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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.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, cupcakes, Dessert, Easy Dessert Recipe
Servings: 24
Calories: 301kcal


  • sifter
  • Medium Mixing Bowl (2)
  • Cupcake Liners
  • Cupcake pan
  • Saucepan
  • 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

Raspberry Filling

  • 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
  • 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.

Raspberry Filling

  • Combine all ingredients in saucepan until combined and slightly thickened.
  • Cool completely before filling in cupcakes.


  • 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:
  • strawberries
  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • cherries


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