Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes

I was inspired by the lemon raspberry Laffy Taffy, which is one of my favorite kinds of candy. So for this recipe, I made cupcakes that are a mix of lemon and raspberry, to get the same flavor. I originally was going to make lemon cupcakes, lemon icing and raspberry filling, but thanks to the YouTube channel FOOD & WINE, I was able to mix lemon and raspberry frosting to make a swirl.

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Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes
Yields 22
Cupcakes with flavors of lemon and raspberry
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Ingredients
  1. 1 box of lemon cake mix (plus ingredients on the box, and I used Betty Crocker)
  2. 1 can of lemon frosting (I used Betty Crocker)
For the filling
  1. 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
For the raspberry frosting
  1. 3 cups of powdered sugar
  2. 1/4 butter, softened
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  4. Splash of milk
  5. 3 tablespoons of frozen raspberries
  6. Drop of pink gel icing color (optional)
Garnish
  1. Fresh raspberries
Instructions
  1. Follow the instructions on the cake mix box to make the cupcakes.
  2. Allow the cupcakes to cool.
To make the raspberry frosting
  1. In a medium bowl, using a hand mixer, combine the raspberries, vanilla, and butter, gradually adding powdered sugar and milk, until you have the right consistency of frosting.
  2. If desired, add the gel icing color and combine.
  3. Next, create a small opening in the middle of each cupcake by using a large straw.
  4. Put the raspberry jam in a pastry bag with a tip large enough for the jam.
  5. Fill each cupcake with the jam.
To make the swirl frosting
  1. Follow the link in the description in the blog post to the YouTube video for the instructions on how to make this.
  2. Use the store bought lemon frosting and homemade raspberry frosting.
  3. Frost the cupcakes using a piping bag.
  4. Garnish each with a fresh raspberry.
Notes
  1. Store cupcakes in the refrigerator.
  2. Bring to room temperature before serving.
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Comments (2)

  • I have to try these. I love both lemon and raspberry too, but haven’t tried them together. Cooper, do you make the opening in the cupcake from the top or the bottom?

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    • I made an opening in the top and think it would be easier, but you can do it however you want. Thanks for leaving a comment!

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