Almond Wedding Cake Cupcakes with Raspberry Filling

Almond cupcakes with Raspberry filling: the perfect wedding cake cupcakes!
It’s wedding season. Seems like everyone and their brother get married in May or October. 

And when most people think of wedding cake, they think of almond cake with raspberry filling. Traditional.

These cupcakes are so good. A moist almond flavored cupcake, filled with raspberry preserves. Then I topped them with an almond butter and cream frosting that I whipped until it was so light and airy. 
Almond cupcakes with Raspberry filling: the perfect wedding cake cupcakes!
I have a friend who says this combination is her favorite. She tries a lot of my treats! 

Hey, sometimes I need a second opinion. I want you to know my food is taste tested!

Almond cupcakes with Raspberry filling: the perfect wedding cake cupcakes!
But back to weddings. Did you know one of the new trends is to have cupcakes instead of cake? I LOVE THIS TREND. I wish 17 years ago when I got married this was a normal option to choose.

I don’t remember anything about my cake. I think the only bite I had was the one my husband and I fed to eachother. At least with cupcakes I could have said, “box me up a dozen for later.” And I would have had one awesome treat to eat on our honeymoon drive!!!

For now, can I convince you to give these a try? You will fall in love. The moist cupcake is my favorite recipe, and you may have seen it here: Vanilla Bean Cupcakes. I added in some almond flavor and it gave them a whole new spin! ENJOY!
Almond cupcakes with Raspberry filling: the perfect wedding cake cupcakes!

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Almond Truffles: Milk chocolate truffles with almond flavoring, rolled in crushed almonds and coated in white chocolate. Perfect for any holiday!
Yield: 12-15 cupcakes

Almond Wedding Cake Cupcakes with Raspberry Filling

Almond Wedding Cake Cupcakes with Raspberry Filling


For the Cupcakes:

  • 3 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 Tbsp buttermilk
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp almond extract

For the Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 4 cup powdered sugar

For the Filling:

  • 1/2 cup Raspberry preserves


  1. For the cake, whisk together the egg whites, almond extract and 2 Tbsp milk in small bowl until combined. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes on medium. Add in dry ingredients and mix until combined. Slowly add in egg white mixtures. Beat in remaining milk.
  3. Fill cupcake liners half full with batter and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-17 minutes. Remove and cool in pan 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Fill a pastry bag with raspberry filling. I used a small star tip and poked it into the top of each cupcake. Give a good squeeze, you will see the cupcake rise at is fills.
  5. Remove and continue until all cupcakes are filled.
  6. For the frosting, beat butter and heavy cream in mixer for 3 minutes. Add in almond extract and powdered sugar. Beat an additional 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
  7. Pipe on cupcakes. ENJOY!

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112 comments on “Almond Wedding Cake Cupcakes with Raspberry Filling”

  1. These cupcakes sound wonderful. I really like the tiered frosting effect, it’s lovely Aimee.

  2. Aimee they look so good! I love the filling! The cake itself looks so light and airy, too. Your cupcakes are always gorgeous!

  3. Anonymous

    How do you make the swirly frosting? Is it all one swirl or individual ones? I don’t have a wedding to make these for… if I make them I would eat A LOT of them. We have a barn party coming up in November that I think might work tho.

  4. Almond anything is good with me. These are simply gorgeous Aimee!

  5. These look and sound fabulous! A full tablespoon of almond – YUM! Love the way you piped the frosting – beautiful!

  6. I love that the trend for weddings is the cupcake. LOL it sure makes it a ton easier for us making them:-) And I agree…I wish I could have had a tower of cupcakes that looked this awesome at ours. I don’t remember what ours tasted like and the one we ate a year later was not so good! Your cupcakes always look the best…I love your frosting to cake ratio:-) !!!

  7. Oh my gosh your cupcakes are gorgeous!! This is almost identical to my wedding cake, but I had chocolate cake with raspberry filling! I think I need to make your muffins, I have a wedding anniversary next month!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Love the look of these!! And raspberry hiding in the middle? Such a great combo with the almond cake and icing!

  9. Aimee, you aren’t kidding! I’ve already been to 2 weddings just this month! the last wedding I went to had cupcakes on display… pb and chocolate. they were certainly good but I think I would’ve rather had a cupcake like this! It’s so unique and that raspberry filling is the perfect end to a yummy dinner. And paired with wine. 🙂

  10. the frosting on these cupcakes are gorgeous!! they’re like billowing clouds!

  11. The frosting looks totally gorgeous, Aimee! I want you to cater my wedding 🙂 I’m loving the combo of raspberry preserves and almond–it sounds so simple yet totally delicious. And hey, if you missed out on cupcakes at your own wedding, maaaybe you could convince your hubby to renew your vows in the name of cupcakes? And okay, love too 🙂

  12. These look so elegant with your pretty piping. And the combination of flavors is spot on!

  13. These cupcakes look so good. I want one. 😉

  14. These look amazing!!! I could eat them all.

  15. I do like the combination of flavors here so they sound delicious!

  16. Yum! This looks amazing! My wedding cake was almond and raspberry! I can’t wait to make these for my husband. Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  17. Oh my goodness, do these ever look amazing! you have to link these up over at my travel/food blogs new friday recipe link dessert loving readers would die to see these!

  18. these look so good! I love raspberries!!

  19. These look divine! I had raspberry filling in my wedding cake!! I would love for you to come link up to my Get Social Sunday party and show off your awesome blog!

  20. These are adorable! I’m getting married in May, and I haven’t decided if I’ll do a cake or cupcakes yet… you may be swaying me 🙂

    I came your way from Sundae Scoop at I heart naptime.

  21. Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try them! Thanks so much!

  22. So great! It is nice to share this recipe! I always find only wedding cupcake ideas , never recipes! Thanks!

  23. Oh my, these cupcakes look so gorgeous!!! Love the way you piped the frosting!!

  24. Amy

    Made these over the weekend. I imagine this is what crack is to a crackhead. OMG they’re good!

  25. Vickie

    Has anyone tried freezing these, either before or after adding the preserves?

  26. Tressa B

    Would there be enough batter to make 2 8 or 9 inch rounds, for a tier cake? Sounds wonderful would love to make it a cake for my Mom’s Birthday!

  27. Tressa B

    Hi Aimee! I decided to just make one recipe & cut the cake in half. I used a different raspberry filling recipe because not to fond of just jam. It was a huge success! My Dad loved the frosting too! He rarely likes “new” recipes. Ha! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous recipe! It will forever reside in my book! Love, just love it! Well worth the time & effort! Can’t wait to try more of your goodies!

  28. Necie314

    Would this recipe work as an 8 inch round cake?

  29. vicky

    Did anyone actually MAKE these? I never understand why people constantly post comments, “I want to make these!” Do it, and THEN post a comment about your experience. That will help those of us that are actually going to make them and not just talk about it. Aimee, I usually used a cupcake plunger when I make filled cupcakes… if i fill them like you said, how will I know if there is enough in the cupcake? And you really just use raspberry preserves? That seems too easy/good to be true!

  30. TressaB

    @Necie this only makes one 8 inch pan if you are wanting a traditional 2 layer cake I highly recommend doubling it! I didn’t because there was only 3 of us to eat the cake. It turned out great however next time I will double it. I did freeze the cake over night made frosting it a dream! Very,very,very good! I haven’t found a recipe for wedding cake online that is this good! Anyone questioning making them, don’t just make them! You won’t be sorry! I can’t thank Aimee enough for sharing it & not hoarding it!

  31. Alanna sanders

    Oh my gosh! This is the best wedding cake recipe that I have tried! Thanks so much.

  32. Necie314

    Here is a link to the cake I made by doubling the recipe. It made two beautiful layers. And I did freeze the cake overnight and it was a breeze to crumb coat. I got rave reviews and had three people ask me to make them one!! Wonderful recipe. Thanks so much Aimee!!!

  33. Kasie

    I was wondering if anyone has tried to make this recipe gluten free? If so, what kind of flour did you use instead of the cake flour and was there anything you had to add/subtract to/from the recipe? Thanks!

  34. These look amazing. I have to pass this along to my future daughter-in-law.

  35. Heather

    This recipe was amazing. I like the flavor, but next time I make this I think I’m going to make it with regular milk. I think I got the wrong buttermilk. I find that the cupcakes taste of buttermilk instead of almond. The cupcakes are delicious!!! Thanks for the receipe!

  36. Sabrina

    MMM! My new favorite white cake recipe! I just made these and ate one while it was hot because they smelled so good!

  37. Laura

    I’m making these tomorrow and do not have cake flour, only all purpose. Will it make much of a difference?

  38. Heidi

    These came out great! Everyone loved them. My only complaint is that it made a TON of frosting, way more than I needed. I hate to throw away good frosting but I just couldn’t possibly pile any more on these cupcakes! Maybe next time I’ll cut the frosting recipe in half. Also, I wonder if there is a way to make it less sweet. It tastes amazingly good but it’s very very sweet & with so much piled on most people removed a lot of it. A little goes a looooong way.

  39. a

    This website is great 113d5a958188b4fe895171c09b4f032b

  40. LuAnne

    This is a fabulous cupcake recipe. I have made these twice now and they have been a huge hit – once for a friend’s daughter’s graduation party and a second time for a friend’s dinner party. It sounds like a lot of almond extract, but is a perfect amount.

  41. Jayme

    I am hoping to make these for my soon to be sister in laws bridal shower this Saturday! Does this recipe double ok? So excited to make them!!

  42. I have a cupcake blog called My Year of Cupcakes. I featured your Almond Wedding Cake Cupcakes on day 51. Here’s the link if you wanna take a look:
    Thanks for the recipe!

  43. Chelin

    What brand of cake flour did you used? They look amazingly delicious!

  44. Sara

    This recipe looks amazing. I love making yummy treats like this for my 4 boys (husband included) and also for friends and neighbors. I just have a question for you, could you use vanilla instead of the almond extract? My youngest is severely allergic to almonds.

  45. Bonnie

    Made these wonderful cupcakes! Everyone loved them! So worth the time and effort.

  46. Allie

    I made these for a friend for her birthday since they were similar to her wedding cake. I’m normally a chocolate person, and I can’t usually stand fruit filled desserts, but these were scrumptious! Everyone loved them, birthday girl included. She said that they were better than her wedding cake. Thanks for the cravable recipe!

  47. Nancy Drew

    This recipe was awful. The cake came out too spongy and dense. Icing was good though.

    • Juliette

      The first time I made these I used King Arthur cake flour and they turned out great. The next time I made them I used Swans and it came out very spongy. If you don’t over beat, or overcook these cupcakes turn out great.

  48. Hannah

    I made this recipe today using two 8-inch round cake pans. I doubled the batter thanks to comments left by others. I wanted to note for anyone else attempting to make this recipe in cake form the bake time for two rounds pans: 30-35 minutes. My cakes took exactly 33 minutes on 350. I can’t wait to try them! They made my house smell amazing from the almond extract. I also subbed 3/4 cup all purpose flour plus 2 tbsp cornstarch in for each cup of cake flour the recipe needed. Cake flour can be quite expensive. Thanks for the recipe!

  49. My 14 yr old granddaughter wants me to help her make a small wedding cake for school project. I have made wedding cakes years ago but my question is if I fill between layers with the jam will that be enough and will it leak through the icing. And will the icing hold up since it has whip cream in it at school? Is that why I need to freeze the cake layers?

    • Tressa

      @Terrie I always use this recipe as a cake and I add a small thin layer of icing on the top of the bottom layer and pipe a small amount around the edge as well so the raspberry doesnt leak out. Then I freeze it to set the frosting. When the frosting is firm I add the raspberry then the top cake and frost the whole thing. Hope that gives you an idea of what to do. Works for me all the time.

  50. Marla

    These are beautiful! What piping tip did you use to make the swirls?

  51. Hi Amie, I saw your recipe on Pinterest and I am making them for a birthday party for adults 🙂 They look absolutely fabulous! I was wondering if I make the frosting the night before and piped it on if it would hold up?

  52. Hi Aimee! I want to make these cupcakes for a shower, but I would need to make them the night before. How stable is the frosting, once you make it? Would I be able to frost cupcakes the night before and leave them at room temperature? Thanks!

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  54. janny

    I tried these and they were wonderful!! I used all purpose flour and they were moist and so tasty!!!! I have to try them with the frosting!!!!

  55. Anonymous

    I’ve baked professionally for 3 years, and followed directions to a T. They burned to the bottom of the pan (along with the cupcake papers) and had a glue consistency in the middle. Some of these measurements don’t even make sense, you don’t need half a bottle of almond extract.

  56. Lauren

    I made these cupcakes this weekend as a trial run for a bridal shower. I used strawberry mousse for the filling (used a strawberry huller to dig a hole in the cupcakes) and they are AMAZING. The cupcake and frosting compliment the mousse very well. I followed the recipe exactly and the cake is soft and fluffy. Glad I stumbled upon this! 🙂

  57. Cassandra

    I made these cupcakes with a different frosting about a month ago and they turned out wonderfully!! Tonight I made them and substituted the almond with vanilla and the buttermilk with milk. They rose in the oven to a point of overflowing and then deflated before they were finished, which resulted in small, sticky (delicious) cupcakes. I thought I may have added too much liquid, so I tried it again, and the exact sme thing happened. Do you have any idea why this may have happened and how I might fix it.
    (Also it is probably a bit more humid since the last time I made them.)

  58. Kristen Parks

    Made these today and super easy recipe. I did not eat but my taste tester friend did and he liked it but thought a little more extract could be added and not too moist but it was good. Thanks for the recipe.

  59. Does this frosting hold up in the heat? I’m doing a large amount of cupcakes for a bridal shower and delivering them the day before. I don’t want the frosting to melt before the shower.

    • Becky

      Hi, I made these a few months ago (back in May?) and the frosting did not hold up very well in the heat (maybe only high 70s, probably not even low 80s). They started melting in the kitchen as I was trying to clear out space in the fridge to move them there immediately! Some of them turned out ugly as a result, but they were still really tasty and everyone loved them.

      I’ll be making these again soon and plan on using a little less liquid and more powdered sugar in the frosting recipe. Hopefully they’ll hold up better in the heat!

  60. I have to make 60 cupcakes and send them to a bridal shower 2hrs away. I will not be transporting them so I have no way to icing them there. Would you suggest freezing them to allow them to thaw during the trip/versus risk the icing melting and looking yucky!?

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  62. Anonymous

    Way too much almond extract in the cake batter but other than that delicious!.. Will definitely be making these again with less extract!

  63. yoyo

    I have to say…I am not one that goes off online leaving comments, but after trying these cupcakes I think it’s only fair I give you the credit you deserve. I made a batch to try at home and my kids loved them so I baked some for my women’s group at church and they devoured every single one of them…I’m be making more this weekend!!!! 🙂

  64. Suz

    Many years ago, I worked in a corner bakery. Our bestselling cake was what we called the ABC – Almond Buttermilk Cake. A delicate white cake that we paired with raspberry filling and buttercream icing. It was to die for. I have been looking for the recipe that best fits the one we used in our shop. This seems to be the closest and I am so HAPPY. Can’t wait to bake.

  65. Juliette

    Is anyone else having issues with the frosting. Is the cream supposed to be at room temperature? When I beat softened butter with cold cream it just makes it hard again. Then it starts to separate. The cupcake turns out great, but the frosting always gives me a headache.

  66. I would like to make the cupcakes one day and frost them the next. Is there an issue with the raspberry jam seeping into the cupcake overnight? As well, I would like to use a salted caramel for some instead of the jam, is the cupcake dense enough to hold caramel? The batter sounds amazing. thanks for the recipe, much appreciated.

    • These cupcakes can handle the jam, but a caramel might be too heavy! You can definitely bake them one day and frost the next with no issues, and the jam inside a day ahead would be fine too. ENJOY!

      • Hi…made these amazing babies today for a birthday party, they were great! Very easy to make and the icing is the bomb! My daughter told me after tasting them that she wanted these instead of a traditional wedding cake. They are tasty and elegant…I put them in primary color wrappers and topped them with sprinkles. Adorable!!

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  69. Celeste Moya

    Hello! Can I just make regular layered cakes with this recipe? Does the buttermilk affect the consistency if I just want to make cakes? Thank you!

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  71. lil

    should these cupcakes be refrigerated

  72. Tess

    I’m just wondering how you store these cupcakes? Also, will the frosting hold if I frost them the day before and leave them at room temperature on display for a few hours before eating them? Will the filling seep through? Thanks! 

  73. tm

    I plan to make these for my Mom’s bday in a few days. Regarding rhe frosting and using separate swirls/circle, can you explain in more detail how to do this? Is this done all at same time (or do you do circles and let them chill before tiering them? ?And do you do it with the frosting at room temp right after you make the frosting? Sorry I dont have a lot of baking experience, but I have made cupcakes with filling and frosting from scratch before. Thanks so much!!

  74. Linda

    Made these today. Did 3/4 tbsp almond extract and 1/4tbsp vanilla as i thought a whole tbsp almond was too much. Was confused if I should whip the egg whites but just combined them as the recipe said.  This was a tasty cup cake and loved the jam center.  Did my own vanilla bean frosting.  The whole taste was great!  Thanks will check out other recipes on your site 

  75. Jennifer

    I made these today but my frosting isn’t holding up. It’s melting on each cupcake as I go to the next. My butter was super soft maybe that was the problem. Please help.

  76. Jennifer

    Best frosting!!! It’s my go-to hands down for the past three years. Rave reviews every time. Love the idea of using whipping cream. Rich, fluffy, smooth as silk. Yum. 

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