Jelly Donut Cupcakes

For our treat this week,  I knew I wanted cupcakes but with a twist. I had been thinking about donut type cupcakes for a while so when I saw these and how easy they were (took me like 25 mins, some cooling time and then fill–so about an hour for the whole thing) to make, I had to whip them up! They had great donut taste and texture and with the added jelly filling, they mimic jelly donuts perfectly! I did use vanilla bean paste instead of just vanilla and it really bought out the great vanilla donut flavor! Pair with a cup of cocoa or coffee and you are set for breakfast or a sweet treat!

ENJOY!

Ingredients: This makes 6-8 cupcakes, double everything  for a dozen
1 cup flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar
½ cup milk
1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1 egg, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon salt

good quality red jelly (any flavor)
powdered sugar

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350. Grease and flour or line 6-8 wells in a cupcake pan. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, zest and milk beat well. Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until the batter is light and fluffy. Fill each well 2/3 of the way filled. Bake approximately 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the middle cupcake comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack and take a small corer, knife or melon baller and scoop out some of the center of the cupcake. Fill with jelly (I just spooned it in). Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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One Comment on “Jelly Donut Cupcakes”

  1. YAY! Donuts are good, jelly-filled are better and when all the ingredients are in my view THAT is best 🙂


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