Sunday, May 15, 2011

Raspberry Cream Cupcakes

As I was putting away another bag of flour yesterday, I saw that I had bought Self-Rising flour! I was so excited and so inspired, that I grabbed my Perfect Cupcakes book and looked for a recipe that used that flour.

Well, I came across these cupcakes that I really wanted to bake now! I had the raspberries and the cream cheese-it was meant to be. It just didn't use self-rising flour. Oops.

So voila! A delicious mixture of raspberry and cream cheese in a cupcake! Enjoy! 

Raspberry Cream Cupcakes 

 You will need: 
  • 2/3 cup (105g) All-Purpose (Plain) Flour 
  • 1.5 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Baking Soda (Bicarbonate of Soda) 
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons firmly packed Light Brown Sugar 
  • 3 tablespoons Cream Cheese
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten 
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) Milk
  • 1.5 tablespoons melted Butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract (Essence) 
  • 1/3 (45g) Raspberries 
  • Confectioners' (Icing) Sugar for serving 

Preheat your oven to 350 F/180 C 

  Whisk together the Flour, Baking Powder, Cinnamon, and Baking Soda in a medium sized bowl 

Stir in the Brown Sugar! If you don't know me by now, I love all sugar.

I was supposed to use a pastry blender to cut in the Cream Cheese, but instead I used a fork since I don't have one! The book says that the mixture will look like pea-sized crumbs. This is as good as I got it. It still tasted great! 

In a small bowl, combine the Egg, Milk, Melted Butter (mmm), and Vanilla.

Stir that deliciousness together!! 

Add the Egg mixture to the Flour mixture

Stir until the mixture is just moistened. It is a lumpy one! 

Add in the Raspberries! I think a way to make these even better would be to crush the raspberries and stir into the mixture! 

Divide the batter into 6 cupcake liners or whatever you have! 

Bake for 20-25 minutes! Mine took 20 minutes!

Don't be tempted to eat them once they are done...let them cool for at least 10 minutes!

Sprinkle some Confectioners' Sugar to make it even more delish!! Or, as the book suggests, mix some pureed raspberries and confectioners' sugar to make a delicious raspberry glaze! Yummm it was tempting!

Voila! Yummy cupcakes! Now I'm going to go eat one. Thanks blog for forcing me into that. ;) 

Smooches!! xoxo

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