Monday, September 2, 2013

Vanilla Cupcakes with Raspberry Filling

In true "bake-off" style, I'm starting with cupcakes!

Well...... kind of cupcakes.

You see, I'm not one to make the very decorative type just for everyday eating. My whole aim in cooking and sharing recipes is that they are practical everyday recipes that we will ACTUALLY cook, not just look at to see how pretty they are!
How pretty is this cupcake that was made for us at a wedding recently! So sweet of the bride and groom to include us in their cupcake tower :D
Vanilla Cupcakes with Raspberry Filling

To make 12 cupcakes you'll need:
1 1/2 cups wholemeal flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground flax seeds mixed with 1 Tablespoon water
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 cup plant milk of choice
1/4 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup raspberries
2 Tablespoons agave nectar

Whisk the flax seeds with the water and set aside in the fridge.
 In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar.
In a measuring jug combing the milk and apple cider vinegar. Briskly whisk and the milk will thicken and start to separate.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the applesauce, vanilla and milk mixture.
Stir until just combined. Do not over mix.
Pour spoonfuls of mixture into a muffin pan - either lightly oil sprayed or lined with cases.
Bake in a preheated 180C oven for 25minutes or until cooked through as oven times can vary.

Allow cupcakes to cool and then make the filling.

In a food processor combine the raspberries and agave. Mix until a smooth 'sauce' in made.
Pour the sauce into a piping bag and poke the end of the piping bag into the cupcakes, squeeze the bag to fill the inside of the cake with raspberry sauce.

Serve :-)


  1. I'm not usually a fan of cupcakes as they tend to be smothered in so much sweet frosting - I love the look of your healthier cupcakes with the raspberry filling.

    1. hehe I must admit that even though I consider myself a 'sweet tooth' I don't enjoy eating overly sweet things, thus why I enjoy making my own less sweet recipes! :-)
      Glad you like the look of these!

  2. That's my sort of cupcake - I love how pretty the frosting looks but prefer to just push it to the side and eat the cake

    1. Yay! I always enjoy hearing of other "non-frosting fans"! :-)

  3. That raspberry filling sounds great, and I love that these have an aspect of muffin to them as well as cupcake - I tend to prefer the former and these are my style of cake too!

    1. I definitely couldn't have a cupcake with a 'muffin' feel to it! lol

  4. What a brilliant idea with the raspberry filling:)))) These look wonderful, must give them a try.

  5. These look even better than jam donuts!!! I'm so looking forward to trying these :) Great idea Sandy xxx