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Raspberry Jam Cupcakes
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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. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time21 mins
Total Time31 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: raspberry jam cupcake recipe, raspberry jam cupcakes
Servings: 18 cupcakes
Calories: 343kcal
Author: Jill


  • 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



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


  • Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed
  • If your frosting starts looking like powdery rocks, add another tablespoon of heavy whipping cream
  • Mix until you see creamy stiffed peaks
  • Scoop frosting into the piping bag
  • Scoop some raspberry jam into a microwave safe bowl.
  • Place the jam into the microwave for about 15 seconds
  • 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
  • Once thinned, take your cupcake and dip it into the jam
  • Once all the cupcakes have been dipped, let them sit for about 5 minutes before piping on frosting.
  • Top with a fresh raspberry and mint.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 56mg | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 0.8mg