Sunday, July 19, 2009

Take A Bite Of: Raspberry Cream (Birthday) Cupcakes

the lightest, most delicious twist on a regular cupcake you will ever have. And since today is my big day, don't I need something fantastic ? Of course.

I will be making these little birthday vittles to share. And fabulous Jen over at Jen's Voices gave me my first Blog Award called Honest Scrap. So while I put together my list of 10 things you just couldn't wait to know about me, I might as well have a cupcake. Another great Giada recipe. Buon Appetito!

Raspberry Cream Cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 1 (18.25-ounce) box white cake mix (recommended: Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe)
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 3 large eggs whites
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 (6-ounce) containers fresh raspberries, cut in half or 1 (16-ounce) container fresh strawberries, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar, plus additional for dusting

Directions:

Line 18 muffin cups with muffin papers. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Using an electric mixer, beat the cake mix, water, egg whites, melted butter, almond extract, and vanilla extract in a large bowl for 2 minutes, or until the batter is well blended. Using about 1/3 cup of batter for each cupcake, spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups.

Bake the cupcakes until they are very pale golden on top, about 15 minutes. Cool the cupcakes completely on a cooling rack.

Using a fork, coarsely mash 1 1/2 containers of raspberries in a medium bowl. Beat the cream and 1/3 cup of powdered sugar in a large bowl until firm peaks form. Fold the mashed raspberries into the whipped cream.

Remove the muffin papers from the cupcakes and cut the tops off of each cupcake. Spoon the raspberry whipped cream atop the cupcake bottoms. Place the cupcake tops on the cupcakes. Dust with more powdered sugar and serve with the remaining berries.

60 comments:

SandyCalico said...

Mmm, cupcakes!!!

The Peach Tart said...

Happy Birthday. Maybe I'll try these today with the Sangria.

Yankee Girl said...

You are my goddess! They sound amazing!

I hope you enjoy your special day :)

Lee said...

Happy Birthday! And I applaud you for making those cupcakes! And congrats on your first blog award.

Scrappy Girl said...

Happy Bday...hope you have a great day!...those sounds delicious!

Michelle said...

happy happy birthday!!!

Unknown Mami said...

Have your cupcake and eat it too!

Congrats on the Honest Scrap Award. I like that one because then we'll get to know you better.

La Belle Mere UK said...

Or you can do what I do, save yourself the trouble, and buy them from Patisserie Valerie!!! Mmmmmm.......

Happy Birthday!

B x

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! And. I am so making those cupcakes.

ellen abbott said...

Happy birthday. I loved your letter to self yesterday.

mo.stoneskin said...

I've realised I get grouchy if I don't have at least one cupcake or cookie a day. Does that mean I am an addict?

GUGAW said...

i now REALLY need cupcakes and a cup of brew

Simply Mel said...

Happy Birthday to you! Don't you just love Giada!?!?

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Always great to meet another Atlanta girl. Born and raised there - and all my family still resides in Metro area. Now, I'm in San Francisco.

Have a grand day of yummy cupcakes and wishes to come true!

confused homemaker said...

Happy official birthday! Those sound delicious.

Funny Girl said...

Hi Jenny Mac. Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy the cupcakes, they look devine.

RosyRevolver said...

Just found you thanks to your comment over in my neck of the woods! Lovely blog, LOVELY recipes, and even better humor. Happy Birthday!!! I'll be by often!

ladytruth said...

Hope your birthday was as good as those cup cakes sound :)

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

Happy Birthday! My what a fabulous blog you have...must add you to my blog roll, I wouldn't want to miss a thing! Love the name of your blog and today's post, cocktails and cupcakes...sounds divine to me!!!

xoxo
Karyn

Constructive Attitude said...

Happyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Birthday!!! Hope you have a fantabulous day and many more to come :) P.S. please send over some of that cake/cupcake when you are free!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Happy Day!!!
This recipe sounds just wonderful....I want some NOW. :)

Gaia said...

If you'll continue to "visit" me you'll understand that I'm a cupcake lover! I'll try your recipe and I'll let you know how good they are.
Thanks for visiting me and for your comment!
Have nice beginning of the week!
Love
gaia

Genn said...

Hi there, and Happy Birthday. Thanks for the comment, and I just wanted to say that if you do read Pillars, there are a few slow moments, but if you hang in there, by about p.500 it KICKS IT UP A NOTCH! I could not put it down. and same thing in the 2nd book too.

Great blog. Happy reading. Do you mind if I ask you how you happened upon my blog? :)Just curious.

JR's Thumbprints said...

Uh, have I been here before? I'm not sure I know how to cook - must've.

Happy B-Day! Enjoy what's left of your special day.

Martha said...

Happy Birthday and these look delish. Thank you for your visit to my blog also.

Intense Guy said...

Happy Birthday!

If you had these cupcakes today, your day just had to be fabulous.

My name is PJ. said...

Hi Jenny, Happy Birthday! Thanks for visiting my blog today! I really appreciate it! LOVVVVVE your blog header!!!!

Phillipia said...

Happy Birthday. You do know how to celebrate. Thanks for visiting my blog.
I will be back...

Dustjacket attic said...

They actually sound really nice and something I could whip up, I'm not so great in the kitchen.

Am waiting with baited breath for the 10 exclusives. I've got to do it too and have been putting it off...yikes.

the girl with the pink teacup said...

Good Lord, JennyMac - if your birthday was anywhere near as good as those cupcakes sounded, I'll bet you had a brilliant day. Hope you milked your "big day" for all the attention and servitude that was your due :)

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Happy Birthday!!! And I believe there might be an actual law that says I have to make those cupcakes. They sound like paradise. Plus old Duncan knows his way around a sponge cake. :)

Jenners said...

Happy Birthday! And since I am on a diet, I'll just pretend I lost the ability to read English and couldn't read that cupcake recipe that is totally making me drool!

Martha said...

These sound wonderful! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Thanks for stopping by. I'm heading in to get a cocktail now so we can clink and clank our glasses in celebration :-)

Selba said...

Happy Birthday! The cupcakes sound great, probably I can make it for my b'day that's coming in 2 days :)

Hit 40 said...

Great party recipe!! I have bookmarked this to make for a party this weekend.

Thank you for typing up the recipe!!!

greedygrace said...

Yum! What a delicious birthday treat!

I came by to welcome you to SITS! We're happy to have you with us!

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

They look so delicious and do able!! I am a huge fan of Giada's. thanks so much for visiting my blot!!
xoxo
Bunny

carma said...

Birthday Greetings!!

Stopping by to say hi and welcome to SITS. I know that you will enjoy being a part of this vibrant community of bloggers!
carma :-)

That one girl said...

Hey girl! You left me a comment at the perfect time, my husband is crabby and I was about to take a mini internet vacation and there you were. I read, 'Lets have a cocktail' and that heaven music started playing in my head. Who decided what exactly heaven music sounds like, I would like to know?! THEN, I realized, WAIT, is she trying to get me to bake??? Do you know how sucky I am at that???

I can drink though...

Cocaine Princess said...

Sounds absolutely delish!

Happy Wonderful Birthday!

Jessica Cangiano said...

How resplendently tasty sounding, raspberries are my absolute all-time favorite fruit.

Thank you very much for your comment on my blog, it's wonderful to meet you!


May you have a beautiful, wonderful birthday!!!

♥ Jessica

Nap Warden said...

Happy Birthday...and *drool*

the mama bird diaries said...

Have a great birthday!

Inge' said...

Happy Birthday!! These cupcakes sound great!! I can't wait to try the.

Kristin said...

Happy bday!! Those sound incredible!

Nora Johnson said...

Hi JennyMac!
Just stopped by to say you’ve been “tagged” with an Award!

Terrific post as always!

Have a wonderful day & see you again soon!

xxxLOL LOLA:)

Eternally Distracted said...

Happy Birthday! While you are having a fun-filled, fabulous, relaxing day I am off to the shops to slave in the kitchen over those bloody cup cakes! Hope you are happy now ;0)

Alicia said...

I'm a tad late but I hope you had a fabulous birthday! I'm so jealous...I wish I could eat that cupcake!

Inna said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had an amazing day!

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

These look scrumptious!
Happy Birthday!!!

Vodka Logic said...

Wonder how they go with the pear martini recipe...who am I kidding, all fruit goes with fruit.. lol

Happy Birthday
Laura xx

phd in yogurtry said...

Yum. Hope you had a very raspberry birthday!

Jen said...

Oh my those sound scrumptious! Happy Belated Birthday, and welcome to 38!

Together We Save said...

These sound really yummy!!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Oh, man. These sound delicious!

UPrinting said...

What? No photos? LOL!
That sounds like a very yummy cake. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :D

Stalker v1.5 said...

Happy belated! Were they delish?

Lady P said...

love cupcakes - especially dreamy/creamy ones

the brown couch said...

Divine!

Blog Hoppin'
Deborah

Her name was Lola said...

Oh! I'm desperate to make these for some (as yet unknown) forthcoming special occasion! Deliciousness!

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers.

Summer said...

I can't bake...

Can you just come here and do it for me? =)