When I was little I absolutely hated dark chocolate. My Dad absolutely adored dark chocolate though, and once when he was eating some I asked to try some, and when I did I quickly spat it back out. To my immature taste buds it lacked the sweetness of the milk chocolate I loved, and seemed bitter. Luckily for Dad, as my brother didn't like it either, it meant his treat was never at risk of sneaky little fingers. Fast forward to now and I can't stand milk chocolate. It seems far too sweet and lacks the richness of flavour of dark chocolate that I now love. My favourite thing to do, after I've cleaned up from dinner is to sit down with a cup of tea and a square or two of dark chocolate. I savour each piece and love letting the chocolate slowly melt on my tongue. Simple pleasures! So, given my love of chocolate, when I'm wanting to bake a treat, more often than not, chocolate is going to be involved. For this treat dark chocolate is paired with beautifully sweet and tart raspberries that I picked up the other day at a street stall. I know cupcakes are supposedly out of fashion, but I don't care. I think they are cute and there's always something so decadent about having a whole mini cake to yourself..or maybe even two 😉 So tell me, are you a milk, dark or white chocolate lover? Has that changed over the years?
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Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes
Adapted from [amazon_link id="1742702066" target="_blank" ]Fast, Fresh, Simple[/amazon_link]Print Pin Save Saved!
- 125 g dark chocolate chopped
- 155 g of butter chopped into cubes
- 3 eggs
- 75 g caster sugar
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- 120 g almond meal
- 100 g plain flour all purpose
- 60 ml coconut milk
- ¼ cup of raspberries plus 12 raspberries to top the cupcakes
- Preheat the oven to 160 celsius (325 fahrenheit) and line a 12 hole cupcake tray with liners.
- Place the chocolate and butter in a small heat proof bowl and place over a saucepan of simmering water and stir until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl combine the sugar, flour and almond meal and stir to combine. Add the eggs, coconut milk and chocolate mixture and stir to combine. Finally add the raspberries.
- Divide the mixture evenly between the cupcake liners and top each with a raspberry. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until just set.
Calories: 292kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 5gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 110mgPotassium: 126mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 380IUVitamin C: 0.7mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 2.4mg
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Lisa @ Tarte du Jour says
Mmmm.. rasberries and chocolate! This looks delicious! I love dark chocolate the best at least 72% cocoa.
Dawn Taylor says
my wicked indulgence that I never have to share is marzipan. Can't understand why my husband and children hate it.
Oh dark chocolate all the way:) The darker the better. Although, come to think of it, if it has 'chocolate' written on the label I will give (nearly) anything a go!
it is one of the best combinations, specially when the raspberries are a bit sour
They look beautiful!
My dad loves dark too 🙂 I have to say, dark is my fave but Im partial to all types.
Jen @ Savory Simple says
I think kids just don't like bitter. You never hear about children liking the taste of coffee. I prefer dark chocolate but I still enjoy all chocolates at some point. The other night I had a lobster and white chocolate soup at a restaurant that was surprisingly delicious!
I love milk AND dark chocolate - although always dark chocolate for baking. These cupcakes look delicious - I'd happily take two 🙂
Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef says
ARGH! When did cupcakes go out of fashion? I didn't get the memo!
Until I do I'm going to continue to make and eat cupcakes. Starting with these - they look great!
Apparently cupcakes are out and donuts are the new "thing". Just like clothing fashions, I don't really care what's in or out, I like what I like regardless of whether it's in fashion 😀
Lovely! I wouldn't like to choose between milk and dark chocolate. I always buy dark, because I think it's easier to just have a couple of squares and then stop than with milk chocolate. It isn't any easier!
Hi Jennifer, is there an ingredient missing by any chance? Just looking at the 3rd step and wondering about the "flour"... 🙂
Thanks Dors for picking that up. I've updated the recipe now 😀
I changed from only milk chocolate to both milk and dark. But I've always LOVED the combination of raspberry and chocolate, it's one of my ultimate favorite combos! So these cupcakes? Are definitely calling me!
K-bobo @ Gormandize with A-dizzle & K-bobo says
I used to not like dark chocolate when I was young, but when I became a vegan I had to learn to love dark chocolate - and boy did it! I prefer the darker chocolates that have vanilla as it makes them smoother to eat though 🙂
Lovely looking cupcakes! Chocolate and raspberry are two of my favourite sweet treats and anything that combines them is a winner to me!
As usual, your photography is simply beautiful! I love chocolates and raspberries together, perfect combination!
These cupcakes are simply stunning! Chocolate and raspberry are such a perfect combination of flavours.
Heather L says
Wow! I've just made your mushroom & lentil rolls for dinner tonight and school lunch box treats tomorrow. Can't wait 'til they're out of the oven... the filling is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this terrific recipe!
Choc Chip Uru says
Beautiful little cupcakes my friend 😀
Choc Chip Uru
Wonderful cupcakes! I am a big fan of raspberries.
Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy says
I am a dark chocolate lover all the way. I love trying new types and the flavours are so complex...like wine! The pairing of raspberries and dark chocolate is one of my favourites so I have bookmarked this to absoletely make soon!
Claire @ Claire K Creations says
Cupcakes out of fashion? Never! I like milk and dark but I used to be like you when I was little. I'm not a fan of what chocolate though.
Ronnie Harris says
I agree! When did cupcakes go out of fashion? Only to the hoity-toity food snobs surely! Cupcakes (or pattycakes as we called them when I was a kid) will always appeal to kids (little and not-so-little) from every generation. New combinations of flavours will always be welcomed! Like these! Yum.
Heather L says
Lovely looking cupcakes! Two of my fave ingredients together.
In our house the man likes dark choc, the daughter adores white choc, and I love luscious milk choc... it's very handy when we get a mixed box 'cos there's no arguing about who gets what!
jen @ giftboxology says
since when are cupcakes out of fashion?! surely not. as far as i am concerned they will never date
i used to go for plain old boring cadburys years ago but now i prefer dark chocolate only - Lindt or Loving Earth. i really love raw chocolate now.
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
What perfect raspberries, I love them atop your rich chocolate cupcakes! I love dark chocolate with mint.
Simple and delicious! I am always a fan of chocolate and berries combo!