Hi there, it's Emma. I was really excited to bake my sister's wedding cupcakes, so I decided to create an original recipe just for the occasion! Now anytime we make these cupcakes they will always remind us of Elsie and Jeremy's big day.
Here's the recipe…
This recipe will make 22-24 regular size cupcakes.
For the cake batter: 2 1/2 cups flour, 2 cups sugar, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2/3 cup oil (I use vegetable or canola), 2 cups water, 2 teaspoons vinegar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
In a bowl combine all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda and salt). In a seperate bowl combine all wet ingredients (oil, water, vinegar and vanilla extract). Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet until just combined and no visible lumps are left in the batter.
Fill cupcake pan (with liners) 2/3 full. Bake at 350 F for 20-22 minutes, until a tooth pick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
For the filling: 1 packaged softened cream cheese and 1/2 cup raspberry jam.
Mix cream cheese and jam together until combined, spoon filling into a pastry bag.
For the frosting: 1 1/2 cups softened butter, 1 1/2 to 2 cups powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon raspberry extract.
With an electric mixer beat the butter until creamy. Add 1 cup powdered sugar and beat until creamy. Keep adding bit more sugar at a time (beating in between) until you reach your desired sweetness. Then add in the extract, mix and spoon into a pastry bag fitted with whatever pastry tip you like (or none at all).
Using a sharp knife cut out small upside down cones from the center of the cupcakes. Fill this little hole with the raspberry/cream cheese filling. Pipe on frosting to cover the hole and the rest of the cupcake. Garnish with a real raspberry or a raspberry candy (we used candies).
These are my favorite cupcakes of all time! Next week we'll share Emma's recipe for pink lemonade cupcakes. We had a fun little cupcake party last night. It was so nice to have a little bit of girl time and use my new kitchen aid mixer. Have a lovely weekend! Elsie
What size cream cheese do you use to mix with the raspberry jam ?
How would you sugget storing the left overs?? These are just too delicious to let go to waste.
I’m new to your blog, having just discovered it. I just want to leave you a message that I think your blog is so much fun to read through. I love the recipes the most since Im a baking blogger. Thank you for sharing your world with me. Jackie
i absolutely love everything about your blog!!! :)delicious recipe!
Emma- I baked these for a bunch of Soldiers this weekend and they could not stop raving about them! Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe!!
Hi, I absolutely love this! I was wondering if there was any way you could convert the US measurements into measurements for UK? I’m having trouble trying to figure it out!
Since it’s my first time making cupcakes at home I have a question about the recipe. [: The flour is just normal flour or self raising flour? I just wanted to make sure. I hope you can reply this.(I know its a stupid question). Can’t wait to make them. ^^ They look absolutely marvelous. <3
What kind of flour do we use?
these look amazing! thanks for sharing xoxo
mouth watering, thank you xx
These look delicious…must try soon! I’m wondering if it’s possible to substitute coconut oil instead of the recommended oil? If so, would I use the same amount?
Those are super cute. I like you on Facebook.
My daughter and I tried your recipe. The filling and the icing taste great, but the cupcake recipe seems to have too much of something, the oil maybe. They didn’t taste good or look good, too doughy. So we are going to save the filling and icing and make the cupcakes using a different recipe. You might want to change your cake recipe.
I made these today, and even though they took a while they were so worth it! I officially LOVE this recipe and can’t wait to tweak it to make other types of cupcakes (maybe just vanilla cupcakes like the recipe but with homemade chocolate frosting?!) Thank you so much for this, my friends were all so impressed, haha.
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These cupcakes are so delicious! I made them last week, and they were a hit (:
Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe! <3 xo
I make cupcakes basically every day for people. I like mixing up the crazy flavors and doing wild things with my cupcakes when people order them.
These are so delicate and adorable. Absolutely perfect. I love the way these look <3
I made these cupcakes for a party I had, and everyone said they were the best cupcakes they had ever had. I had to change the recipe a bit because I didnt have a few ingredients, but they were still sooo good! THANK YOU!!!!