Friday, July 27, 2012

Chocolate Strawberry Jam Filled Vanilla Cupcakes & Giveaway

Update:  We have a winner!



Congratulations to Michelle - Please comment back within the next 48 hours with your contact information so we can mail you your choice of Chocolate Jam and Cupcake Mix! (your comment with contact information will not appear below)

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Before beginning my internship at Stonewall Kitchen I was familiar with the products having used them growing up in the area.

Interested to see what the latest and greatest products were before beginning my internship, I went to the best source I could think of; social media.  Much to my surprise, the first thing I found was new Chocolate Jams in three different flavors – Strawberry, Raspberry, and Banana – absolutely taking over their Facebook page. As a lover of food, like most of the employees here, you can imagine my excitement. Even more than I love food, I love to bake, and also happen to be guilty of watching most of the cupcake shows currently on TV. So, unsurprisingly, I got the idea to bake cupcakes filled with one of these new, sure to be delicious, chocolate fruited jams. Hoping that it would demonstrate I had indeed done my research, I even made a point to bring up the jams and the cupcake idea during my interview.


I’ve never baked with any kind of gluten free mix before and do not have a gluten intolerance, but I decieded to go with the Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcake Mix. Here it goes… Hopefully they taste as good as I’m expecting! 


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Halfway through making the batter! At this point, I had put in the butter and mixed it with some of the cupcake mix, then added the milk and egg before adding the rest of the mix to all be blended together.

Here’s the finished mix and the cupcake tins filling up 

I had a feeling this method wouldn’t work, but I couldn’t resist trying it… On a few of the cupcakes we filled the tray part way, put in some Chocolate Strawberry Jam, and then topped it off with a little more batter to try to bake the filling into the cupcake. 

Ready to go into the oven

And, fresh out of the oven! 

Cutting out the center, so far they look great to me. And licking the spoon after I finished filling them was a delicious decision. 

After letting the cupcakes cool for a while and filling them with jam, I was finally able to frost them. The mix that came with the cupcakes was sweet and sugary!

Now for the results of the experiment. The cupcake on the left is the one I tried to bake the jam filling into; apparently the consistencies didn't work well together because as you can see, the jam somehow made it to the bottom of the cupcake. The one on the right was the successful cored cupcake; we just scooped out the middle of the cupcake with a small knife and drizzled the jam into it.

Finally, here is a close up of the successfully cored cupcake. As you may have guessed it was a little messy to eat, but still sweet and tasty all the same!
If you love baking anywhere near as much as I do, which is a lot, I highly encourage you to try a project like this. So much so that we are going to offer a free Chocolate Jam (your choice on flavor) and one of our cupcake mixes to try! 

Giveaway!
What you will win
  • (1) Jar of our new Chocolate Jam - your choice from the following flavors:  Chocolate Banana, Chocolate Strawberry and Chocolate Raspberry
  • (1) Box of our cupcake mix - your choice from the following flavors:
    • Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Frosting
    • Chocolate Cupcake with Vanilla Bean Frosting
    • Chocolate Coconut Frosting
    • Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcake with Vanilla Frosting
    • Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Frosting
How to Enter

Mandatory:  Let us know what flavor combinations of cupcake and jam sounds best in our comments below! 

Additional Entries: 
  • Like us on Facebook
  • Share our giveaway with your friends via Facebook or Twitter
  • Follow us on Twitter:  @StonewalKitchen
  • Follow us on Pinterest
Remember, each extra entry must be left in a separate comment. A winning comment will be chosen at random. If an email, twitter handle or other way to be contacted is not included the winner will be announced and asked to comment back leaving their contact information (this will not be published). Winner has 48 hours to reply and claim their prize.

Giveaway ends on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 12:00PM EST

Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize. US residents only, please no employee entries.

97 comments:

  1. The Vanilla cake mix and Vanilla Bean frosting sounds like it would be ideal with the Chocolate Raspberry jam. Thanks for the opportunity to win. XO

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    1. I think Strawberry in center of yellow cake but with peanut butter frosting.

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  2. Chocolate coconut with raspberry jam. Heaven? Maybe! (fsc200408@yahoo.com)

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  3. I like you on FB (Nicole Sadie)

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  4. and I'm a follower on Twitter (flpflpsncmbtbts)

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  5. The vanilla with the raspberry jam.
    YUM

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  6. Chocolate Strawberry Jam with Chocolate Cupcake Mix and Chocolate frosting!! Yum I love chocolate! marlazick at aol dot com

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  7. I like on Facebook Marla Kurtz Zickefoose marlazick at aol dot com

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  8. I follow on Twitter as @SavingUGreenMom marlazick at aol dot com

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  9. I follow on Pinterest as marlazick ~ marlazick at aol dot com

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  10. I think the vanilla cakemix and vanilla frosting with the chocolate raspberry sound the best. i follow you on twitter!

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  11. I'm liking the sound of Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcake with Vanilla Frosting with Chocolate Raspberry jame -- yum!

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  12. Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate raspberry jam would be decadent!

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  13. I follow you on Twitter - @bethstakeonlife

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  14. Vanilla cupcake mix with Vanilla Bean frosting and either the Ginger Fig jam or the Blueberry Pomegranate jam works for me.

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  15. I think Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Frosting and Chocolate Banana Jam would sound delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. Chocolate cupcakes, chocolate raspberry jam, chocolate frosting - swoon!

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  17. P.S. I like Stonewall Kitchen (very much!) on FB.

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  18. Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcake with a dollop of peach amaretto then frosted with the mixes Vanilla Frosting with a little Maple Honey Caramel Sauce added to it (reduce the liquids to get to the right spreading consistency). Peach and caramel is a pairing that most people don't realize work marvelously together.

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  19. I would like to try Vanilla cupcake with Vanilla frosting and chocolate Banana jam. We might even put pieces of stonewall kitchen gluten free brownies in the cupcake. Yum.

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  20. Kathleena WielkopolanJuly 27, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    I would love to experiment with the Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes/Frosting with the Chocolate Strawberry Jam. Sounds so Yummy!! =)

    GF_247@yahoo.com

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  21. Kathleena WielkopolanJuly 27, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Extra Entry - I follow you on Pinterest =)
    GF_247@yahoo.com

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  22. Kathleena WielkopolanJuly 27, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Extra Entry - I follow you on Twitter =)
    GF_247@yahoo.com

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  23. Kathleena WielkopolanJuly 27, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Extra Entry - I liked you on Facebook =)
    GF_247@yahoo.com

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  24. Kathleena WielkopolanJuly 27, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Extra Entry - I shared on Facebook and Retweeted on Twitter =)
    GF_247@yahoo.com

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  25. Mmm, of those choices, I'd have to choose Chocolate Strawberry Jam and Chocolate Cupcake with Vanilla Bean Frosting. Yum Yum!

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  26. These remind me of the cupcakes my nana used to make when I was a young girl. But that's another post!

    My winning combination is chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting and chocolate raspberry filling inside the cupcake! Now that's a devilishly delicious, decadent and devine cupcake!

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  27. Chocolate strawberry jam with chocolate cupcakes and vanilla bean frosting! Yum! @jennyyeni

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  28. Vanilla cupcake w/Chocolate Raspberry jam = <3

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  29. I'd love to try the chocolate raspberry jam with the chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting

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  30. Following on Twitter (dahlia625)

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  31. Some jammin' cupcakes would be vanilla cupcakes with chocolate banana jam! Bring it!

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  32. Chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting and the chocolate raspberry jam

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  33. Chocolate cupcake with vanilla bean frosting and chocolate strawberry jam.

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  34. I liked you on facebook.

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  35. Chocolate Strawberry Jam and Chocolate Cupcake with Vanilla Bean Frosting.

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  36. I followed on pinterest/

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  37. YUM! Chocolate cupcake with coconut frosting and chocolate banana! cathyguitarteacher-01 at yahoo dot com

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  38. Chocolate Cupcake w/Chocolate Frosting teamed w/Chocolate Raspberry Jam.

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  39. The chocolate cupcake with vanilla bean frosting and chocolate raspberry jam sounds wonderful. But actually, they all sound wonderful.

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  40. I like you on facebook (cathyhorner)

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  41. I like Stonewall Kitchen on Facebook

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  42. Follow you on pinterest (cathorner)

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  43. I follow Stonewall Kitchen on Twitter

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  44. I follow Stonewall Kitchen on Pinterest

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  45. Vanilla cupcake with chocolate coconut frosting, and filled with chocolate strawberry jam. Can't get better than that combination.

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  46. Chocolate Cupcake with Vanilla Bean Frosting sounds amazing!

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  47. I also follow Stonewall Kitchen on Twitter (@lofteddesigns)...

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  48. ...and on Facebook! Thanks for the great contest. :)

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  49. I like you on Facebook (and LOVE you in real life!)

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  50. I'd like to try chocolate, chocolate, chocolate/strawberry. Can we get a little more chocolate in there somehow?

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  51. Chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting and chocolate raspberry jam would be great.

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  52. Yum! I'm thinking chocolate cupcake, choc coconut frosting, choc rasp jam!

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  53. I am planning to try the GF chocolate cupcake with chocolate banana jam and I will frost hf in chocolate and half in vanilla bean.

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  54. I am a FB fan (https://www.facebook.com/karen.ritter.1810).

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  55. I am following all of your boards on Pinterest. Still like chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting and chocolate raspberry jam.

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  56. I am following you on Twitter (@Karen_Ritter)
    Chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting and chocolate raspberry jam!

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  57. Chocolate banana and chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting!

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  58. Also love to follow you on Pinterest!!!

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  59. Chocolate cupcake with vanilla bean frosting with chocolate banana jam. Yum!

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  60. Chocolate raspberry jam on a chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting. Oh my pregnant belly yum!

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  61. Gotta try that chocolate cupcake/coconut frosting - and my honey would insist on the chocolate banana jam! Becky Rupprecht, and I'm a follower on FB.

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  62. Vanilla cake and chocolate raspberry jam!

    hugzeke@gmail.com

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  63. Vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting, with the chocolate banana jam!

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  64. Vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting, with the chocolate banana jam!

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  65. Chocolate Raspberry jam and Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcake with Vanilla Frosting
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  66. I like you on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
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  67. I follow you on Twitter as MsCarolsueA
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  68. I follow you on Pinterest as cezovski9
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  69. Chocolate Cupcake with Vanilla Bean Frosting & Chocolate Raspberry Jam!

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  70. Chocolate Cupcake with Vanilla Bean Frosting and chocolate raspberry jam.

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  71. I'm following Stonewall Kitchen on twitter (ljskop).

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  72. Chocolate cupcake and chocolate frosting with chocolate raspberry jam. Yum!

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  73. I follow StoneWall Kitchen on Twitter
    @AMatalanis

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  74. I tweeted

    https://twitter.com/AMatalanis/status/229941017015623680

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  75. Chocolate Banana jam sounds like it would be amazing with the Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Frosting!
    jmm.218 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  76. Being gluten intolerant I was SO excited for the debut of your gluten free line! I think the gluten free chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting and a sour cherry jam filling would be amazing. Black forest cupcake, anyone?!

    ~leah.simard@yahoo.com
    @LeahKSimard on twitter

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    1. And if not the sour cherry jam, definitely the chocolate raspberry!

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  77. I am so sorry I missed this one, these are mouthwatering gluten free recipes and make it easier to adapt to my new dietary requirements. I also think the chocolate strawberry jam sounds decadent.

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