases, carefully spoon the mixture into them until they are roughly two-thirds full. Pop them in the oven to bake for around 20-25 minutes. Insert a skewer into the centre of the cupcake and it should come out clean. Place the cupcakes on a baking tray and leave them to cool completely. 

blackberry cupcakes 2
To make the Blackberry Butter cream frosting you will need
1 punnet of fresh blackberries
100g of unsalted butter (at room temperature)
200g of icing sugar
piping bags
Wash and dry around a handful of blackberries. I didn’t want the flavour to be too overpowering, but you can add as many as you like. Put the blackberries into a bowl and mix them with the back of a tea spoon, then blend them until they are pureed and leave them to one side. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and set aside, cut up the butter into small chunks, this should be easy to do if the butter has been left at room temperature, because it will now be nice and soft. Whisk the butter until it has a creamy, light texture. Slowly add the icing sugar and whisk, add a teaspoon of the pureed blackberries at a time until the icing resembles the colour and taste you are after. Place the bowl of icing in the fridge for around 20 minutes and leave to chill, I find it makes it a little easier to pipe when the icing isn’t too soft!


Once the chocolate cupcakes have completely cooled, take out the bowl of chilled butter cream frosting from the fridge. Pipe on your blackberry butter cream frosting and then decorate with blackberries, sprinkles, whatever takes your fancy. Oscar clearly wanted in on these delicious cupcakes, he was never far from my side whilst I was icing / photographing them, what do you think of these cupcakes? Next month I will be re-creating and blogging a bake from !

A few of you wanted to know where the cupcake cases were from. here is the link…They arrived really quickly and I love how chic and pretty they look!

(The chocolate cupcake recipe was taken from the Humming Bird bakery book)


  1. August 24, 2014 / 2:14 pm

    Oh my gosh these look incredible! I'm a terrible cook but I've just shown this recipe to my mum to see if she can make them haha!

  2. August 24, 2014 / 3:25 pm

    These look amazing!!! So amazing that I would feel guilty eating them, but they look delicious so I guess I'll have to try them out 🙂


  3. August 24, 2014 / 3:32 pm

    Oh wow, these look so so lovely! I'm always looking for new recipes to try with the abundance of blackberries in the fields near me, so I think I'll have to make these soon. Thank you for the recipe and beautiful photos 🙂
    Have a lovely day,
    Emma xo Wallflower Wardrobe

  4. August 24, 2014 / 3:37 pm

    These look lovely,I hope you win!I was literally watching GBBO before and made a cake straight after,I just can't watch it without feeling the urge to make something!

    Have a good day!
    Jessie xo

  5. August 24, 2014 / 4:11 pm

    They look so delicious, and I've never thought of combining chocolate with blackberry before!

  6. August 24, 2014 / 4:17 pm

    These look so good! I also love your lacy little cases for them they're so pretty and make them look really posh! Abi 🙂

  7. August 24, 2014 / 4:44 pm

    I love love love those cupcake cases, so cute! I just spotted a load of blackberries in the field by my house so just might give these a go – best of luck in the Bakeoff!


  8. August 24, 2014 / 5:40 pm

    They look amazing! and Yummy as well, I'll try to bake them, but I am already sure that they won't look as pretty and cute as yours!

  9. August 24, 2014 / 5:59 pm

    These are so cute, where are the cupcake cases from? They are gorgeous.x

  10. August 24, 2014 / 6:14 pm

    These look so pretty and the cupcake cases are so cute!! I'd definitely buy the cases if I ever find them in a store!

  11. August 25, 2014 / 12:14 am

    Mmm, they look phenomenal! I love the blackberry on top. It's a nice touch! 🙂
    Good luck! xx

  12. August 25, 2014 / 1:04 pm

    Good Luck with the competition, not that you need it – your cakes always look IMMENSE.


  13. August 25, 2014 / 7:31 pm

    Looks absolutely delicious!

  14. August 26, 2014 / 11:52 am

    Everything you post on your blog is so beautiful – major blog envy!! These look so yummy, will have to try them! x

  15. August 28, 2014 / 9:01 am

    Mmmm these look sooooo good! Love the cake cases as well, so pretty! Might have to go to hobby craft and stock up on pretty baking things x

  16. September 1, 2014 / 5:01 pm

    Omg, these look amazing and so super tasty! It sounds like such a fun competition, good luck and I hope you win! X

  17. September 2, 2014 / 4:05 pm

    These look wonderful! Too good to eat? Love your little side kick just silently waiting to see if anything needed taste testing 😉

  18. September 4, 2014 / 3:26 am

    I'm having high tea for my birthday and these would fit in perfect (if i can make them that pretty haha)

  19. September 7, 2014 / 1:00 am

    The title of this post is possibly the most beautiful sentence i've read in a while oh my goodness!

  20. September 7, 2014 / 4:52 pm

    Haha Oscar definitely wants to try them. He's so sweet!

  21. October 16, 2014 / 2:06 pm

    These cupcakes are cute!

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