Raspberry Cupcakes

Raspberry Cupcakes

1 hr 40 mins total time

20 mins active time

Easy

Makes 12

Ingredients


Measurements:

  • 4 oz unsalted butter

    at room temperature

  • ¾ cup (5¼ oz) superfine sugar
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs

    at room temperature

  • ¾ cup (6 fl oz) milk

    at room temperature

  • 1¾ cups (9 oz) self-rising flour
  • 1 cup (4¼ oz) fresh or frozen raspberries

    plus extra fresh raspberries, to serve

For the buttercream:

  • 4 oz unsalted butter

    at room temperature

  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (9¾ oz) powdered sugar

    sifted

  • 1 tbsp milk

    at room temperature

Instructions

  • 1Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan (1/3-cup capacity) with paper baking cups.
  • 2Assemble the mixer using the glass mixing bowl and scraper beater. Add the butter and sugar to the bowl. Turn the mixer slowly to CREAMING/BEATING setting and beat for 1 minute until creamy.
  • 3Add the vanilla then eggs one at a time beating well between each addition.
  • 4Reduce the speed to FOLDING/KNEADING setting and add half the milk. Beat in half the flour, then repeat with remaining milk and flour. Do not over beat. Add the raspberries and fold through once. Divide the mixture evenly among the muffin cups.
  • 5Bake for 20 minutes until a skewer inserted into the center of the cupcakes comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • 6To make the buttercream, assemble the mixer using the glass mixing bowl and scraper beater. Add the butter and vanilla to the bowl. Turn the mixer slowly to CREAMING/BEATING setting and beat for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • 7Reduce the speed to FOLDING/KNEADING setting and gradually add the sugar. Once all the sugar is added increase the speed to CREAMING/BEATING setting and beat until light and fluffy. Adjust the thickness of the buttercream with milk.
  • 8Spoon the buttercream into a piping bag with a large round piping tip.
  • 9Using a small knife, cut circles from the tops of the cupcakes. Pipe in the buttercream and replace the tops. Top with extra raspberries and serve.
    Tip: If using frozen raspberries, thaw on paper towels.