Homemade Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting

If you're a fan of fresh blueberries, this recipe is for you. This blueberry cake frosting is a fun and unique way to add natural color and flavor to your baked goods.

Many of this recipe's main ingredients are common ones you'd find in American buttercream. However, the tanginess of cream cheese gives this frosting a different flavor and slightly softer texture.

You'll need these ingredients, as well as a few tablespoons of your favorite blueberry jam.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment — or in a large mixing bowl using a handheld mixer — beat room temperature cream cheese until smooth, about 2 minutes.

Add unsalted room temperature butter and mix for another 1 minute or until fully combined.

Using slower speeds when first incorporating powdered ingredients helps prevent powder from flying everywhere!

Turn off mixer and add salt, powdered sugar, finely ground freeze dried blueberries, and vanilla extract (and almond extract, if using) to bowl. Mix for about 3 minutes.

Add jam to bowl and mix into frosting. Taste and add lemon juice if needed to cut sweetness (personal preference). Mix again to incorporate.

Put frosting into a piping bag fitted with a tip of your choice and decorate cake or cupcakes as desired.

This frosting is delicious on vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, but have fun with it and try new pairings!

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