Friday, July 14, 2017

Jam Filled Cupcakes

I might have mentioned that I have fun baking, decorating and donating a cake every couple of weeks for the local Legion for their Cake Raffle.
I wasn't in a mood to do a cake a couple of weeks ago, I wanted a cupcake so I decided to go ahead and make some cupcakes.
And gee, I couldn't just make plain old cupcakes, nope, I had to decorate them, and since I love a filled cupcake, I decided to fill them with some jam.

I used my basic yellow cake recipe, and filled the cupcakes with some blackberry jam.   Then I put their little tops on, decorated them and took them to the Legion for the Cake raffle.
What can I say, I have fun. 
But wait, you want to see the play by play? 
OK, here goes.
Bake your cupcakes, let them cool and then you get to play with them. 

Start by putting some jam, whatever kind you like, into a ziploc bag.  I used some seedless blackberry jam.  Then I got out a sharp little paring knife, and the operations commenced.
I took the knife, and inserted the sharp point into the cupcake just inside the outside edge, and cut a divot out, at an angle.  Like this.

Next, I took my little baggie of jam, and cut a hole in one corner and proceeded to fill a little jam into each cupcake.

I put the tops back on and let them sit for a few minutes while I mixed up the frosting.  Which was a basic white frosting from a can, (yes, really, it wasn't home made), tinted them various colors and proceeded to have fun and forgot to take pictures until it was almost too late, but luckily the camera phone has a camera on it.   I'm told they were very popular for the raffle that night.
I did snag a couple and kept them for myself and I thought they were pretty tasty as well.  
Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. I am always looking for ideas to use up jam. I love the colors that you decorated with.

    1. Yikes, can't believe I just saw this comment. These are perfect for using up little bits of jam. You could almost call them 'surprise' cupcakes. hmmm, I just got an idea.


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