16 November 2014

Vanilla Cupcakes with Clotted Cream and Raspberry Jam


I'm not keen on cupcakes as a rule. A plain little cake topped with frosting, I admit they look pretty, but I find them a bit boring. A filled cupcake? Oh yes, I'm there!

I made some vanilla cupcakes to show off some of my purchases from the new Tesco  Autumn/Winter homeware range. Isn't it pretty? Far too nice to resist.


  1. Round Wood Stripe Tray - £15  
  2. Double Dipped Navy & Light Blue Side Plate - £4 
  3. 4 Denim Napkins - £4
  4. Creative Tops Jam Jar Glass - £3 
My vanilla cupcakes are a basic recipe I use that's very like a Victoria sponge batter. The same quantities of butter, sugar and flour. Very easy to remember. The other great thing about this recipe is it only makes nine cupcakes, which I think is more than enough to share.



I scooped out some of the cupcake once they were completely cool and filled them with Tesco Finest Cornish Clotted Cream and Finest Raspberry Conserve. I popped the cupcake lid back on and topped them with pipped whipped vanilla cream and finished them with a single Scottish raspberry.

Boy they were fine.

The cupcakes are back in town!



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Vanilla Cupcakes with Clotted Cream and Raspberry Jam
Vanilla Cupcakes with Clotted Cream and Raspberry Jam
Classic vanilla cupcakes filled with clotted cream and raspberry jam, then topped with piped vanilla cream and a raspberry. Sheer indulgence.
Ingredients
  • 125g soft, butter
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 9 tsp clotted cream
  • 9 tsp raspberry jam
  • 300 ml whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or some vanilla bean seeds
Instructions
1. Fill 9 holes of a 12 hole muffin tray with cupcake cases. 2. Blend the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. (I used an electric hand whisk) 3. Add the vanilla, milk, eggs and flour and mix until combined. Do not over mix as this will result in a heavy cupcake. 4. Spoon cake batter into each cupcake case until about two thirds full. 5. Bake for 10-12 minutes until a skewer inserted into one of the cakes comes out clean. 6. Leave to cook on a rack. 7. Once they are totally cool, scoop out some of each cake and fill each one with a tsp of clotted cream and jam, then add a lid back on. 8. Whip the cream with vanilla and pipe onto each cupcake. 9. Top each cupcake with a raspberry.10. Enjoy.
Details
Total time: Yield: 9 filled cupcakes



Here are a few more cupcakes for you to enjoy:


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More?


Disclosure: I developed this recipe for Tesco. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

28 comments:

  1. I spotted these just now on Bloglovin and had to have a look straight away! They look spectacular Jacqueline :) Just what I need for my morning tea!

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    1. I'm glad they grabbed your attention Emma. They were pretty amazing. I am all about the fillings :)

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  2. Makes them more like mini Victoria sponge cakes - WIN!

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  3. Like you I can take or leave cupcakes. These however are sold to me. The filling turns them onto something altogether more special. Lovely idea Jac! Thanks for linking to my cupcakes :)

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    1. I'm glad it isn't just me, I always thought I must be odd not being keen on them.

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  4. Hah - great minds think alike! I am not a huge fan of cupcakes but add a molten or fruity centre and I am there! I do some great chocolate ones with a fresh raspberry in the centre that are always a huge hit :)

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  5. completely agree with you re cupcakes and I made my first filled cupcake earlier this year and I doubt i'll ever look back!... yours looks truly gorgeous and a taste of summer in the winter is always lovely x

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    1. Yes, I think I must have got the very last of the scottish raspberries, although they do seem to last longer each year in those tunnels.

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  6. I, too, am not that bothered with cupcakes, as they seem such a Prove I'm A Good Mom kid-party thing, but a filled one is definitely a treat! So, just scooping out the middle worked... did you use a particular scoop or spoon?

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    1. I used a small vegetable knife with a sharp point. I know you can get cupcake corer now, but I'm not sure if they are any good and I don't make them often enough to worry about buying one.

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  7. I have been meaning to get some of those jam jar glasses, I didn't know that Tesco did them. Going to buy myself some :)

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    1. I know they are a great price and smoothies will look pretty good in them.

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  8. oh wow, those cakes look amazing...clotted cream & jam, yum! I need to get myself some of those napkins too, I love them!

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    1. Thanks Helen and yes I do love the napkins. You will be seeing them in a lot of photos I think. I'm going to have to get more for using at the dining table too.

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  9. Those clotted cream cup cakes are just to die for Jacs and I'm a big fan of Tesco Homeware - we have a lovely set of Tesco apple mugs that always get compliments on Instagram. I'd love those jam jar glasses and that wooden tray would be perfect for serving bread on instead of a basket:-) Thank you for linking to my chocolate cupcakes:-)

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    1. Oh you are right about the tray Camilla. Good thinking :)

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  10. I'm not a cupcake person either. I know most people go crazy for displays of perfectly topped cupcakes but, yes, a bit boring. Not these filled lovelies though. Kind of butterfly cake but with scrummy jam. Lovely, Jac

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    1. Oh butterfly cakes, I haven't thought of those in years Kellie. They definitely need a resurgence!

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  11. totally gorgeous looking cupcakes, Jac. Pretty accessories too.

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    1. Thanks and yes I was really pleased with the homeware I picked up in Tesco.

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  12. Vanilla, clotted cream, raspberry jam - all of my favourite things and in the same cupcake!

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  13. Well, you can't go wrong with Cornish clotted cream ;-)

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    1. Yes this is true Choclette, it's gorgeous stuff. Such a treat.

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  14. What yummy sounding cup cakes. I'm not a big cupcake eater either but these are so fresh, I bet they're delicious. GG

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  15. Jam and cream is something that was always such a treat when I was a child that I still find it takes any food to another level. Great cupcakes

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