Chocolate Cupcakes with a White Chocolate Rasberry Cream Cheese Frosting…

by Jamie on August 8, 2008

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)

Directions

  • 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.
Enjoy!


{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

PheMom August 8, 2008 at 12:40 pm

Mmmm… they look great!

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Em August 8, 2008 at 2:12 pm

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

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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.

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Tinsie August 9, 2008 at 7:43 am

Awww these look devine!!

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Clumbsy Cookie August 9, 2008 at 8:26 am

The color of that frosting is just amazing!

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Brilynn August 9, 2008 at 8:59 am

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

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

Nice piping job. The frosting almost looks like foam.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Sophie September 15, 2008 at 10:35 am

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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?

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Kalen May 21, 2009 at 2:55 pm

jenna (of thatwifeblog.com) 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 :)

- http://kissingcupcakes.com

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Lindsey February 24, 2010 at 11:11 am

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

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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!

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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

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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?

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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!!!

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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.

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Msmandyjo October 9, 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 :-)

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Jamie October 9, 2014 at 11:48 am

Thanks for stopping by.

-Jamie

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Emily April 19, 2011 at 7:50 pm

How many cupcakes does this yield?

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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!

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