Raspberry lamington cupcakes

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Lamingtons are one of my favourite treats – I don’t why, but there’s something about a sponge cake coated in jelly and coconut that makes me unbelievably happy. Now I think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who doesn’t like a lamington every now and again – they’re definitely a bit of a Kiwi institution.

For some reason I was madly dreaming of lamingtons on Friday at work – in particular, raspberry ones! I was tossing up making a batch over the weekend, but couldn’t quite bring myself to do it… I really wanted to make a special kind of cupcake. Surprisingly, it took me a bit of pondering before I came up with the idea of putting them together.

After deciding to do a raspberry lamington cupcake the rest came easily – fluffy, light vanilla cupcake, filled with a generous helping of raspberry jam, iced with a raspberry jelly buttercream coated in coconut, topped with a swirl of buttercream and finished with a dot of raspberry jam.

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