Lemon Blackberry Cupcakes with Sweet Tea Frosting and garnished with blackberry sugar. My delicious twist on an Arnold Palmer in cupcake form.
Arnold Palmer you wonderful man you. You created my favorite beverage of all time and I thank you. So, cheers to you…here is my version of your sweet drink in a little yummy cupcake. Don’t be fooled though. This little cupcake has so much tart citrus flavor its like a lemon punched you in the mouth. And then a sweet little blackberry gave you a kiss to make it feel better.
All silliness aside, this really is a delicious cupcake.
I used a simple lemon cupcake recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction, and revved it up with some fresh blackberries and my favorite blackberry preserves. I topped it off with sweet tea frosting from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen (the tea element for the “Arnold Palmer”). To garnish, I sprinkled some beautiful (and super simple to make) blackberry sugar with a fresh blackberry nestled against a bright slice of lemon. So pretty! I think Mr. Palmer would be quite pleased.
Looking back, I wonder if I should have taken the time to actually strain the blackberry seeds from the preserves and fruit mixture, but I think it adds a fresh element to the cupcake. Totally lemony, totally delicious, and totally worth picking the seeds out of your teeth.