Raspberry Swirl Cupcakes Recipe
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Raspberry Swirl Cupcakes Recipe

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I'm a teenage farm girl who likes cooking and baking. These cupcakes are a favorite of mine.—Christine Sohm, Newton, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/4 cup raspberry pie filling
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Fresh raspberries and decorative sprinkles, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 230 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 183 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. Prepare cake batter mix according to package directions for cupcakes. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Drop 1/2 teaspoon of pie filling in the center of each; cut through batter with a knife to swirl.
  2. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl, beat shortening until fluffy. Add the milk, vanilla, salt; gradually add confectioners' sugar; beat until smooth. Frost cupcakes. Garnish with raspberries and sprinkles if desired. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Raspberry Swirl Cupcakes in Country Woman January/February 2003, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 230 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 183 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Raspberry Swirl Cupcakes

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2014

"I have not made these yet but will very soon. Since several had complained of the frosting being too sweet I might suggest using softened butter in place of the shortening. It will be a more creamy consistency. I will also add a small amount of raspberry pie filling to the frosting along with replacing the vanilla extract with raspberry extract. I have done that before with other recipes and it is fantastic! (I am rating it 5 only because it makes you do this in order to leave a comment)"

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Reviewed Feb. 12, 2013

"I found the pie filling at Giant Eagle grocery store. They only sell it in their brand but it is delicious!!!!"

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Reviewed Feb. 4, 2013

"I also could not find the raspberry pie filling anywhere ,so I used Smuckers Raspberry preserves and these cupcakes turned out excellent.for the frosting I used 1 SMALL PKG Of Jello vanilla instant pudding (powder) and mix it to to 1 tub of cool whip no milk needed, mix the pudding and cool whip"

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Reviewed Jun. 12, 2012

"A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. My new favorite!! Loved the raspberry filling, loved the icing. I wouldn't change a thing!!"

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Reviewed May. 4, 2011

"Loved these, but the recipe for the frosting is WAY too sweet. After a bit of tweaking and adding some of the raspberry pie filling to the frosting I finally was able to make something that didn't kill you with sweetness.Every time I try to make this recipe my pie filling falls to the bottom of the cupcake and gets stuck on the wrapper. Anyone have any idea what I'm doing wrong?I mixed and matched a bit, used lemon cake mix and strawberry pie filling, it was AMAZING, didn't even need frosting!"

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