Valentine's Day Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream
A Chocolate Cupcake with Raspberry Buttercream
Ingredients
Ingredients for Cupcakes
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Milk
Ingredients for Raspberry Buttercream
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar Icing
  • 1/3 Cup raspberry jam
Instructions
Directions for Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12 standard muffin cups with paper baking cups.
  2. Use a mixer at low speed to mix together dry ingredients.
  3. Add oil, eggs, milk and vanilla thenncrease speed and beat for 2 minutes.
  4. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling three-fourths full.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until tops are firm and toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Remove wire racks and cool completely.
Directions for Raspberry Buttercream
  1. In medium bowl combine ingredients at medium speed with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
How to Assemble the Cupcakes
  1. Cut off rounded tops of cupcake with a serrated knife.
  2. Cut out a heart shape from each cupcake top with a sharp knife.
  3. Use a spoon to dob a generous heaping amount of icing on the middle of the cupcake bottoms.
  4. Replace cupcake tops, pressing gently to fill hearts as much as possible then with a teaspoon carefully fill in the rest of the heart with icing.