Jam Donut Cupcakes

A cupcake that tastes like a jam donut? I’m in! I had been wanting to try these amazing cupcakes as featured on the Taste Magazine website. I decided to break my gluten and dairy free life to give these a try, and while I didn’t regret it straight away I have never eaten them since. They are delicious, fluffy, creamy and packed with sugar – absolutely nothing our body needs and everything it doesn’t, except FLAVOUR!

I adjusted the recipe a bit and made my own jam to go in the centre, but I was also curious about the method of getting the jam inside. Would it be better to pipe the jam in and cook it so it bleeds into the cake or should I pipe it in after so it squirts out the side? I know, I’ll try both!



  • 2.5 cups self raising flour
  • 120 grams butter
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 200ml buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • Vanilla (extract, not essense)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Extra Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar mixed with 2 teaspoons cinnamon for dusting
  • 1 cup strawberry jam
Jam Donut Cupcakes

Jam Donut Cupcakes – Prepared 2 ways with jam added before or after cooking.



  • Combine wet ingredients in a bowl and mix well
  • Add flour gradually, sifting into the mixture and stirring as you go
  • Spoon dough into medium muffin cases. Read the jam options below…
  • Mixture makes 12 – 15
  • Bake at 180C for 23 minutes, turning at the half way point if your oven requires it



 Jam Added to Cooked Cupcake

Jam Donut Cupcakes

To pipe the mixture into the cupcake after it is baked, half fill a piping bag with jam. Use a solid plastic piping nozel and push it into the room temperature cupcake. Squirt! It is full when it oozes back out of the hole, maybe stop before I did though…


Jam Donut Cupcakes

This method leaves them looking a bit messy, or maybe that’s just my overfilling. These did taste better though and were much more fun to eat.


Jam Cooked With Cupcake

Jam Donut Cupcakes

Jam Donut Cupcakes – These had the jam cooked into the cupcake. Half fill the cupcake case with mixture, add jam, top with more mixture and bake.



Dipping Method

Jam Donut Cupcakes

Start with your cupcakes at room temperature


Jam Donut Cupcakes

Prepare a small dish with melted butter and a flat dish with your sugar and cinnamon mix. Dip the top of the  cupcake into the butter,  allowing the excess to drip off before rolling the top around in the sugar and cinnamon mix.


Jam Donut Cupcakes

Jam Donut Cupcakes – Serve with a cup of tea!



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