Raspberry Cream Filled Vanilla Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Raspberry Cream Filled Vanilla Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting



A little history about myself, I was a hair dresser for over ten years. In the beginning of my career I did not see myself as artistic. It was around my fifth year as a hair dresser that I learned I was not only artistic but very talented in my field. My love for creating beautiful hair will never fade, but my passion for food trumps all. After creating this delectable cupcake recipe I then tested them out on my co workers. The taste test was a unanimous vote, nothing but wonderful compliments and feed back, encouraging me to continue baking.

When I first started cooking I felt the same way as I did when starting as a hair dresser. I did not think I was talented or artistic, with time that also changed. As I grew more confident in my cooking and baking skills it allowed me to be more adventurous. Yes, there were many failed attempts along the way, but unlike my previous job tittle (hairstylist) I could fail as much as my heart desired without being sued. If I did not like my new recipe, no one had to know. The wonderful thing about cooking, there is always something new to try and if adventurous the possibilities are endless.


My favorite little Cuisipro Cupcake Corer is a very simple and effective tool. Now I can pipe in that rich raspberry whipped cream filling, leaving all the room on top of the cupcake for my luscious cream cheese frosting. Top that with a sweet raspberry for extra eye candy. Using flower paper liners makes these perfect for spring or summer. They are little flowers you can eat, how pretty.

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cupcake recipe

Raspberry Cream Filled Vanilla Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting


  • Cupcakes:
  • 1 box of Trader Joe’s Vanilla cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • cupcake liners
  • Raspberry Filling:
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup raspberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • Plastic zip lock bag or pastry bag for piping
  • Frosting:
  • 4 ounces of softened cream cheese
  • 8 ounces of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • Fresh raspberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Prepare cupcake pan with liners
  3. Mix vanilla cake mix according to package
  4. Fill 2/3 of the way into each cupcake liner
  5. Bake for 16-18 minutes (I test at 16 minutes)
  6. While baking start preparing the raspberry filling
  7. Whip the cream until it is whipping cream
  8. In small food processor or blender puree the jam
  9. add sugar and pureed raspberry jam folding into the whipping cream
  10. Add mixture to plastic bag or pastry bag
  11. Once cupcake have cooled use cupcake corer or cut out centers for filling
  12. Pipe in some of the raspberry cream filling to the top of the cupcake
  13. In medium sized bowl add softened cream cheese, butter and mix till well incorporated
  14. Add vanilla and powdered sugar and mix well
  15. Spread or pipe desired amount of cream cheese frosting on each cupcake
  16. Top with fresh raspberry
  17. Refrigerate until serving
  18. Before serving allow cupcakes to sit at room temp for 15-20 minutes
  19. Makes 18 cupcakes
  • Category: Dessert





  1. they look pretty and delicious!

  2. I made these for my daughter’s 2nd birthday. They were out of this world (i used chocolate cake mix from Whole Foods though). Her 3rd birthday is coming up. Was looking high and low for this recipe. Thank God I didn’t clear my computer history. Very delicious!

  3. So do you substitute the cold milk and stick of melted butter that you have listed under the cupcake recipe for the oil, water and eggs that are listed on the box mix?

    • Joey, The Trader Joe’s cake mix that I use for this recipe calls for eggs, cold milk and melted butter. If you are using another brand of vanilla cake mix I suggest you use the directions for that specific cake mix.

  4. Jessica Mateja

    I LOVE these cupcakes!!! Every time I make these they are a huge hit! The raspberry cream filling I can eat just on its own. Super easy and super delish!

  5. where do you purchase the flower cupcake holders?

    • Trina Marie

      Hi Julie, these specific liners I believe were purchased (many years ago) at world market or crate and barrel. No worries, because Amazon has tons! The Wilton brand looks super cute. Happy baking 😊

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