Monday, February 02, 2009

Devil's Food Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting.

raspberry devil food cupcakes
Ohhh this one is a keeper.

Sometimes I come upon a recipe, think it sounds alright, print it out and then forget about it. That’s what I did with this one. Today I made these, and I’m trying to come up with a word to describe them. Delicious doesn’t seem strong enough. My father, who hates chocolate, even liked these.

They are so light and airy, and the chocolate flavor isn’t overwhelming, which I like, because like my dad, I’m not a huge chocolate fan. The frosting, while tasty, is super sweet, so I plan on using very small quantities next time.

I found the recipe here, it originates from here. I tweaked it just a itty bitty bit.

raspberry devil food cupcakes

Devil’s Food Cupcakes
makes about 2 dozen

9 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/2 cups cake flour or all purpose
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1/4 cup strong coffee
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup milk

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Sift together cocoa powder, cake flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder in a bowl.
3. In the bowl of a standing electric mixer, or by hand, beat together the butter and sugar about 5 minutes until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time until fully incorporated. (If using a standing electric mixer, stop the mixer as necessary to scrape down the sides to be sure everything is getting mixed in.)
4. Mix together the coffee and milk. Stir half of the dry ingredients into the butter mixture, the add the coffee and milk. Finally stir in the other half of the dry ingredients.
5. Pour into lined cupcake pans, about 3/4 of the way full, and bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.

Raspberry frosting:

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
6-8 cups powdered sugar

  1. Place butter and jam in a mixing bowl or an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and cream until well incorporated, about 2 mintues.
  2. Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, until you reach desired consistency.



53 comments:

  1. I love the color of those cupcakes, they look delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  2. chocolate and rasberries are a match made in heaven.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love how simple and pretty these look, they sound really yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  4. i love pink frosting! especially if it has a great flavor like raspberry.

    ReplyDelete
  5. My goodness, it so looks like a keeper. Love devils food and with raspberry, must be delicious!! They are soo pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  6. These look great Hannah! I love the raspberry and chocolate combination, yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I LOVE raspberry and chocolate together - *swoons*

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Hannah!

    Always love reading your recipes and looking at your "beautiful" photography. Just had to comment when you said your dad doesn't like chocolate; maybe my dad is unique, but let me tell you...he can't get enough CHOCOLATE-nothing is too chocolatie for him. None of his daughters got that gene. Bleh!!! Lots of chocolate is not for me. :)

    Sorry for the long explanation.

    God bless you & your blog,
    Naomi W

    ReplyDelete
  9. I just made these and they're fantastic! The sweetness of the raspberry frosting is the perfect compliment to the chocolate cupcake. (The cupcake itself came out really well--moist and rich and not too dense.) My office is getting treats tomorrow!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Funny! I was going to make this Devils Food cake recipe anyway from David Lebovitz's post, and I have raspberries at home, so your frosting recipe will be just perfect for my Baking Class midterm! Great minds think alike. I'll be following your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I made these on Friday, and everyone loved them! I tinted my frosting using Wilton paste, and the color looks very much like yours. I also cut a hole in the cupcakes and dropped in some raspberry jam. I can't wait to try your vanilla cupcakes with strawberry frosting next. Thanks for a great recipe!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. The raspberry frosting was the perfect filling for my dad's birthday cake. He couldn't stop raving about it - highly recommend it!

    ReplyDelete
  13. What about the 1/3 cup of water?

    ReplyDelete
  14. Just found your blog through a search for raspberry frosting, and I'm glad I did. We never use shortening, so I'm happy to have found an option that looks delicious and won't gross me out, haha.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love it! It tastes sooo good. I used strawberry jam, not raspberry, but it still tastes awesome. My friends like it. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I was very pleased to find this site.I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. Seo service barcelona

    ReplyDelete
  17. information you write is very interesting for me personally, and perhaps for other visitors, hopefully more sucses. greetings. by alat bantu sex

    ReplyDelete
  18. This is the kind of manual that needs to be given and not the random misinformation t hat's at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this best posting. backgammon

    ReplyDelete
  19. Simply wanted to inform you that you have people like me who appreciate your work. Definitely a great post. CPA boca raton

    ReplyDelete
  20. Great articles and great layout. Your blog post deserves all of the positive feedback it’s been getting. seo in barcelona

    ReplyDelete
  21. It was wondering if I could use this write-up on my other website, I will link it back to your website though.Great Thanks. seo service barcelona

    ReplyDelete
  22. So the first time I tried Cool Whip I was amazed that anyone could eat it; it just tastes like chemicals to me. buy quality links

    ReplyDelete
  23. A contractor on the cutting-edge of technology. He serves as an example to others to take a risk and test new technologies. buy quality links

    ReplyDelete
  24. It was wondering if I could use this write-up on my other website, I will link it back to your website though.Great Thanks. CPA

    ReplyDelete
  25. Accomplish your changeable colleagues go mad, cerebration about the abundant accumulating Possess you. Read more

    ReplyDelete
  26. Useful articles I would recomendasikan to a friend. I have a women's health information please visit: deer hunter cheats

    ReplyDelete
  27. I was amazed that anyone could eat it; it just tastes like chemicals to me. SEO Conference

    ReplyDelete
  28. I am very glad to read such a great blog and thank you for sharing this good info with us. Ungagged

    ReplyDelete
  29. I have bookmarked it and I am looking forward to reading new articles. Keep up the good work. pokies online

    ReplyDelete
  30. I can see how valuable having more stitch options is going to be and I've already started using some of them. Read here

    ReplyDelete
  31. Some people are incredibly fond of reading books can distinguish the best book being a guide and a book which is not good. free samples by mail

    ReplyDelete
  32. I could use this write-up on my other website, I will link it back to your website though.Great Thanks. Houston SEO

    ReplyDelete
  33. I think you spend numerous effort and time updating your blog. I have bookmarked it. High PR backlinks

    ReplyDelete
  34. I am looking forward to reading new articles. Keep up the good work. CPA boca raton

    ReplyDelete
  35. I want to know some other information about this site. So please give me this news quickly. seo barcelona

    ReplyDelete
  36. Higher efficiency means less energy con sumption. Less energy consumption means lower costs and less pollutionSEO in cheap

    ReplyDelete
  37. it entails many useful information for me. I am happy to find your distinguished way of writing the post web design company in miami

    ReplyDelete
  38. I really like this post. It is one of the best posts that I’ve read in a long time. Thanks a lot for this really good post advance seo miami

    ReplyDelete
  39. It is one of the best posts that I’ve read in a long time. Thanks a lot for this really good post cheap boca house movers

    ReplyDelete
  40. I was exactly searching for. Thanks for such post and please keep it up. cheap boca house movers

    ReplyDelete
  41. I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon. spain seo

    ReplyDelete
  42. I am looking forward to reading new articles. Keep up the good work. seo spain

    ReplyDelete
  43. I strategy to create an content about copper robbery, and I want to know if you have knowledgeable this hack cheats

    ReplyDelete
  44. I really like this post. It is one of the best posts that I’ve read in a long time. anchor shitter

    ReplyDelete
  45. I am looking forward to reading new articles. Keep up the good work. clash of clans cheats free download

    ReplyDelete
  46. This is especially because timing does not solve one on the major elements of coverage, high pr links

    ReplyDelete
  47. It is a great website and nice share. I want to thank you. Good job! You guys do a great blog boca house movers

    ReplyDelete
  48. This should start at the age of stone throwing sticks on his opponents to finish the space age and use satellites to atomize the opposing army. boca raton cpa

    ReplyDelete