Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes

These Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes are a classic flavor combination! I used my favorite chocolate cupcake and topped it with a delicious raspberry icing that uses fresh raspberry puree. Delish!

Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes
Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes

So you know how I mentioned last week that our air conditioning hasn’t been up to par lately and we installed fans? Well we finally got someone out to the house yesterday to check things out. The hubs had a break from lessons and was able to be there, which was great.

Turns out, we have a leak of the coolant, or whatever it’s called, in the air conditioning unit. The good news is that it’s still under warranty, so it can be replaced. The bad news is that he couldn’t actually find where the leak was coming from and he has to find that before they can do whatever has to be done for the warranty.

Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes

So he filled the coolant back up in both units and did a couple other things and now has to come back out in a month to see which unit looses coolant, or the most coolant, to see if he can find the problem. $500 later we still don’t have it fixed, but it has coolant, so it’s working. And the hubs felt really good about the guy and thinks he did a great job, so that’s good. Hopefully he’ll find it next month and we can get it resolved. Who knew owning a home could be so fun? 🙂

This is our first home, so I’d say we are learning as we go. Did you know AC units need to be maintained yearly? We didn’t. It just wasn’t one of those things someone told us and it’s not like you come out of the womb knowing that stuff.

But now we know and we’ll be on top of it. Know why? It costs crazy amounts to replace AC units. Like thousands. My parents recently had to do it. I will gladly pay someone a couple hundred a year if I can avoid that expense. My goodness.

Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes
Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes

So now the house is super cool. It was quite lovely to be able to come home from work today and find that our bedroom wasn’t 80 degrees. I didn’t have to break a sweat changing to walk Jessie! Score!

And now the icing on my cupcakes doesn’t have to melt off. 🙂

This chocolate cupcake is seriously the best you’ll ever have. It’s so incredibly moist. For days.

Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes

And I love the beautiful pink shade of the raspberry icing, completely from fresh raspberries. You could substitute frozen raspberries, but you’ll want to thaw and dry them as much as you can first. Otherwise, you’ll have a lot of additional liquid diluting your raspberry puree.

To me chocolate and raspberry is such a fancy flavor combo. I don’t know why, but it just is to me.

And speaking of the word fancy. Every time I say it now I hear Iggy Azalea in my head singing “I’m so fancy.” It just won’t stop. I guess it’s because I’m so fancy. And so are these cupcakes. So you should totally make them. That is, if you’re fancy. 😉

Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes

Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes

Yield: 12-14 cupcakes


Chocolate Cupcakes
1 cup flour
1 cups sugar
1/4 + 1/8 cup Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup boiling water

Raspberry Icing
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup shortening
4 cups powdered sugar
3-4 tbsp of pureed raspberries


1. To make the cupcakes, add all dry ingredients to a large bowl and whisk together.
2. Add egg, buttermilk and vegetable oil to the dry ingredients and mix well.
3. Add vanilla to boiling water and add to mixture. Mix well.
4. Pour batter into cupcakes pans, filling just over half way, and bake at 300 degrees for about 18-22 minutes.
5. When done, remove cupcakes from oven and cupcake tin and allow to cool.
6. While cupcakes cool, make the icing. Add the shortening and butter to a mixer bowl and beat until smooth.
7. Slowly add 3 cups of powdered sugar. Mix until combined.
8. Mix in the pureed raspberries.
9. Add the rest of the powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
10. Ice the cupcakes.



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