Gourmet Raspberry Filled Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe
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.
Medium Mixing Bowl (2)
Small Mixing Bowl
- 2 cups flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup butter softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups boiling water
- 2 eggs
- 1 package frozen raspberries completely thawed
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 4 ounces squares unsweetened chocolate 4, 1 ounce squares. (I used semisweet because I didn't have enough unsweetened, so it depends on whether you prefer more of dark chocolate richness)
- 8 ounces cream cheese 1 package, softened
- 4 cups confectioners sugar
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons heavy cream (or just enough to get consistency of icing you want)
Sift together dry ingredients and set aside.
Cream together butter, sugar, and vanilla.
Mix in boiling water, then add eggs and mix well.
Gradually add dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
Pour into cupcake liners bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until tops spring back.
Let cupcakes cool completely and fill with raspberry filling and then frost with chocolate cream cheese frosting.
Melt chocolate in double boiler or microwave.
Beat cream cheese until fluffy and pour in melted chocolate and mix until well blended.
Add vanilla and salt then slowly mix in confectioners sugar according to consistency desired. Add heavy cream to achieve consistency as well.
Then pipe or spread it on the cupcakes!
If you want to replace the raspberries with another fruit, here are a few options:
Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 288IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg