Day 195 – Raspberry Celebration Cupcakes

11 Feb

Ok, time for another romantic-style cupcake.  Yesterday: Strawberries and Champagne.  Today: Raspberries and White Chocolate.  Yum!!  Raspberry Celebration Cupcakes (recipe below from Sugar et al).

Raspberry-cupcakes     Mini-Raspberry-Cupcake

The cupcakes are moist and dense. They are a little bit like a sponge cake, but not quite as thick. They have a nice sugar cookie flavor, with the berries giving them a nice pop of tartness.
Notes: Because of the berries, the minis are very lopsided and uneven. The work, just not terribly well.

White-Chocolate-frosting

The frosting is smooth and soft. It does need the full 1 ½ or so to be thick enough to hold its shape. It has a yummy, very creamy white chocolate flavor. Not overstated. But yummy. It’s a little reminiscent of pastry cream.

Raspberry-Celebration-cupca     Mini-Rasp-Celebration

I feel like the bite of the raspberry counteracts the white chocolate frosting. I would rather have a raspberry filling, then the white chocolate ganache frosting, topped with raspberry sauce. The raspberries inside just steal the show. Which isn’t a bad thing. Especially if you like raspberries. I just wish that the frosting could stand up a little more to the berries.

Raspberry-Celebration-top     Mini-Rasp-Celebration-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 4.5
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 19.5

RECIPE

Raspberry Celebration Cupcakes (recipe from Sugar et al)

Cupcakes:

  • 100 g Butter, at room temperature, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Caster Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Self-raising Flour (or 1 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 tsp baking powder)
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Frozen Raspberries, thawed

White Chocolate Ganache Frosting:

  • 200 g white chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup thickened cream
  • 100 g butter, chopped

Raspberry Sauce:

  • 250 g frozen Raspberries
  • 2 tbsp Castor sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (optional)

For directions visit Sugar et al.

*Tomorrow: Gingerbread Cupcakes*

2 Responses to “Day 195 – Raspberry Celebration Cupcakes”

  1. kloesunny February 11, 2014 at 10:03 pm #

    My, these look lovely! Perfect for Valentine’s Day! Beautiful blog by the way. Happy baking!

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