Day 241 – Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream

29 Mar

To get our weekend kicked off, I decided on a little chocolate and a little raspberry.  A classic combination really.  And what’s not to like?  Let’s see how they hold up!  Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream (recipe below from Oh Sweet Day).

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-Cupcake

The cupcakes are moist and squishy and airy. Very much like devil’s food cake, but with a lighter chocolate flavor. A mix between cocoa and milk chocolate.
Note: The minis don’t offer quite the yumminess that the full-sized do, but they’re not bad.

Raspberry-Frosting

The frosting is thick and creamy. Mine came out with little bursts of juice mixed in, instead of coming together completely. It’s makes piping a little harder, but I kinda like the look. It has a nice, sweet raspberry flavor. Just a little tart and a little sweet.

Choc-Raspberry-Cupcake     Mini-Choc-Raspberry

Together this cupcake is really lovely. It’s light, airy and crumbly. The chocolate mixed with the sweetness and then the little tartness of the frosting make it a really nice, light cupcake!

Chocolate-Raspberry-top     Mini-Choc-Raspberry-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 4.5
  • Appearance: 4.5
  • Ease of Making: 3.5
  • TOTAL: 20.5

RECIPE

Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream (recipe from Oh Sweet Day)

Chocolate Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup boiling water

Raspberry Buttercream:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 – 3 tbsp raspberry puree

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 100 grams dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Others:

  • 12 fresh raspberries

For directions visit Oh Sweet Day.

*Tomorrow: Key Lime Pie Cupcakes*

8 Responses to “Day 241 – Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream”

  1. lauriepieper March 29, 2014 at 10:42 am #

    How lucky to be here and get to taste these! Delicious!

  2. lauriepieper March 29, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    So lucky to be here! Seriously delicious!!

  3. mamamakesandbakes March 29, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    Love the look of these x

  4. sophiebowns March 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    Sounds fabulous

  5. foodlikecake March 30, 2014 at 8:22 am #

    I nominated you for the Liebster Award!
    http://foodlikecake.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/a-liebster-award/

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