Haskap Berry Cupcakes with Haskap Cream Cheese Frosting

Are you looking to whisk up some sweet change in the kitchen today? Try baking Haskap Cupcakes with a luscious Haskap Cream Cheese Frosting. It's a berry-licious delight in every bite!

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Total Prep & Cook Time: 2 hrs 10 mins


1 lb Frozen Haskap Berries

For Cupcakes:

1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/8 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
1 cup White Sugar
2 Eggs
4 tbsp Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract

For Haskap Cream Cheese Frosting:

1/2 Unsalted Butter, softened
8 oz Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
3 cups Powdered Sugar


Make the Cupcakes:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a cupcake pan with 12 paper liners.
  2. Place frozen haskap berries into a pot and let simmer over medium heat until most of the water has evaporated from the fruit, stirring every few minutes for a total of 30 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool for 30 minutes and puree.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.
  4. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, until completely mixed. Scrape down the bowl. Mix in 6 tbsp of haskap berry puree, milk and vanilla extract. 
  5. Add dry ingredients and mix slowly until incorporated. Scrape down the bowl and mix for 1 more minute.
  6. Fill the cupcake tin evenly with batter using an ice cream scoop.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
Make the Frosting:
  1. Beat butter, cream cheese, and vanilla extract together. Add powdered sugar and mix in 1/4 cup haskap berry puree (1 tbsp at a time), until frosting is smooth and spreadable.
  2. Frost cooled cupcakes.

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