Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Randy Mon
Total Time
1 Hour 30 Mins
Makes 16

Strawberry jam and rose water are baked directly into the vanilla cupcakes to infuse delicate, fragrant flavor into these party-ready cakes. Garnish with fresh rose petals in the colors of your party.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°. Line 16 muffin cups with liners. Beat butter and sugar with a stand mixer until creamy. Add eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk; beat until well blended.

Step 2

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Gradually beat into butter mixture until well blended.

Step 3

Whisk together jam and rose water to taste in a small bowl. Spread 2 heaping tbsp. batter in each liner. Top with 1 tsp. jam mixture, then another 2 heaping tbsp. batter, carefully spreading it to cover jam.

Step 4

Bake cupcakes until a toothpick inserted toward the edge comes out clean, 25 to 27 minutes. Let cool in pans 5 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely. Spread with frosting and decorate with rose petals.

Step 5

*Find with cocktail or baking supplies.

Step 6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cupcake.

Ratings & Reviews

kalorenz's Review

August 29, 2011
Very tasty. Easy. Making 1/2 recipe will make 24 mini cupcakes. I used seedless raspberry jam, which worked well.

johanna221's Review

May 01, 2011
These cupcakes turned out really good and were pretty easy to make. The rose flavor is very light and they aren't super sweet so it was a nice balance. Perfect for a girl baby shower or a spring party. Everyone loved them!

Cornchip's Review

March 23, 2011
This recipe is amazing! They have a light rose flavor. They make about 22 cupcakes. I didn't change the recipe and it was perfect!