Fluffy Soft Lemon Muffins

Fluffy Soft Lemon Muffins


This is a really unique cake made with a vanilla flavoured cupcake, lemon flavoured whipped cream frosting and raspberry jam at the centre.


Lemon Cupcakes

  • 1 and 2/3 cups (210 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (200 g) white sugar
  • 1/2 cup (115 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • Juice of 1 lemon (I’ve got about 55 ml)
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) milk, at room temperature

Raspberry Filling

  • 5 Tablespoons (75 ml) water
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 and 1/2 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/3 cup (70 g) white sugar


To make the raspberry filling

  1. In a small bowl whisk together 2 tablespoons of water and cornstarch.
  2. Set aside. In a small saucepan combine raspberries, sugar and 3 Tablespoons of water and cook over medium-high until berries break down, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. If you want your sauce seedless and more smooth, strain it through a sieve at this step.
  4. Add cornstarch mixture into the raspberry puree and stir for another 2 minutes. The mixture will thicken.
  5. Remove from the heat and allow to cool

To make the cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, melted butter and vanilla until combined.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and, using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, fold together until just combined.
  5. Whisk in lemon zest, lemon juice, and milk. Wisk until just combined. Do not overmix.
  6. Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling 3/4 full to avoid spilling over the sides.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool completely before filling and frosting.

To fill the cupcakes

  1. Using a sharp knife, cut a circular hole into the centre of the cooled cupcake to create a little pocket about 1/2 inch deep.
  2. Place 1 teaspoon of raspberry filling inside and top with the piece of cupcake you removed to seal. Repeat with the rest cupcakes.