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Blackberry Ginger Ale Cupcakes and Ice Cubes

A delicious light and fluffy Blackberry Ginger Ale Cupcakes are filled with fresh blackberry filling. Then topped with a homemade cream cheese frosting and more blackberry compote.

Blackberry Ginger Ale Cupcakes and Ice Cubes

On March 31rst, 2013 my baby girl was born in a small town in the state of Virginia. She gave me a hard time in the womb and loved to roll around and do flips. This year we celebrated her 3rd birthday with a small family gathering, with just a few guests.

Every birthday is different throughout the year, with them being big, or small and quaint. This year for her birthday I decided to bake her birthday treats and also provide a cute little spin on her new favorite soda.

Blackberry Ginger Ale Cupcakes

Since she is such a big girl now, I let her pick out her favorite treats for the party. She pointed out one of her new favorite drinks which is the Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale.

It’s new and super delicious, she loves to drink it during lunch or dinner. The Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale inspired me to make a delicious cupcake recipe that I had been wanting to try. It was so simple to do I was sure I could whip up a batch in no time.

Blackberry Ginge Ale Ice Cubes

Another idea that popped into my head while walking through the aisles of the store was to make the Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale into ice cubes. My kids hate it when their ice melts into their drinks, they always complain and say it makes it very watery and it’s always a bummer.

I loved the idea that the Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale would be the actual ice cube and thought, wow I can put blackberries inside as well!

Blackberry Ginger Ale Recipe Ideas

The cupcakes were a hit and so were the ice cubes, everyone was full and happy. The Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale were filled with a homemade blackberry filling and topped with a from-scratch buttercream frosting.

Garnished with Fresh blackberries and a drizzle of blackberry sauce. I served the Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale in fun glasses and garnished the straws with fresh blackberries for the kids to enjoy. It was so much fun and we couldn’t help but eat all of the cupcakes.

How to make Blackberry Ginger Ale Ice Cubes

In an ice cube try pour the Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale in each cube tray, throw in 1-3 blackberries and then freeze over night for best results. Serve with Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale in some fun cups with super cool straws.

Blackberry Filling (blackberry compote)

  • Fresh Blackberries
  • sugar
  • cornstarch
  • salt
  • lemon

A fresh blackberry filling that goes perfectly with a light and fluffy cupcake. Whip up a batch of fresh blackberry filling using just a few ingredients. Once you make this you wont buy premade again, it’s a super easy blackberry compote recipe that goes great with all types of recipes.

How to make Blackberry Compote

Rinse and dry all of the blackberries, set aside 2 ozs of Blackberries for garnishing the cupcakes. Let the blackberries sit and dry on a paper towel. Once dry, In a medium mixing bowl mash 20 ozs of fresh blackberries.

Once they look then strain a small portion of that to use for the garnishing sauce, set aside for later. Add the sugar, lemon juice, salt and cornstarch. cook on medium heat and let boil as directed on the recipe card. Set aside to cool.

How to make Blackberry Ginger Ale Cupcakes

  • Golden Butter Cake Mix, or any vanilla cake mix
  • Substitute liquid ingredient for Blackberry Ginger Ale

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, then, prepare the boxed cake mix as directed. Substituting the liquids it calls for with the Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale. Bake as directed but use the toothpick method towards the end of the timer. Once they are done, let them sit on the counter to cool completely.

After all of the cupcakes have completely cooled, pit the cupcakes using a knife or cupcake corer. Using a small spoon or pastry page, fill them with the blackberry filling we made earlier and then top with the buttercream frosting. Garnish with the blackberry sauce and a fresh blackberry. Optional – You can add sprinkles for more of a POP!

How to make Buttercream Frosting

In a large mixer or mixing bowl, blend the softened butter until it is the consistency of whipped cream, then add in the salt, vanilla, and milk or heavy cream. Blend together well, then slowly add in the confectioner’s sugar. Mix until well blended, then insert it into a piping bag, let sit in the fridge until it is needed.

Yield: 18 Cupcakes

Blackberry Ginger Ale Cupcakes and Ice Cubes

A delicious light and fluffy Blackberry Ginger Ale Cupcakes are filled with fresh blackberry filling. Then topped with a homemade cream cheese frosting and more blackberry compote.

Ingredients

Cupcake

  • Golden Butter Cake Mix, or any vanilla cake mix
  • Substitute the liquid in the cake mix for Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale

Black Berry Filling

  • 20 oz's of Fresh Blackberries
  • 6 Tablespoons of Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons of Cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Juice from one Lemon, can be adjusted according to tartness

Buttercream Frosting

  • 2 stick's of butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of salt
  • 2 Teaspoons of vanilla
  • 7 Cups of Confectioner's sugar
  • 8 Tablespoons of milk or heavy cream
  • 1 oz of fresh Blackberries

Ice Cubes

  • 2 Cups of Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale
  • 1 oz of Fresh Blackberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, prepare the boxed cake mix as directed but substitute the liquids it calls for with the Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale. Bake as directed but use the toothpick method towards the end of the timer. Let sit Once finished let site and cool on the counter.
  2. Rinse and dry all of the blackberries, set aside 2 ozs of Blackberries for garnishing the cupcakes. Let the blackberries sit and dry on a paper towel.
  3. Once dry, In a medium mixing bowl mash 20 ozs of fresh blackberries, then strain a small portion of that to use for the garnishing sauce, set aside for later.
  4. Add the sugar, lemon juice, salt and cornstarch. cook on medium heat and let boil for 3-5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  5. In a large mixer or mixing bowl, blend the softened butter until it is the consistency of whipped cream, then add in the salt, vanilla and milk or heavy cream. Blend together well, then slowly add in the confectioner's sugar. Mix until well blended, then insert it into a pipping bag, let sit in the fridge until it is needed.
  6. After everything has been cooled, pit the cupcakes using a knife or cupcake pitter, fill them with the blackberry filling and then top with the buttercream frosting. Garnish with the black berry sauce and a fresh blackberry. Optional - You can add sprinkles for more of a POP!
  7. In an ice cube try pour the Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale in each cube tray, throw in 1-3 blackberries and then freeze over night for best results. Serve with Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale in some fun cups with super cool straws.
  8. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 577Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 653mgCarbohydrates: 112gFiber: 3gSugar: 84gProtein: 3g

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Great pictures! I tried to pin several pictures but it said "Sorry we could not fetch the image." :(

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Monday 20th of June 2016

I am currently trying to fix this issue, it has to do with my move from my previous domain to this one I'm sure. If you would like you can use the shareable bar at the top of the post or the bottom and click on the Pinterest button there, it will pull up the images that way if you would like to still pin :) Thank you so much for liking this recipe. Please come back and let me know what you think of it.

Pam

Tuesday 10th of May 2016

Sounds yummy, and your daughter is gorgeous!

Cecelia Hollis

Tuesday 10th of May 2016

Look just great and so much fun. Have had the ginger ail is good.

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