Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes With Raspberry Buttercream Frosting – The Cupcake Project
I’m finally starting back on The Cupcake Project! The holidays were craaaaazy to say the least! But, I found some time last week to whip up these super yummy Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes just in time for Valentine’s Day!! I know!! You can thank me later. There’s raspberries in both the cupcakes and, AND!!! I made some raspberry buttercream frosting. Because, obviously. Ethan loved them so much, we’re making a batch for him to bring to the valentine’s Day party at school. Seriously, what’s more perfect then chocolate raspberry cupcakes for a classroom full of 7 year olds? Not much! Ok, I confess. I loved them too.
Ready to get your Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes fix going? Let’s do this!
Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes
For Cupcakes –
- 1 Box Devil’s Food Cake mix
- 3 Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Oil
- 3/4 Cup Buttermilk
- 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
- 2 TSP Vanilla
- 2 Cups Fresh Raspberries (1/2 cup reserved for frosting)
For Raspberry Buttercream –
- 1/2 Cup Raspberries (purred, drained)
- 1 Cup Butter (softened)
- 4-5 Cups Powdered Sugar
- (milk if frosting is too thick)
- Raspberries for garnish
Let’s get started with our Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes by preheating the oven to 350*. Line pans with some really cute cupcake liners. 1 of my favorites are these. (This recipe will make 24 homemade cupcakes)
In large mixing bowl, mix eggs oil, buttermilk, sour cream and vanilla on low speed. Slowly add cake mix and blend until it’s smooth and lump free. Remember, lumps are yucky! Very carefully, fold in chopped raspberries.
I always tell you to use a Use a measuring scoop to pour batter into cupcake liners. Less mess, no guess! (here’s the ones I use. 4 sizes and SUPER cheap!) Fill your liners 3/4 full. Depending on your oven, bake for 15-20 minutes. I was right at 18 minutes. Use the old but never fail ‘toothpick comes out clean’ trick to test yours. Set those aside on cooling rack. And, while they are cooling off, we’re going to start on the Raspberry Buttercream!!
First make your raspberries into a puree and strain out the seeds. Those would be bad to chomp down on in frosting! Beat your butter in a stand mixer for a good 2 minutes so it gets soft, fluffy. Add your raspberry puree and mix again for about 30 seconds. Slowly start adding powdered sugar until you reach the consistency you’re aiming for to pipe frosting. Too thick? Add 1 TBS of milk at a time. Too runny? Thicken with 2 TBS powdered sugar. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with fresh raspberries super cute sprinkles!
BAM! Perfect Valentine’s Day Treats!
For newbies to The Cupcake Project, and just stumbled into our awesome Orange Cranberry Cupcakes, here’s all 10 weeks up to now:
Week 1, we made these Chocolate Malt Homemade Cupcakes! Just like an old fashioned soda fountain drink. My dad’s favorite!
Week 2, were those Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes. Remember those creamy bars you got from the Ice Cream man?? THAT!
For Week 3, we made Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes! OMGleeee…. All the fun but no melty mess! And, they are super cute for kids parties.
Week 4 we made THE prettiest homemade cupcakes ever. Really… Strawberry Pink Lemonade Cupcakes Check them out, they are DA BOMB!
Week 5 fell on the 4th of July, so naturally we threw down some 4th of July Cupcakes. Red, White & Blue happiness!
Week 6 I made these Uh.Maze.Ing White Chocolate and Blackberry Cupcakes. Oh.My.Lanta! Just go check out the photo and tell me you don’t want to make them! Gorgeous!
Week 7 was the sweet and tart Lemon Lime Cupcakes. Did you bake them up?
Week 8 was Orange White Chocolate Cupcakes! Add some black sprinkles and you have anotherHalloween Dessert idea!
Week 9 was the Uh.Maze.Ing Caramel Apple Cupcakes that have literally taken off on Pinterest!
Week 10 was the Orange Cranberry Cupcakes! Sweet and tart perfection!
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So… Up to making these awesome Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes?? Let me know how they turn out, k??
Melissa Lawler says
You would send me a batch if you really loved me! 😉
Oh I really LOVE you!! I can box some but Im not sure UPS would get them there in 1 piece LOL
Amanda - A Cookie Named Desire says
Yum! These cupcakes look and sound amazing!! i will need to try out your recipe!
Payal Bansal says
yummm.. They look so refreshing <3 <3
Mama to 5 BLessings says
These look wonderful, they look professional and scrumptious!
Raspberry and chocolate…mmmm yum! Winner!!
These are some pretty cupcakes. I love the raspberry on the top.
These look absolutely delicious! They’d be perfect for a little girls birthday party too!
Your blog is bad for my waistline…
Nicole B says
I love cupcakes are yours are always so pretty!
Can I jsut say, YUM, YUM, YUM? lol. I love cupcakes and chocolate so I would so love these!
Oh goodness, what an adorable cupcake! And it looks absolutely delicious too! Now, I’m going to have to make cupcakes today. lol The pictures turned out beautiful, as well!
wow how incredible!!! i want to make these!
Oh my… how yummy. These look and sound delicious… I am horrible at baking and my items always look like they were baked by a 3 year old. LOL
Ellen Christian says
Wow beautiful. Your cupcakes always look amazing!
Kelly Hutchinson says
These look mouth watering and I am jealous of your frosting techniques.
oh, your icing technique motivates me to get my a game, on, lady!! these look gorg!!
You always have the most amazing looking cupcakes. Your frosting is perfect!
Nancy Lustri (styledecor) says
The cupcakes look amazing. GORGEOUS photos too. 🙂 Will have to try this recipe.
Wendy | Around My Family Table says
WOW! These sound amazing…and I’m totally following your cupcake project. I <3 cupcakes!!!!
These look so festive and tasty! I’ve never tried raspberry buttercream!
Tammilee Tillison says
yes please! I would like to place an order for a few of these to magically appear in Spokane. They look amazing.
Jennifer Soltys says
These are just too adorable! They sound delicious and perfect for Valentine’s day!!
Heather @ It's a Lovely Life! says
Those look so good. I love the chocolate and raspberry combo!
Liza @ Views From the 'Ville says
Those look BEAUTIFUL. And delicious! Great for Valentine’s Day or any day, to be honest 🙂
Kristin Wheeler (@MamaLuvsBooks) says
Oh wow! These look amazing and PERFECT for V-day!
Joanna Sormunen says
Cute and fluffy and delicious! And chocolaty, lol. Perfect for Valentine’s Day if you ask me.