Vanilla blackberry cake with white chocolate buttercream _ the cupcake chronicles

Happy Friday, everyone! To all of you reading from the East Coast, I hope you’ve finally successfully dug yourselves out of the 89 feet of snow we got this week. Cinnamon bun recipe from scratch As much as I hate snow, I will not complain about the adult snow day I got as a result of it. Sticky cinnamon bun recipe It is one thing to have the entire day off from work, but it is something entirely different to have a day off and have nature actually trap you inside of your house forcing you to be lazy AF. Homemade cinnamon bun recipe Lindsay and I loved every second of it.

Before Stella graced us with her wonderful presence, I actually thought that Spring was on its way. Quick and easy cinnamon bun recipe It was 60 degrees and sunny for pete’s sake! In an attempt to welcome the sunshine and warm weather, I baked a cake. The best cinnamon bun recipe A cake with fruit. Cinnamon bun filling recipe It had spring written all over it! SO, now we will just pretend that the snow is gone and the birds are chirping, and I don’t have 7 layers of clothes on to keep warm.

Cinnamon bun rolls recipe We will just pretend for 20 minutes. Cinnabon cinnamon bun recipe And then we will look out the window and be sad again. Quick easy cinnamon bun recipe But, for the duration of this post it is Spring, and we are happy.

I had originally intended to make a cake using cranberries, because I foolishly thought that I could find cranberries in New York in March. Fluffy cinnamon bun recipe Nope. Cinnamon bun recipe cinnabon Didn’t happen. Healthy cinnamon bun recipe They do not exist. Soft cinnamon bun recipe I had my mind set on those cranberries. Cinnamon bun cake recipe I’d been mentally planning this cake for weeks. Moist cinnamon bun recipe So, in my panicked state caused by my ruined plans, I was just standing in front of the case of fruit at the store for an unnatural amount of time trying to figure out what the heck to do. Recipe for cinnamon bun icing I don’t do well under pressure, and this was a fruit emergency!

In my attempt to stop looking like a crazy person that wasn’t even blinking, I just grabbed some blackberries and went on my way. Cinnamon bun icing recipe Keep in mind, that I had never even had a blackberry before in my life. Big cinnamon bun recipe So, why I decided to get them is still a mystery to me. Cinnamon bun recipe uk Maybe it’s because they were the closest to arms reach. Cinnamon bun recipe with yeast Maybe it’s because I thought they would be just like raspberries. Cinnamon bun frosting recipe Maybe it’s because I had a quarter life crisis in that moment and questioned everything about who I am and what kind of produce I like. Cinnamon bun glaze recipe We will never know. Clearly, I am not rational under pressure. Best cinnamon bun recipe ever After I took them home and ate one I realized that I actually hate blackberries. Cinnamon bun recipe with icing I don’t like the taste, I don’t like the seeds, I don’t like the fact that they aren’t cranberries. Cinnamon bun glaze recipe easy It was just very disappointing. Sticky bun cinnamon roll recipe However, I was determined to make it work, so alas, this vanilla blackberry cake was formed.

I knew that I needed to make the cake really sweet to balance out the tartness of the berries, so I made a vanilla cake with extra vanilla and white chocolate buttercream. Cinnamon pecan sticky buns recipe (Which I think is my new favorite kind of buttercream)

I also knew that I wanted to keep the cake naked. Cinnamon bun recipe martha stewart Scandal! I am very into naked cakes lately. Recipe for cinnamon bun cake They just look so classy and artsy! It also doesn’t require me to double our frosting recipe, which also makes me happy. Cinnamon bun cake recipe easy However, because there wasn’t going to be a whole lot going on in terms of decoration on the outsides of the cake I needed a little something to garnish the top with. Recipe for cinnamon buns with yeast Lindsay and I took a cupcake class a while ago and they showed us how to sugar berries, so that’s what I decided to do. Cinnamon bun icing recipe cream cheese It’s very easy, and just adds a little something extra and delicious to the top of the cake. Easy cinnamon bun icing recipe Sugared berries are also really good to just eat on their own if you have some left over, so don’t throw them away! Tastes just like candy!

** I made three 6 inch layers, but you could also use this recipe to make two 8 inch layers.

Preheat the oven to 350. Recipe for homemade cinnamon buns Spray three 6 inch cake pans with cooking spray and line the bottoms with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder, set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter until smooth. Recipe for cinnamon buns from scratch Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy.

Alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk and vanilla. Easy cinnamon bun recipe without yeast Mix until well combined, but be careful not to over mix.

Bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Allow to cool completely before cutting the tops off for your layers. The best cinnamon buns recipe in the world (It also makes it a little bit easier to cut if you place them in the fridge for about 20 minutes beforehand)

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter until light and fluffy.

Gradually add in powdered sugar until it is well incorporated.

You can add more milk to reach a looser consistency if you need to.

Gently coat berries in egg white mixture a few at a time, then toss them in bowl of sugar until they are evenly coated.

Allow them to dry completely before using. Healthy cinnamon roll recipe (About 20 minutes)

**If you want the cake to be fully covered with frosting, you may need to double the frosting recipe, depending on what size cake you make.

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