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Raspberry and Cream Cupcakes

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You’ll never believe how easy these springtime cupcakes are to make! They might look fancy schmancy, but I promise they are not. At all. Really!

To make these, I’m guilty of using a liiiiiitle secret ingredient known as Betty Crocker cake mix. Don’t judge! Sometimes you just gotta do it. I mean, you definitely don’t have to use cake mix here but it sure speeds along the process of these beauties.

Filled with a lightly sweetened raspberry whipped cream, these cupcakes are perfect for Easter or anytime!

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The smell of these boxed-mix cupcakes baking totally brings me back to junior high when I used to slather cake batter scented lotion all over my body. Anyone?? I may or may not still burn cake batter scented candles. I think my top three favorite food scents in the world are bread baking, chicken roasting and vanilla cake batter.

If you want to be an overachiever, try this recipe for your cupcakes {minus the funfetti…or not}!

All you need for the filling is just cream, sugar and raspberries. So simple. So good. They taste like a shortcake and never fail to wow people when you bring ’em out. Just don’t let them in on all your secrets, mmmk?

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Raspberry and Cream Cupcakes

yields 24 cupcakes

adapted from Giada

Print this Recipe!


1 box vanilla cake mix

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

1 1/2 tbsp sugar

12 oz fresh raspberries


Bake cupcakes according to package directions. Set aside to cool completely.

Whip the cream with the sugar to form soft peaks, add the raspberries and continue beating until raspberries are crushed and cream holds peaks.

When the cupcakes are cool, gently cut each one in half. Scoop (or pipe) a small amount of raspberry whipped cream into the center of each cupcake then replace with cupcake top. Pipe or scoop additional whipped cream on top. Garnish with fresh raspberries.

*These cupcakes can be made one day ahead of time and kept in the fridge.


1.5 hours (includes time to cool cupcakes)

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  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
    April 15, 2014 at 3:57 am

    Oh these look delicious and my sweet tooth sure does not need these first thing this morning πŸ™‚

  • Ashley B C
    April 15, 2014 at 4:24 am

    These look so light and delicious. They’re all my prego brain can think about at 5:30 in the morning, lol!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    April 15, 2014 at 4:34 am

    This look beautiful! And ditto on that cake batter body lotion – I had the shower gel and body mist too! #whatwasithinking

  • Erin | The Law Student's Wife
    April 15, 2014 at 4:39 am

    Your secret is safe with me! I love that you have the whip cream filling both inside and outside the cupcakes. It has to be too yummy to restrict just one application!

  • Kelly Mitchem
    April 15, 2014 at 5:34 am

    I love the look of these cupcakes, so cute not to mention delicious!

  • Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
    April 15, 2014 at 6:03 am

    No shame in using box mix for a shortcut! I love how fancy these look but are actually easy to make.

  • erin @hooleywithaz
    April 15, 2014 at 6:22 am

    love this! i’m a big fan of the shortcut cupcake recipe, with something a bit special to add to it. i’m thinking maybe for a shower or two i’ll have to go to this summer!

  • DessertForTwo
    April 15, 2014 at 6:35 am

    So pretty! My Mom’s makes this recipe all the time, and no one ever notices it’s not homemade πŸ™‚

  • Camille @ Challenge Mantra
    April 15, 2014 at 6:52 am

    I don’t think a batch of this would survive a day in my kitchen… I’d eat them all!

  • Bryony @ Bryony Cooks
    April 15, 2014 at 8:06 am

    These look beautiful! Love the use of the whipped cream in the middle and on top.

  • Laura@SneakersandSpatulas
    April 15, 2014 at 9:07 am

    OMG must make!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    April 15, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Love the look of the filling in the middle and on top! Can never have too much icing πŸ™‚ pinned

  • Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    April 15, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    I made cupcakes like these a long time ago and they were some of my favorites ever! I first got the idea from Giada. My friend and I won best cupcake in our freshman class Cupcake Warsβ€” proud little ladies we were πŸ˜‰

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
    April 15, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    So pretty! Nothing wrong with a little boxed cake mix every once in a while πŸ˜‰

  • Natasha
    April 15, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    My top three favorite scents are the produce department at the grocery, just out of the dryer towels, and homemade waffles from the tavern I work at!

  • Jojo @ RunFastEatLots
    April 15, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Yum! These look beautiful

  • Polly @ Tasty Food Project
    April 15, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Looks delicious!! I love raspberries! There’s nothing wrong with using a box mix every now and then. πŸ˜‰

  • Rebekah {aCricketSang}
    April 15, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    The raspberry cream looks Aaamazing. I bet it’s be great on so many things!

  • Alexandra Aimee
    April 15, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Um, WHAT?!?!?! THIS IS A THING?!?! Omgomgomg. Ok. I have to figure out how to make this without gluten…. Damn gluten. I need a holiday from gluten sensitivity.

    — Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

  • Joshua Hampton
    April 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Goodness. This is a cupcake. And what a cupcake… I could live on that raspberry cream.

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  • Misty
    April 16, 2014 at 12:54 am

    Ooof, no to the cake mix. Too many chemicals. I’d be interested to see a “day in the life” post now that you’re pregnant!

  • Alyssa
    April 16, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I immediately thought of Giada when I saw the title of this post. Love this recipe… made it a few years ago when I was Giada obsessed.

  • Danielle
    April 17, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    These cupcakes look so good. I can’t wait to try them and vanilla cake is by far my favorite cake of all!

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog
    April 21, 2014 at 11:33 am

    These are so fresh and moist. Love that raspberry cream.

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    May 5, 2014 at 10:54 am

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