Chocolate Cupcake with Raspberry Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache


by: Oh Sweet Day!

Chocolate Cupcake with Raspberry Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache


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serves: 12

Chocolate Cupcake

1 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 large egg, room temperature

1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature

1/4 cup canola oil

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup boiling water

Raspberry Buttercream

2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature

2 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons heavy cream

2 tablespoons to 3 raspberry puree

Chocolate Ganache

100 gram dark chocolate, chopped in pieces

1/2 cup heavy cream


12 fresh raspberries

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Cupcake with Raspberry Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache

Servings Per Recipe: 12

Amount per Serving

Calories: 457

  • Total Fat: 27.6 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 12.9 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 70 mg
  • Sodium: 198.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 51.8 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  •     Sugars: 42.1 g
  • Protein: 2.7 g

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1.  To prepare cupcake, preheat over to 350F. Grease muffin tin or line with muffin liners.

2.  In a large bowl, mix together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

3.  Crack in the egg, spoon in the sour cream, and pour in the oil and the vanilla. Mix with a wooden spoon until just combined.

4.  Pour in the boiling water, and slowly mix until smooth and liquidy.

5.  Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups, about halfway full. Transfer muffin tin to oven and bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Transfer muffin tin to a wire rack and let cupcakes cool completely.

6.  To prepare buttercream, beat butter for a few minutes in a standing mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed. Add powdered sugar and turn your mixer on low, beat until the sugar incorporates with the butter. Add vanilla, heavy cream and raspberry puree, beat on medium speed for another 3 minutes, or until buttercream becomes light and fluffy.

7.  To prepare chocolate ganache, put chocolate into a bowl, set aside. Bring heavy cream almost to a boil in a small heavy sauce pan over medium heat. Pour hot cream in chocolate, let sit for 5 minutes. Then stir gently with a rubble spatula until smooth. Let cool to room temperature. If it becomes stiff, microwave the ganache for 5 to 10 seconds.

8.  Frost the cupcakes with the buttercream and drizzle with chocolate ganache. Top with fresh raspberry.

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Made these for a high school club. The children loved them