Yogurt cupcakes recipe

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Yogurt cupcakes
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories767 Kcal38%
Sugar65.5 g73%
Fat49.1 g70%
Saturated Fat30.6 g153%
Protein4.1 g8%
Carbohydrates76.7 g30%

Prepare a batch of these tasty yogurt cupcakes in just 15 minutes. Finish the cupcakes with a handmade fondant leaf. 

Make these yogurt cupcakes using natural yogurt, golden caster sugar, and a hint of vanilla extract. Each cupcake is filled with raspberry jam. This recipe makes a batch of 12 cupcakes. Ideally served as part of an afternoon tea spread, bake sales, or birthday parties.


For the yogurt cupcakes:

  • 150ml pot natural yogurt or soured cream
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 175g butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 6tbsp raspberry jam

To decorate:

  • 500g butter, softened
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • green fondant icing sugar paste, to make leaves
  • 24 cake cases




  1. Preheat the oven to 190Cg, gas 5. Line 2 bun tins with paper cases. Mix wet cake ingredients together in a jug. Put the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Pour the egg mixture into the mixing bowl and mix briefly. Divide the cake mixture between the baking cases and bake for 15-18 mins or until well risen and springy to the touch.
  2. Cool on a baking tray. With a knife, cut a hole out of the centre of each cake and fill with raspberry jam to level with top of the cake.
  3. To decorate with the butter icing: Using a Wilton 2B nozzle in a piping bag, fill with the soft butter icing. Pipe, starting in the middle, in a swirl. Cut out leaf shapes from the green fondant, then use to decorate each rose.

Top tips for making yogurt cupcakes

Add a few drops of your favourite food colouring to give these cupcakes a bit of colour. Decorate with fresh berries like raspberries, strawberries or blueberries.

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