Raspberry Swirl Cupcakes {Video}

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Okay, so I have a bit of an obsession with cupcakes… does it show? πŸ™‚ And I have been dreaming up this cupcake the last week… tart raspberry, lemon, a bit of orange, all baked into a sweet pound cake base and topped of cream cheese frosting. Yes, I know what your thinking, “wow, that sounds rich!” but the flavors kept on going through my mind and I knew I had to give it a try!Β  It is quite strange for a dessert to sound good to me that doesn’t contain a large amount of chocolate but this one did! So, with a few kidlets by my side, I set out to concoct the dream cupcake yesterday! πŸ˜‰ It was well worth the time and effort and the Raspberry Swirl Cupcake has now taken 1st place on my “favorite cupcakes” list! A decadent moist cake with a punch of summer flavor!

Side note: If you not a huge raspberry fan, leave it our! The younger crowd wasn’t too fond of the idea of raspberry so I didn’t put it in their cupcakes!

Yields 24-30 delightful cupcakes


  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) salted butter{softened}
  • 1 bar (8 ounces) cream cheese{softened}
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tbs pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • The zest of 1 orange
  • Β The zest and juice of 3 lemons
  • Raspberry Preserves


  • 2 sticks butter{softened}
  • 1 pkg cream cheese{softened}
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1tbs pure vanilla extract
  • 6-8 cups powder sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With an electric mixer, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar; beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla, lemon juice, and zest. With mixer on low, add flour and salt in two additions, beating until just combined.
  2. Line muffin tins with cupcake liners or lightly butter and flour tins to prevent sticking! Scoop a mounding 1/4 cup batter into each cup, dollop about a tbs raspberry preserves per cupcake and swirl with a knife!
  3. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in the centers comes out almost clean, 15-18 minutes.
  4. Cool 10 minutes in the pan. Then cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. In the mean time prepare the icing! Beat butter, cream cheese, milk, almond extract, & vanilla until combined. Slowly but surely add in the powdersugar
  6. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, pipe icing on thick and finish up with a small dollop of raspberry preserves.
  7. Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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