Wednesday, August 15, 2012

chocolate cupcakes with raspberry icing

i love raspberries, and i love chocolate. thus, its one of my favorite combinations. you can take the chocolate raspberry love a step further with these cupcakes and fill them with raspberry jam, but i couldn't find my tiny decorating tips and had nothing to pipe the filling with. this cake is moist and the icing is pretty unique. i found 6 cups of sugar in the frosting to be a bit much, but modify it to your tastes!

for the cupcakes:
  • 9 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 & 1/2 cups flour (or cake flour, which i didn't use)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 & 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup strong coffee
  • 1/2 cup milk
preheat the oven to 350 degrees farenheit. line cupcake pan with cupcake liners of your choice. combine the cocoa powder, flour, salt, baking and baking powder in a bowl and whisk or sift. in another large bowl, combine the sugar and butter and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about five minutes. add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.

brew your coffee and combine it with the milk. add half of the dry ingredients to your butter, egg and sugar mixture. next, add the coffee and milk mixture. add the rest of the dry ingredients and turn off the mixture just after all ingredients have combined. divide the batter in the cupcake pan and bake for 20-22 minutes. allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.

i chose not to fill my cupcakes, but if you desire to do so: heat up some seedless raspberry jam in the microwave for 10-20 seconds, then put it into a piping bag with a thin, circular tip. simply poke a whole in the top of the cupcake and pipe some filling inside. 

for the frosting:
  • 16 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 5 cups powdered sugar (to taste - i only used about 4 1/2)
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • pink food coloring
combine the butter and raspberry jam and cream them together until smooth. gradually add the powdered sugar, and finally, the pink food coloring as desired. garnish with a raspberry!

recipe adapted from annie's eats.


  1. I'm not a big fan of raspberries but I think I would HAVE to eat these just because they're so cute!

  2. Looks so yummy! Must try, thanks for sharing (:


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