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How to Bake Raspberry Cupcakes!

A new month, a new baking post. This month, I was inspired by the recipe in Tanya Burr’s book; Tanya Bakes. I have switched this up a little bit, as no one in my family is a massive fan of jam, so filling the centres with jam just didn’t seem worth it. If you prefer chocolate cupcakes, I have a chocolate chip muffin recipe, that may be right up your alley.

It is worth mentioning that these didn’t turn out great. Well at first I was gutted, as they stuck to the cake cases and the icing just didn’t turn out right. It is also worth mentioning that once I had left these in a box they became much easier. They left the wrapper without leaving most of the cake behind.

I’m also still learning and have no idea what I’m really doing with buttercream and icing especially, so these don’t look that great, but in the end they taste great.


160g Plain Flour

50g Softened Butter

180g Caster Sugar

2 Teaspoons Baking Powder

160ml Full-Fat Milk

1 Egg

Splash of Vanilla Extract


250g Softened Butter

500g Icing Sugar

1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Pink Food Colouring


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius /350 Fahrenheit / Gas Mark 4. You can also prep your cupcake tray with your cases. (Don’t do what I did and run out)
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy.
  3. Mix the egg into the mix and add the vanilla extract.
  4. Fold in the flour and baking powder, and slowly add the milk until your batter is smooth. I didn’t use all of the milk, as the mixture simply didn’t need it.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases and leave them to bake for 13 minutes. The recipe states 18 minutes, but in my oven they’re ready after 13, so be sure to check.

Be sure to let your cakes cool before you apply the icing!


  1. In a bowl cream together the butter and carefully add the icing sugar.
  2. Mix them together until the mixture is light and smooth.
  3. Add the vanilla extract, and slowly add the food colouring until the icing is pink.
  4. Pipe the icing onto the cakes, and add a raspberry to finish.

So that is how to make Raspberry cupcakes!

Thank you of reading!

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  1. 14th May 2017 / 1:43 pm

    These cupcakes look delicious – I will definitely need to try this recipe. Great post!
    Sarah X

    • 14th May 2017 / 2:11 pm

      They tasted incredible in the end! Thank you xx

    • 15th May 2017 / 12:26 am

      They definitely improved after being left for a little while xx

  2. 14th May 2017 / 5:45 pm

    Ahhh I’m a massive fan of jam haha! It’s a shame they didn’t turn out as planned! They look amazing though Xx


    • 15th May 2017 / 12:27 am

      You should love the original then! They definitely improved after a while it was just at first it wasn’t great haha! Thank you xx

  3. 14th May 2017 / 9:20 pm

    These cakes look seriously good, they’re making my mouth water! I will 100% be making these now! X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

    • 15th May 2017 / 12:28 am

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them xx

  4. 14th May 2017 / 9:24 pm

    Oo these look so good! Will have to give the recipe a go!

    • 15th May 2017 / 12:30 am

      They tasted it too! I hope you like them xx

  5. 14th May 2017 / 10:58 pm

    They look so yummy (:
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!

    CM | XIII.

    • 15th May 2017 / 12:30 am

      They definitely were! No problem, thank you for yours!xx

    • 16th May 2017 / 11:19 am

      It’s so annoying isn’t it?! Thank you xx

  6. 15th May 2017 / 12:15 pm

    These look so YUM! Who cares if they didn’t turn out as planned! That’s the art of cooking / baking!!

    • 16th May 2017 / 11:20 am

      Ah thank you! I hope you like them xx

  7. 16th May 2017 / 8:08 pm

    These cupcakes look so delicious!!! And I love that flour, the packaging is so cute! I used to buy it when I lived in Austria ๐Ÿ™‚


    Novelstyle Blog

    • 17th May 2017 / 4:49 pm

      They tasted so good in the end! The packaging on the flour is the best isn’t it?!xx

  8. 16th May 2017 / 9:59 pm

    I’m reading this whilst eating the brownies I baked today. Let’s just say your cupcakes look and sound way better than what I’ve made! haha xx


    • 17th May 2017 / 4:50 pm

      Noooo don’t say that! Brownies are the best!xx

  9. Nicole Hurst
    17th May 2017 / 10:24 am

    Oh these look amazing!! ill have to try them out this weekend.. Love Tanya bakes book so many good recipes x
    Nicole Nicoleannx

    • 17th May 2017 / 5:02 pm

      I hope you like them! There really are so many delicious sounding things in her book xx

    • 17th May 2017 / 5:03 pm

      They tasted it in the end! Thank you so much, I appreciate it xx

  10. 17th May 2017 / 12:09 pm

    YUM! I haven’t baked in a while. Im so bad for picking up the ready made stuff! I should try these!
    Kate x

    • 17th May 2017 / 5:07 pm

      I hope you get around to baking soon! The ready made stuff is so much easier in all fairness haha!xx

    • 21st May 2017 / 9:49 pm

      They tasted it in the end too! Raspberry is so good isn’t it?! I hope you get around to making them soon! xx

  11. 4th June 2017 / 12:08 pm

    The cupcakes look so delicious, I am sure they state amazing…thank you for posting..

    • 8th December 2017 / 5:56 pm

      I’m so glad you think so! No problem, thank you for stopping by xx

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