Chocolate Blackberry Cupcakes

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This Chocolate Blackberry Cupcake is sooo good. It's made from scratch, but don't let that scare you! This recipe may be from scratch, but it's not a Food Network-level undertaking. Anyone can make it, I promise. It's one of those recipes that's easy to make, but it makes you look like you really went all out. You get all the compliments without nearly the amount of work that people think you must have put into it!

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Chocolate Cake:
1/4 cup Unsalted butter ( softened )
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Chocolate chips
2 Large eggs ( room temperature )
2 Large egg yolks ( room temperature )
1/2 cup Vegetable oil
2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
1/3 cup Sour cream
1 cup Flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
1/2 cup Cocoa powder
1/2 cup Whole milk
Blackberry Compote:
2 cups Blackberries
3/4 cups Sugar
2 tablespoon Lemon juice
1 tablespoon Fruite pectin or corn starch
Blackberry Frosting:
2 cups Butter ( softened )
6-8 cups Powdered sugar
1 cup Fresh blackberries ( washed, crushed )

For the Cupcakes:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar.
  3. Melt the chocolate...
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Nutritions

Calories
463

Sodium
65mg
2% DV

Fat
26g
40% DV

Protein
3g
6% DV

Carbs
57g
19% DV

Fiber
2g
11% DV

Skip store-bought cans, because you can't beat the sweet, savory and smoky taste of homemade baked beans with bacon and molasses. The old-fashioned beans cook slowly in the oven for hours, developing a rich, thick sauce. Baked beans from scratch are the perfect side dish for your next cookout or potluck, and a simple lunch or dinner entrée when paired with cornbread or Boston brown bread!

1 lb. dried navy or Great Northern beans
1/2 lb. bacon
1 medium onion
1/2 c ketchup
3/4 c molasses
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 t dry mustard
2 c chicken broth
kosher salt and black pepper
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  • Place beans in a large bowl or pot. Cover with water by 2 inches. Cover and let stand overnight. Drain and rinse the beans.
  • Place the beans in a large pot and cover with fresh water (about 1...
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Nutritions

Calories
461

Sodium
983mg
40% DV

Fat
12g
19% DV

Protein
13g
26% DV

Carbs
73g
24% DV

Fiber
8g
34% DV