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Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

This Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes recipe combines rich flavors of chocolate, chocolate ganache, raspberry buttercream frosting and fresh raspberries for a delicious dessert you will love!

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes
Chocolate and raspberry is one of my husband’s favorite flavor combinations.
Every time we go to the Cocoa Bean he gets their version of these Chocolate Raspberry cupcakes. I’ll admit that I’m not the biggest fan of raspberry but these are pretty awesome!
I made a similar recipe a while back and have since improved it (back then I use a doctored cake mix, now it’s all from scratch and so much more delicious).
The moist chocolate cake combined with the gooey ganache and sweet raspberry frosting is absolutely perfect!

Enjoy!

 
Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes Recipe

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes Recipe

This Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes recipe combines rich flavors of chocolate, chocolate ganache, raspberry buttercream frosting and fresh raspberries for a delicious dessert you will love!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 35 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 541kcal
Author: LifeMadeSimpleTeam
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Ingredients

Cupcake Batter
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/8 tsp. espresso powder
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Chocolate Ganache
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 oz. bittersweet chocolate
  • 3/4 Tbsp. corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
Raspberry Buttercream Frosting
  • 16 Tbsp. unsalted butter - room temperature
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  • 3 Tbsp. seedless raspberry puree - (from 6 oz. of fresh raspberries)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
Garnish
  • 12 raspberries

Instructions

Cupcakes
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 1 cupcake pan with liners, set aside.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk or sift together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add eggs, warm water w/ espresso powder, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. Mix on mediums peed until smooth. Turn down speed to low and slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Mix until smooth (no flour/cocoa pockets remain), about 3minutes.
  • Divide batter evenly among cups, filling ⅔of the way full. Place in oven and bake for 20-21 minutes, or until the tops spring back when touched and a cake tester comes out clean. Be careful not to over bake!
  • Remove from oven, allow them to sit for 3-4minutes in the pan, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Prepare ganache and frosting. Dip in ganache, frost and top with raspberries.
Chocolate Ganache
  • Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium heat. In a separate bowl, combine chocolate, corn syrup and vanilla. Once the cream is heated through, pour over chocolate and whisk until smooth. Let cool for10 minutes.
  • Turn cooled cupcake upside down and dip into ganache. Swirl to remove excess. Place right side up on a wire rack to set (about 5 minutes or so). Repeat processed as many times as desired.
Frosting
  • Puree 6 oz. of fresh raspberries in a food processor or blender. Pour through mesh sieve over a small bowl. Press all of the juice out until all that remains is seeds.
  • Cream the butter, salt, vanilla, seedless raspberry puree and milk in the bowl of a stand mixer (beat on high for 1 minute).
  • With mixing speed on low, begin adding in the sugar a ½ c. at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Add additional cream until desired consistency is reached.
  • Remove bowl from stand. Frost cupcakes with the buttercream and garnish accordingly.

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Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 cupcake
Amount per Serving
Calories
541
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
29
g
45
%
Saturated Fat
 
16
g
100
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
9
g
Cholesterol
 
86
mg
29
%
Sodium
 
364
mg
16
%
Potassium
 
230
mg
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
69
g
23
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
52
g
58
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
753
IU
15
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
64
mg
6
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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