Gourmet Raspberry Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

 

My Friend Naomi Gave me some of these cupcakes! Now if you didn’t know… I LOVE Cake and Frosting! This was one of the best cupcakes I have ever tasted! She was very kind to share the recipe with me- Here you go

 

Serves: 24

Gourmet Raspberry Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

20 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 eggs
  • Raspberry Filling
  • 1 package frozen raspberries, thawed completely
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Frosting
  • 4-1oz squares unsweetened chocolate (I used semisweet because I didn?t have enough unsweetened, so it depends on whether you prefer more of the dark chocolate richness)
  • 1-8oz-package cream cheese softened
  • 4 cups confectioners? sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream (or just enough to get consistency of icing you want)

Instructions

  1. Sift together dry ingredients and set aside.
  2. Cream together butter, sugar, and vanilla.
  3. Mix in boiling water, then add eggs and mix well.
  4. Gradually add dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  5. Pour into cupcake liners bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until tops spring back.
  6. Let cupcakes cool completely and fill with raspberry filling and then frost with chocolate cream cheese frosting.
  7. Raspberry Filling:
  8. Combine all ingredients in saucepan until combined and slightly thickened.
  9. Cool completely before filling in cupcakes.
  10. Frosting:
  11. Melt chocolate in double boiler or microwave.
  12. Beat cream cheese until fluffy and pour in melted chocolate and mix until well blended.
  13. Add vanilla and salt then slowly mix in confectioners sugar according to consistency desired. Add heavy cream to achieve consistency as well.
  14. Then pipe or spread it on the cupcakes!
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