Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Raspberry Cream Cupcake

These were SOOOOO much fun to make!! I really enjoyed myself!:) And they turned out so stinkin' cute. And of course they were delicious!! They just scream spring to me! You could have fun with the topping and make whatever you wanted. I'm excited to try my hand at some other designs!

Raspberry Cream Cupcake
Recipe from Your Homebased Mom
1 white cake mix
1 1/3 C water
3 large egg whites
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 teaspoon almond extract
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 (6-ounce) containers fresh raspberries, or one bag of frozen raspberries, thawed and drained
1 Cup heavy whipping cream
1/3 Cup powdered sugar, plus additional for dusting

Makes between 18-20 cupcakes. Line muffin tins with liners. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In your mixer beat the cake mix, water, egg whites, melted butter, and extracts in a large bowl for 2 minutes, or until the batter is well blended. Place about 1/3 C of batter in each cupcake liner or about 2/3 fu
ll.

Bake the cupcakes until they are very pale golden on top, about 15 minutes. Cool the cupcakes completely.
Using a fork, coarsely mash 1 1/2 containers of raspberries in a medium bowl.In your mixer beat the cream and 1/3 cup of powdered sugar until firm peaks form. Fold the mashed raspberries into the whipped cream.
Remove the muffin papers from the cupcakes and cut the tops off of each cupcake, about 1/2 inch down. Spoon the whipped cream mixture onto the cupcake bottoms. Place the cupcake tops on the cupcakes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with the remaining berries if using fresh.
Makes between 18-20 cupcakes.

Now to make the Chocolate Hearts (or whatever design you want to try out!)

Melt chocolate (white) or chocolate melts in the microwave and spoon into a piping bag with a small round tip. (I've tried it with almond bark and food coloring, this works fine, but is a little runnier than the others and kindof just runs out of the tip, so you need to let it cool and start setting up just a little before piping!)

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.
Hold the bag upright and at a slight angle and write. You can write words, but if you do make sure all the letters are connected so they'll stay in one piece...just use your imagination!!

After you are done put them in the refrigerator to harden up and then remove from the wax paper and store in an airtight container.

Place sticking up on top of your cupcake! Aren't these about the cutest things ever!!:)
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