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Jam Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

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Just one bite reveals the sweet surprise inside these treats.

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  • Servings: 12

Source: Everyday Food, June 2009

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 12 raspberries, for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 12-cup muffin pan, or use liners. Combine flour, baking powder, and 3/4 teaspoon salt. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat granulated sugar and 1/2 cup butter until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla. With mixer on low, beat in flour mixture in two parts, alternating with 1/2 cup milk.

  2. Divide batter among prepared muffin cups. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Let cool in pan 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  3. Meanwhile, whisk together confectioners' sugar, cocoa, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat 1/2 cup butter until light and fluffy. With mixer on low, gradually add cocoa mixture, scraping down side of bowl as necessary. Gradually beat in 2 tablespoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat frosting until light and fluffy, about 30 seconds.

  4. Using a paring knife, cut a 1-inch-deep piece from the top of each cupcake (do not discard). Fill each hole with 1 teaspoon jam and replace cutout pieces. Frost cupcakes and top with raspberries.

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    21 APR, 2013
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  • matt coleman
    11 MAR, 2013
    Looks to good to not give it a try at home! Matt @ care at home
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  • Manar4
    25 JAN, 2013
    That is the one >>>> These cupcakes are the best I REALLY RECOMMEND THIS RECIPE I make this dough as a basic & I keep using this recipe for all my cupcakes with different flavors sometimes dont use jam and add chocolate chips, lemon or orange zest
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  • bakerrx
    23 JAN, 2013
    these cupcakes are perfect...so delicious
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  • Forever21
    27 NOV, 2012
    I have had no luck with cupcakes until I tried my hands on to this recipe. Very easy to make and it comes out perfect. This is my third time making it. Kids love to bite into chocolate and jam filling. I am going to make it with strawberry jam this time. Thanks!
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  • sweetscarlett
    2 MAR, 2012
    These are amazing! I love the combinations of chocolate, raspberry and almond flavours often found in German recipes so I changed this up a bit. I made them with French raspberry jam inside and also used only 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract. I am not certain the bit of almond was enough to make much difference, so next time I will reverse the quantities. This only makes a dozen so you won't have too many leftovers if you are a small family. Delicious
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  • SarvieG
    8 NOV, 2011
    This was a great recipe! I did use the pastry bag for inserting the jam, and there was also too much chocolate frosting left over, but other than that, turned out great! I made them for a party in my civics class at school :)
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  • MS112583616
    6 JUL, 2011
    I've made this recipe twice, once by cutting out the perfect little cylinder, and once by jamming a tip into the center and squeezing the filling (I used blueberry all-fruit) inside. I preferred that method. My daughter requested these for her 5th birthday with a vanilla cream-cheese frosting, and they were delicious!
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