Blackberry and Peach Cupcake with Gram-Cracker Crust and Blackberry Icing

A week or so ago, I posted this picture on Instagram.  I had planned on making Peach cupcakes, but then was too lazy :)

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I needed to bring a dessert to a family BBQ and thought this would be a perfect opportunity to make them.  I decided to add blackberries to the mix too.

Bobby’s family has great BBQ’s with lots of yummy food and I always feel so welcome.  It is nice to be around his big family since my extended family is so far away.  It makes me miss them even more.

I thought I would make a fun cupcake– (I will post that one tomorrow, so come back for that and then a fancier cupcake.  So in the end, this cupcake ended up being a peach blackberry cupcake with gram-cracker crust topped with Blackberry cream cheese icing. THEY WERE AMAZING

For the cupcakes:

  • French Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 2-3 Peaches, depending on size
  • about 1/2 C. Blackberries
  • Gram-Crackers (I used one package in the box, but that was only enough to use with 15 cupcakes)

1) I prepared the box cake using peach puree instead of oil.  I put 1 large peach in the nutribullet and that gave me more then the 1/2 C. of oil I was replacing.

2) I added the 1/2 C. peach puree into the cake mix, and used only 1/2 C water out of the suggested 1 C, and then the eggs.

3) I blended this all together, and then folded in chopped up blackberries–about 1/2 C, and chopped up peach–I used one.

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4) If you choose to add the gram-cracker, now is the time to crumble them up.  I used plain greek yogurt to make it stick together.  Push into the bottom of the cupcake liners.

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5) Bake according to the box instructions.  350 degrees for 18-20 minutes

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For the Icing:

  • Blackberries
  • 3-4 C. Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 C. Cream Cheese

1) I used a fork to smash about 6-7 blackberries and added them into a bowl with the cream cheese.

2) I blended them together and slowly added powder sugar into it reached the consistency I wanted.  This frosting was on the runny side but it hardened up in the fridge.

3) Decorate how you wish :)

I usually hate frosting, but this one I really liked.  It complemented the cupcakes perfectly.

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You can tell in the picture below how it hardened  once in the fridge.  Also, you can kind of see the gram-cracker crust.

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I kept these in the fridge to keep the fruit on top fresh and the icing from melting off.

Enjoy!

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