Scarlet Witch Marvel inspired delicious cupcake- oh, that’s right. In anticipation of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War we are eating our feelings around here. Don’t judge. You don’t want to miss out on this Scarlet Witch raspberry jam cupcake recipe I’m sharing today as part of our bi-weekly Talk Marvel To Me series.
She’s the new girl on the team for those of us just learning about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you haven’t read a comic book before but love the Marvel movies, this is the place for you!
And you will love Wanda- aka the Scarlet Witch! She’s a powerhouse and has quickly become a favorite Avenger around here.
Talk Marvel To Me Bi-Weekly Series
I got together with a few of my fellow Marvel obsessed bloggers to put together a bi-weekly series. We’re sharing a little something from our favorite Marvel movies (MCU) leading up to the big one coming in APRIL- yeah, did you see that? Marvel changed the date of the Infinity War release!
Be sure to read this post if you need to know what Marvel movies to watch in order before Avengers: Infinity War.
We’re sharing a little about the background of a featured character – along with why they are awesome! Sometimes we’re adding in a fun recipe or craft that ties right in.
Honestly, it’s just an excuse to talk about Marvel more. I mean… it’s been hard to get Marvel off the brain with Avengers: Infinity War looming!
We’re covering a bit about our faves from Avengers: Age of Ultron and I’m sharing a bit about the new girl in town, Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch).
Tania at Lola Lambchops is Hulking is up over on her blog. Adult Incredible Hulk costume FTW!
Taty at Cool Moms Cool Tips is covering Wanda’s love interest in the MCU, Vision, by sharing her Disneybound idea.
Britni at Play, Party, Plan is chatting about Hawkeye today and how you can pull off a Hawkeye Disneybound of your own. Maybe she will mention his biceps, maybe not. Who knows? (I totally would because, dannnng, yo!)
Who is the Scarlet Witch in Marvel Cinematic Movies?
She’s pretty bad A!
When we meet Scarlet Witch, she’s holding a big grudge against Tony Stark and she has deadly weapons at her disposal to make him pay. Wanda is one part of twin siblings orphaned when a Stark Industry bomb crashed into their home.
The Scarlet Witch gets her name because her mind is her weapon: she can move things and influence people with just a look and some cool hand movements.
She’s one tough opponent!
Why do we love Scarlet Witch?
Her story is compelling and she’s been through a lot in her short life.
She’s kind- when she’s not throwing things at your head, anyway.
During Captain America: Civil War we get to know her a little more deeply. I enjoyed watching her become friends and maybe more (?) with Vision.
Scarlett Witch is played by actress Elizabeth Olsen in the MCU. Here’s Olsen giving the Scarlet Witch backstory for the non-comic readers amongst us!
Dang. That’s a lot of baggage!
We’re going to see Elizabeth Olsen as the Scarlet Witch on the big screen in Avengers: Infinity War in April. I hope (I suspect!) we get a little more of that Vision love story played out on screen.
The Scarlet Witch can tap into mystic energy for reality-altering effects; this power was formerly limited to the creation of “hex-spheres” of reality-disrupting quasi-psionic force to cause molecular disturbances in a target’s probability field, resulting in spontaneous combustion, deflection of objects in flight, and so on. She later became able to alter reality on a far greater scale, creating entire armies of enemies from nowhere. Although the Scarlet Witch has been trained in basic sorcery techniques, she lacks the specialized mystic training required to fully control her power.
Scarlet Witch Marvel Raspberry Jam Cupcakes
I totally think the backstory goes with this sweet treat.
No, really, follow me here.
Cupcakes are bad (for you- like Wanda at times) but also oh so good (in your mind!).
Err… I don’t know, let’s just pretend this works for the sake of argument!
Raspberry Jam Cupcakes Ingredients
Makes 18 Cupcakes
1 box of vanilla cake mix
1/2 C of softened unsalted sweet cream butter
1 C whole milk
1TBSP pure vanilla bean paste
1 Jar of Raspberry preserves
Raspberry Jam Cupcake Directions
Preheat oven to 350 and line cupcake pan with the liners.
In a medium bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, milk, and vanilla bean paste and mix until combined.
Using a medium ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into the cupcake liners and fill about 3/4 of the way full.
Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes.
Pull out and place on the side to cool.
Raspberry Jam Cupcake Frosting Ingredients
1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
2 1/2 C powder sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
1/2 C fresh raspberries
1 piping bag fitted with a star tip
fresh mint and raspberries for topping
Raspberry Jam Cupcake Frosting Directions
Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed.
If your frosting starts looking like powdery rocks, add another tablespoon of heavy whipping cream.
Mix until you see creamy stiffed peaks.
Scoop frosting into the piping bag.
Scoop some raspberry jam into a microwave safe bowl.
Place the jam in the microwave for about 15 seconds.
Stir the jam with a smooth to see if it is thinned out. If the jam doesn’t fall off the spoon like lava, place it back into the microwave for another 10-15 seconds.
Once thinned, take your cupcake and dip it into the jam.
Once all the raspberry jam cupcake have been dipped, let them sit for about 5 minutes before piping on the frosting.
Top with a fresh raspberry and mint.