raspberry lemon cupcakes with raspberry buttercream

Raspberry Lemon Cupcakes (video)


Just plan to make a double batch of my lemon cupcakes, because you won’t have just one! These vanilla raspberry cupcakes with raspberry buttercream have a surprise lemon curd filling on the inside! Not only are these berry cupcakes so much fun to make but they’re even more fun to eat! I love the flavor combination of sweet and fruity raspberries with zesty and tangy lemon. It’s a flavor combination made in heaven!

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How They’re Made!

I start this raspberry cupcake recipe off with a simple vanilla cake batter for the cupcakes. I have a simple vanilla cake recipe that I use for all my baking recipes; watch it in my ‘Back to Cake Basics’ series! If you want to add extra raspberry flavor to the cake, try adding some crushed freeze-dried raspberries or a teaspoon of raspberry extract to the mix. Once the cupcakes are baked, I take a simple round cake tip and cut out the center of each cupcake. You can also do this with a small spoon, scooping out just enough to get some lemon curd inside.

The creamy and zesty lemon curd filling is perfect for these raspberry lemon cupcakes! Lemon curd is a great filling for cakes, cupcakes, tarts and even on toast. Check out my ‘Easy Lemon Curd’ video recipe for step-by-step instructions!

raspberry cupcakes with raspberry buttercream topped with raspberry

The Raspberry Buttercream

You can’t have these lemon cupcakes without the raspberry buttercream! Once the cupcakes have cooled and filled, I frost them with a berry frosting. This frosting is everything – sweet, fruity and the perfect complement to the lemon curd filling! Frosting tip: whenever you’re adding fresh berries to a buttercream, add them at the very end! Make sure the frosting is light and fluffy first. If you add the berries too soon, the frosting will separate.

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Sweet vanilla cupcakes filled with tangy lemon curd, then frosted with a sweet and tart raspberry buttercream! View Recipe Link

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