Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes Recipe

Indulge in the luxurious taste of Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes, a decadent treat that combines the rich flavors of chocolate with the tangy sweetness of raspberries. Perfect for special occasions or as a refined dessert at your next gathering, these cupcakes are sure to dazzle with their luscious chocolate mousse topping and delightful raspberry coulis filling.


For the Chocolate Muffins:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

For the Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1 1/3 cups butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm milk
  • Pink food coloring
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

For Assembling:

  • 1/2 cup raspberry coulis
  • 1/2 cup chocolate mousse
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • Chocolate sauce


  1. Prepare the Muffins:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a cupcake pan with liners.
    • In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Whisk well to combine.
    • Add vegetable oil, eggs, brown sugar, and heavy cream. Mix until a thick batter forms.
    • Fold in the chocolate chips.
    • Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners, filling each about two-thirds full.
    • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
    • Let them cool in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  2. Prepare the Buttercream Frosting:
    • In a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter until smooth.
    • Gradually add powdered sugar, mixing well after each addition.
    • Add vanilla extract and a few drops of pink food coloring. Mix until the color is uniform.
    • Slowly pour in warm milk until the frosting reaches a smooth and spreadable consistency.
  3. Assemble the Cupcakes:
    • Once cooled, use a small cookie cutter or a knife to cut a hole in the center of each cupcake. Fill with raspberry coulis and chocolate mousse.
    • Frost the cupcakes using a piping bag. Decorate with fresh raspberries and drizzle with chocolate sauce.


  • For a more intense raspberry flavor, consider enhancing the buttercream with pureed raspberries.
  • Ensure cupcakes are completely cooled before filling to prevent the fillings from melting.
  • Adjust the amount of milk in the frosting to achieve the desired consistency for easier piping.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Category: Dessert

Method: Baking

Cuisine: American

Diet: Vegetarian


These Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes offer a stunning combination of flavors and textures that are both pleasing to the eye and the palate. With their gourmet appeal, these cupcakes are perfect for any celebration, ensuring each bite is filled with the delightful blend of chocolate and raspberry. Enjoy the process of creating and savoring these exquisite treats!

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