I have always loved little cupcakes with a delicious jam filled centre. The first bite through the spongy cake into the strawberry goodness takes all my trouble away. These were not the types of cakes I would normally make. It must be way too hard having to put cake mixture, then jam, then more cake mixture.
I was so wrong.
I picked up a copy of Cupcake Heaven while in transit last week. With a morning tea planned today I opened the magazine up to the Jammie Cupcakes and jumped right in.
Now for those of you that thought this gooey centre was too tricky, it's not. Make the cupcake mixture as normal and then put a little dob of jam on the top. There's no need to push it down into the mixture, in fact the recipes advises against it.
Pop these into a 190 degree oven and bake until golden.
The result is a gorgeous little cake with a surprise inside.
adapted from Cupcake Heaven volume 1
175g plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp custard powder (I didn't bother)
175g softened butter.
175g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla
icing sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 190 degrees C
Cream all ingredients together except the jam and icing sugar.
Spoon mix into muffin cases.
Spoon some jam onto the top of the cakes.
Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes.
When cool, dust with icing sugar.
I just love that these look really posh but are super simple.