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Easy Raspberry Cupcakes

Easy Raspberry Cupcakes

Easy Raspberry Cupcakes

I love a good cupcake. I always have. It's a great way to get some of your favorite cake but in a mini cake format. Cupcakes, mini cupcakes, cakes, mini cakes and pie, I kind of love them all. If you are looking for raspberry mini cupcakes, a raspberry frosting recipe, fresh raspberry icing, raspberry and vanilla cupcakes or even fresh raspberry frosting for cupcakes, then our vanilla and raspberry cupcakes are exactly the raspberry cupcake recipe you need. We hope that you love these Easy Raspberry Cupcakes.

Easy Raspberry Cupcakes

Easy Raspberry Cupcakes

For this recipe, we wanted a super clean to eat cupcake and we accomplished this with a stickier frosting courtesy of the marshmallow fluff. We also only used raspberry essential oil for the raspberry flavor because when we first made these cupcakes, raspberries weren't in season. If you want to use fresh berries, then add 12 ounces of fresh raspberries washed and cut in half. If you use frozen raspberries, make certain that they are fully thawed.


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Easy Raspberry Cupcakes


  1. Make this a faster project by using a quality box mix for the cake. Doctor it up by replacing the oil with unsalted butter and adding an extra egg, this will give you a rich, full and delicious cupcake!  Follow their instructions for other ingredients, mixing and baking plus add 1 tsp of raspberry extract.  The result of using the butter and extra egg will be a thick velvety cake batter that is perfectly scoop able for consistently sized cupcakes.  Let cool completely before frosting.
  2. Use the paddle attachment on your mixer to cream the sugar and butter until smooth and airy (usually about 3 minutes depending on temperature of the butter).  Add marshmallow fluff, 2 tsp vanilla extract and 1 tsp raspberry extract. Continue whipping until you have the desired thickness, generally 1 additional minute.  Add the powdered food coloring once the frosting has fully set up, be sure to scrape down the sides and get the bottom corners of the mixing bowl that the paddle might have missed.
  3. Fill a piping bag with about half of the frosting, working with less at a time will make the final step easier. Use a basket weave tip (one that is either flat or slightly curved).
  4. I started in the middle of the cupcake and piped one long ling across the center, then filled each of the other halves going one line at a time. You will start by making a tiny straight part of a line then lift and slightly fold back before moving forward again.
  5. Practicing on a clean plate before starting on the cupcakes will help you get into the groove and decide what your approach will be.  Store in an airtight container large enough that they do not tough one another.

Whether you needed raspberry icing cupcakes, raspberry frosting, to know how to make raspberry icing or even vanilla raspberry cupcakes, our easy raspberry cupcakes will not disappoint. We hope that you love this Easy Raspberry Cupcakes recipe. Happy baking!

Easy Raspberry Cupcakes

Easy Raspberry Cupcakes Easy Raspberry Cupcakes

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  1. That cupcake looks amazing. You did an incredible job with that frosting.

  2. Robin Masshole mommy

    Those cupcakes look phenomenal. Who in the world wouldn’t love those?

  3. Well, now my sweet tooth is in overdrive! I can’t even handle how wonderful that looks!

  4. Ann Bacciaglia

    This looks so delicious. I will have to try making this recipe on the weekend for my kids. I am sure we will love them.

  5. Wow, that is so pretty! I’d love to make some cupcakes like this. Raspberry is one of my favorites!

  6. Pam

    These look so good! I love cupcakes. The icing to cake ratio is so much better than normal cake.

  7. Yum now that is a perfect looking cupcake! It looks really good! The frosting looks incredible too! Now I’m hungry!

  8. The ruffled frosting is perfection! How sweet would these be at a party?

  9. These look so pretty! I bet they taste delicious too!

  10. What beautiful cupcakes! What a great frosting job! I bet they tasted amazing too!

  11. The icing on those cupcakes looks so pretty. I’m sure they taste as good as they look too!

  12. thanks for sharing the recipe for this deliciousness. I love cupcakes

  13. I love raspberry! I don’t know why I don’t use it more in my cooking or baking. Your cupcakes sound scrumptious!

  14. They are almost too pretty to eat. I admit that the frosting is my favorite part of any cupcake or cake. So I need it piled up high!

  15. Okay so I have not eaten lunch and now I want a cupcake! It looks almost too pretty to eat.

  16. Hello cupcake. I need you in my belly right now! You hear me? Get in there!

  17. Rosey

    Those are sure pretty. I’d love to make cupcakes with surprise filling for the kids.

  18. The photos where beautiful. You have an amazingly steady hand to make the basket weave icing pattern.

  19. These are so very pretty. They also sound delicious. I have never had raspberry cupcakes.

  20. Oh my goodness, these cupcakes look amazing! I’m sure they taste even better!

  21. Those are some gorgeous cupcakes! I’d love to be able to make something so pretty.

  22. What beautiful cupcakes! I love the ruffles and that gorgeous shade of purple.

  23. Betsy Barnes

    Wow, what lovely cupcakes! They look so beautiful and the recipe is really nice! 🙂

  24. You did a great job with the icing… I am absolutely no artistic ability at all and my cupcakes never look good. I just spread icing on and don’t even try to decorate cakes or cupcakes anymore. 🙂

  25. Wow.. it looks so good. I would love to be able to decorate cupcakes like this.

  26. Great job. These look so delicious. Perfect for a spring time treat.

  27. I’d like to have one of those smashed in my face 🙂 They look delicious and I’m totally impressed with your decorating skills. We need a girl’s weekend and you’re in charge of bringing the cupcakes- I’ll bring the drinks!

  28. Julie Wood

    These are such pretty cupcakes and they look like fun to make! Cupcakes are one of my favorite desserts to make for birthdays and parties! I want to make your Raspberry Ruffle Cupcakes! They look delicious!

  29. Tanya Taylor

    Those look too good to eat! I have never mastered the art of piping a frosting but you make me want to try again!

  30. What great looking cakes, and brilliantly photographed.

  31. These cupcakes look divine! Pinned and can’t wait to try! YUMM!

  32. Elisabeth

    Oooh I love the idea of using Marshmallow Fluff!

  33. These look so beautiful and delicious! Raspberry is one of my favorite flavor in baked goods 🙂 Stopping by from The Weekend Retreat, thanks so much for sharing!

    Alexis @ http://www.chemistrycachet.com

  34. Melissa S

    Your cupcakes came out gorgeous. They would be awesome for a bake sale or a brunch get together.

  35. Kristin Knudsen

    Mmmmm…..! These cupcakes looks absolutely delicious! I would eat cupcakes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner…if it was possible!!! Especially, with the butter cream frosting…it’s the only way to go!!! And, thanks for the recipe!

  36. Your Raspberry Ruffle Cupcakes are just beautiful, we will love them. Thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  37. Kristin K

    These look so good…I want to eat one right off the screen of my laptop! Thanks for the recipe! I’m going to attempt this at some point!!!

  38. So pretty! These inspired me to try and frost my cupcakes nicely. I am having a vegan cupcake party and needed decorating inspo!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  39. Mai T.

    Just beautifully creative! I need to try this frosting out.

  40. Linda Manns Linneman

    I love raspberry. These look and sound so good. Thank you so much for sharing

  41. Starla B

    You have done it again! Beautiful cupcake- the icing, the color- perfect! I wish I could make my cupcakes look this perfect, lol! xo

  42. john hutchens

    The cupcakes look very good. The frosting sounds delicious. I think I will try making this frosting for my raspberry cake instead of using premade frosting. Thank you for the recipe.

  43. It looks so yummy!!
    These pictures are so tempting and I want to try these raspberry cake. Thank You for sharing the recipe.

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