Fun Cupcake Recipe – Jelly Donut Cupcakes

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Jelly Donut Cupcakes

Makes 12

  • 4 tablespoons (57g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (50g) vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup (99g) granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup (71g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon speculaas or nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups (300g) cake flour
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons (255g) milk, at room temperature

Topping

  • 4 tablespoons (57g) butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup (85g) confectioners’ sugar

Filling

  • 1 cup (340g) seedless jam of your choice (raspberry, strawberry, blackberry)

Make the batter: 

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  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat together the butter, vegetable oil, and sugars until smooth.
  • Add the eggs, beating to combine and scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl if necessary.
  • Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla. 
dry ingredients donut cupcakes
  • Add the flour alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour and making sure everything is thoroughly combined. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl and mix for 30 seconds more.
  • Scoop the batter into the prepared pan, filling the cups nearly full.

Bake the cupcakes 

  • Bake the cupcakes for 15 to 17 minutes, or until they’re a pale golden brown and a toothpick or paring knife inserted into the middle of one of the center cupcakes comes out clean.
  • Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let them cool for a couple of minutes, or until you can handle them. Tip them out of the pan and place them on a rack.
  • While the cupcakes are still slightly warm, use a paring knife to cut a slit 1” wide and 1 1/2” deep in each. If you like, use a small measuring spoon (a 1/4 teaspoon works well) to scoop out some of each cupcake’s center. Let the cupcakes cool completely.
one dozen donut cupcakes

Finish the cupcakes:

  • Dip the cupcake in the melted butter, making sure to coat the top.
  • Roll the tops in confectioners’ sugar, coating thoroughly. Note: If you dip them while still warm, the sugar will melt and the tops won’t stay white.
  • Place the jam (I used some of the last of my homemade cherry jam) in a pastry bag with a medium round tip. Squeeze the jam into the void you’ve created until it just comes out the top. Repeat until all the cupcakes are filled.
speculaas

NOTES:

  • I love the speculaas and what it brings flavor wise. If you cannot find it nutmeg will work just fine and is, in fact the more traditional “donut” flavor.
  • If you don’t have pastry bags a zip bag with a cut in the corner will work just fine.
  • These will keep at room temperature, covered for up to three days. For longer storage freeze them.

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