Gourmet Raspberry Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

I am a big cupcake fan, but these Gourmet Raspberry Filled Chocolate Cupcakes are probably the best I have ever eaten. They are so tasty, and beyond easy to make. You need these in your life.

 

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 because I think these could be world famous. They are so delicious, and so simple to make, but honestly taste like a gourmet cupcake.

I was shocked at how simply, they came together, and how amazing they tasted.

I love chocolate and raspberries, more than any other food combination (yes that includes chocolate and peanut butter).

But these Gourmet Raspberry Filled Chocolate Cupcakes will change your life. They are so yummy.

raspberry filling short cut:

I highly recommend trying the raspberry filling in the cupcake recipe. However, if you are short on time, I highly recommend trying a raspberry jam or preserve.

My husband likes when I use a seedless preserve, because he hates getting the seeds stuck in his teeth.

I personally prefer the taste of the raspberry glaze, explained in the recipe, but as a shortcut, raspberry jam is always a great option.

what other fruit could i use?

I personally can’t get enough of raspberries. They are by far, my most favorite fruit.

However, I know that not everybody loves them. If you want to replace them, here are a few options:

  • strawberries
  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • cherries

You could also try something sweet like:

  • Reese’s or peanut butter
  • Snickers
  • Oreo’s
  • Twix
  • Chocolate Fudge

watch how to make another raspberry favorite, here:

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Watch how to make another raspberry inspired dessert recipe, here:

looking for more raspberry desserts? here are a few of our favorite:

Raspberry Fluff Jello Salad
Raspberry Cream Cheese Jello Salad
Frozen Raspberry Pie
Raspberry Chocolate Mousse Brownie Cups
Frozen Raspberry Lemonade Pie

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 tdark 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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