Day 65 – Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

4 Oct

Chocolate and fruit!  It feels healthy.  Especially if it’s dark chocolate, right?  And, I love raspberries!!  Yum!!  It’s not quite as classic as Strawberries and Chocolate, which makes it even more intriguing!!  Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes (recipe below from Ambitious Kitchen).

Dark-Chocolate-Cupcake      Mini-Dark-Chocolate-Cupcake

These cakes have exactly the right amount of density and moisture.  They have a nice, even chocolate flavor. Very smooth. The balance with the jam is nice, but all the jam sinks to the bottom as it bakes. I would maybe consider swirling it into the batter so it’s more even, or coring and adding jam after baking.

Raspberry-Whipped-Cream

The topping is exactly what a stable, whipped cream should be.  Typical whipped cream, but the hint of raspberry adds a little tart to the sweet. Really nice. Really tasty.  Really dangerous.

Dark-Chocolate-Raspberry-Cu     Mini-Dark-Choc-Rasp-Cupcake

These are very nice.  Actually very light too. It doesn’t look like it, looks like it should be very dark and rich, but it’s not. A great cake for any chocolate raspberry fan!   (Note: Don’t overdo the chocolate on top. It’s the strongest flavor so it can overpower. The minis are so delicate that they barely come out the pan whole…)

Scoring Sheet:

– Cupcake Taste: 4

– Frosting Taste: 4.5

– Overall Taste: 4

– Appearance: 4

– Ease of Making: 3.5 (3 parts, very simple.)

– TOTAL: 20

RECIPE

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes (recipe below from Ambitious Kitchen)

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup butter, softened

3 egg whites or about 1/2 cup egg substitute

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup of almond or soy milk (vanilla or unsweetened is fine)

3 tablespoons of sour cream (low fat preferably)

12 teaspoons of seedless raspberry jam

Raspberry Whip Cream

1 cup of heavy whipping cream

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

2 tablespoons of granulated sugar

1-2 tablespoon of seedless raspberry jam

Chocolate Glaze

4 oz of dark chocolate bar, finely chopped

1 tablespoon of heavy cream or milk

For directions visit Ambitious Kitchen.

*Tomorrow: Snickerdoodle Cupcakes*

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  1. Day 121 – Orange Almond Cupcakes | my year of cupcakes - November 29, 2013

    […] My nieces, Pieper and Brinlee, were helping me make the cupcakes for our Thanksgiving feast.  We made Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes (day 103) – which is a FANTASTIC recipe if you have little helpers – and Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes (day 65). […]

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