Blackberry and Lemon Cupcakes

September 3, 2015Sew White

These Blackberry and Lemon Cupcakes have a jammy centre from a blackberry which is absolutely incredible. These are a next level bake!

It’s Autumn and that means blackberry bakes need to happen. I love blackberries and I will use them anyway I can. They bake so well and it’s surprising how much they can be used in. From sweet to savoury dishes. I had to go for sweet first of course and decided to whip up a tasty batch of blackberry and lemon cupcakes first. I love how the blackberries glisten after.

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Jam centre cupcakes

It is so easy to make these cupcakes extra special by adding a blackberry to the centre of the cupcake. Once cooked the blackberry will reduce down into a squidgy jam and it will be wonderful. It is great to find and no one expects to find it. I usually add a little mix to the bottom of the cupcake cases. Add a big blackberry and then top up the mix over the top. Hidden centre cupcakes are definitely a lot of fun!

There is still time to enjoy the huge amount of in season British fruit and my favourite is blackberries. This summer I have been using them in everything and they are a joy to bake with. These very fresh tasting cupcakes (or are they muffins?) are so simple to make and very easy to enjoy. They are also lovely as a lunch box treat!

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Just look at that beautiful blackberry centre. You wouldn’t know it was there unless you took a bite or cut in to it. For these cakes I don’t want to add a lot of icing to the top. A bit swirl of buttercream I feel would take away from the soft and delicate taste of the cupcake. I wanted to add a little icing so I went for a simple icing sugar drizzle, some lemon zest and topped with a blackberry.

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5 from 7 votes

Blackberry and Lemon Cupcakes

These Blackberry and Lemon Cupcakes have a jammy centre from a blackberry which is absolutely incredible. These are a next level bake!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Decorating10 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Bakes, Cakes
Cuisine: British, English, International
Keyword: Blackberry and Lemon Cupcakes, cupcakes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 135kcal
Author: Sisley White


  • 200 g unsalted butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • zest and juice of one lemon save half the zest for the decoration
  • 200g self raising flour
  • tiny pinch of salt
  • 50ml of milk
  • 250g pack of blackberries
  • 200g icing sugar
  • a few tablespoons of water


  • Line a 12 cupcake hole tin with cases.
  • Preheat the oven to 180º/160ºfan.
  • You can do this in a mixer or by hand.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, the lemon juice and half the zest and mix in.
  • Sieve in the flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Add the milk and stir.
  • Add one tablespoon of mix into all the cases and top with a blackberry. Cover with the remaining mix and bake for 10-15minutes until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool on a rack before decorating.
  • Sieve the icing sugar into a bowl and add the water gradually to get a thick but movable paste.
  • Put a blob of icing over each cupcake, sprinkle with the remaining zest and stud with a blackberry.
  • Enjoy!

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    September 3, 2015 at 8:07 am

    saw this on twitter and just had to check it out! What a great flavour combo 🙂5 stars

    1. Sew White

      September 5, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂 I hope you enjoy it x

  • Kate | The Veg Space

    September 5, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    They look so cute Sisley! Yum – quite fancy one now with a nice cup of tea and a sit down….!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      September 6, 2015 at 10:54 am

      Thank you so much. They go very well with tea, I’m sure you’ll enjoy them x

  • Roz

    September 5, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    such a great flavour combination. i love blackberries, will be sure to try this5 stars

    1. Sew White

      September 6, 2015 at 10:54 am

      Thank you Roz. I am obsessed with blackberries and lemon at the moment they work so well.

  • Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

    September 6, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Oooh, I reckon my kiddoes would love this.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      September 6, 2015 at 10:56 am

      Definitely one for big kids to enjoy and easy enough for little kids to make x

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