Saturday, March 12, 2011

raspberry zinger cupcakes

Hey there!!! I've updated this blog post!!! For a white vanilla cake recipe and step-by-step tutorial on how I make Raspberry Zinger Cupcakes, follow the link by clicking here.  

Raspberry Zingers......Do you remember eating these as a kid???

I don't have an early childhood memory of eating these at home maybe because things like Raspberry Zingers were not something my parents bought us for treats or snacks. Although I do have a memory of walking home from St. Pius X and stopping into the neighborhood 7-Eleven after school to snag up a 4-packet of these coconut sprinkled gems. Yes, I went to a Catholic school, wore a plaid uniform and I would have easily gone into 7-Eleven before school to add these to my bagged lunch but that was a no-no back in the day. You were spotted for miles in your plaid skirts and white shirts that store owners and concerned neighbors happily squealed on you. 

Whenever I bake cupcakes for an order, there are somehow at least a half a dozen or more than I actually need. And since my husband isn't a fan of "cupcakes" I think of different ways to dress them so that we both can enjoy them. Because let's face it.....I design cakes and cupcakes and of course I EAT THEM!!! 

This blog post will not have a real recipe attached to it, but steps on how you can relive this tasty treat.
for Raspberry Zinger Cupcakes
- vanilla cupcakes (from scratch or not)
- raspberry jam (seeded)
- vanilla buttercream or marshmallow fluff
- dried, unsweetened coconut

Once your vanilla cupcakes are completely cooled, cut out the center and set it aside. I use a 1-inch round cookie cutter but if you've got some good knife skillz, you can cut it out with a paring knife. I then fill it with my desired buttercream or fluff and place the piece of cake on top. Remove the seeds from the raspberry jam by smooshing it through strainer. Spoon a little on top of each cupcake and spread it smoothly. Sprinkle the entire top with the dried coconut and voila!

Raspberry Zinger Cupcakes!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Um, yummy!!!! What a fun spin on the Zingers. Totally enjoyed the story too :)