Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

I just got home after visiting my parents in Dallas for two weeks. I grew up in Dallas so it was so nice to be back home and to see all of my girl friends and spend some time with my folks. I moved to California in 1999 (lived in San Francisco first) and then Los Angeles and then, this past January, we moved to Washington so I haven’t lived there in over thirteen years. A lot has changed with the city, new developments, new highways. . and I’ve never been good with directions so I found myself needing to look up driving directions wherever I went.


One night, I was driving local streets to meet my friends up for dinner and I drove past the house I grew up in. . drove past the grocery store and all these shops I used to go to all the time, drove past Mama’s Pizza (the best pizza in the world. . or at least it was when I was a kid). It was so great to meet up with old friends, reminisce, and be back in my old hood. I loved it.


So, it was over 100 degrees while I was there for the most part .. we did have a few days in the 90’s, which was nice. . . To the people who dislike Dallas, Texas because it’s too hot, I say “suck it up”. :P You have good people, good food, and good shopping there. . . and I think you can find a rib or BBQ joint on every corner. Nothing wrong with that. Dallas will forever and always be my home. It’s true what they say. . “Don’t Mess With Texas.” Word.


I made these cupcakes for my parents on our last day in Dallas. . the recipe is from Week of Menus but I changed the way I made the ganache. With my ganache recipe, you can just use chocolate chips and you use less heavy whipping cream.


These are delicious!! And a must try for cupcake lovers! Next time, I might fill the cupcakes with a little of the raspberry jam too. Hope you enjoy!



Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

Makes 24 regular cupcakes or 48 mini cupcakes



  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Special equipment: 2 (12-count) muffin pans with paper liners


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line cupcake pan with liners.
  2. Sift flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt into large bowl
  3. Whisk to blend and form a well in the center. (This means make a hole in your mound of ingredients)
  4. Whisk 1 cup water, buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla in a medium bowl or a large measuring cup to blend. Pour wet ingredients into the well in dry ingredients; whisk just to blend.
  5. Divide cake batter into cupcake liners.
  6. Bake cakes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean; about 22-25 minutes for regular cupcakes, 18 minutes for mini cupcakes.


(using my recipe: Ganache)

  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons raspberry jam, stirred to loosen (if you stir it, it is much easier to spread on top of each cupcake)
  • 2 (6-ounce) containers fresh raspberries
  1. Spread a thin layer of the raspberry jam on top of each cupcake using a knife or spoon.
  2. Dip the tops of each cupcake in the ganache and transfer to a baking sheet.
  3. Place a single raspberry on top of each cupcake



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10 Responses to "Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache"

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  1. Food Follower

    July 16, 2012 at 6:03 am

    I need to make these! They look delicious!

    • hipfoodiemom

      July 16, 2012 at 9:20 am

      Thank you! Yes, you must give this one a try!

  2. Bam's Kitchen

    July 16, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Seriously sinful. Did you save me one?

    • hipfoodiemom

      July 16, 2012 at 9:21 am

      LOL! You must try this recipe! You will love the ganache!

  3. gottagetbaked

    July 16, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Alice, these cupcakes look to-die-for! And you know how much I love chocolate! I’ve also nominated you for the Blog on Fire award since I love your blog so much. Check it out:

    • hipfoodiemom

      July 17, 2012 at 9:08 am

      Will do, thank you!!! Hey, I nominated you for the lovely blog award. . :) Love YOUR blog! :)

      • gottagetbaked

        July 17, 2012 at 9:40 am

        Thanks so much, Alice! When I started this blog, I mainly wanted to get back into creative writing and combine it with my love of baking. I didn’t think I would get so much love and support so early on. The blogging community is so awesome – and I’m very glad to have met people like you!

  4. Vera Zecevic – Cupcakes Garden

    August 29, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I’ve featured this recipe on my blog, hoping that you don’t mind, but if you do, please contact me and I’ll remove it. All the best.

    • hipfoodiemom

      August 29, 2013 at 3:34 pm

      It’s fine, thank you for linking back to my blog and recipe! :)

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