Choc Raspberry cupcakes

I’m glad you liked my hearts yesterday, they are definitely very sweet as they are made of lovely fondant.

I promised you some cupcakes and took on board your fantastic cupcake critiques and put together a moist, not too sweet cupcake with a surprise inside and topped it off with a NEVER fail chocolate ganache icing and some sweet hearts to top it off.

Choc Raspberry cupcakes
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Recipe type: Cupcakes
Serves: 24 cupcakes
  • 90g dark chocolate
  • 40g milk chocolate
  • 250ml water
  • 180g butter
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 30g cocoa
  • 100g almond meal
  • 200g frozen raspberries
  1. preheat oven to 170 C/150 C fan, line cupcake pans with papers
  2. combine chocolate and water in a small saucepan and place over a very low heat and stir until melted and combined
  3. beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until pale, add eggs one at a time and beat well as you add the eggs
  4. sift flour and cocoa together in a small bowl, add almond meal. add to butter mixture and mix just until combined
  5. fold in melted chocolate and then carefully fold in the raspberries
  6. spoon into prepared papers and bake for about 30 minutes, test with a skewer
  7. allow to cool and then ice
Chocolate ganache


400 g chocolate (I used a mix of both dark & milk)
190ml cream

place chocolate and cream in a small saucepan over a very low heat and stir every so often until combined and melted, keep a eye on it as it can burn
allow to cool and thicken before icing cupcakes

**tip for dark or milk chocolate ganache is normally a ratio of 2:1 chocolate to cream
for white chocolate ganache it's about 3:1 white chocolate to cream
if you ever have a ganache that after is cooled is too runny, reheat slightly and add more chocolate





Enjoy your Friday friends and sending you a birthday cupcake Mel

  • They look heavenly!! I'm going to make some this weekend. Ta for the recipe 🙂

  • i need a cupcake NOW!!! you are killing me!! ( in a good way)

  • Nom nom nom!!! They look so incredible!!!

  • Pam

    nom nom nom indeed!!!! You've done it now Cathie! I was going to sew this morning, but you've thrown the proverbial into the works and now I'm going to have go out to get the ingredietns to make these little morsels and make them today! Thanks very much!! ;))) x

  • Ganacheing my teeth at this one Cathie…yummy!

  • Mel

    speechless … will DEFINITELY be trying these sooner than later!

  • God woman….you know how to COOK!!! xx

  • Thank you for this scrummy recipe. Your photos are beautiful as always. Perfect! Enjoy your weekend
    Cathy x

  • *drool* that's all I can say.

  • the stars look like they are floating, beautiful.

  • Nothing is better than raspberry and chocolate…your cupcakes look amazing. xxoxo

  • How on earth do you stay so slim, even licking the wooden spoon would have me over 100kg!! Super pertty, love love love. Love Posie

  • ohh my gosh they look divine! I am going to give them a go. Thanks

  • Everything you make looks like its out of a very flash magazine! (if you know what i mean)
    The way you decorate them just looks brilliant! I love chocolate ganache!x

  • Have to say I love those stars that spill and trail the cursor each time I move it. I love it!!! It is so fun and I am glued to your blog now 🙂

  • Yummy this sound really GOOD!

  • they look entirely professional!

  • woah looks divine.. so tempting!
    thanks for sharing the recipe!
    i shall try to make some on holiday later

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  • Ooooh yum! But I bet mine wont taste as good as yours.

  • I will have to make and eat these in my head (due to the allergies in the family) – but they sounds absolutely delicious. (And since I am making-believe I can eat all 24. In one sitting.)

    I have been sitting here admiring the perfection that is your swirled ganache!

  • oohh yum! you are so kind to share the recipe with us! keira is having a high tea 4th birthday party next month and these will be perfect for her and her little friends!!!!

    thank you