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Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes, this recipe is easy and delicious!

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • CHOCOLATE CAKE:
  • 1 Box Purely Simple Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 C. butter melted
  • 2/3 C. sour cream
  • 2/3 C. milk
  • GANACHE:
  • 1/2 C. chocolate chips
  • 1/4 C. heavy whipping cream
  • RASPBERRY FROSTING:
  • 1 pkg. freeze dried raspberries I use trader joe's brand
  • 1 C. butter softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2-3 Tbsp. milk
  • 2-3 C. powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  2. 2. Sift cake mix into a large bowl to remove any lumps and add eggs, butter, sour cream and milk. Stir until smooth,
  3. 3. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  4. 4. Let cool.
  5. 5. Ganache: In the microwave or on the stove top, heat chocolate chips and cream and stir until smooth. Be careful not to burn the chocolate. Dip the tops of the cupcakes into the ganache and let set.
  6. 6. Frosting: Use a blender (I love my handy blendtec) to finely crush the freeze dried berries the use a sifter to remove the big pieces and seeds. Use whatever falls through the sifter.
  7. 4. Add butter to the raspberry and beat in a stand mixer. Add vanilla 2 Tbsp. milk and continue to add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Pipe onto cupcakes over ganache and top with raspberries!