Thursday, February 24, 2011

Raspberry Lemonade cupcakes!

Batter when all is mixed
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Batter with puree on top

Look How pretty these mix!

What You Need:
1c. Sugar
1/2 c. Butter~ Room Temp
1 egg
1/2 C. vanilla Yogurt~ I use dannon light and fit
2 tsp grated lemon zest~ about 1 small lemon
4 TBSP fresh squeezed Lemon Juice~ about 2 small lemons
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
11/4 C. Flour
1/4 raspberry puree
2cups Powdered Sugar
3/4 C. Butter~ Room Temp
1 TBSP Raspberry extract

How to:
Preheat oven to 350
Mix Sugar and butter til blended. (butter is better at room temp for baking) Add Egg. Blend well. Add Vanilla yogurt. Then zest and lemon juice. Add Dry ingredients and then mix. Don't over mix just until they are well blended.
Make Puree. I use frozen fruit for baking. I think you get more flavour. If you have fresh raspberries put them in the freezer and then thaw and then put in blender or food processor.
Next you will put your cake liners in pan. Put 1 Tbsp of mix into the liner.
Then put a tsp of the the puree on top of the mix.
Next put another TBSP of batter on top of puree.
Stir around with a toothpick. You don't have to totally stir but just make a nice pattern. Fill all liners this way.

Bake for 20-25 min depending on your oven. When you touch the cupcake it should bouncy right back up! Let cool completely before you frost!

2cups Powdered Sugar
3/4 C. Butter~room temp
1 TBSP Raspberry extract

Ok I have done this a few times. I personally thing that imitation raspberry extract in this case tastes better. The real stuff tasted like alcohol to me.
I like to double the recipe but I like a lot of frosting!
Mix well! If you are not getting the texture you want add a little more powdered sugar but this amount seems to work fine for me!


  1. Can you come to my house and help me not *suck* at cooking??? Pretty please? (c: These look so fantastic, and you are a girl after my own heart...extra frosting? YES PLEASE!

  2. These look really good! I'm always looking for good cupcake recipes to take to my husbands office. I found your blog through the Girl's Night Out website for the dinner at the Spaghetti Factory. Hope to see you there.

  3. Those look Great! I love the combo! Thanks for visiting the Hop! Following you back.

  4. These look lovely!
    I just saw your comment on the egg blog at Landee See Landee Do and liked the name so thought I'd check it out. I'm into crafts and cooking too so I'm following now! I have also only just started a blog, please take a look.