Jam Cupcakes and A Special Giveaway

Giveaway Closed

While thinking about a special cupcake for Cupcake Tuesday, I decided to use a recipe from Martha Stewart. Did you know she has a new Cupcake Cookbook out? More on that later…


I decided to share with you the Jam Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting. I have to apoligize, I simply ran out of time and energy to bake these cupcakes. I worked with my husband all day on Monday, at one of his part time jobs, and after an eye appointment for one son, and a 8 p.m. baseball game, that didn’t end until almost 11 p.m. My good intentions just didn’t happen. I did buy all the ingredients to make these, so hopefully within the next couple days they will get baked and I can share with you what I thought.

In the meantime, here is the recipe from Martha Stewart


Makes 12

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 12 raspberries, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 12-cup muffin pan, or use liners. Combine flour, baking powder, and 3/4 teaspoon salt. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat granulated sugar and 1/2 cup butter until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla. With mixer on low, beat in flour mixture in two parts, alternating with 1/2 cup milk.
  2. Divide batter among prepared muffin cups. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Let cool in pan 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together confectioners’ sugar, cocoa, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat 1/2 cup butter until light and fluffy. With mixer on low, gradually add cocoa mixture, scraping down side of bowl as necessary. Gradually beat in 2 tablespoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat frosting until light and fluffy, about 30 seconds.
  4. Using a paring knife, cut a 1-inch-deep piece from the top of each cupcake (do not discard). Fill each hole with 1 teaspoon jam and replace cutout pieces. Frost cupcakes and top with raspberries.

If you haven’t heard, Martha came out with a Cupcake Book last week. I have been receiving emails daily with Cupcake recipes that will be in the book.

Earlier in May, I hit my 100th. post, and because it’s well known in blogsphere that you need to have a giveaway when you hit 100 post, I of course, had to follow the leaders. Now, because I have been so crazy busy, I missed the 100th post, in fact this post is #138, but I am making up for it now.

The Giveaway


If you are interested in this book, which I’m sure all of you are. Please enter to win!

1.  Visit my Cupcake Heaven page and leave a comment telling me which cupcake you like the best.

Extra entries…

2. Follow me on Twitter (upper right hand sidebar for the link)

3.  Tweet about the giveaway on Twitter, come back here and leave me a comment with the link.

4. Visit my Etsy page and leave me a comment telling me which bag you like the best.

This giveaway will be open until Monday, June 15, 2009 at 10 p.m. CST. At that time I will use the Random Interger Generator to choose a winner.

Good Luck!

And don’t forget to visit these great blog carnivals:

~Tasty Thursday hosted by Southern Fried Mama

~Tempt My Tummy Tuesday hosted by Blessed By Grace




  1. TwinHappyJen says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway here: http://twitter.com/TwinHappyJen/statuses/2130890240

  2. I can only pick one cupcake?? Ok, the S’mores one sounds yummy!

  3. I like the paisley tote the best!

  4. YUMMMMMY!!!!

  5. Donna says:

    I would love to try the Breast Cancer Awareness Cupcakes ~ Strawberry Cupcakes.

  6. Donna says:

    I like the retro tote best.

  7. I bet my husband would LOVE the orange creamsicle cupcake – I’ve bookmarked it for him!

  8. The S’More Cupcakes! I’m a sucker for anything s’mores!

  9. I follow you on twitter.

  10. I like the Girly Cupcake Bag on your etsy site.

  11. Laura says:

    Orange creamsicle sounds delicious.

  12. grannyswee3 says:

    I made the jam cupcakes using my homemade strawberry jam and they are absolutely heavenly (pun intended) I just found this site and it is an absolute favorite for me now. I love to bake and will probably try every recipe in cupcake heaven!!! Keep up the good work!

  13. I think the mini strawberry pie cupcakes sound delicious!

  14. The cupcake tote would be super fun for one of my girls. Cute bags!

  15. Valerie says:

    Mini Strawberry Pies caught my eye! I have made in the past something similar using vanilla wafers for my base in place of the graham crumbs.

  16. I follow you on twitter

  17. I tweeted


    MS cupcake book giveaway: http://hoosierhomemade.com/

  18. oh – it must be the filled cupcake – is that peanut butter in there??

  19. girlie cupcake bag!!

  20. Leslie says:

    The S’More Cupcakes look soooo YUMMY!!


  21. Leslie says:

    I follow you on twitter =)


  22. Leslie says:
  23. Leslie says:

    I LOVE the Cupcake Bag =)

  24. Laney says:

    They all look delicious, but I’d love to try the Poke or S’more cupcakes!

  25. Laney says:

    Following you on Twitter (id- fashionablegal).

  26. Laney says:
  27. Laney says:

    The Girly Cupcake Bag and Cupcake Tote are definitely my faves!

  28. I am sooo going to make the creamsicle cupcakes for my hubby for Fathers day, he loves creamsicles!! Yum!!


  29. I love your Cupcake bag, I may purchase it for my little sis for work!!!


  30. ALLY in WA says:

    If it has to be one cupcake I’d choose the Breast Cancer Awareness Cupcakes because they encourage awareness for a great cause.

  31. ALLY in WA says:

    Well, of course the Cupcake Tote would be a favorite. How could it NOT be it is just the bomb!

  32. Carlene says:

    I love the Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes. Please include me in your giveaway.

  33. Carlene says:

    I love your bug bag tote.

  34. Justina says:

    Your orange creamsicle cupcake is a great idea. Thank you for the chance to win.

  35. Ladytink_534 says:

    I like your Birthday Cupcakes ~Starburst & Skittles Cupcakes. They sound yummy!

  36. Ladytink_534 says:

    My favorite item from your etsy is of course the cupcake bag! Have I mentioned that I’m just crazy about cupcakes?

  37. Lisa says:

    I like the cute Earth Day cupcakes.

  38. tara says:

    mmmm, the orange creamsicle cupcakes look the best to me.


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