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Semolina Raspberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

These elegant sweet offerings call for an aromatic hot tea to be sipped slowly from your finest china cup.

Semolina Raspberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Makes 12 cupcakes


  • For the cupcakes:
  • 1 cup fine semolina
  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 1/4 fresh raspberries (or frozen, thaw before use)
  • 12 raspberries for decoration
  • For the cream cheese frosting:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese 
  • 8 Tbs. (1 stick) unsalted butter 
  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar 
  • 1 tsp. raspberry extract 



Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 12-well muffin pan with paper liners.


Place the semolina, flour, baking powder, and sugar in a bowl. Combine the melted butter, vanilla, and yogurt, then add to the dry ingredients. Stir the mixture until smooth and just combined. Stir through the raspberries.


Divide the mixture evenly among the paper liners. Bake for 15 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the center of a cake. Transfer onto a wire rack to cool.


To make the frosting, beat the cream cheese, butter, sugar and raspberry extract in a medium bowl using electric beaters until smooth and combined. Decorate each cake with the frosting and top with a raspberry.

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    February 3, 2014 at 6:39 am

    the picture is so droolworthy that I cant take my eyes off from it. bright luscious and decadent. what else do you need in a gorgeous cuppie like this.

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    Rosa's Yummy Yums
    February 3, 2014 at 8:27 am

    So pretty and surely very delicious! A great teatime treat.



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    February 3, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Hey! I have exactly the same liners! 🙂 don't they look cute?

    These cupcakes sound like something I should try 🙂

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    La Table De Nana
    February 3, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    There are some of the vintage gloves you collect:)
    I love this series of photos..so feminine.

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    Shibi Thomas
    February 3, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Its picture perfect cupcake Yelena!!! I wish I could grab one now. The cupcake liners and the pink gloves around it complements well. Nice clicks!!!

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    February 3, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Due to the lack of egg in this recipe I think they would be easy to veganise. I am going to give them a go because I LOVE cake recipes with a bit of texture and that deliver a big flavour hit. Cheers for sharing 🙂

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    Eric Pepple
    February 4, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Those are beautiful! Great job 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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    February 4, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Semolina reminds of my childhood and my mother who used it quite often. I love your cupcake recipe! And as always my complements for the art!

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    Te de Ternura
    February 4, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Estoy segura de que esta receta tan bien presentada, aparte de bonita tiene que tener un sabor delicado y muy sabroso .

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    Nippon Nin
    February 14, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    So pretty, so romantic! I had to Pin it! Happy Valentine's Day!

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