Raspberry-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Recipe

Raspberry-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Recipe

How To Make Raspberry-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

The rich and soft goodness of these chocolate cupcakes goes well with the sweet raspberry preserve filling. Whip up a sweet batch in just one hour!

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Cool Time: 15 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • cupsall purpose flour
  • ¼cupDutch-process dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • tspbaking powder
  • cupwhite sugar
  • ½cupwhole milk
  • ½cupvegetable oil
  • 2large eggs,room temperature
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • ½cupraspberry preserves,seedless

For Vanilla Buttercream:

  • cupspowdered sugar
  • ½cupunsalted butter,softened
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 1tbspmilk,or more as needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.

  2. Sift flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder together in a bowl. Whisk the sugar, milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract together in another bowl.

  3. Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture, whisking until combined.

  4. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each ⅔ full.

  5. Bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

  6. Allow to cool in the tin for 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

  7. Place the raspberry preserves into a pastry bag fitted with a round tip. Insert the tip into each cupcake and squeeze about 1 tablespoon of filling into the center of each.

  8. Beat the powdered sugar and butter for frosting together using a hand-held electric mixer, until creamy and smooth.

  9. Beat in vanilla extract. If frosting seems too dry, add milk to reach desired consistency.

  10. Frost the cooled filled cupcakes, then serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 370.89kcal
  • Fat: 18.58g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.11g
  • Trans Fat: 0.38g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.21g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.14g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.06g
  • Fiber: 1.23g
  • Sugar: 33.00g
  • Protein: 3.50g
  • Cholesterol: 52.48mg
  • Sodium: 68.60mg
  • Calcium: 69.82mg
  • Potassium: 84.72mg
  • Iron: 1.27mg
  • Vitamin A: 83.28µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.17mg
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