Chocolate Cupcakes with a White Chocolate Rasberry Cream Cheese Frosting…

I get bored with things VERY quickly and I have found myself getting bored with cupcakes. So, I decided to start branching out…attempting to create delicious cupcakes other than the usual chocolate, vanilla, etc. I used a delicious chocolate cake recipe that I originally posted here, but I topped these cupcakes with a White Chocolate Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting making them anything but ordinary. I love the combination of chocolate and raspberry and what is better than delicious cream cheese frosting?

Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup oil (I use canola)
2 cups hot water
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix everything in a bowl until you get a thin batter. I then poured the batter into muffin tins with cupcake liners. Bake them at 350 degrees until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. My cupcakes baked for about 19 -20 minutes. Yields 20 cupcakes.

White Chocolate Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting
1 stick of unsalted butter (room temp)
1 8 ounce package of cream cheese (room temp)
6 ounces melted white chocolate (I used Ghirardelli White Chocolate Baking Bars)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons raspberry extract
4 1/2 to 5 cups powdered sugar (depends on your desired consistency)


  • Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water NOT boiling. Once the chocolate is melted, set aside to cool slightly.
  • Beat cream cheese in a mixing bowl until smooth and creamy, gradually add in melted white chocolate and beat until smooth.
  • Beat in butter, vanilla and raspberry extracts.
  • Gradually beat in the powdered sugar until it is all incorporated and smooth.
After the frosting was well blended, I mixed in a tad of Wilton Gel Dye in pink and mixed until thoroughly combined. I piped the frosting on using a decorating bag without a tip…I could not find the one I wanted, so I improvised and just snipped a bit off the end.

26 Responses to “Chocolate Cupcakes with a White Chocolate Rasberry Cream Cheese Frosting…”

  1. PheMom — August 8, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Mmmm… they look great!

  2. Em — August 8, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Can’t wait to try this. Fantastic!!!
    Have a delicious day :)

  3. Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) — August 9, 2008 at 2:42 am

    You should get bored more often if that will encourage you to more of these lovely creations.

  4. Tinsie — August 9, 2008 at 7:43 am

    Awww these look devine!!

  5. Clumbsy Cookie — August 9, 2008 at 8:26 am

    The color of that frosting is just amazing!

  6. Brilynn — August 9, 2008 at 8:59 am

    I think I would eat anything so long as it had cream cheese frosting on it!

  7. Jessica@Foodmayhem — August 10, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Nice piping job. The frosting almost looks like foam.

  8. Jerry — August 10, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    I bought a cupcake yesterday and it was dry and the icing didn’t taste good, but I BET these are delicious!

  9. Jacki — August 11, 2008 at 7:51 am

    I’m so impressed at how nicely your cream cheese frosting pipes! Mine always turns out a bit runny, I’ll try your recipe next time!

  10. Katie — August 11, 2008 at 9:49 am

    These are so cute and what a great combo. I made just raspberry cream cheese frosting the other weekend white chocolate would really step it up great idea.

  11. Shannon and Scott — August 12, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    These are so pretty! I love all of your photos, I can’t seem to get mine with the right light.

  12. Alice D. — September 7, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    These looked delicious, so I just had to try them. I just stuck them in the oven, and I’m a little concerned… The batter tasted delicious, but it was water-thin! Am I doing something wrong?

  13. Sophie — September 15, 2008 at 10:35 am

    We would like to feature your cupcakes on our blog. Please email if interested. Thanks :)

    You can view our blog here:

  14. vespers — May 14, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Just curious.. what is that you’ve put in the center of the cupcakes, on the frosting?

  15. Kalen — May 21, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    jenna (of directed me here & these look just yum! similar to how i make my raspberry frosting (minus the cream cheese) and raspberry flavoring happens to be my fav! can't wait to try these :)

  16. Lindsey — February 24, 2010 at 11:11 am

    These look delicious and adorable! My favourite combination. I will have to try them soon. Thanks!

  17. Denise — July 15, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    I made these cupcakes last night and WOW! The frosting is seriously the best I’ve ever had! They were very popular at work too :) Thank you!

  18. Amanda Wray — August 14, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    I will be making the frosting tonight for my daughters birthday tomorrow. She is allergic to red dye so I will throw in a couple rasberries and some red dye I made from beets

  19. fng — February 3, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    your cupcakes look great!!! how do you get the frosting so good? is there a specific tip or way that you pipe the cupcake?

  20. tina — March 6, 2011 at 4:18 am

    Thanks for the recipe!
    Loved this recipe! I made two dozen and put a peanut butter butter cream frosting and it was delicious!!!

  21. msmandyjo — March 11, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    I made these, and one person told me they were the best cupcakes they’ve ever had. I followed to the T, except I only had 1/2 the amount of regular cocoa, so I subbed 1/2 the amount w/ Hershey’s special Dark cocoa.

    • Msmandyjo — October 9th, 2014 at 11:18 am

      And here I am, back again 3yrs later for the frosting recipe.
      Putting it on a white almond cupcake instead of chocolate this time though :-)

      • Jamie — October 9th, 2014 at 11:48 am

        Thanks for stopping by.


  22. Emily — April 19, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    How many cupcakes does this yield?

  23. Lauren — August 1, 2012 at 2:08 am

    I made this icing and it is quite possibly the best thing i have ever tasted!! Thank you soo much for sharing it’s amazing!


  1. Pingback: Chocolate cupcakes « Cooking for a Picky Eater's Blog

Leave a Comment