Raspberry Cupcakes

21st February 2018

Looking for a sweet treat for yourself and your family? Or want a mouth-watering idea for Mother’s Day? Why not try some raspberry cupcakes courtesy of Jane Asher for Poundland!

Combining fresh raspberries with delicious frosted cupcakes creates the perfect afternoon indulgence – and the lovely surprise of a tangy filling is well worth the additional effort.


For the raspberry sauce:

  • 1 punnet (225g) fresh raspberries
  • 1 dsp (10ml) castor sugar
  • 1 dsp cornflour

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 packet Jane Asher Victoria Sponge mix (available in-store at Poundland)

For the frosting:

  • 150g butter, softened
  • 275g (200ml) condensed milk
  • 2 tsps (10ml) vanilla extract

You will need:

  • 12 cupcake cases (available in-store at Poundland)
  • Bun tray (available in-store at Poundland)

  1. First make the sauce and keep back 12 raspberries for decoration. Purée the remaining raspberries in a processor or with an electric wand (or smash them with a potato masher). Pass them through a sieve (to remove the seeds) into a small saucepan. Stir in the sugar and cornflour and bring to the boil, stirring, until thickened. Allow to cool completely.
  2. Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C fan, 375°F, gas mark 5).
  3. Make up the sponge mix as directed on the packet and pour into the cupcake cases. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until well risen and golden. Allow to cool completely on a rack.
  4. Remove a cylindrical piece of cake from the centre of each cupcake, stopping just before you touch the bottom (you can use an apple corer and then enlarge the holes slightly with a knife).
  5. Put most of the raspberry sauce into a small, disposable piping bag, keeping back a couple of spoonfuls for decoration, and snip the end off the bag.
  6. Fill the hollow centres of each cupcake with sauce.
  7. To make the frosting: in an electric mixer or by hand, beat the butter until light and fluffy, then beat in the condensed milk. Keep beating until thick. Put into a large piping bag with a large star nozzle attached.
  8. Pipe large swirls of the frosting onto the cupcakes. If desired, put the remaining raspberry sauce into a small piping bag, snip a tiny piece off the end and pipe the sauce onto the frosting, following the lines of the swirls. Top each cake with a raspberry.

Head in-store to Poundland in Garden Square to pick up all these ingredients for some tasty raspberry cupcakes!