Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

With love and football in the air, our Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes are sure to satisfy. The delicious combination of luscious raspberries and dark velvety chocolate will elevate any celebration. 




Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1 ½ c. all purpose flour (180g)
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2/3 c. Dutch process cocoa powder (64g)
  • 4 oz. freshly brewed PapaNicholas Chocolate Raspberry espresso (120g)
  • ¾ c. vegetable oil (150g)
  • 1 c. granulated sugar (200g)
  • 2 eggs*
  • 2/3 c. sour cream *(150g)

*indicates ingredient should be at room temperature before starting 


Raspberry Frosting

  • 1 ½ c. unsalted butter (340g)
  • ¼ c. freeze dried raspberries, crushed (30g)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 4 c. powdered sugar (480g)
  • ¼ c. heavy cream
  • ½ c. chocolate chips, melted (85g)


Preheat the oven to 350°F / 175°C. Line a muffin tin with 12 parchment liners. 


Chocolate Cupcakes

Step 1: In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder and freshly brewed espresso.

Step 3: Let the mixture sit for 2 minutes, then whisk in the vegetable oil, sugar, eggs, and sour cream until well combined.

Step 4: Add in the flour mixture, and whisk together just until no flour streaks     remain.

Step 5: Distribute the cupcake batter evenly between the 12 liners. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcakes comes out clean.

Raspberry Frosting

Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, freeze dried raspberries, and salt until combined.

Step 2: Add in half of the powdered sugar and beat until combined. Then, beat in the rest of the powdered sugar.

Step 3: Slowly pour in the heavy cream while mixing the frosting, only using enough to achieve a pipeable frosting consistency.

Step 4: Once the cupcakes have cooled, transfer the buttercream to a piping bag fitted with your tip of choice. Frost the cupcakes, then garnish with a small amount of melted chocolate and fresh raspberries if desired. 


Serve and Enjoy! Don’t forget to snap a pic & tag #papanicholascoffee

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