Raspbery Cream Cupcakes

 

Raspberry Cream CupcakesI first made today’s recipe a few years ago for a woman’s event at church.  We made about 200 of these little pretties.

I had actually almost forgotten about them until I decided to clean out my massive recipe collection (pile) last week and I found it.  I knew immediately that they would be perfect for Valentine’s Day.  I also decided to make them for my YHM101 Class I held this week at my home.  The women loved them and I promised the recipe!

The recipes uses a cake mix and you doctor it up with some vanilla and almond flavoring so it has a lovely flavor (if you are not an almond fan, just add more vanilla).

Raspberry Cream Cupcakes

After baking, cool and remove the cupcake wrapper (this is a great time to use up all your left over and misc. cupcake liners) and then slice off the top of the cupcake – about a 1/2 inch down.

Put a dollop of the whip cream and raspberry mixture on the bottom half of the cupcake and add the top back on.  You can use fresh or frozen raspberries.  This time of year I always use frozen.

Raspberry Cream Cupcakes

Next give it a nice dusting of powdered sugar.  Because of the whip cream filling you want to eat these soon after preparing or put them back in the refrigerator.  They will keep for a while but after a while the whip cream doesn’t look quite as pretty.

Raspberry Cream Cupcakes

To dress them up a bit for the party I added some chocolate garnishment that I made myself (tutorial at the end of post).  Who doesn’t like a little love or a few hugs and kisses with their cupcake?!

Raspberry Cream Cupcakes

These cupcakes are light and sweet.  The perfect combination and the perfect addition to any Valentine party or festivity.

Raspberry Cream Cupcakes

Raspbery Cream Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 white cake mix (I like to use Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe)
  • 1 1/3 C water
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2 TBSP unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 (6-ounce) containers fresh raspberries, or one bag of frozen raspberries, thawed and drained
  • 1 C heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 C powdered sugar, plus additional for dusting

Instructions

  • Makes between 18-20 cupcakes
  • Line muffin tins with liners
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • In your mixer beat the cake mix, water, egg whites, melted butter, and extracts in a large bowl for 2 minutes, or until the batter is well blended
  • Place about 1/3 C of batter in each cupcake liner
  • Should be about 2/3 full
  • Bake the cupcakes until they are very pale golden on top, about 15 minutes
  • Cool the cupcakes completely
  • Using a fork, coarsely mash 1 1/2 containers of raspberries in a medium bowl
  • In your mixer beat the cream and 1/3 cup of powdered sugar until firm peaks form
  • Fold the mashed raspberries into the whipped cream
  • Remove the muffin papers from the cupcakes and cut the tops off of each cupcake, about 1/2 inch down
  • Spoon the whipped cream mixture onto the cupcake bottoms
  • Place the cupcake tops on the cupcakes
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with the remaining berries if using fresh

Chocolate Hearts

Melt chocolate or chocolate melts in the microwave and spoon into a piping bag with a small round tip.

Chocolate Hearts

Don’t forget to close off the end or you will end up with a mess like I did because I forgot to close off the end!!

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.

Chocolate Hearts

Hold the bag upright and at a slight angle and write.  Use a nice even pressure on the bag as you write.  Be sure that all of your letters are connected so they dry as one piece.  Write words or make shapes.  Use your imagination!

Chocolate Hearts

Chocolate Hearts

After you are done put them in the refrigerator to harden up and then remove from the wax paper and store in an airtight container.  I keep mine in the refrigerator until I am ready to use them.

Chocolate Hearts

Comments

  1. 1
    lynn says:

    These are adorable! Love the cute little chocolate decorative touches. It makes them so festive :)

  2. 2
    rere says:

    these are so cute!! you are right, anyone would love to have those cute decorations. thanks, for sharing.

  3. 3

    This looks amazing! Great Valentine’s Day ideas…

  4. 4
    Jaymi says:

    This looks awesome, I’m definitely trying this! I have to ask–about the chocolate, where did you find PINK chocolate?

  5. 5
    Rachelle says:

    These are DARLING!!! I think you may have to have cute handwriting, but I’m going to give it a try this weekend. Also, since I saw you were speaking at Women’s Conference I put it on my calendar – I’ll be there!!

  6. 6
    Kami @ Everyday Heaven says:

    I am making these on Monday for some very lucky ladies!!! YUMMY!

  7. 7
    Katie says:

    These looks amazing, thank you for posting! I am going to make these for my sweetheart husband on Monday!

  8. 8
    Rose Plated says:

    I envy you on making those letters. I am not really good at those things and it really makes me want to learn how to make it perfect like that. Your cupcakes are truly perfect of all that I’ve seen.

  9. 9
    Amy says:

    Such beautiful little cupcakes! I bet they taste even more wonderful than they look ;)! I love the addition of the hearts on top.

  10. 10

    Those are so cute..Congrats on top 9!!!
    Sandra@Sandra’s Easy Cooking recently posted..Baked Eggs in a English Muffin- Delicious Breakfast

  11. 11
    Carla says:

    Sooo delicious and cute!! I’ll have to archive these to make when I pick raspberries in the summer. Congrats on Top 9; that’s how I found you :)

  12. 12

    Adorable and delicious looking. I love the piped chocolate garnishes! Thanks for the inspiring post :-)
    Margaret Murphy Tripp recently posted..Chocolate Mousse

  13. 13

    These are SO beautiful! I can’t believe that you made 200 – that is impressive. Congrats on the top 9 today!!

  14. 14

    This is so amazing. I can’t do that cursive icing decoration. LOL. I am really not good in comes on frosting decors and I guess I should really practice more before trying to make your cupcakes.

  15. 15
    Emma says:

    The cupcakes look delicious. Thanks for sharing the chocolate garnish tutorial. I am going to make some for my Valentines dessert. Have a great day.

  16. 16
    amelia says:

    these are beautiful cupcakes…raspberry cream is one of my favorite flavors. :)
    amelia recently posted..kale chips to balance my over-indulgence of chocolate

  17. 17
    Jana says:

    I made these a couple of days ago for our YW’s New Beginnings. They were so yummy and looked the part too!! My hearts didn’t turn out near as well as yours, but were still cute. Thanks so much!!

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