Blackberry Cupcakes

Gather the cupcake ingredients - * Milk * Vegetable oil * Eggs * Vanilla extract * Sugar * Flour * Baking powder * Blackberries

– In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla. – Add the sugar and whisk to combine.

Next, add the flour and baking powder.  Mix just until no large lumps remain.

Add the chopped blackberries and gently fold them into the cake batter -  try not to overmix the batter! Mix just until the berries are  incorporated.

- Divide the cake batter between the muffin tins, filling each one with about 1/4 cup of batter. – Bake for 15-17 minutes. – Remove the cupcakes to a wire rack and cool completely before frosting.

Gather the frosting ingredients - * Powdered sugar * Blackberry jam * Butter * Vanilla extract

– Add the softened butter to the bowl of a stand  mixer and beat on medium speed until the butter is lightened. – With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the powdered sugar.  Then, add the blackberry jam and vanilla extract. – Turn the mixer to medium-high speed and beat for 1-2 minutes.

Transfer the buttercream to a piping bag and frost the cooled cupcakes as desired.

Store any leftover cupcakes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.

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