Blackberry Cream Cheese Frosting

4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons blackberry juice (made from pressing and sieving 3-4 fresh blackberries)

In a large bowl, beat together all ingredients until well blended. Frost on cooled cupcakes or cake.

My thoughts:

This a perfect sweet-tart icing for a summer cupcake or cake. Great blackberry flavor.


  1. Oh yum! I love blackberries and this sounds like the perfect topping on a vanilla cake.

  2. Beth (jamandcream)

    Ive just picked my first blackberries down our lane. Will have to try this one. Colour is gorgeous.

  3. The Baltimore Babe

    Sounds yum, I emailed this to Mom.

  4. The Baltimore Babe

    Sounds divine!

  5. I am making my first cake from scratch this weekend and will be trying out this recipe!

    Thanks for the great idea!

  6. that sounds absolutely incredible.
    one question: could i do this with raspberries?

  7. BusBarista-
    I’ve haven’t made it with raspberries but you could give it a try. Blackberries are a little more juicy though.

  8. I used this to make puff pastry tarts with a dollop of this frosting and a single blackberry on top, and it was delicious. Thanks so much for this delicious recipe. I'll be sure to use this again!