Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes
These chocolate raspberry cupcakes have a rich but light chocolate cupcake base with a bright and tangy raspberry frosting. The cupcakes come together in minutes with no mixer required and the raspberry frosting gets an additional punch of raspberry flavor from crushed freeze-dried raspberries.
Prep Time 10 minutes mins Cook Time 15 minutes mins Total Time 25 minutes mins
Course Dessert Cuisine American
Servings 12 cupcakes Calories 458 kcal
Chocolate Cupcakes 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar ½ cup natural cocoa powder unsweetened ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon kosher salt ½ cup whole or 2% milk 1 eggs ¼ cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup hot coffee Raspberry Buttercream 1 cup unsalted butter softened 3 cups powdered sugar ⅓ cup seedless raspberry preserves 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ cup freeze-dried raspberries crushed into a fine powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12 cup cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
Combine milk, egg, oil and vanilla in another bowl.
Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined.
Carefully add the hot coffee and stir to combine. The batter will be thin.
Bake for 14-16 minutes until a cake tester/toothpick inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for about 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Once completely cool, frost the cupcakes with the raspberry buttercream or pipe the frosting using a piping tip and bag. Raspberry Buttercream
Beat the softened butter with the powdered sugar on low speed and increasing to medium speed until light and fluffy.
Add the raspberry preserves and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
Add the crushed freeze-dried raspberries and mix until incorporated.
Store the frosted cupcakes tightly covered in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
Calories: 458 kcal
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