Raspberry jam buttercream recipe

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Raspberry jam buttercream
(Image credit: Ruth Black)
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories223 Kcal11%
Sugar34.7 g39%
Fat8.8 g13%
Saturated Fat5.6 g28%
Protein0.1 g0%
Carbohydrates35.8 g14%

Top your cupcakes with a homemade raspberry jam buttercream ready in just a few simple steps. This buttercream recipe will top an average of 12 regular cupcakes. 

This sticky-sweet buttercream is perfect for piping on top of cupcakes, be it chocolate cupcakes or raspberry cupcakes. For the smoothest buttercream opt for seedless jam. You could also add a few drops of pink food colouring to brighten the buttercream. Add a spoonful or two of icing sugar if the buttercream gets too wet if you opt for food colouring.


  • 384g icing sugar
  • 128g unsalted butter
  • 1tbsp of seedless raspberry jam
  • A few drops of pink food colouring (optional)
  • Fresh raspberries and sprinkles to decorate




  1. Cream the butter and a third of the icing sugar until smooth and repeat until all the icing sugar has been combined.
  2. Add the raspberry jam and mix again for 3-5 mins until light and fluffy. Add a few drops of food colouring at this point and mix.
  3. Pipe or pallet knife the icing onto the cooled cupcake. Add the sprinkles and top with a fresh raspberry.

Top tips for making raspberry jam buttercream

Try making raspberry jam from scratch using our classic raspberry jam recipe. It’ll make your buttercream icing taste extra fresh. This recipe would work just as well with other berries too like strawberries or blackberries.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies