Blackberry Buttercream

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


5 cups

Updated: Aug. 26, 2023
Juicy blackberry buttercream frosting has a stunning color and sophisticated flavor. This frosting works especially well on rich, decadent chocolate cake. —Jocelyn Delk Adams,


  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash salt
  • 7 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. Place blackberries in a blender; cover and process until pureed. Press through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl; discard seeds.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter until creamy. Beat in vanilla and salt. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Add blackberry puree; beat until blended.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 165 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.