Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Raspberry Chocolate Cup Cake Recipe

Raspberry Chocolate Cup Cake Recipe

I love cooking, well I do sometimes! So I thought I would share with you my favorite cup cake recipe Raspberry and Chocolate, Delish! Even though raspberries are not great at this time of year, you can get frozen raspberries from most supermarkets, which means you can make them any time of year! They would also be great for people that love edible valentines day presents!

Ingredients cupcakes
60g /2½ oz    chocolate plain – roughly chopped
120 ml /4 fl oz  water
90g /3½ oz    butter - softened
220g /8oz  brown sugar (firmly packed)
 2    eggs
100g/ 4 oz  self-raising flour
2 tbls  cocoa powder
40g /1½ oz   almond meal
100g /4 oz    frozen raspberries

Icing Ingredients
110g/4oz butter, softened
170g/6oz icing sugar
55g/2oz cocoa powder, sifted
1-2 tbsp milk
some red currents, rice paper flowers and edible glitter for decoration

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 170oC
  2. Line a 12 cup cake pan, with cupcake papers. 
  3. Melt down the chocolate either in the microwave or over water in a saucepan at a low heat, stir until smooth. Set aside.
  4. Place eggs, sugar and butter in a large bowl.
  5. Beat with an electric mixer until combined. Sift in the flour and cocoa. And add the almond meal. Stir to all together.
  6. Next, stir in the warm chocolate mixture.
  7. Finally, fold in the raspberries.
  8. Divide the mixure evenly between the cake cases.
  9. Bake for 40-45 minutes until firm to touch.
  10. Allow to cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack
To make Icing 
  1. To make the buttercream, beat the butter in a large bowl until soft. Add half of the icing sugar and beat until smooth.
  2. Add the remaining icing sugar, cocoa powder and one tablespoon of the milk and beat until creamy. Beat in more milk if necessary to loosen the icing.
  3. Once the cakes are cool, spread the buttercream icing on top of the cakes.
  4. After the cakes have been iced decorate them with red currents, glitter and little rice paper flowers! 

You can even pour the mix into different shapes, in the picture below i used a small heart shaped baking tin, this would be perfect for valentines day!

 These are some of the tastiest cup cakes I have ever eaten, so enjoy!