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Raspberry Jam Cupcakes

Raspberry Jam Cupcakes

These raspberry jam cupcakes are heavenly. This recipe takes a boring boxed cake mix and turns it into a masterpiece. Topping these with raspberry jam and a sweet homemade buttercream icing makes these taste like they are straight from a bakery. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword raspberry jam cupcake recipe, raspberry jam cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 21 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 18 cupcakes
Calories 343 kcal


  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 C softened unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 C whole milk
  • 1 TBSP pure vanilla bean paste
  • 1 jar Raspberry preserves


  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 2 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 C fresh raspberries
  • fresh mint and raspberries for topping



  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line cupcake pan with the liners
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, milk, and vanilla bean pasta and mix until combined
  3. Using a medium ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into the cupcake liners and fill about 3/4 of the way full
  4. Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes
  5. Pull out and place on the side to cool


  1. Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed
  2. If your frosting starts looking like powdery rocks, add another tablespoon of heavy whipping cream
  3. Mix until you see creamy stiffed peaks
  4. Scoop frosting into the piping bag
  5. Scoop some raspberry jam into a microwave safe bowl.
  6. Place the jam into the microwave for about 15 seconds
  7. Stir the jam with a smooth to see if its thinned out. If the jam doesn't fall off the spoon like lava, place it back into the microwave for another 10-15 seconds
  8. Once thinned, take your cupcake and dip it into the jam
  9. Once all the cupcakes have been dipped, let them sit for about 5 minutes before piping on frosting.
  10. Top with a fresh raspberry and mint.
  11. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Raspberry Jam Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 221mg10%
Potassium 56mg2%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 580IU12%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.