Bonne Maman Golden Plum & Pumpkin Cupcakes AND a Giveaway!

A brown package arrived a few weeks back, filled with red gingham lidded Golden Plum Preserves from Bonne Maman. The kids and I slathered the preserves on toast, spooned it over giant slices of brie on crispy crackers, and make pumpkin cupcakes stuffed with the golden fruit jam right in the center of it all.

The package arrived as part of the Bonne Maman Golden Plum Preserves Pinterest Contest. Click on this linky link right here and see what a handful of fave bloggers have created with the delicate little wonder that is a jar of perfect preserves. Vote on your favorite recipe by “liking” it on Pinterest,sign up for Bonne Maman’s online newsletter and leave me a comment. Finish off those three tasks and you’ll be entered to win a gorgeous gift set of Bonne Maman preserves.

If you’re anything like me, there’s no end to the amount of pumpkin recipes you can stuff into your face before peppermint season hits. Because, come December, peppermint season must take command on one’s life for at least a 30-day period. In the meantime, nab up a can of pumpkin puree and get your cupcake on. These pumpkin cuppies, stuffed to the gills with Bonne Maman’s seasonally perfect Golden Plum Preserves are just pretty, pretty. And yummy, yummy.

Don’t ask why I just went all 1993 Little Caesars commercial on you. Sheesha! Sheesha!

Scrumptious! Scrumptious!

One Cheeky Kitchen reader will win a 3-Pack Gift Set of Bonne Maman Mirabelle, Fig & Strawberry Preserves.

To be entered to win this giveaway:

One winner will be chosen at random by November 16, 2012. Winners will be announced on the Cheeky Kitchen Facebook page, and contacted directly by email. Good Luck! Happy Preserves!


Golden Plum & Pumpkin Cupcakes


For the Cupcakes:
1 stick butter
2 eggs
2/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 tablsepoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour
1/2 cup milk mixed with 1 tablespoon white vinegar

For the Filling & Frosting:
12 teaspoons Bonne Maman Golden Plum Preserves
4 tablespoons coconut oil, softened but not melted
1 stick butter, softened but not melted
10 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4-1/3 cup milk
raspberries for garnish


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the butter, eggs, sugars, and pumpkin. Beat until well combined. Add the pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and flour. Beat until combined, then add the milk mixture. Beat the batter until all ingredients are well incorporated. Spoon into 12 standard-sized muffin cups lined with cupcakes wrappers. Bake in preheated oven for 18-22 minutes, or just until the center of each cupcake springs back to the touch. Cool completely before using a mini cookie scoop to gently remove a small amount of cake from the top center of each cupcake.
Spoon Bonne Maman preserves into the center of each cooled cupcake.
In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together the butter, coconut oil, powdered sugar, vanilla, and just enough milk to create a smooth, spreadable frosting. Spoon into ziptop bags, or frosting bags fitted with the star tip. Pipe frosting over the preserves on each cupcake. Garnish with a raspberry, if desired.

23 Responses to “Bonne Maman Golden Plum & Pumpkin Cupcakes AND a Giveaway!”

  1. Yummo – I’d love to win this sampler. I voted, I signed up for the newsletter, and now I’m leaving a comment…. but I can’t say preserves are sexy pretty… that’s just not my style. Pretty, yes… and very yummy.

  2. Kel says:

    I would love to try the fig preserves!

  3. rachel says:

    Fig preserves? Swoon!

  4. ohhh, I am SO in love with these cupcakes – they are so cute and I love the touch of perserves in the middle ~ YUM!

  5. Alexandra says:

    Hi there! I love how you incorporated seasonal ingredients into such a delightful cupcake. I agree, preserves definitely add an element of sensuality and beauty to any dish. And they are absolutely delicious!

  6. Alexandra says:

    I voted for my favorite Golden Plum Mirabelle Preserves Recipe on Pinterest (Pinterest Name: aneesalewis).

  7. Alexandra says:

    I signed up for the Bonne Maman newsletter (aneesa824 [at] yahoo [dot] com).

  8. I LOVE pretty preserves! And incorporating them into cupcakes, so perfect.

  9. Julia says:

    Gingham lids rock. And plum preserves with pumpkin = an inspired match!

  10. Rana says:

    Oh, preserves are sex-ah. I like that they give you some ideas of what to do with the cute bottles once they’re empty.

  11. Jackie says:

    so happy to discover your delicious blog!

  12. Shelia says:

    I voted for your recipe! I love pumpkin anything and preserves add that extra sexy! I did all the other steps also!

  13. Leslie says:

    I’ll give you…”The prserves are lovely pretty.”

  14. 10 cups of powdered sugar??? Really? I never!

  15. Becky M says:

    I did all of the above! I love Bonne Maman. I’ve might have been eating mine right out the container with a spoon! I will deny it though.

  16. thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway! I’m with you – I’m so ready for the peppermint + cranberry season even before Thanksgiving. Seemed like the pumpkin obsession rolled out all the way back in August this year! Ergh! Thinking those fig preserves would be delicious whipped into a cream cheese buttercream slathered between spice cake whoopie pie ends. YUM!

  17. Corisa says:

    they are sexy by making an sandwich slooppppyy and delicious

  18. Corisa says:

    signed up for email

  19. Lucy says:

    Thank you for the oportunity to win these preserves! I love cooking with Preserves, and think the jars repurposed in my Pantry would be very Pretty, Sexy, vintage!

  20. anna says:

    bonne maman is literally my most favoritest jam ever. i discovered them in france, and have not found anything to match since. yum!

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  22. Veronica says:

    awesome giveaway!!! bonne maman preserves are the only “jelly” i’ll ever eat! Ive voted on my favorite recipe :) hope i win! :)

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