Oh, I just love me some luscious and decadent dark chocolate cupcakes - and if you throw in some fresh raspberries, I am over the moon!
For Valentine's Day I wanted to make something really special for my family, and this is a homemade treat that they LOVE! So pretty to look at, but even better to eat, bite by glorious bite!
The Raspberry Buttercream Frosting is a variation of my favorite Strawberry Buttercream Frosting - with a vibrant fresh raspberry flavor. Many recipes out there call for seedless raspberry jam, but in order to capture the vibrant flavor you can very easily end up with a frosting that is runnier than you would like.
I puree fresh raspberries and add in extra free-dried raspberries, to create a more concentrated fresh raspberry flavor and the most beautiful vibrant pink buttercream you have ever laid eyes on!
The Dove Dark Chocolate Hearts add a nice touch, don't you think? I hardly know where to start...
Hope that you enjoy these with your loved ones!