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Blackberry Vanilla Swirl Cupcakes - vanilla cupcakes swirled with blackberry and porter compote, topped with decadent blackberry swirl frosting!

Blackberry Vanilla Swirl Cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes swirled with blackberry & porter compote. (Top with blackberry swirl frosting!)
Course Dessert
Servings 18 cupcakes
Author CR Hunter


  • 1 1/2 C blackberries
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 1/3 C vanilla porter
  • 1/3 C milk
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/3 C butter room temperature
  • 1 C pure cane sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/3 C flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder


  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together blackberries, sugar, and beer over medium heat. Allow to cook until berries have broken down.
  2. Strain mixture to remove seeds and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together milk and vinegar. Set aside to sour.
  5. Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  6. Add in eggs and vanilla, mixing well after each.
  7. Sift in flour, baking powder, and salt, alternating with the milk and beer, stirring gently until all incorporated. (Add a little dry stuff, then a little wet stuff, etc)
  8. Scoop into lined cupcake tin.
  9. Top batter with a spoonful of blackberry compote and use a toothpick or knife to swirl the batter together.
  10. Bake at 350 for 15-17 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  11. Allow to cool for a few minutes in the pan before transferring to a wire rack.