Raspberry Pink cupcakes

Food, Recipes

Raspberry Pink cupcakes

(to make 12 cupcakes)

For the cupcakes:
115g butter
200g caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
190g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
100mls milk
1 lemon – zest
orange extract
150-200g raspberries

For the buttercream:
500g icing sugar
120g butter
1 lemon – juice
lemon extract
pink food colouring
freeze-dried strawberries (available at Waitrose)

1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C. Cream butter and sugar together until relatively smooth. Add vanilla extract and crack eggs one a time, mixing in between.
2. Sift flour and baking powder into mix gradually whilst mixing. Mix in milk, lemon zest and 1 tsp orange extract.
3. Fold in raspberries.
4. Separate into cupcake cases and bake on middle shelf for around 20 minutes.
5. For the icing, mix icing sugar, butter, lemon juice together. Add 1-2 tbsps milk, 2 tsps lemon extract and pink food colouring until it reaches a good pink colour.
6. Once cupcakes are out of the oven and completely cooled, pipe buttercream using a star nozzle and sprinkle freeze-dried strawberries on top.

  • These cupcakes look so delicious and there really is something about all things pink, it’s just such an uplighting colour haha! Will definitely be saving this recipe to try and make them for myself. Hope you enjoy your time off, sounds like it’s well deserved 🙂 x
    Charlotte’s Road // Beauty, Fashion + Lifestyle

  • Oh my word! These look SO GOOD! Perfect for brightening up dull autumn days! Enjoy your break! xx


  • They look so pretty! I love pink cupcakes 🙂

  • Tonka07

    I absolutely love to make cupcakes. My absolute fave are the ones with chocolate. I actually did post about them too. Definitely going to try this one out. xo

    Antonia || Sweet Passions
    Muffin Recipe

  • These look absolutely scrumptious! And I love all the pink, too! I think you many have just re-set my foul mood with those gorgeous shots!

  • I absolutely love raspberries in cakes! Raspberry and white chocolate is my favourite combo!
    Have a great work leave, and enjoy those lie-ins! 🙂 xx

    Laura | elelibee

  • These cupcakes look delicious! I’m super impressed that you piped the icing too! Enjoy your leave and getting plenty of R&R! xxx

  • Omg so pretty! And congrats on getting through the exams and the first month of the job. Enjoy the leave!

  • Sam

    These look so yummy! You’ve taken some amazing photos as well, so creative! Also, well done with coping with everything – you’ve done pretty amazingly x

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  • Emily

    Ohhh these cupcakes look incredible! So often I leave your blog feeling hungry Saskia! Enjoy your break! 🙂

    Musings & More

  • Hazel Jane

    These look devine! I really want one now haha, I love cupcakes with fillings too, can’t go wrong!

    Congrats on getting through the exams, that’s amazing! You should be so proud, and you definitely deserve that Greek holiday 😉

    Hazel xx


  • Oh gawsh, these look sooo scrummy! I need to make time for baking.

  • Wow these look insanely delicious! I am literally bookmarking all your recipes so I can test them out when I’m free! Well done with your exams aswell, hope your new job is going well! 🙂

    Heather Xx

  • So pink, much girliness. If you can’t make bright pink cupcakes when you’ve kicked exam butt and written a most excellent piece on the ridiculousness of the government when can you? They look divine, eat one every day for breakfast from the comfort of your duvet whilst lying in. Put them in your suitcase.
    M x

  • These look great! I’ve never actually made cupcakes but these are making me want to give it a try. Elle Woods would definitely approve!