Chocolate Cupcakes With Creamy Frosting Recipe

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Jessie
Jessie March 22, 2021
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How To Make Chocolate Cupcakes With Creamy Frosting

Upgrade your regular chocolate cupcakes with thick and fruity raspberry frosting. Don’t forget to add a piece of raspberry on top for an added tartness.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 13 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours 17 minutes
Total: 3 hours
Serves:

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

  • ½cupnatural cocoa powder,unsweetened
  • ¾cupall purpose flour,spoon & leveled
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • ¾tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 2large eggs,at room temperature
  • ½cupgranulated sugar
  • ½cuplight brown sugar,packed
  • cupvegetable oil,melted coconut oil works too
  • 2tsppure vanilla extract
  • ½cupbuttermilk

For the Raspberry Frosting;

  • ¾cupsunsalted butter,softened to room temperature
  • cupsconfectioner’s sugar
  • 3tbspheavy cream
  • 2tsppure vanilla extract
  • ¼tspsalt,to taste
  • ½cupthick raspberry preserves,or jam
  • raspberries,for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners. Line a second pan with 2 liners.

Cupcakes:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together until thoroughly combined. Set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla together until completely smooth. Pour half of the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, then half of the buttermilk.

  3. Gently stir for about 5 stirs. Repeat with the remaining wet ingredients and buttermilk. Stir until just combined; do not overmix.

  4. Pour/spoon the batter into the liners. Fill only halfway to avoid spilling over the sides. Bake in batches for 18 to 19 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  5. Allow to cool completely before frosting. For around 30 mini cupcakes, bake for about 11 to 13 minutes, same oven temperature.

Raspberry Frosting;

  1. Beat softened butter on medium speed for about 3 to 4 minutes until completely smooth and creamy. Add the confectioners’ sugar, cream, vanilla extract, and salt with the mixer running.

  2. Increase to high speed and beat for 1 minute. Add the raspberry preserves and beat until thick and creamy for about 2 full minutes.

  3. Add more confectioners’ sugar if frosting is too thin, is separating, or looks too wet. And then add more salt to offset the added sweetness.

  4. Frost cooled cupcakes however you’d like. Top with fresh raspberries if desired.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 389.89kcal
  • Fat: 17.64g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.87g
  • Trans Fat: 0.44g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.17g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.51g
  • Carbohydrates: 57.69g
  • Fiber: 1.44g
  • Sugar: 47.80g
  • Protein: 2.70g
  • Cholesterol: 57.47mg
  • Sodium: 183.44mg
  • Calcium: 49.38mg
  • Potassium: 100.61mg
  • Iron: 1.01mg
  • Vitamin A: 109.04µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.11mg
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