For the cake portion of the recipe use your go to vanilla recipe whether that be a from scratch recipe or a boxed recipe.
Inspired by the Linzer torte cookie, this confection sandwiches fruit preserves between layers of cake. Follow these easy three-step directions:
1. Slice: With a sharp knife, remove the top from each cupcake. Use a small (1½-inch) cookie cutter to stamp out a favorite shape.
2. Sweeten: Place a small spoonful of preserves in the center of each cupcake. Sprinkle the tops with confectioners’ sugar.
3. Assemble: Holding it by the edges, carefully place each top on the bottom portion of the cupcake.