Berries and Cream Cupcakes

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These Berries and Cream Cupcakes are made with moist vanilla cake, whipped almond filling and mixed berry frosting! They’re topped with more fresh berries for a cupcake that’s delicious and perfect for summer!

Berries and Cream Cupcakes - moist vanilla cupcakes, whipped almond cream filling and berry frosting! Delicious!

Berries and Cream Cupcakes

Berries and Cream Cupcakes - moist vanilla cupcakes, whipped almond cream filling and berry frosting! Delicious!

I have been anxiously waiting to share this cupcake recipe with you! You may have already seen or tried my Berry Mascarpone Layer Cake. It has been wonderfully popular and loved and many have asked for ways to turn it into a cupcake.

While these cupcakes aren’t an exact replica of that cake in cupcake form, it’s similar enough that it would be a great option.

To start, the cake/cupcake base is the same. A super easy recipe that I literally have made with two bowls and a whisk. SO easy!

The filling is a whipped cream cheese filling with a bit of almond extract. The flavor is fantastic! I love the pop of almond in there – it goes so perfectly with the berries! If you really wanted to, you could swap out the cream cheese for some mascarpone and it’d be delicious too.

Berries and Cream Cupcakes - moist vanilla cupcakes, whipped almond cream filling and berry frosting! Delicious!

The frosting is similar in flavor, but different in method. Rather than making a berry filling that you could add to the frosting to flavor it, I kept it simple and ground some freeze-dried berries in a food processor. It makes a lovely, light powder that can be added to the frosting and makes such a wonderful frosting. I found my freeze-dried berries at Target, but they can often be found at grocery stores.

The final cupcake is seriously like taking a little bite of heaven. The combination of moist vanilla cupcake with the whipped almond cream filling and the berry frosting on top is so good it’s not even right. I shared these with some of my regular taste testers and many declared them a new favorite. I completely agree and can’t wait for you to try them too!

Berries and Cream Cupcakes - moist vanilla cupcakes, whipped almond cream filling and berry frosting! Delicious!

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Berries and Cream Cupcakes

These Berries and Cream Cupcakes are made with moist vanilla cake, whipped almond filling and mixed berry frosting! They’re topped with more fresh berries for a cupcake that’s delicious and perfect for summer!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 Cupcakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

VANILLA CUPCAKES

  • 1 1/4 cups (163g) all purpose flour
  • 1 cup (207g) sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) milk
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) water

BERRY FROSTING

  • 1 cup freeze-dried mixed berries
  • 1 cup (224g) unsalted butter
  • 4 cups (460g) powdered sugar
  • 34 tbsp (45-60ml) water or milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • Fresh berries, for topping

CREAM FILLING

  • 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 1/4 cup (29g) powdered sugar
  • 3/4 tsp almond extract
  • 3 oz cream cheese, room temperature

Instructions

Find the full recipe and instructions on The Cake Blog.

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Enjoy!

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