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Easy Filled Cupcakes

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Learn how to make easy filled cupcakes with jam, peanut butter, Nutella frosting, ganache and much more. Two different but simple techniques are explained.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baking tip
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Decorating time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 24 Cupcakes
Calories 331
Author Abeer Rizvi


  • 24 Yellow cupcakes Cooled to room temperature
  • 2 cups Filling Such as jam, thick caramel sauce, marshmallow cream e.t.c. See above for more filling ideas
  • 4-6 cups Frosting Such as chocolate, vanilla e.t.c


  • Bake cupcakes and allow them to cool completely.
  • Prepare filling and chocolate frosting.
  • TECHNIQUE 1: Fill a piping bag with filling of your choice and attach Wilton's Tip # 230. Hold the piping bag on top of the cupcake and gently push it through the center, about halfway through. Then, squeeze your piping bag until the center of cupcake starts filling up and gradually pull away. Finally, top it all off with a swirl of frosting and you are done.
  • TECHNIQUE 2: Make a hollow center in your cupcake, using an apple corer or a big cake decorating tip such as Wilton's Tip # 1M. Remove this middle cupcake piece but don't discard it. Use a spoon to fill the cupcake with filling of your choice. Cover the top with that small cupcake piece you had removed earlier. Finally, top it all off with a swirl of frosting and you are done.
  • Techniques 3: This is rarely done but worth mentioning. Remove cupcake from liners and slice it in half horizontally. Place one half on a serving dish and spread a spoonful of thick filling on top. Place the other half of cupcake on top of the filling. Finally, top it all off with a swirl of frosting or ganache and you are done. I did this for my Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes.


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Check out this video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/embed/CX-kY-ma47k


Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg