Black Raspberry Cupcakes

>> Monday, July 26, 2010

Anybody watch Cupcake Wars? I'm sitting here watching the Good Cause episode where it benefits a children's foundation. After several episodes, the show can get kinda boring - focus on flavor, focus on decorating, focus on display. What doesn't get boring is how many flavors people can invent. Kinda makes me wish I went into cupcake baking for a living!

Before the big move, I hurried up and went black raspberry picking because I didn't know if I could later this summer. I already made cheesecake and ice cream sauce. While I was at the farm, I saw a brochure with what you can make with curd. One of the ideas was cupcakes. You fill the cupcake with curd and make frosting with it. I thought, hey I could make my own black raspberry curd and make cupcakes.

Unfortunately, it's been a month since I looked up a recipe for raspberry curd, so I really don't remember which one I used. What I do remember is I went to Food Blog Search and typed in 'raspberry curd.' You can either make homemade or store bought.

You make chocolate cupcakes (your favorite recipe or cake mix). After they cool, you cut a hole in each center and fill with curd. Replace the top. Pipe on frosting and top with chocolate sprinkles and a berry.

Frosting: Whisk together 2 Tbsp melted butter, 1/4 c curd, and 1 1/2 c powdered sugar. Frosts 12 cupcakes.


Reeni 8:36 PM  

I do watch cupcake wars. It has it's boring moments. Your cupcakes are adorable! Congratulations on your new job! I'm thrilled for you.

Unique Chocolate Gifts 6:42 PM  

I've never seen cupcake wars and it sound interesting to me. The cupcake you've shared is simple and nice. I love that one. Good job.

Julie 9:18 PM  

Sounds like a wonderful combination, looks beautiful.

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