I went to a jewelry party this past Friday night and my friend agreed to let me sell some of my stuff, but also asked if I could bring some food for the guests. I agreed, of course, and decided to make some yummy cupcakes.
I posted some Chai Cupcakes a while ago and told you guys about my friend who moved and gave me a bunch of boxed cakes. She gave me a lemon one, and so this cupcake idea was formed.
Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Jam Filling
1 box of lemon cake mix
water, oil, eggs (the ingredients from the cake mix box)
1 tub whipped cream
1 package of raspberry jello mix
raspberry jam (you'll use about a 1/2 cup or so)
Preheat oven to 350 then line muffin pan with cupcake papers and set aside. Mix lemon cake batter according to the instructions on the box. Spoon batter into the cupcake papers, filling 2/3 full. Then spoon 1 teaspoon of jam into each cup of batter. Bake according to box instructions.
While cupcakes are baking, mix whipped cream and jello mix in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Let cupcakes cool completely. Spoon frosting into a freezer bag and cut the corner. Squeeze frosting onto each cupcake, even though the cupcakes are cooled the frosting is soft enough that if too much is used it will run over the edges, so be careful. Then top with sprinkles, if desired. Unwrap and enjoy!