How to fill a cupcake with jam

Updated April 17, 2017

If you are the baker of the family, you likely have a perfect cupcake recipe that your friends and family love. However, if you want to expand on your cupcake culinary skills, a cupcake filled with a favourite jam will surprise and impress your guests. Filling cupcakes may seem like a complicated task, but it's a rather simple process that only requires a pastry bag and tip, and the jam of your choice.

Bake your favourite cupcakes according to the recipe and allow them to cool for 5 to 10 minutes.

Place the jam of your choice in a microwave-safe dish and microwave for 15 seconds to soften.

Fit a metal or plastic tip with a medium opening over a pastry bag and fill the bag with the jam.

Insert the tip of the pastry bag directly into the centre of the cupcake halfway through. Do not go any farther or the jam will leak from the bottom of the cupcake.

Gently and slowly squeeze the bag to release jam into the cupcake until the jam fills up to the top of the hole you punctured into it. Repeat with the rest of the cupcakes.

Ice the tops of the cupcakes to decorate and hide the jam-filled hole.


You can also use a cupcake corer. This tool cuts a small hole out of the centre of the cupcake for you to fill.

Things You'll Need

  • Prepared cupcakes
  • Jam (any kind)
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Pastry bag with tip
  • Frosting
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Based in Los Angeles, Zora Hughes has been writing travel, parenting, cooking and relationship articles since 2010. Her work includes writing city profiles for Groupon. She also writes screenplays and won the S. Randolph Playwriting Award in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in television writing/producing and a Master of Arts Management in entertainment media management, both from Columbia College.